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How Biomimicry is Inspiring Human Innovation

This article provides an overview of biomimicry with numerous examples:

  • Mark Miles, the Morpho butterfly and Qualcomm's Mirasol display
  • Georges de Mestral, burrs and Velcro
  • Claus Mattheck, growth of load-bearing structures and the SKO (soft kill option)...
2012/09/11 - 16:57 biomimicry, design
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Fully Integrated Thinking [FIT]

An overview of the FIT process that "identifies the questions we need to ask of our work to achieve more sustainable outcomes."  Every projects includes the following characteristics:

2012/09/11 - 17:14 architecture, design, FIT, HOK
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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 - 17:17 biomes, design, place-based design
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IET Journals Moving to Open Access

Just wanted to let you know that The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is to become the first engineering, not-for-profit publisher to adopt an open access model with the launch of a comprehensive, online-only open access journal. Open access options will also be...

2012/08/04 - 13:27 engineering, journal, open access
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Structural Biomaterials: Third Edition (Julian Vincent)

From the website, which also includes a Table of Contents:

This is a thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition of a classic illustrated introduction to the structural materials in natural organisms and what...

2012/08/02 - 12:23 biomimetics, books, materials, structure
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biomimicrySA

As a regional hub of The Biomimicry Group, biomimicrySA promotes the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs, bringing together...

2012/07/14 - 14:05 biomimicry, regional hub, South Africe
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Product design and the environment

The document Better by Design - An Innovation Guide: Using Natural Design Solutions is part of a larger collection of material that includes guide sheets on a range of topics:

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2012/07/12 - 07:28 design, DfE, environment
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Biomimicry 3.8 Resource Handbook

Following is an excerpt from the introduction to the Biomimicry Resource Handbook, which is the definitive textbook for our professional training programs (see...

2012/07/12 - 12:45 biomimicry, handbook
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Bay Area Biomimicry Network

Based in one of the most innovative ecosystems on earth, the Bay Area Biomimicry Network is an active consortium of leaders in design, engineering, architecture, life science, communications, business, academia, and the public sector. We are evolving in collaboration with...

2012/07/12 - 15:15 biomimicry, California, network
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Biomimicry: Biology inspires innovation

At this Hot Topics event, our specialist panel - Rob Kesseler, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Alex Parfitt, BAE Systems, Denise DeLuca, Swedish Biomimetics 3000 and panel chair Will Pearson, Director of Technology, Ravensbourne - debated how ideas flow from...

2012/07/09 - 11:07 biomimicry, design, innovation, Lotusan, PAX Streamling Principle, Swedish Biomimetics 3000, Wyss Institute
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