Bionics

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

A robotic spy among the fish

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

Robotics

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

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 end paralysis with a synthetic spinal cord

Some say experience is the best teacher, and for Hugh Herr, that has definitely been the case. His experience with disability and subsequent need for prosthetics compelled him to develop what could be the world’s most advanced type of bionics.<p>Now, the researcher and bionics expert is the …

Parkinson's Disease

What biomimicry can teach us about employee engagement

We don’t need to create a new model, we simply need to re-discover and re-create it.<p>Just as we can use biomimicry to discover and emulate functional …

Employee Engagement

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 …

Innovation

Ekso Bionics Holdings beats by $0.08, misses on revenue

Ekso Bionics Holdings (NASDAQ:EKSO): Q2 EPS of -$0.22 beats by $0.08.<p>Revenue of $1.87M (+20.6% Y/Y) misses by $0.01M.<p>Press Release<p>Now read: <b>Luxfer</b> …

Business

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

By Janine Benyus<p>It seems so obvious now: Innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in building, chemistry, agriculture, energy, health, …

Sustainability

Visionary biomimicry: Five insects inspiring cutting-edge technology

Biomimicry draws lessons from nature to improve technology. Here are five innovations based on the complex workings of insect eyes.

Biomimicry

Owl flight research could lead to quieter wind turbines

<b>Owls’ wings could provide the inspiration for a new generation of quieter aircraft and wind turbines according to a study carried out by researchers</b> …

Engineering

Researchers develop serrated wing design inspired by owls for quieter aircraft

The unique wing features of owls that make their flight silent could hold the key to making aircraft and wind turbines quieter, suggests new …

Aerospace

Robot Cheetahs and The Post-Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima | VIDEO

The latest version of MIT’s Cheetah robot made its stage debut today at TC Sessions: Robotics in Cambridge, Mass. It’s a familiar project to anyone …

Robots

Bio-inspired Design & Regenerative Cultures — an interview with Daniel Christian Wahl (Zygote Quarterly, Issue 17, 2016)

<b>Daniel Christian Wahl</b> <i>is an international sustainability consultant and educator specializing in biologically inspired whole systems design and</i> …

Biomimicry

Nature and the Hopeful City

By Kathy Zarsky, founder, BiomimicryTX network<p>Spring in Austin, Texas is the perfect time to contemplate our natural environment. All of our senses …

Ecology

'Seeing' Prosthetic Hand Could Revolutionise Bionics

'We have developed an ‘intuitive’ hand that can react without thinking.'<p>Scientists have created a bionic hand that can spot and grab objects …

Robotics

Organic Crypto Money vs. Debt Zombie’s Fiat: Lessons of Biomimetics

Money is a mystery.<p>Some claim money is an invention by man. But has man really ever invented anything original, something that did not exist before …

Biology

Biomimicry in Design — Takeaways for a designer. – Muzli -Design Inspiration

A lot discussion is being done today, on coming up with new designs which are sustainable and functional. The designs which can adapt the harsh …

Biomimicry

A Crash Course on Biomimicry in Engineering

ENGINEERING.com, 7th April 2017<p>The term ‘biomimicry’ refers to drawing inspiration from the natural world to design innovative engineering solutions. …

Biomimicry

Suddenly, Biomimetics is Suggested as Solution for Bitcoin’s Scaling Problem

Biomimetics, the discipline devoted to the bio-inspired engineering of things and processes, could potentially hold the keys to solving Bitcoin’s …

Biomimicry

Nano-Biomimetics

<b>What is Biomimetics?</b><p>Biomimetics, also known as bionics, biognosis, or biomimicry, is the use and implementation of concepts and principles from …

Engineering

Ekso Bionics Holdings (EKSO) Presents At Cowen and Company 37th Annual Health Care Conference

The following slide deck was published by Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. in conjunction with this event.<p>124<p>Click to enlarge

Health Care

Self-Shaping Shelters Could Revolutionize Emergency Housing

A new emergency housing innovation tears down box architecture<p>Haresh Lalvani, the co-founder of the Pratt Institute Center for Experimental …

Biomimicry

Biomimicry and the Internet of Things

Biomimicry means machines that imitate biological systems. So it should be no surprise that we copy the sensory gifts of the human body into our …

Internet of Things

Amherst school to teach biomimicry, study of technology imitating nature

AMHERST, Ohio - Amherst's Marion L. Steele High School is believed to be the first public school in the state to offer students a course in …

Education

Sex Toys For Flowers, Drone Guides For Birds: Reciprocal Biomimicry Gives Our Ideas To Nature

If we can keep importing design ideas from the natural world, maybe it’s time we give back.<p>If migrating birds are struggling to arrive at the right place at the right time because of climate change, should we give them GPS? A new exhibit mocks up how the idea might work: A drone flying along with a …

Biomimicry