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Biology Inspires Idea for Improving Lithium Ion Batteries

Biology Inspires Idea for Improving Lithium Ion Batteries | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Teeth and bones, snail shells and bird eggs are formed via a process called biomineralization. Found across all kingdoms of life, this method of incorporating minerals like calcium or silica into hard tissues is clearly very useful in nature. The concept is so powerful that researchers are now working on applying it to the rather unnatural environment found within lithium ion batteries."


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New Nature Inspired Chemistry Curricula Released :: Biomimicry 3.8

New Nature Inspired Chemistry Curricula Released :: Biomimicry 3.8 | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

... “Concrete without Quarries,” [is] a lab geared to help middle-school students learn valuable chemistry lessons based on life-friendly practices. The lab highlights alternatives to the energy-intensive and often-hazardous processes used in traditional school chemistry labs—the same processes used by industrial chemistry labs

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Can Mimicking Marine Biology Cure Osteoporosis?

Can Mimicking Marine Biology Cure Osteoporosis? | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Taking its cue from the way coral make minerals, Norian bone cement is a great medical success story.
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