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BIOMIMICRY Inspiring Human Innovation. Nature Has The Answers: We Are Surrounded by Genius

 

                                                 TED VIDEO

                                                 Aug 6, 2009                                    

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS

Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_GFq12w5WU

GreenBiz, February 13, 2015
  -▶  WHAT BUSINESS CAN LEARN FROM MOTHER NATURE, THE GREENEST CHEMIST OF ALL http://www.greenbiz.com/article/learning-mother-nature-greenest-chemist-them-all

-▶  DESIGN GENIUS: NATURE' MOST ELEGANT DESIGN MAY HOLD THE KEY TO SUPER-EFFICIENT ECO-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY http://conservationmagazine.org/2011/09/design-genius/

YES Magazine

-▶  TO CHANGE OUR DIRECTION, IT'S TIME TO FOLLOW NATURE'S LEAD http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/natures-original-idea?icl=email_november12&ica=ChangeDirectionFollowNature


                                            WATCH

              WHAT NATURE CAN TEACH US.  NATURE'S TOOL BOX

                                    PBSNova Mini Series
 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/making-more-stuff.html#making-stuff-wilder


                                              VIDEO

              MAKING STUFF SMARTER: NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS

                                          PBS NOVA

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2834707496/nature-has-the-answers-nova-making-stuff-smarter-video

-▶  YOU CAN'T BEAT MOTHER NATURE  - Human contrivances pale in comparison with the technologically superior feats of the natural world  http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/08/31/reviews/970831.31saga01.html


                                                VIDEO
                       Down To Earth, France 24, June 12, 2014
                        BIOMIMCRY:  HACKING NATURE (10:50)

                   Architecture and Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers? Down to Earth explores how biologically-inspired engineering is changing the way we innovate. From aircraft manufacturing, architecture for urban living,  to reproducing synthetic spider silk, research and development laboratories are turning to nature for solutions. Proponents say the best recipes for innovation already exist and we just need to look around us. http://www.france24.com/en/20140609-down-to-earth-biomimicry-nature-technology-architecture-biology-engineering-airbus/


                                   ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                        LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                          http://sco.lt/4pwZHN

▶  FROM SOAP TO CITIES, DESIGNING FROM NATURE COULD SOLVE OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES by Sven Eberlein — YES! Magazine http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/what-would-nature-do/the-solutions-to-our-biggest-challenges-are-all-around-us2014in-nature


                                                 VIDEO 14:56
                               SECOND NATURE - BIOMIMICRY
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy3cwXemJZ8


                                                 VIDEO

                     JANINE BENYUS: BIOMIMICRY IN ACTION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=k_GFq12w5WU

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                                              BIOMIMICRY EXAMPLES

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New Scientist 24 April 2015
-▶TINY ROBOTS CLIMB WALLS CARRYING MORE THAN 100 TIMES THEIR WEIGHT The secret is in the adhesives on the robots' feet. Their design is inspired by geckos, which have climbing skills that are legendary in the animal kingdom.   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27413-tiny-robots-climb-walls-carrying-more-than-100-times-their-weight.html#.VT8wAmZQW6A

Science World Report, October 23, 2013
-▶ DOLPHINS' HUNTING TACTICS INSPIRE NEW RADAR SYSTEM TO DETECT HIDDEN THREATS  http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10420/20131023/dolphins-hunting-tactics-inspire-new-radar-system-detect-hidden-threats.htm?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_102953

June 17, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ BEST OF BIOMIMICRY DESIGN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/best-of-biomimicry/


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                        BIO-INSPIRATION: NATURE AS MUSE

                                               KQED QUEST -  

For hundreds of years, scientists have been poaching design ideas from structures in nature. Now, biologists and engineers at UC Berkeley are working together to design a broad range of new products, such as life-saving milli-robots modeled on the way cockroaches run and adhesives based on the amazing design of a geckos foot .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnBkbaFsZOY

