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Janine Benyus is the Co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8

Could ecosystems as economies help Bitcoin go mainstream?

March 25th, 2017|Categories: Business Models|Sectors: , , , , |

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Could ecosystems as economies help Bitcoin go mainstream?

Optimizing informational processes. Nature does it in many ways, and according to this The CoinTelegraph article, Bitcoin needs to as well. The authors highlight similarities between economies and ecosystems, and pose the question about how strategies borrowed from nature might just be what Bitcoin needs to solve its scaling challenges.

Curated by Janine Benyus

DNA may hold key to building super computers of the future

March 10th, 2017|Categories: News Feed, Product Design|Sectors: , , , , |

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DNA may hold key to building super computers of the future

One of the most complex, essential, and amazing components of life that holds the key to genetic codes throughout nature, DNA is now being touted as a key to building faster and more efficient computers. This Edgy Labs article details research to mimic DNA’s self-replicating properties to create a computer system that grow as it computes. Looking to nature could create “exponentially” faster computers.

Curated by Janine Benyus

Lightweighting Models Beyond Bones

March 8th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Engineering, Materials, Structures, Webinar|Sectors: , |

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Lightweighting Models Beyond Bones

In this recorded webinar, biomimicry expert and author Janine Benyus shares untapped insights from the natural world on structural optimization. She reveals some of nature’s shapes, surfaces, and interior architectures that could lead to new innovations in structural design and manufacturing techniques, such as additive manufacturing.

Curated by Janine Benyus

Lightweighting Steel and Aluminum

March 8th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Engineering, Materials, Structures, Webinar|Sectors: , |

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Lightweighting Steel and Aluminum

If we designed like nature, and optimized strength like trees and bones, how many national forest could we save? In this recorded webinar, world renowned biomimicry expert Janine Benyus takes us on a tour of biomimetic opportunities to lightweight two of the most commonly utilized materials by our species, steel and aluminum, and the impact that doing more with less has on global climate change.

Curated by Janine Benyus

Breakthrough sets stage for synthetic spider silk production

January 20th, 2017|Categories: Materials, News Feed|Sectors: , |

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How spider silk can help deter collisions

January 6th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Materials, News Feed, Product Design|Sectors: , |

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Preventing barnacle buildup by mimicking human skin

October 30th, 2016|Categories: Materials, News Feed, Product Design|Sectors: |

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It’s happening: Furniture made from air pollution

October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Carbon, Circular Economy, Climate Change, Materials, News Feed, Product Design|Sectors: , |

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Teams push innovation through Living Product Challenge

October 9th, 2016|Categories: Materials, News Feed, Product Design|Sectors: , , |

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Shaping a sustainable future through living materials

September 24th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Engineering, Materials, News Feed, Planning, Policy|Sectors: |

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