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Janine Benyus on Biomimicry in Design on TH Radio (Part One) : TreeHugger

The first interview describes the AskNature.org project, a portal that allows non-biologists to access solutions in the nature world by their function, rather than through the more traditional biological classification systems.  Janine describes the wealth of...

2009/01/21 - 19:22 interview
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Janine Benyus on Biomimicry in Design on TH Radio (Part Two) : TreeHugger

The second part of the interview starts with the core principles of biomimicry: learning from nature, seeing what natures does (or does not do) within a specific context, and trying to understand the principles.  Rather than using the products of nature or domesticating nature,...

2009/01/21 - 21:41 interview
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PlanktonTech - New approaches into bionics and evolution research
PlanktonTech is a Helmholtz Virtual Institute founded in 2008 at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Science by the Helmholtz Society, the largest science organization in Germany. PlanktonTech concentrates on fundamentals of the evolutionary mechanisms...
2009/01/22 - 10:22 institutes
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Flintbox - Biomimicry applications to heat exchange systems

The Biomechanics Lab at St. Francis Xavier University is presently developing innovative new concepts related to biomimicry applications to manufactured heat exchange processes and systems. We seek industry partners and...

2009/02/06 - 00:21
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Flintbox - ArtiSynth: A Biomechanical Simulation Toolkit

The ArtiSynth software package allows users to create and simulate dynamic mechanical models. It is specialized for creating biomechanical models of human anatomical structures, with the intention to study their function and...

2009/02/06 - 00:24 research
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Cocktail Party Physics: Biomimicry

This 'slice' of a much larger weblog currently has posts on:

2009/03/09 - 17:03 weblogs
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Life at HOK | Biomimicry

This 'slice' of a larger HOK weblog the currently includes posts on:

  • the International Design Conference (Aspen) and the relationship between mathematics, nature and natural systems
  • a pointer to a TED talk by Dan Barber on foie gras and the...
2009/03/09 - 22:59 weblogs
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Masters Program: Bionik/Biomimetics in Energy Systems

"At the beginning of the 21 century our industrial society is confronted with major challenges in regard to energy and environment. Using new insights from the...

2009/07/18 - 10:27 education
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Fall 2008 Studio - Biomimicry

A visually stunning architectural building/community design that incorporates biomimicry research on kelp forests and detailed site assessment.  Some of the earlier material as well as the final report appear similar to Ralph Knowles' 'solar envelope' work described in the...

2009/09/16 - 11:08 weblogs
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Theme Issue ‘Biomimetics I: functional biosurfaces’

Theme Issue ‘Biomimetics I: functional biosurfaces’ compiled by Bharat Bhushan

2009/09/21 - 14:30 articles
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