Daily Devotional – December 3
The North African desert scorpion is continually exposed to sandstorms. These same sandstorms can sandblast paint right off steel. So, how is the scorpion’s exoskeleton able to withstand such abuse?
Curious scientists discovered that the scorpion’s exoskeleton is not smooth but covered with tiny domes only 10 micron high. Computer simulations reveal that these domes deflect the airflow, reducing the sandblasting force by 50 % when compared to a smooth surface. Scientists are now applying this bumpy technology to turbine blades and helicopter rotors to increase their life. These design engineers are just copying what God has already designed.
As one great scientist, Johannes Kepler, once stated, “We are just thinking God’s thoughts after Him.”
I am the Lord that maketh all things…
~ Isaiah 44:24
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett