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An Unexpected Pathway: How Life’s Design For Life Changed Mine

An Unexpected Pathway: How Life’s Design For Life Changed Mine | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Imagine a world in which these principles were what we thought students should know how to do. What if the purpose of school is and always has been, to quote Janine, to “create conditions conducive to life?
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The marine mollusc inspiring nature-imitating devices

The marine mollusc inspiring nature-imitating devices | Biognosis | Scoop.it
The eight-armed, double-tentacled cuttlefish is a natural wonder of the deep. This group of intelligent marine creatures are not in fact fish, but rather molluscs that belong to the cephalopod class which include squid and octopus. 
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The cuttlefish is one hell of an inspiration for different technical appliances. 
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'treescrapers': NYC as a climate-responsive vertical village

'treescrapers': NYC as a climate-responsive vertical village | Biognosis | Scoop.it
'treescrapers' envisions the city as an ecosystem, its neighborhoods as forests, and its buildings as inhabited trees.
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The work of architect Vincent Callebaut & team is always most impressive. Hope to see such cities one day. 

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Fire Warning System Inspired by Seed Pods and Tree Bark — Innovation — AskNature

Fire Warning System Inspired by Seed Pods and Tree Bark — Innovation — AskNature | Biognosis | Scoop.it

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One of many fascinating AskNature articles! 

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The Top 10 Best Biomimicry Examples of 2022 (so far) 🏆

The Top 10 Best Biomimicry Examples of 2022 (so far) 🏆 | Biognosis | Scoop.it
These are the top 10 Biomimicry examples of 2022. Each nature-inspired innovative business was selected by the Biomimicry Institute for the Ray of Hope Prize.
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Polar bear paws could lead to shoes with better traction

Polar bear paws could lead to shoes with better traction | Biognosis | Scoop.it
The way polar bear paws help them walk safely on ice could lead to better traction for shoes, tires, and other products.
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Biognosis Card Set - TRIZ & BIONIK on

In this video I try to explain why and how I use the learning from nature and the learning from patents to create my Biognosis Card Set - and what BIONIK/BIOMIMICRY…...
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Can Your Startup Tackle These 3 Circular Economy Challenges?

Can Your Startup Tackle These 3 Circular Economy Challenges? | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Finland aims to become a pioneer in the circular economy by 2025.the Green Alley Award – Europe's first startup prize specifically for the circular economy...
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How Biomimicry Can Inspire Digital Design

How Biomimicry Can Inspire Digital Design | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Nature has a lot to teach us about well-adapted and responsive designs. With millennia of evolutionary trial and error, the solutions produced by the natural world have been tested by the most powerful of forces, nature itself. We can be inspired by and learn from the designs nature has developed and apply them to our …
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Biomimicry Helps Reduce Wind Turbine Noise

Biomimicry Helps Reduce Wind Turbine Noise | Biognosis | Scoop.it

"Many species of owl are able to hunt in effective silence by suppressing their noise at sound frequencies above 1.6 kilohertz (kHz) - over the range that can be heard by humans.
A team of researchers studying the acoustics of owl flight—including Justin W. Jaworski, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics at Lehigh University—is working to pinpoint the mechanisms that accomplish this virtual silence in order to improve the aerodynamic design of wind turbines, aircraft, naval ships and even automobiles. Now, the team has succeeded—through physical experiments and theoretical modeling—in using the downy canopy of owl feathers as a model to inspire the design of a 3D-printed, wing attachment that reduces wind turbine noise by 10 decibels without impacting aerodynamics."


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Very interesting feature. Indeed Nature has undergone a long process of design evolution. 
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Hedgehogs Hold the Secret to Preventing Concussions

Hedgehogs Hold the Secret to Preventing Concussions | Biognosis | Scoop.it

"If you ever find yourself watching hedgehog go about its day, you’ll notice that they tend to fall out of trees — a lot. Wild hedgehogs climb trees as high as 30 feet, looking for insects and food to eat. Sometimes they fall by accident, other times they fall on purpose to evade a predator or because falling is a lot faster than climbing down. As a hedgehog falls toward the ground, it keeps itself safe by rolling into a ball to surround itself with “spines” that absorb the impact. (Hedgehog spines are colloquially referred to as “quills,” which is the official term for what porcupines have. Hedgehog spines function differently, however, than porcupine quills.) It’s an effective method of protection — and one that humans want to steal."


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Can you imagine a hockey helmet with a mat of spines on it?
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What is biomimicry, anyway?

