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Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by taking inspiration from nature's time-tested patterns and strategies. Examples of biomimicry include the aerodynamics of the Japanese Bullet train being inspired by a bird's beak, climbing pads capable of supporting human weight being a mimic of the biomechanics of gecko feet, and the study of shark skin being at the origin of particularly effective swimming suits. The principles of biomimicry include taking inspiration from nature's models, measures, and mentors to create products, processes, and policies that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul. Biomimicry is used in many sectors such as medicine, research, industry, economy, architecture and urban planning, agriculture, and management.