Forbes, December 29, 2014
-▶ SPIDER'S WEB IS BLUEPRINT FOR ELASTIC MOBILE PHONES http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferhicks/2014/12/29/spiders-web-is-blueprint-for-elastic-mobile-phones/

Terra Daily, September 25, 2014
TERMITES EVOLVED COMPLEX BIOREACTORS 30 MILLION YEARS AGO http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Termites_evolved_complex_bioreactors_30_million_years_ago_999.html

Wildlife Extra News - February 2013

-▶ THE WAY BATS FLY MAY INSPIRE A NEW SMALL FLYING VEHICLE OF THE FUTURE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/bat-flight-inspires-vehicle.html#cr

Wildlife Extra News, February 2014
-▶ THE STICKY TOES OF A GECKO INSPIRE NEW ADHESIVE TAPE http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/gecko-toes.html#cr

ABC Science, Jnuary 15, 2013
-▶  THE "OMITHOPTER" JELLYFISH-INSPIRED FLYING MACHINE KEEPS UPRIGHT. Scientists have built the first ever flying machine that is capable of stable hovering simply by flapping its wings, using a movement similar to that of a swimming jellyfish. The new form of "ornithopter" is reported in Journal of the Royal Society Interface http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/01/15/3925459.htm

-▶  CURVY DESERT HOME DESIGNED BY IRANIAN STUDENTS MIMICS THE SNAIL http://sco.lt/9ImeIL

Gizmag
-▶  BUTTERFLY vs SHARK: NATURE'S CLUES TO ANTI-DUST MATERIALS http://www.gizmag.com/butterfly-wing-dirt-resistance/24930/

Treehugger
-▶  WHAT DOES AN OCTOPUS HAVE IN COMMON WITH A KINDLE? SURPRISINGLY, A LOT http://www.treehugger.com/biomimicry/what-does-octopus-have-common-kindle-surprisingly-lot.html

National Geographic
-▶  CHEETAH-CUB ROBOT CREATED: SEE OTHER NATURE-INSPIRED MACHINES http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/120618-robot-animals-cheetah-science-technology/

February 25, 2013 Treehugger
-▶  FISH GILL-INSPIRED WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WINS STUDENT DESIGN CONTEST http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html

My Modern Met, November 13, 2013
-▶  ENTIRE ALPHABET FOUND ON THE WING PATTERNS OF BUTTERFLIES http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/kjell-bloch-sandved-butterfly-alphabet

Treehugger, December 26, 2013
-▶  9 WAYS OF GETTING AROUND -  TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS PULLED FROM NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/biomimicry/9-ways-getting-around-inspired-biomimicry/

Oceana, October 13, 2014
-▶ VIBRANT GIANT CLAMS GIVE CLUES TO SOLAR TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/vibrant-giant-clams-may-influence-solar-technology

PolicyMic, March 17, 2014
-▶  GERMAN ENGINEERING COMPANY CREATING A ROBOT ARMY, INSPIRED BY NATURE,  FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE http://www.policymic.com/articles/85455/an-engineering-company-is-creating-a-robot-army-inspired-by-nature

  -▶  THE 15 COOLEST CASES OF BIOMIMICRY  http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/


                                           A GIANT LEAP

                                                  VIDEO
                     RETHINKING TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE:
BUILDING HOUSES DESIGNED/INFORMED BY NATURE WITH 3D-PRINTING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS9XH210U4g

-▶  THE 15 COOLEST CASES OF BIOMIMICRY  http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/

Guardian, February 17, 2014

-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

Modern Farmer, April 22, 2014
-▶ ANT FARM:  THESE INSECT COWBOYS HARVEST, HERD AND MILK:  Learning to farm is considered the beginning of modern civilization. We praise ourselves as very intelligent creatures capable of learning to grow crops and keep cattle, but we are hardly the first species to acquire the skill. Ants — ants! — mastered husbandry way before us — about 50 million years ago, and they still continue farming today. http://modernfarmer.com/2014/04/meet-earths-oldest-farmers-ants/


