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The Biomimetic Materials Laboratory

Biomimetics (also known as biomimicry or bionics) is the transfer of technology from nature to engineering. By understanding how natural materials, tissues, systems or devices operate in their natural environment, we can engineer better materials, system and devices with...

2014/05/15 - 19:17 biomaterials. McGill
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The Alien Next Door: Biomimicry

Nina Munteanu's blog has a number of posts tagged 'biomimicry', such as:

2008/08/26 - 20:34
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The Aizenberg Biomineralization and Biomimetics Lab

In the course of evolution, Nature has developed strategies that endow biological processes and materials with exquisite selectivity, specificity, and adaptability. This is wonderfully exemplified in the realm of inorganic materials formation by organisms, so-called "...

2011/07/25 - 12:33 adaptive, nanotechnology, optics, principles, research, self-assembly
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Teeming: How Superorganisms Work Together to Build Infinite Wealth on a Finite Planet

2017/08/21 uploaded PDF of TOC and Prologue (see below text)

Written by Tamsin Woolley-Barker.  Also available on ...

2017/07/20 - 19:19 biomimicry, book, organization, Tamsin Woolley-Barker, teeming
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Tapping the Genius of the Biome

The report "Genius of the Biome describes the strategies and designs adopted by living organisms found in a worldwide region of similar climate and vegetation. It describes the biological principles and patterns common to organisms and ecosystems within a biome. This biology is then...

2012/09/11 - 18:17 biomes, design, place-based design
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Tapping into Nature: The Future of Energy, Innovation, and Business

This white paper provides an overview of "bioinspired innovation" (which includes both bioutilization and biomimicry) and explores how it can deliver disruptive innovation that "can increase revenues, reduce costs, and meet global needs" and "also increase their environmental, social, and...

2015/05/05 - 17:55 bioinspiration, biomimicry, bioutilization, economic potential, innovation, market readiness, Terrapin Bright Green
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Synapse by Biomimicry 3.8

Synapse by Biomimicry 3.8 is an environment for our staff to share their expertise and thought leadership in biomimicry with the world. 

It's our way of inviting you to join us in our awe of the natural world and discover the inspirational ways that innovators...

2017/12/04 - 17:32 biomimicry, Biomimicry 3.8, toolkit, webinar
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Swarm-bots could boldly go where no man has gone before

An award-winning IST research team has developed highly unusual mini-robots, or swarm-bots, that work as a team to overcome challenges. While their cooperative...

2008/10/06 - 11:19 research, robotics
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SUNY-ESF to Establish Biomimicry Laboratory in Adirondacks

ESF [College of Environmental Science and Forestry] will establish a biomimicry laboratory in the heart of the Adirondacks so faculty, visiting scientists and students can devise nature-inspired solutions for sustainability challenges.

The Biomimicry Laboratory at the college's Newcomb...

2015/11/09 - 20:00 collaboration, laboratory, New York
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Student Sustainable Design Competitions

A list of design competitions, including:

2013/07/12 - 14:42 competition, sustainability
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