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MRRF 2014 - Bioprinting

Jordan Miller, Andy Ta, and Steve Kelly talk 3D bioprinting at the 2014 Midwest RepRap Festival Read the Hackaday post: http://wp.me/pk3lN-uAD (MRRF 2014 - Bioprinting - YouTube http://t.co/4bFSh8eqjo)...

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Biomimicry for an Innovative Built Environment | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Biomimicry for an Innovative Built Environment | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of HOK. (Click image for larger version.) All around us, entrepreneurial organizations focused on everything from information technology to
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Dragonflies and frogs inspired the best of biomimicry in 2013

Dragonflies and frogs inspired the best of biomimicry in 2013 | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
From an arthropod to a virus, here are 10 of the most impressive bioinspired developments from the past year.
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New Series Debuts: How Does Nature Make It? | MAKE

New Series Debuts: How Does Nature Make It? | MAKE | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
Doing biomimicry requires understanding not what your design will be but what it needs to do. Therefore, we organized nature's strategies according to functions that innovators might want to accomplish.
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Biomimicry: Janine Benyus On "Learning To Live Gracefully On This ...

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The core of biomimicry is that it uses nature as mentor, model, and measure, as articulated in Life's Principles.” ... The emulate element brings the principles, patterns, strategies, and functions found in nature to inform design.
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Learn from Nature's Strategies | MAKE

Learn from Nature's Strategies | MAKE | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
In my previous article, I wrote about AskNature and its more than 1,600 biological strategies that could inspire more sustainable and innovative designs. When applying biomimicry, you first have to figure out what your design ...
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Algae to Bio-Crude in Less Than 60 Minutes

Engineers have created a chemical process that produces useful crude oil just minutes after engineers pour in harvested algae -- a verdant green paste with t...

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CCRES's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:23 AM

The research has been licensed by Genifuel Corp. Read the full story here: http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx...

CCRES ALGAE TEAM

eosfuturedesign's curator insight, January 2, 8:04 AM

Long way to go before this makes a difference but all progress is useful.

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3D printed ‘Mycelium Chair’ made from water, straw and fungus

3D printed ‘Mycelium Chair’ made from water, straw and fungus | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it

"In collaboration with scientists at the University of Aachen, Eric Klarenbeek develops the Mycelium Chair, a chair created using 3D printing and living organisms, such as mycelium, the threadlike network in fungi."

 


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ramping up

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Joel Makower on the HOK-Biomimicry 3.8 Genius of Biome Report

Joel Makower on the HOK-Biomimicry 3.8 Genius of Biome Report | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
Joel Makower's GreenBiz.com column describes the new HOK-Biomimicry 3.8 Genius of Biome publication as an example of recent efforts to embed biomimicry principles into designs and systems. “The 178-page Genius of ...
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Introducing 24 Ways to Invest Locally - tips 1-4

Introducing 24 Ways to Invest Locally - tips 1-4 | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
 It's New Economy Week. Want some ideas on how to make real changes in your local economy?

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"Understanding the Culture of White Right-Wing Rage That Produced the Govt. Shutdown" | AlterNet | 10/05/13

"Understanding the Culture of White Right-Wing Rage That Produced the Govt. Shutdown" | AlterNet | 10/05/13 | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
What the Philadelphia firebombing of 1985 can tell us about the culture of white rage that led to the shutdown.

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innoavtion = collaboration. shutdown = conservative entitled thinking + key $ stakeholders. so who's actually doing the best thing for 'the people'?

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Franklin Delano Williams's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:22 AM

This paragraph sums up the whole article:

 

"Welcome to America, people, where the past, as Faulkner famously observed, is not even past. That wrenching story of hope and hatred from 28 years ago hit me especially hard in this year of white rage and white derangement, the year of George Zimmerman and Paula Deen and a government shutdown engineered entirely by a small group of congressmen who represent a lily-white, neo-Confederate nation within a nation. Half a century of evil and insidious racial politicking has brought us to this point of right-wing wish-fulfillment apocalypse, along with the profoundly racist congressional gerrymander of 2010 and the creeping fear among many white Americans that the country they thought they understood – thought they owned — has been yanked out from under their feet"

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Conférence environnementale : l'économie circulaire pour les nuls - Le Nouvel Observateur

Conférence environnementale : l'économie circulaire pour les nuls - Le Nouvel Observateur | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
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Conférence environnementale : l'économie circulaire pour les nuls
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L'économie circulaire, qu'est-ce que c'est ?

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Raphael Souchier's curator insight, September 22, 2013 7:04 AM

Il est temps de s'y mettre

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De l’eau potable… à partir du vent

De l’eau potable… à partir du vent | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it

Derrière la start-up Eole Water, située à Manosque, on trouve Marc Parent, fondateur et inventeur d’une technologie permettant de fabriquer de l’eau potable à l’aide d’une éolienne, par condensation de l’air. Et ça n’est pas du vent.

