Biomimicry is being inspired by nature to create and design useful items for humanity. One of the most important steps in using the discipline of biomimicry is the understanding of nature. As scientist, we often think its about the systems and components, without regard to design. In order to unlock the functional design of nature, I believe, one must learn a new way to see the extraordinary from the ordinary. And this is where the understanding of fractals is important. Read Wired’s article on fractals in nature
Check out this PBS video for a goo introduction and start your journey to biomimicry.
An application of fractals in technology is the fractal antennae which can be found in most cell phones.
Here is a Gallery of Fractal Images for you to enjoy