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Erin Rovalo is a Senior Principal at Biomimicry 3.8

Infographic: Lightweighting Principles Inspired by Nature

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Engineering, Materials, News, Structures|Sectors: , , |

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Infographic: Lightweighting Principles Inspired by Nature

During her recent Synapse webinar, Lightweighting Models Beyond Bones, Janine Benyus reviewed a set of twelve lightweighting principles inspired by the natural world. Now, we’ve turned that into an infographic as a quick and easy reference to how nature uses materials efficiently and creatively without compromising functionality.  Go here to get the free download!

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Scientists look to octopi to rethink robots

March 16th, 2017|Categories: Engineering, Materials, News Feed|Sectors: , |

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Scientists look to octopi to rethink robots

A common challenge in biomimetic design is our own limitations in materiality compared to that observed in the natural world. Nature has recently published a paper from robotics scientists making new leaps in the ability to mimic the soft-bodied articulation of octopi by rethinking typically rigid aspects of robotic construction, such as batteries.

Curated by Erin Rovalo

Lightweighting like nature: A futuristic concept no longer

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Materials, News Feed, Structures|Sectors: , , |

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Lightweighting like nature: A futuristic concept no longer

On the heels of our webinar series on Lightweighting Inspired by Nature with Janine Benyus, Nature Nanotechnology has just published new findings on how we might mimic nature’s ability to build lightweight materials with hierarchical nano-, micro-, and macro-structures that self assemble. Lightweighting like nature is a futuristic concept, but these new findings shed new light on how it will be possible.

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Examining biomimicry’s ‘significant potential’ in architecture

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, News Feed, Product Design|Sectors: |

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Interface, Inc.’s vision of a factory as a forest

February 18th, 2017|Categories: Circular Economy, News Feed, Resilience|Sectors: |

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A Peek into Biomimicry at Kimberly-Clark

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Collaboration, Materials, News Feed, Textiles|Sectors: |

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Uniting around a common challenge for all life on Earth

January 26th, 2017|Categories: Carbon, Climate Change, News Feed|Sectors: , |

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Cash prize offered for biomimicry design competition

January 21st, 2017|Categories: Announcements, News Feed|Sectors: |

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Turning waste on its head by commercializing carbon

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Carbon, Circular Economy, Climate Change, News Feed|Sectors: |

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Design inspiration from movement without muscles

January 5th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, News Feed, Packaging, Product Design, Structures, Water|Sectors: , , , |

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