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Janine Benyus on Biomimicry in Design on TH Radio (Part Two) : TreeHugger

The second part of the interview starts with the core principles of biomimicry: learning from nature, seeing what natures does (or does not do) within a specific context, and trying to understand the principles.  Rather than using the products of nature or domesticating nature,...

2009/01/21 - 20:41 interview
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Janine Benyus on Biomimicry in Design on TH Radio (Part One) : TreeHugger

The first interview describes the AskNature.org project, a portal that allows non-biologists to access solutions in the nature world by their function, rather than through the more traditional biological classification systems.  Janine describes the wealth of...

2009/01/21 - 18:22 interview
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Topics in Scitable - Learn At Scitable (Genetics)

A new service of Nature Publishing, "Scitable brings together a library of scientific overviews with a worldwide community of scientists, researchers, teachers, and students."  In addition to promoting learning, it supports online collaboration, publishing of...

2009/01/21 - 14:11 collaboration, websites
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Bio-Inspired Technologies: Prof. Christofer Toumazou

This article in Ingenia, December 2008, (37), 20-26, discusses the work of Professor Christofer Toumazou, founder of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London.  The Institute has brought together scientists, medical researchers, clinicians and engineers to drive major...

2009/01/21 - 13:46 articles, institutes
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BIOKON - Bionics Competence Network

"The Bionics Competence Network BIOKON is an association of the most important research groups in the field of bionics in Germany.

The Bionics Competence Network (BIOKON) hosts the 28 major players in the field...
2009/01/19 - 09:23 websites
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Centre for Biomimetics, University of Reading

Includes:

2008/12/28 - 09:57 websites
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Welcome - MENRVA Research Group at SFU

The MENRVA research group at Simon Fraser University is led by Professor Carlo Menon, winner of the 2007 BIONIS Award in Biomimetics (he presented...

2008/11/07 - 08:55 research
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Research Projects of the St.F.X. Biomechanics Laboratory

St. Frances Xavier University (Nova Scotia) is engaged in research on:

  • elastin, lamprin and myxinin (comparative study of non-collagen based carilages)
  • microfibrils and role in elasticity of arteries
  • abductin (provides passive but rapid and efficient opening...
2008/11/03 - 13:34 research
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IEEE BIOROB 2008
2008/10/28 - 09:34 biomedical, conferences
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Biologically Inspired Textiles - Using Nature to Create Better Textiles

Biologically inspired textiles from Woodhead Publishing is a pioneering new book that examines how biomimetics are...

2008/10/20 - 17:25 books
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