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Jenna Cederberg is the marketing and communication specialist at Biomimicry 3.8

Network discounts available for major conferences

April 12th, 2017|Categories: Announcements|Sectors: , , , , |

Network discounts available for major conferences

It’s going to be a busy spring for our curators, who along with providing the latest biomimicry intel here, travel the world to share the latest in biomimicry innovations at events and conferences. Want to join them? There are four upcoming events that have shared discount codes for our network. International Living Future Institute (10% discount with code BIOMIMICRY10), SHINE at Harvard (10% discount with code BIOMIMICRY), Sustainable Brands (20% discount with code nwSPEAKsb17d), and USCCF Circular Economy Conference (20% discount through April 28 by registering here).

Curated by Jenna Cederberg

Nature can guide ‘better way to live’

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Planning, Resilience, Water|Sectors: , , , |

Nature can guide 'better way to live'

The growing community of biomimicry practitioners has a bright star in Sara El Sayed, who is using her Master’s of Science in Biomimicry from ASU to help grow sustainable food systems in Egypt. Sara’s hard work to use nature as a guide to better living is highlighted in this The Lifestyle Journal profile.

Curated by Jenna Cederberg

Biomimicry + social innovation in Montana

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Leadership, Life's Principles, Resilience|Sectors: |

Biomimicry + social innovation in Montana

What can quaking aspens teach us about adaptive leadership? The deciduous tree found throughout Montana is just one of many possible mentors participants at the upcoming Discover Nature’s Genius for Social Innovation immersion workshop will encounter. Regular registration for the five-day deep dive to explore the ecosystem and organisms found under Montana’s big sky ends April 3.

Curated by Jenna Cederberg

‘Seedkit’ helps plant biomimicry inspiration for cities of the future

March 18th, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Planning, Policy, Structures, Water|Sectors: , , |

'Seedkit' helps plant biomimicry inspiration for cities of the future

It’s a remarkable (and 100% achievable!) vision: Imagining how nature’s genius can help transform design and create sustainable cities of the future. A new toolkit from Urban Greenprint is exploring how employing biomimicry can manage waterflow, drawing from strategies found in the rainy Pacific Northwest. The wonderfully-named Seedkit allows users to easily explore an awesome set of water management ideas–all inspired by nature.

Curated by Jenna Cederberg

What happens when you compress the age of the Earth into 12 months?

February 25th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Life's Principles, Resilience|Sectors: |

What happens when you compress the age of the Earth into 12 months?

If we compress the age of Earth (4.5 billion years) into one year, February 25 would be the day Life appears (humans don’t appear until more than 10 months later on Dec. 31 near midnight!). That means it was 3.8 billion years ago this week that the first single-celled organism appeared, and since, Life has been the ultimate innovator. Read more about Earth’s Calendar Year and view all of Life’s important milestones on our Biomimicry 3.8 blog.

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Dolphins help solve tricky design challenge

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Materials, Product Design, Structures|Sectors: , , , |

Dolphins help solve tricky design challenge

The challenge: Design a micro, hyper-efficient laptop fan. The solution? In this case, computer manufacturing company Lenovo turned to one of our favorite sea mammals, the dolphin. By designing the fan to mimic the shape and design of a dolphin body, they were able to solve a sticky problem and create a high-performance fan for their laptops. Learn more in this Great Big Story video.

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Join me for our first LIVE webinar series

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Architecture, Engineering, Materials, Structures|Sectors: , |

Join me for our first LIVE webinar series

If you’ve been reading Synapse since our initial launch in May, you know how much there is to keep track of when it come to biomimicry intelligence. Biomimicry is moving faster than I could have imagined, and it takes a dedicated team to sort through not just the scientific breakthroughs, but the business intelligence too—who is investing in biomimicry, where the opportunities are, and when the latest products and services hit the market. That’s WHY we created Synapse, so you know what we know, when we know it, ensuring you’re not left behind. And as we grow our subscriber base, we’re also growing our content collection. This week, we announced our first live webinar series, featuring yours truly. Take a look at the details here, Lightweighting Inspired by Nature. I hope to see you there!

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Mutli-functional spine design could help prevent concussions

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Materials, Product Design, Structures|Sectors: , , |

Multi-functional spine design could help prevent concussions

A closer look at hedgehog spines sparked an idea for a new helmet insert that’ll better protect human brains. Hedgehog spines do more than protect the little guys from outside threats, but also provide a highly complex structure to cushion it from falls, according to this Inverse article. A new polymer material, being developed based on the spine structure, could be inserted into helmets to prevent damage during crashes.

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Breast milk study shows urgency in need to find nature-inspired chemical alternatives

January 14th, 2017|Categories: Resilience, Wellness|Sectors: , , , , , , |

Breast milk study shows urgency in need to find nature-inspired chemical alternatives

A recent Australian study of pesticides in human breast milk (HBM), including DDT–a chemical banned since 1987–was shown to be transferred to nursing infants, but at lower actual doses than previously thought. Given that numerous studies find dozens, if not several hundred industrial chemicals in HBM, and that the health impacts of exposure to multiple synthetic chemicals remains largely unknown, it makes sense to seek inspiration from 3.8 billion years of biological chemistry to find effective, sophisticated, and life-friendly alternatives to conventional commercial chemicals.

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Super-powered batteries modeled after human gut

December 17th, 2016|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Sectors: , |

Super-powered batteries modeled after human gut

A new way to help keep batteries powered has been discovered–inside the human gut. According to this BBC article, scientists have mimicked the villi of the small intestine to help trap material that have broken off inside batteries, allowing them to continue powering the battery. This could help develop a battery with five times the energy density as traditional batteries.

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