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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 - 17:57 biomimicry, design
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HowStuffWorks "How Biomimicry Works"

A good summary of biomimicry with a number of examples and references.  Sections include:

2008/08/01 - 12:28 websites
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Human Health Depends on Biodiversity | Greenr - Accelerate the Change!

"One of the key things that attracted me to the field of biomimicry was that it showed in very clear terms the value of protecting biodiversity.

Variety isn’t just the spice of life…it’s...

2008/08/15 - 13:29 books
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IBE: Biomimicry Workshop 2008 - OpenWetWare

This Wiki includes three of the biomimicry presentations at the 2008 IBE conference (held March 6-9 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina).  A article on Peter Fiske's presentation was published in the June 2008 ...

2008/08/01 - 13:24 websites
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IDSA's 2011 Catalyst Case Study Program (Submissions Accepted until November 30th)

"IDSA's Catalyst Case Study Program continues to initiate and accelerate a broader understanding of design’s impact on business, the environment and society. Participate in the next round of submissions and explain why your design is worthy of Catalyst case publication in 2011....

2010/10/17 - 15:19 business, case studies, design, environment, society
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IEEE BIOROB 2008
2008/10/28 - 10:34 biomedical, conferences
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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 - 14:27 engineering, journal, open access
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Ignacio Urbina Polo’s Biomimicry Feed

Ignacio Urbina Polo is an industrial designer on the faculty of the Industrial Design Department at Pratt Institute (New York).  He has been teaching design with a...

2012/05/12 - 07:41
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INCOSE/INSIGHT Special Edition: Natural Systems

The International...

2016/06/14 - 10:13 INCOSE, natural systems, NSWG
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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...

2013/06/05 - 11:07 creativity, insects, research
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