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Applying the wonders of the natural world to new materials

Jiang Lei applies phenomena found in insects, animals and plants to the development of new materials. (Photo by Tamako Sado)

BEIJING -- The idea that high technology has been developed solely by people is absurd, says Jiang Lei, professor of the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

There are countless examples of high tech phenomena throughout the natural world.

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