What is biomimicry, anyway? | Biognosis | Scoop.it
When it comes to design, we can learn a thing or two from nature.
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luciano pia plants 25 verde, a green urban treehouse in torino

luciano pia plants 25 verde, a green urban treehouse in torino | Biognosis | Scoop.it
integrating lush foliage into all parts of this distinctive building which has 63 unique residential units, it gives residents a real taste of living in a forest and an urban treehouse.
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Most beautiful idea. It would be great to measure the impact of such buildings, e. g. on our health (and how much money we could save in the end, designing our towns like this).

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Using dragonfly wings to redesign a Boeing 777 to be lighter, stronger and more sustainable

Using dragonfly wings to redesign a Boeing 777 to be lighter, stronger and more sustainable | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Throughout history, humans have observed and sought inspiration from many aspects of nature to improve flight efficiency, maneuverability, and stability. And since the days of Leonardo da Vinci, nature-inspired design, also ...
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The analysis of dragonfly wings came with the classic surprises for tech people; the data are now used to train machine learning models. 
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Free eBook: A Field Guide to Biomimicry

Free eBook: A Field Guide to Biomimicry | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Download a free ebook that covers the best of biomimicry. Here, we provide summarised versions of key concepts with resources for further learning.
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This is one great resource - for articles, courses and more. 

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Butterflies Give Wings to New Recyclable Textiles | I'MNOVATION

Butterflies Give Wings to New Recyclable Textiles | I'MNOVATION | Biognosis | Scoop.it
🦋In a new example of biomimetics, a "barcode" integrated into smart textiles and inspired by butterfly wings has been developed.
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Interesting info and link compilation on new trends in textiles

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Biophilic Design Guide: the benefits of nature

Biophilic Design Guide: the benefits of nature | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Stephen Kellert found that nature’s tranquillity had the power to enrich the urban environment. Here is his biophilic design guide.
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Flying snakes provide inspiration for new airborne robots

Flying snakes provide inspiration for new airborne robots | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Flying robots inspired by tree snakes may sound ridiculous, but they're closer than you might think to becoming a reality.
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Biomimicry enters 3D printing: Nature based designs

Biomimicry enters 3D printing: Nature based designs | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Learn how nature is inspiring engineers to design new 3D printing materials and to find solutions for everyday problems with biomimicry!
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Card Set | Biognosis Blog

Card Set | Biognosis Blog | Biognosis | Scoop.it
In June 2018, the person behind the landing page Biognosis Blog starts a crowdfunding campaign to finance a product idea she's been having for many years. The card set Biognosis deploys the approach of the  Trigger Picture Analysis.
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Elke Barbara Bachler on Instagram: “The Wolf Commanding Social Skills”

Elke Barbara Bachler on Instagram: “The Wolf Commanding Social Skills” | Biognosis | Scoop.it
39 Likes, 2 Comments - Elke Barbara Bachler (@kreawerft) on Instagram: “Day 17 of my crowdfunding campaign. Still into making potential customers and card sponsors aware…”
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A teaser picture for the Biognosis Card Set for Business & Technology (my own crowdfunding campaign).
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REGISTER NOW! Biomimicry for Designers

REGISTER NOW! Biomimicry for Designers | Biognosis | Scoop.it
STARTS APRIL 2nd! Nature offers boundless inspiration for sustainable design, but how do we access the wealth of biological information available and apply it effectively to design? This project-oriented course provides an introduction to the tools and concepts of biomimicry, a new discipline that emulates nature’s best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human →
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New Batteries That Mimic the Human Intestine Could Store 5 Times More Energy

New Batteries That Mimic the Human Intestine Could Store 5 Times More Energy | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a new prototype battery inspired by the anatomy of the human intestine, and the biologically informed approach could pave the way for much more powerful energy sources for our digital devices.

The prototype – which offers up to five times the energy density of the lithium-ion batteries we use in smartphones and laptops – uses a lithium-sulphur cell instead, and its intestine-mimicking design could finally make these energy-dense batteries long-lasting enough for commercial use.

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Moth Eyes Inspired the Design of This Hypersensitive Camera

Moth Eyes Inspired the Design of This Hypersensitive Camera | Biognosis | Scoop.it

"If you wanted to see in the dark, you could do worse than follow the example of moths, which have of course made something of a specialty of it. That, at least, is what NASA researchers did when designing a powerful new camera that will capture the faintest features in the galaxy."


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Selected Cities

Selected Cities | Biognosis | Scoop.it
Helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
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It will be interesting which strategies these cities come up with.

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