                                          MIMICKING NATURE

                ORGANIZE LIKE ANTS TO MOVE MOUNTAINS

                                          http://sco.lt/5DcYXh


                                                     VIDEO
                       CITIES THAT FUNCTION LIKE FORESTS
Cities that Function Like Forests: Biomimicry Maps a Sustainable Future
http://video.esri.com/watch/3158/cities-that-function-like-forests-biomimicry-maps-a-sustainable-future

-▶  WANT WATER SOLUTIONS?  NATURE HAS ALREADY FIGURED THEM OUT http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3336681505/want-water-solutions-nature-has-already-figured-them-out

-▶  THE BIOMIMICRY DESIGN PORTAL:  HOW WOULD NATURE SOLVE GREEN BUILDING CHALLENGES? http://sco.lt/4vSEDZ

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-▶  BIOMIMICRY: We must draw our standards from the natural world. We must honor with the humility of the wise the bounds of that natural world and the mystery which lies beyond them, admitting that there is something in the order of being which evidently exceeds all our competence http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/b/benyus-biomimicry.html

Our World, UN University, September 19, 2012

-▶  BIOMIMICRY: EMULATING NATURE'S GENIUS http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/biomimicry-emulating-nature%E2%80%99s-genius

Awakin.org, Janine Benyus

-▶  LIVING LESSONS OF BIOMIMICRYUnlike the Industrial Revolution, the Biomimicry Revolution introduces an era based not on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from her... http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=790

June 22, 2013 Treehugger
-▶  BE MORE LIKE NATURE: MUTUALISM, NOT COMPETITION IS THE DRIVING FORCE IN NATURE http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/generous-cities-biomimicry-and-urban-design.html


                                                  VIDEO:

                                 LEARNING FROM NATURE

                                      (BBC) Part 1/4 HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVQUhPPtQL0


                                                     WATCH

                                                 QUEST TV

          BIOMIMICRY ABOUNDS IN THE BAY AREA, SAN FRANCISCO

Biomimicry is gaining widespread recognition for its interdisciplinary approach to innovation. By bringing biologists to the design table, biomimicry offers solutions for increasing sustainability of products, processes, and systems. A new UC Berkeley course, How Would Nature Do That? Underwater glue, molecular-sized solar cells, self-assembly, insect communication, swarm behavior, genetic algorithms ... http://science.kqed.org/quest/2011/04/20/biomimicry-abounds-in-the-bay-area/

▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/97vmc5

▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/6odAoL

-▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

-▶  RESTORING THE EARTH: THE BONN CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/4p7B3Z

-▶  WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

-▶  HOW BIODIVERSITY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE http://sco.lt/90Sr2n

-▶  AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

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BIOMIMICRY: Nature: Design Genius - Nature’s most elegant designs may hold the key to super-efficient, ecofriendly technology

BIOMIMICRY: Nature: Design Genius - Nature’s most elegant designs may hold the key to super-efficient, ecofriendly technology | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

BIOMIMICRY: Bionic Handling; Better Spin cycle; Chemical-Free De-Icing; Extreme Shock Absorber; Paint Without Pigments; Traffic Decongestant; efficient ceiling fans; fog harvesting;

 

IN NATURE, MYRIAD LESSONS FOR EFFECTIVE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP, Jan 28, 2013 | Sustainable Brands http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995631889/in-nature-myriad-lessons-for-effective-sustainability-leadership-sustainable-brands

 

 


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NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Fish gill-inspired water management system wins student design contest

NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Fish gill-inspired water management system wins student design contest | Biodiversity IS Life  – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment | Scoop.it

Feb 25, 2013

The biomimetic design could increase water delivery efficiency, decrease water-borne illness, and lower wastewater operating costs.... http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/fish-gill-inspired-water-management-system-wins-student-design-contest.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+treehuggersite+%28Treehugger%29

 

MORE ON BIOMIMICRY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=biomimicry

 

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