• Reading Levels 3 - 5

Do the best ideas come from nature?

Wastewater treatment plants release microplastics into the environment, where they pose a threat to wildlife. But by studying the way a manta ray feeds on plankton, scientists have designed a system that filters out the tiny fragments. This beautiful animation explains how it works.

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