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Potentials and Trends in Biomimetics

Written in 2010 by Arnim von Gleich, Christian Pade, Ulrich Petschow and Eugen Pissarskoi, "The purpose...

2012/11/16 - 17:01
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Proceedings of the Second Annual Biomimicry in Higher Education Webinar

Are you curious about tools that can help cross-disciplinary teams explore connections between biomimicry and design?  Or how biomimicry is being incorporated into interior design studios?  Or how an architecture course explores kinetic aspects of biological systems to inform the...

2012/07/09 - 11:34 biomimicry, education, webinar
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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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Product Design for Circular Business Models

A resource for exploring circular business models based on a systems approach that incorporate concepts from ecology (dynamic, connected, cycles and flows).  From Six design strategies for...

2014/06/23 - 16:38 business models, design for sustainability
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Products That Last - product design for circular business models

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2015/01/24 - 11:30 book, business models, circular, design
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Ralph L. Knowles: Architecture, Nature and Context

2012/02/23 added Additional Readings

This website contains a fascinating set of papers exploring how natural forces (sun, gravity, wind), rhythms and rituals can be creative elements in architectural design.  Although designing to a...

2008/09/23 - 09:21 architecture, research, websites
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Regenerative Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry (Dr Maibritt Pedersen Zari)

This book examines and defines the field of biomimicry for sustainable built environment design and goes on to translate ecological knowledge into practical methodologies for architectural and urban design that can proactively respond to climate change and biodiversity loss....

2018/06/04 - 08:27 architecture, biomimicry, Biomimicry in the Built Environment, book, Ecology, regeneration, sustainability
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Research in Germany: Germany: Europe's leader in science

The site includes references to a large number of projects, including biotechnology (including plant genome research and bioplastics), the...

2007/06/24 - 12:49 websites
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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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Robots, the bizarre and the beautiful

“Nature is a rich source of design ideas,” notes Bruno Siciliano, robotics researcher and dissemination officer for EURON. “Nature has...

2008/10/06 - 10:10 research
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