 


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Water Filter Made from a Tree Branch Removes 99% of E. coli Bacteria

Water Filter Made from a Tree Branch Removes 99% of E. coli Bacteria | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
A low-tech water filter system made from a branch of a tree can filter up to four liters of water per day, removing up to 99% of E. coli bacteria and producing fresh, uncontaminated, drinking water.
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Mysteries of the Unseen World

Mysteries of the Unseen World | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
Movie site for Mysteries of the Unseen World
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Observation

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Animated Apertures : Biomimicry in Architecture

Animated Apertures : Biomimicry in Architecture | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
... and Technology Biomimicry or biomimetics is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems Los Angeles based B+U Architects, a design office recognized ...
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Biomimicry: Design Innovation Inspired by Nature | Prairie Lab

Biomimicry: Design Innovation Inspired by Nature | Prairie Lab | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
Biomimicry: Design Innovation Inspired by Nature ... They have distilled patterns found across 99.9% of life on this planet – strategies that most organisms use to respond to our challenging and ever changing climate.
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Stinson Beach Installs PAX Water Mixer In Storage Tank To Maintain High Water ... - Water Online (press release)

Stinson Beach Installs PAX Water Mixer In Storage Tank To Maintain High Water ... - Water Online (press release) | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
Stinson Beach Installs PAX Water Mixer In Storage Tank To Maintain High Water ...
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“The PAX Water Mixer reintroduces nature's strategy for keeping water fresh and safe: constant motion.
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The Geodesign-Biomimicry Connection | Esri Insider - Esri Blogs

The Geodesign-Biomimicry Connection | Esri Insider - Esri Blogs | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
Esri visions, strategic initiatives, and trending topics. RSS 2.0 · Atom 1.0 · Latest News · Technical Marketing News · Webcasts · Main · Agenda · Maps · Registration ... The Geodesign-Biomimicry Connection.
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Study of creating movements via biomimetics by Issey Megumi

A study to artificially create beautiful smooth movements of nature. I was inspired by a swimming sea lion and developed the study via making structures that reproduce…
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PARENTS AND KIDS: Oct. 9 - Wicked Local

PARENTS AND KIDS: Oct. 9 - Wicked Local | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
PARENTS AND KIDS: Oct. 9 Wicked Local At the open house, there will be programming and counseling, an opportunity to experience the new video conferencing room, learn about the subject of biomimicry, and take a short course in “How to take an...
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Why Sprint turned to biomimicry for packaging design - GreenBiz.com (blog)

Why Sprint turned to biomimicry for packaging design - GreenBiz.com (blog) | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
Why Sprint turned to biomimicry for packaging design GreenBiz.com (blog) The concept of bio-inspiration or biomimicry is actually a simple concept: To use biological systems and processes to draw analogies that imitates nature's design for the...
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MELD | Guerilla Greening

MELD | Guerilla Greening | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
The Lilypad, by Vincent Callebaut, is a concept for a completely self-sufficient floating city (The Lilypad, by Vincent Callebaut, is a concept for a completely self-sufficient floating city http://t.co/nFtbnzak05)...

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With Biomimicry: A Regenerative Economy Free From ... - Triple Pundit

With Biomimicry: A Regenerative Economy Free From ... - Triple Pundit | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it
Building long-term costs into the price of goods would increase price, and companies would avoid environmental damage to bring consumer costs down.

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Rowan Edwards's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:06 AM

what the Govt should consider

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Wooden Skyscrapers: A New Level of Sustainability?

Wooden Skyscrapers: A New Level of Sustainability? | biomimicry as design strategy | Scoop.it

A new breed of high-rise architecture is in the process of being born, thanks to the collaborative efforts of modern design pioneers. Envisioned as the best sustainable option for meeting world housing demands and decreasing global carbon emissions, wooden mega-structures are now one step closer to becoming a reality.

 

“Big Wood,” a conceptual project to the eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition, builds on the premise that wood, when harvested responsibly, is one of the best tools architects and engineers have for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating healthy communities. Aspiring to become one of the greenest skyscrapers in the world, Big Wood challenges the way we build our cities and promotes timber as a reliable platform to support tomorrow’s office and residential towers...


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, April 20, 2013 1:47 PM

Whoa..Chicago!

Geovanni's curator insight, May 8, 2013 6:32 AM

Fascinating place. Must of been a lot of wood to be created.

Bubba Muntzer's comment, May 13, 2013 8:44 AM
It takes around 30 years for a seedling to grow into the kind of wood that can be used in construction. A little maintenance is required during that period. Meanwhile it's soaking up CO2 and making oxygen. The only industrial processes required are to cut it down and cut it into boards and 2 x 4s. If you stagger your planting you have an endless supply.