Friction-reducing ship coatingFraunhofer CML
A superhydrophobic coating on the outside of ships reduces frictional resistance, allowing vessels to move more easily through the water.
Hooked beak snags flowersflowerpiercer
The beak of the flowerpiercer bird is used to snag and steady nectar-filled flowers with a hook on the top half of the beak.
Blind cave-dwellers have super sensesAlabama cavefish
The bodies of Alabama cavefish allow them to survive without vision via elaborate appendages and beefed-up nerve centers.
Leaves channel watersacred fig
The leaves of some tropical plants channel water off their surface via unique shape, called drip tips.