Bionics

Mantis Shrimp Biomimicry: Stomatopod’s Dactyl Club Could Inspire Aerospace Materials, Football Helmets

There is a lot science has learnt from nature, and studying the finer details of animals to model machinery after them even has a name — biomimicry. …

Biomimicry

How the Nature Inspires Better Design and (What This Means for Students)

We want students to be makers and designers. But there’s a surprise source of inspiration for design: the natural world. This is the key idea behind …

Biomimicry

Creating a modern monster

Summary<p>When Mary Shelley published her story of Victor Frankenstein and his misshapen monster in 1818, she provided little detail about how exactly …

Mary Shelley

Akron's revitalization fund gets noticed

Big year at the Akron Zoo<p>2017 was another record year for the Akron Zoo, which welcomed an all-time high of 416,942 guests throughout the year.<p>That …

Cleveland

Biomimicry Principles: Providing a Framework for the Future

As I consider this new year, I wonder about the ocean agenda, its substance, momentum, and role as a solution to so many challenges faced by the world. We are living in a retrogressive political time, with a deliberate strategy for reversal, indeed, for the dismantling of the environmental progress …

Biomimicry

Deaf Man Is Brought to Tears After Hearing for the First Time in 30 Years

Joseph Augusta of Austin, Texas was left with only 50% hearing in his right ear, after getting spinal meningitis at 14-months-old. On March 21st, …

Augusta

New course to tap UC Berkeley’s diversity and maker spirit

Robert Full wants to tap the diverse experiences of UC Berkeley undergraduates to teach them the fun of discovering biology’s secrets and the …

UC Berkeley

Reduce indoor air pollution with IoT-enabled biomimicry - IoT Agenda

The problem is worse in outer space, but it’s pretty bad on earth too. Invisible, odorless airborne toxins and chemicals sicken people indoors. The …

Pollution

Watch: This robot secret agent can change the behavior of a school of fish

Biomimicry has entered a new phase: Robots that learn from animals.<p>Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, a Swiss university, …

Robotics

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Stock Markets

Futuristic bionic arms now available for the nation's bravest

American military members make many sacrifices serving the United States. In fact, more than 1,600 have suffered the loss of a limb in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>Until now, options for those who have endured an arm amputation have been limited. The quality of prosthetics has been entirely unworthy of the …

Robotics

Secret agent fish? Robot infiltrates aquatic schools, influences their behavior

Robots may be getting more realistic but most of us can still discern a human from a humanoid. Fish, on the other hand, seem easier to fool.<p>Researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have developed an aquatic robot that can infiltrate schools of zebrafish, going …

Robotics

Biomimicry: How Designers Are Learning from the Natural World [ARTICLE]

In 1989, Japan’s Shinkansen Bullet Train had a problem. It was really fast, pushing 170 miles per hour. But every time it exited a tunnel, it created …

Biomimicry

Robot "secret agent" infiltrates and influences schools of fish

A humanoid robot may have just been granted citizenship status for the first time, but we're still a long way from crossing the uncanny valley to …

Science

A robotic spy among the fish

A new miniature robot developed by EPFL researchers can swim with fish, learn how they communicate with each other and make them change direction or …

Ecology

Robert Wood: Robotic Insects

Robert: I'm going to start off with a bold and probably unsubstantiated claim which is that robotics is the next internet. What I mean by that is it's the next big thing to impact our lives whether it's biomedical applications, whether it's automating our daily lives. Before I get into what I think …

Richard Feynman

A water management system for the future, brought to you by spiders, plants, bees, fungi, and our newest Ray of Hope Prize® winners.

When the members of Team NexLoop set out to design a water management system for urban food producers, they wanted to make it locally attuned, …

Farming

Exploring biomimicry—building the next generation of adaptable materials from nature

"Adapt, grow, heal" probably sounds like sage parental advice to students just off to college. In fact, it is the biological rationale behind recent …

Biology

Biomimicry vs. biophilia: A primer

<i>This story first appeared on the blog of Terrapin Bright Green, a sustainability consulting and strategic planning firm.</i><p>You know you’ve crossed a …

Ecology

Thresholds Abound: How Biomimicry led to an Understanding of Fluids, the PowerCone Technology, and a Better Wind Turbine

Biomimicry is currently thought of as the latest cool trend in technology, a catch-phrase used by marketing agencies to sell their product and make …

Wind Power

These bugs might solve the problem of robots that fall and can't get up

When a robot falls over, it usually can't get up — at least not without difficulty. To address the trouble of downed robots, scientists are taking a …

Robotics

Biomimicry helps nature-lovers and fragile wildlife co-exist at the Votu Hotel in Brazil

The Maraú Peninsula is a 25 mile long bar of pristine Brazilian sand, flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the tranquil Camamu Bay on the …

Nature

There's a $100 million plan to make a synthetic spinal cord to end paralysis

A Bold Mission<p>Some say experience is the best teacher, and for Hugh Herr, that has definitely been the case. His experience with disability and …

Breakthroughs

What biomimicry can teach us about employee engagement

In nature, every organism is engaged. It has plenty to teach organizations about releasing the constrained potential within its employees.

Employee Engagement

Buzz off, flies!

Think of the ShooAway as an advanced version of a cow’s tail. Taking biomimicry to the max, the ShooAway keeps all sorts of flying bugs away from …

Biomimicry

How modern technology is inspired by the natural world

What do a kingfisher, cocklebur pods and a Namibian beetle have in common? Besides being living organisms, they have all served as inspiration for …

Biomimicry

Building cities with tips from nature ScienceTalk

Singapore is pumping in $150 million for a Cities of Tomorrow research and development (R&D) initiative that could serve as a blueprint for the …

Biomimicry

From Surf to Turf!

The latest from F1 enthusiast Olcay Tuncay Karabulut, the Maserati 2020 Bionic Concept takes aquatic inspiration from marine life and applies it to …

Biomimicry

Army seeks shape-changing biomimetic aircraft

Unmanned Systems<p>Taking a leaf from nature -- and the movie Transformers, the U.S. Army wants aircraft that can change their physical shape to meet …

Aerospace

Visionary biomimicry: five insects inspiring cutting-edge | Cosmos

Biomimicry is a smart way to solve tough problems. Why go to the trouble of thinking up a whole new solution when you can see how living creatures …

Biomimicry