Run-Time: 3 x 49 min.
Directed by Steve Nicholls, Alfred Vendl
Written by Steve Nicholls, Alfred Vendl, Victoria Coules
MR-Film for ORF in association with ARTE and BMBWK
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED) , Spanish (DUBBED)
Nature Tech - How Engineers Are Inspired by Nature's Top Designs
Das Genie der Natur
Why are blossoms never dirty and can we also make our cars that way? Why can geckos walk on the ceiling and can we use their tricks to create better adhesives? Why is the spider's web tougher than steel? Exciting new developments in computer technology, chemistry and physics are now enabling us to understand Nature's designs better than ever before. Scientists are not simply trying to copy nature - they are taking hints, extracting principles and applying winning designs of evolution in a new, human context.
Awards: News & Documentary Emmy Awards 2008: News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2007: Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Awards, Annual CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Awards Gala 2007: Annual CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Awards