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Biological Propulsion Laboratory (Caltech)

The Biological Propulsion Laboratory, directed by Professor John Dabiri, examines the mechanics and dynamics of biological propulsion, which is broadly defined to include the transport of fluid...

2014/05/17 - 14:28 Caltech, lab, propulsion
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Tutorial on Embodiment

In order to understand intelligent behavior in humans, animals, or machines, it is necessary to consider their embodiment and embedding. That is, "the behavior of any system is not merely the outcome of an internal control structure (such as the central...

2014/06/02 - 12:31 cognition, embodiment, intelligence
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2015 Natural Systems Working Group Sessions at INCOSE

The presentations are posted to Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5ob9lkz2qyd78u/AABRJ7WvWbpCkR3t2T-ixtzha?dl=0

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2015/02/28 - 13:57 INCOSE, NSWG, systems engineering
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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 - 16:55 bioinspiration, biomimicry, bioutilization, economic potential, innovation, market readiness, Terrapin Bright Green
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Think Biomimicry - Shift From Idea to Implementation

By Biomimicry Chicago's Rachel Hahs ... [who] explores how we can shift from just being excited about the ideas behind biomimicry, to implementing biomimicry in practice in whatever fields we work.

Her most recent post,...

2016/11/02 - 09:26 biomimicry, Biomimicry in the Built Environment, blog
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Biomimicry UK Resources

Richard MacCowan has been sending out a number of good articles via his mailing list - an archive is available at https://us9.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=cc14bde74e0547eaac9fb1a1b&id=ee34cdc1d1...

2019/10/22 - 13:16 Biomimicry UK, circular economy, cities, climate change, food systems, systems
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What Shape is a Snowflake? Magical Numbers in Nature

Author: Ian Stewart (2001), Wiedenfeld & Nicolson, Lewes, UK

Amazon has a number of...

2011/01/08 - 18:18 books, patterns
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Nature's Chemicals: The Natural Products that Shaped Our World

Author: Richard Firn (2010), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK

Also available on...

2011/01/10 - 00:07 books, chemistry
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Life in the Undergrowth

Author: David Attenborough (2005), Princeton University Press, New Jersey, USA

This is the Companion Book to the Animal Planet Program (Spring 2006...

2011/01/10 - 00:43 books, insects, natural history
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Biomimicry in Industrial Design for Sustainability, An Integrated Teaching-and-Learning Method

2013/08/03 attachment uploaded again - 'magically' disappeared early on August 2nd

As part of his 2009 doctoral thesis at the Graduate School of Design Research, Kobe Design University, Carlos...

2013/08/01 - 17:42 biomimicry, education, evaluation, industrial design, research, sustainability
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