The Institute of Bio mimicry looks for answers to our day to day problems in the natural world and intends to turn them into easy solutions.
1) Ever wondered why zebras have black and white stripes?
The zebra's stripes have more than one function. One function that can be mimicked is their cooling mechanism. The black stripes absorb the sun's rays and a fatty layer under the stripe prevents the heat from affecting the zebra. The white stripes reflect the sunlight. As a result the air above the black stripes becomes warmer than above the white stripes and this difference in the temperature creates an air flow across the sweat glands located in the white stripes. This helps to cool the zebra as it stands.
2) Self healing of rhino's horns