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'Bioconcrete' uses bacteria to heal itself | Green Futures Magazine

'Bioconcrete' uses bacteria to heal itself | Green Futures Magazine | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
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Watch "IDEAS For Biomimicry: Chris Castro at TEDxOrlando" Video at TEDxTalks

To solve global challenges, we must strategically mobilize and transform communities through effective action and substantive change.
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Medicine could harness mussel power › News in Science (ABC Science)

Medicine could harness mussel power › News in Science (ABC Science) | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
Mussels secrete a powerful adhesive to hold tight on rocks swept by violent waves - and a synthetic version could prove critical for surgery and cancer treatment, say researchers.
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U.S. Air Force Goes Vortex Surfing to Cut Fuel Consumption

U.S. Air Force Goes Vortex Surfing to Cut Fuel Consumption | Biomimetics | Scoop.it

The United States Air Force (USAF) is taking flying lessons from geese and spiny lobsters. This may seem like the mother of all bureaucratic errors, but there’s actually some pretty solid science behind it. In exploiting a phenomenon known as “vortex surfing,” the USAF has found that by having C-17 cargo planes flying in formation, it can reduce fuel consumption by up to ten percent.


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Short Sharp Science: Butterfly-wing wafers to clad iridescent buildings

Short Sharp Science: Butterfly-wing wafers to clad iridescent buildings | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
It's #biomimetics RT @newscientist: Arise, butterfly cities: Butterfly wing wafers could clad iridescent buildings http://t.co/lldRyKS4...
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Here's to Hoping Geckskin (Biomimetic Gecko-Based Tape) Sticks Around - Core77

Here's to Hoping Geckskin (Biomimetic Gecko-Based Tape) Sticks Around - Core77 | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
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trendssoul: Penn Researchers Find New Way to Mimic the Color and Texture of Butterfly Wings

trendssoul: Penn Researchers Find New Way to Mimic the Color and Texture of Butterfly Wings | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
Penn Researchers Find New Way to Mimic the Color...
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Should Non-scientists Care About Biomimicry? — Net Impact

Should Non-scientists Care About Biomimicry? — Net Impact | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
Why would a former Eagle Scout with a passion for protecting fragile ecosystems go from running his own sustainability consultancy to working for a software company?
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Explosives Detectors Aim to Go Nose to Nose With Sniffer Dogs

Explosives Detectors Aim to Go Nose to Nose With Sniffer Dogs | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
Researchers working on explosives detectors have made progress, but on sensitivity and selectivity, dogs still reign supreme.
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Bumblebee Flight Paths Could Inspire Faster Computers

Bumblebee Flight Paths Could Inspire Faster Computers | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
Researchers found that bumblebees can quickly map out the shortest routes between flowers, a behavior that could inspire faster computers.

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Morpho Butterflies Inspire Dye-Free Colored Fibers-Morphotex

Morpho Butterflies  Inspire Dye-Free Colored Fibers-Morphotex | Biomimetics | Scoop.it

Morphotex is the world’s first optical coloring fiber, inspired by the chromogenic principle of Morpho butterflies that inhabit areas along the Amazon in South Africa. Called “living jewels,” the cobalt-blue wings of Morpho butterflies impart vivid color although they have no pigmentation.


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‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks

‘Superorganisations’ – Learning from Nature’s Networks | Biomimetics | Scoop.it

Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.

 

This is a complete version of a ‘long-blog’ written by Al Kennedy on behalf of ‘The Nature of Business’ blog and BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation www.businessinspired...


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How Does Nature Do That?

Former park ranger-turned-professor Margo Farnsworth believes that biomimicry is one of the most important new tools for sustainability. It gets her students outside and unleashes their scientific and entrepreneurial minds.
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Tough, light and strong

Tough, light and strong | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
Ecartec - Internationale Leitmesse für Elektromobilität (In a sweeping review of the field of bio-inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb. 15 issue of the journal...
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Creative Minds Are Using Nature To Inspire Human Innovation. Welcome to the Biomimicry Era.

