Yes, that’s right! We engineers have a lot to learn from nature, and this isn’t the first time that we do so. The San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is on it, and they are studying all kinds of bird feathers apparently, 3D printing model prototypes and studying the exact role of the barbs, vanes, humerus, and barbules in the capturing of air and the generation of lift. Once they wrap their heads around this entirely, they could potentially design and manufacture aerospace parts that will help us achieve more energy efficient flight. What do you make of this? Any other nature-stemming engineering that you care to share? I think its overly fascinating when these two connect.