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Plant That Inspired Velcro Now Appearing in NYC Parks

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

A plant quietly grows in our city that incited a revolution in how we fasten things together. In this video, I show you what it looks like and share this story of nature-inspired design involving Swiss engineer George de Mestral, some seeds, and an idea that just wouldn't let go.