Creative Minds Are Using Nature To Inspire Human Innovation. Welcome to the Biomimicry Era. | Biomimetics | Scoop.it

September 2012 - Smithonian Magazine

Creative minds are increasingly turning to nature—banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak— for fresh design solutions... http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/How-Biomimicry-is-Inspiring-Human-Innovation-165592706.html?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=20120821&utm_content=biomimicry1


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Cracks in your concrete? You need ‘BacillaFilla’ - Press Office - Newcastle University

RT @cerreyes: Cracks in your concrete?Try ‘BacillaFilla’ http://t.co/JtyKYFm1 + http://t.co/RAZK1Zvm via @arq_wilfredo #biomimicry...
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SLIPS liquid repeller is inspired by carnivorous plants, enemy to insects and graffiti artists alike

SLIPS liquid repeller is inspired by carnivorous plants, enemy to insects and graffiti artists alike | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
When a team of Harvard researchers wanted to create the ultimate liquid- and solid-repelling surface, they looked toward the Nepenthes pitcher plant (RT @core77: A new type of hydrophobic coating (with a terrible demo video) -
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Tap Nature’s Genius to Solve a Critical Water Management Issue :: Biomimicry 3.8

Tap Nature’s Genius to Solve a Critical Water Management Issue :: Biomimicry 3.8 | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
Tap Nature’s Genius to Solve a Critical Water Management Issue: #Biomimicry 3.8: 4th #BiomimicryStudentDesignChallenge http://t.co/RxwOFx4E...
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CONFERENCE REPORT: Biomimicry discussed at Dornbirn :: WTiN - Executive Intelligence from World Textile Information Network

CONFERENCE REPORT: Biomimicry discussed at Dornbirn :: WTiN - Executive Intelligence from World Textile Information Network | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
#Biomimicry: black skin under #polarbear's thick fur latest high performance natural material system to be biomimicked http://t.co/yefGXuxL...
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Five questions for featured member Scott Fossel | Bay Area ...

Five questions for featured member Scott Fossel | Bay Area ... | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
How did you first become interested in biomimicry? My interest in biomimicry grew out of a broad interest in Earth Systems Science and integrative biology more generally. Both are methodologies for systematic engagement ...
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Ecological Thinking for Business Transformation

Ecological Thinking for Business Transformation | Biomimetics | Scoop.it
Most people in business subscribe to an out-dated worldview, a perception of reality inadequate for dealing with the volatile and globally interconnected business world.  What is required for the h...
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Scorpions May Have Lessons to Teach Aircraft Designers

Scorpions May Have Lessons to Teach Aircraft Designers | Biomimetics | Scoop.it

The north African desert scorpion, Androctonus australis, is a hardy creature. Most animals that live in deserts dig burrows to protect themselves from the sand-laden wind. Not Androctonus. It usually toughs things out at the surface. Yet when the sand whips by at speeds that would strip paint away from steel, the scorpion is able to scurry off without apparent damage. Han Zhiwu of Jilin University, in China, and his colleagues wondered why.

 

Their curiosity is not just academic. Aircraft engines and helicopter rotor-blades are constantly abraded by atmospheric dust, and a way of slowing down this abrasion would be welcome. Dr Han suspects that scorpions may provide an answer. As he writes in Langmuir, he has discovered that the surface of Androctonus's exoskeleton is odd. And when that oddness is translated into other materials it seems to protect them, as well.


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Here's to Hoping Geckskin (Biomimetic Gecko-Based Tape) Sticks Around - Core77

Here's to Hoping Geckskin (Biomimetic Gecko-Based Tape) Sticks Around - Core77 | Biomimetics | Scoop.it

More than five years ago we first wrote about Geckel, a biomimetic adhesive based on geckos' and mussels' ability to stick to things. But as of this year the material was still "under development." Perhaps Duncan Irschick and Alfred Crosby, from UMass Amherst, will have better luck. The pair of scientists--one from Biology, the other from Polymer Science & Engineering--have devised "Geckskin," a reusable tape that can reportedly stick something weighing 700 pounds to a flat wall. Manufacturers of wall mounts for flatscreen TVs ought to be worried.


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