Scales provide flexible, strong protectionpangolin
Scales of pangolins provide flexibility yet strong protection by overlapping like roof shingles.
Colonies maintain temperature and humiditySouth American grass-cutting ant
Colonies of South American grass-cutting ants maintain temperature and humidity via a thatched nest and systematic arrangement of nest material.
Leaves resist bendingtrees
The leaves of many plants are flat yet flexible surfaces that resist bending thanks to structural features and bracing from below.