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NSF BioSensing & BioActuation/Hydrocarbons from Biomass Grants

A total of $22M-$29M funding is anticipated for 2009. 

2008/09/13 - 15:07 funding
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ACADIA 2008: Silicon + Skin » Concepts of Nature and Technology / Biomimetics

2012/07/12: URL for this conference is no longer available - the post has been maintained since some of the papers below may be posted elsewhere

Six papers were presented in the Biomimetics track:

2008/09/01 - 10:29 research
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Thoughtcrew | Biomimetics

Traditionally biomimetics or biomimcry is the application of lessons from nature to engineering, product or architectural problems. There are some great examples that are used to explain the biomimetic approach such as the Eifel Tower and Velcro. And whilst these may be disputed...

2008/09/01 - 10:15 websites
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The Alien Next Door: Biomimicry

Nina Munteanu's blog has a number of posts tagged 'biomimicry', such as:

2008/08/26 - 20:34
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BIOMIMICRY/BIMIMETICS: GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICAL EXAMPLES

An extensive post from 2004 on the history of biomimicry/biomimetics.  Sean Kennedy explores the research into spider silk as well as robotics based on cockroaches.  The post includes a number of references.

Thanks to...

2008/08/26 - 19:44 websites
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Stanford Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab/RiSE Project

The Robotics in Scansorial Environments (RSE) project "is a collaboration among researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, Lewis & Clark University and Boston Dynamics Inc. to develop an agile climbing robot based on principles...

2008/08/23 - 13:54 research
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First look at vast 'book of life'

"The first 30,000 pages have been unveiled of a vast encyclopedia which aims to catalogue every one of our planet's 1.8 million species.  The immense online resource is designed to greatly enhance our understanding of the world's diminishing biodiversity."

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2008/08/20 - 14:58 databases, 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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Northeast Green Building Consulting

Kevin and Josh stack are ecological builders.  The site includes articles on

2008/08/01 - 22:10 websites
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J Robin Berry Design

Jennifer is an ecologist consulting architects and other designers.  She has been consciously trying to work with local resources while minimizing the impact on the local ecology.  In addition to checking out her portofolio and stunning photographs, have a look at her...

2008/08/01 - 14:21 websites
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