Science: The Infant Science

Sciences, like animals, can reproduce when placed together under the proper circumstances. In Dayton, at a symposium sponsored by the Air Force, an infant science born of biology and electronics has made its appearance. Its name: bionics. Its aim: to study living creatures in hope of gaining knowledge to improve man-made mechanisms.

Perhaps the best description of bionics came from Biologist Harvey E. Savely, head of life sciences for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. "Our technology," he said, "is faced with problems of increasing complexity. In the living things we see around us, problems of organized complexity have been solved...

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