Check Out This One Weird Trick for Winning a Lemelson Foundation Award

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Mary Belcher must be the natural world's chief admirer. The materials chemist and MIT professor has built a career studying natural processes and harnessing them for her inventions. The work has earned her acclaim from her colleagues and, most recently, the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, sponsored by the Lemelson Foundation.

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