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Pressurised Structures – Cacti

Pressurised Structures – Cacti | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, within the order Caryophyllales and is a succulent system that contains pressurised water that gives the organism structural stability as well as being a fundamental life source.

Being a water-container, means that there is no need for other rigid structure such as bark to give structural performance against external loads. Water is an element already in compression and similar structural strategies have been derived from this natural phenomenon in man-made hydraulic structures." 

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Cactus-inspired Material Cleans Oily Water

Cactus-inspired Material Cleans Oily Water | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Arrays of tiny copper spikes can clean oil from water, mimicking the way cacti pull water out of desert air.
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Qatar Sprouts a Towering Cactus Skyscraper

Qatar Sprouts a Towering Cactus Skyscraper | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"The Minister of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture (MMAA) in Qatar is getting a brand new office building that takes the form of a towering cactus. Designed by Bangkok-based Aesthetics Architects, the modern office and adjoining botanical dome take cues from cacti and the way that they successfully survive in hot, dry environments."

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Continuous and Efficient Fog Collection System Discovered in Cactus

Continuous and Efficient Fog Collection System Discovered in Cactus | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

Water is the source of life. However, with the boost of the global population and the sharp increase of the industrial water consumption, water resource is getting into crisis in the world wide. Therefore, the problem of water crisis has to be tackled urgently.

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