creativity

PEGASUS Video Course on TRIZ/BioTRIZ

This video course allows you to transfer ideas from living Nature to engineering using special tools for cross-disciplinary inspirations. It is fun for students and powerful aid for professors who teach innovation and creativity (2 hours 43 min of run time of all seven films of PEGASUS is full of entertaining examples, animations, practical demonstrations, impressive stories and case studies).

Insects Did It First

Marianne Alleyne is a research Scientist in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her blog highlights research in "new technologies that were inspired by insects or basic discoveries about insect biology that could lead to new innovations."  She provides extensive links to primary sources. 

Zygote Quarterly

Zygote Quarterly now has an official website, a LinkedIn group and a Facebook page.  From the first issue Editorial:

Our mission: to establish a credible platform showcasing the nexus of science, technology and creativity in the field of biologically inspired design, using case studies, news and articles that are exemplary in their impact on the field, rigorous in their methodology, and relevant to today’s reader.

What we can do: we can provide an appealing showcase for thoughtful articles about subjects we feel have significance to the field of biomimetics and our society.  Life is endlessly fascinating. At a practical level, nature can encourage and guide us to develop sustainable solutions for current problems and biologically inspired solutions have become increasingly achievable and adopted. We believe that they will, in the near future, have a significant impact in how we live with both technology and nature.

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