Title What a huge lily pad can teach us about building design Media name/outlet National Geographic Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 8/03/22 Description The giant Amazonian water lily has long fascinated scientists, architects, and artists for its beauty and sheer size. Yet how the lily’s leaves are able to grow as large as 10 feet across, strong enough to support the weight of a small child, has remained a mystery—until now.
A team of British and French scientists studying the mechanics of those giant leaves have documented a network of branching, girder-like veins optimized for strength and structural support.
URL https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/what-a-huge-lily-pad-can-teach-us-about-building-design?gator_td=%2bQxMj%2fn3FycmL7oJVuelay7qSC7%2fbApaRyT2DCcRa7RX7yLX3yX021xhe2lUCv9fox7WCTuQZe5G6L8i1VSuTZKupJ7ko5oZKMQZ%2bCMMDbgI2UE3TTovL4NZ2vaamHjWL8KFVX8vxYZUnjdJ5ADBx9GNOuq9EaSYj0Bno%2fyC%2fw8%3d Persons Finn Box
- lily pads