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Eye on Nature
Learn from Biomimicry Design Cases
Solar sail for a satellite is transported within a very small space and volume to reduce the cost of rocket propulsion. And then unfurled to their full size at their place of use. Self-locking bio-inspired origami structures like the earwig wing would save space, weight and energy, as they do not require any actuators or additional stabilizers.
The expandable wing
When open the earwig wings, expand 10 times larger than when closed
In its open, locked state the wing remains stiff with no need for muscle power to provide stability.
With just one “click”, the wing folds into itself completely, without muscular actuation
Say hello to Earwig!
Meet his relatives
Other Winged Insects!
The biological system
Let's Make it Real
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