Biomimicry


Health-Conscious Concrete

Source: cam.ac.uk Published: March 23, 2015 Healing material released when concrete microcapsules burst open Credit: Tanvir Qureshi Skin is renewable and self-repairing – our first line of defence against the wear and tear of everyday life. If damaged, a myriad of...

6 Groundbreaking Examples of Tech Innovations Inspired by Biomimicry

Source: inhabitat.com  Published: March 29, 2017 by Marni Fogelson Da Vinci was definitely on to something when he observed birds and copied their forms to create his own wings for flight. Although biomimicry wasn’t ultimately successful in helping Da Vinci achieve...

New Wind Turbines Mimic Hummingbird Wings

Source: seeker.com Published: January 23, 2017   A unique biomimetic design could take wind power in a whole new direction, both for small-scale and large-scale renewable energy systems. By Glenn McDonald A North African company has developed what it contends is a...

Reindeer Antler Secrets Inspire Stronger Materials

Source: treehugger Published: December 20, 2016 CC BY-SA 2.0 m. prinke Christine Lepisto Reindeer smash their antlers together in mighty battles over territory or mates. The tough material of the antlers resists breaking in spite of these challenges. Now scientists...

Mush-Lume Table Lamp

Source: danielletrofe.com Published: July 11, 2014 GROWN, not manufactured, from MUSHROOMS! The first of the Mush-Lume and Mush-Bloom collection, the Mush-Lume Table Lamp was the jumping off point in the exploration of incorporating the innovative mushroom material...

Woodpecker Inspires Cardboard Bike Helmet

Source: bbc.com Published: January 16, 2013 Many cyclists wouldn’t leave home without a helmet – but it’s a piece of kit that doesn’t offer as much protection as some cyclists might think. The way a woodpecker is able to protect itself from long bouts of head banging...

Oriental Hornet: Expert Solar Power Harvester

Source: alternative-energy-news.info Published: April 29, 2012 Do you know who is the most competent solar power expert, according to a research team from Tel Aviv University?  It is the humble common Oriental hornet found in our gardens! Much to the astonishment of...

Sunflower-Inspired Solar Panels Track Sun Without Motors

Source: mnn.com Published: August 17, 2012 InnovationNewsDaily Staff Developed by an engineer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the system allows the panels to collect more solar energy without using additional electricity. Credit: Shutterstock A new,...