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By Wil Mara

Learn the way sharkskin has helped scientists create greater swimsuits.

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Sw i m su i t s Th e B e s t a n d t h e B r i g h t e s t 29 What else do you think sharks can teach us? I n no vatio n s F ROM n atu r e 30 biomimicry (bye-oh-MI-mi-kree) the practice of copying nature in order to build or improve something denticles (DEN-ti-kuhlz) tiny structures found on shark skin that are made of material similar to teeth drag (DRAG) the force caused by water resistance on a moving object endangered (en-DAYN-jerd) low in numbers with the threat of becoming lower extinction (ek-STINGT-shun) no longer living or in use horizontal (hor-uh-ZON-tuhl) flat and parallel to the ground hydrodynamics (hye-dro-dye-NAM-iks) the study of liquids in motion and the forces acting on solid bodies in fluids organisms (OR-guh-niz-uhmz) living plants or animals resistance (ri-ZISS-tuhnss) a force that opposes the motion of an object textiles (TEK-stilez) fabrics or cloths that have been woven or knitted vortices (VOR-tih-seez) swirling masses of water or air Fr om S h ar k s t o .

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I N NO VATI O N S F RO M n atu r e 32 automobiles, 23 Edison, Thomas, 12 Benyus, Janine, 26–28 biomimicry, 11, 15, 20, 26–28 boats, 20–21 Fairhurst, Fiona, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 25–26 “green” technologies, 28 Cappaert, Jane, 11 CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport), 15–16 CFD (computational fluid dynamics), 11, 12 da Vinci, Leonardo, 26 designers, 8 hydrodynamics, 11 Kellerman, Annette, 5 medical equipment, 23–24 microorganisms, 24 Olympic Games, 13, 14–16, 19 Popular Science magazine, 16, 19 sharks denticles, 11, 12 drag, 12 foreign organisms and, 23, 24 scales, 11, 12, 21 skin, 11–12, 19, 20–21, 23–24 species, 23 swimsuits bikinis, 7 competitions, 5, 8, 13, 14–16, 19 coverage, 5, 6 drag, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 “Fastskin” suits, 12–13, 14–16, 19 Kellermans, 5–6 materials, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14 resistance, 8 types, 5–7 vortices, 12 About the Author Wil Mara is the award-winning author of more than 120 books, many of which are educational titles for young readers.

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