Biomimicry: A Counter Response to the Red Queen

Authors
  • Ashley Noel Alvarez (San Francisco State University)
  • Nancy J. Rabolt (San Francisco State University)

Abstract

Multidisciplinary fields are incorporating biomimicry by creating technologies and ways of thinking that imitate the natural world. Specifically, material sciences are employing biomimicry to outsmart a biological challenge, the antibacterial battle. The majority of modern day antibacterial products boast a 98% kill rate when it comes to germs. Through the use of catchy slogans and user-friendly imagery, the masses generally feel safe from germ infestation after using these antibacterial products.

Keywords: antibacterial, Biomimicry, no-kill, Sharklet™

How to Cite:

Noel Alvarez, A. & Rabolt, N. J., (2013) “Biomimicry: A Counter Response to the Red Queen”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 70(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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