American Museum of Natural History Presents: SciCafe: Engineering Technologies Inspired by Nature
Where: American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
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Mechanical engineer Tak-Sing Wong draws inspiration from the natural world for his technological inventions. From the slippery rims of Nepenthes pitcher plants, Wong was inspired to create a material capable of repelling liquids and preventing bacteria from adhering. And he looked to the biological process of phagocytosis–when a cell engulfs and consumes another–to invent a self-healing surgical film to treat the surfaces of medical devices. Learn about the wide range of possible applications for these new materials.
This program and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)Buy tickets/get more info now