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Good things come in nano packages

March 24th, 2017|Categories: Engineering, Materials, Structures|Sectors: , , |

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Good things come in nano packages

Scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have revealed deeper secrets about tiny compartments inside bacteria that enable them to manage chemicals and chemical processes while protecting the rest of the organism. These encapsulation systems could inspire more efficient and effective applications in chemical manufacturing, drug delivery, and material science.

Curated by Mark Dorfman

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!

Curated by Erin Rovalo

Nature is Alive with Chemistry

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Life's Principles, Materials, Webinar|Sectors: , , , , |

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Nature is Alive with Chemistry

In this pre-recorded webinar available on demand, Biomimicry 3.8 chemist Mark Dorfman unpacks the complexity of chemical science as he takes us on an illuminating tour of nature’s chemistry-based adaptations, including a deep dive into how we can “use life-friendly chemistry”–one of Life’s Principles that represent the main strategies and deep design lessons Life has evolved over 3.8 billion years in order to survive and thrive.

Curated by Mark Dorfman

Mussels’ ‘waterproof glue’ relies on multi-molecular technology

March 4th, 2017|Categories: Materials, News Feed, Product Design|Sectors: , , |

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Seagrasses wave goodbye to pathogens

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: News Feed, Water, Wellness|Sectors: , , |

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Oxygen-starved sentiments could help create sustainable industrial processes

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Engineering, News Feed|Sectors: , , |

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Bacteria hitch on a ride on the fungal highway

February 11th, 2017|Categories: Engineering, Materials, News Feed, Structures|Sectors: , , |

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New tools let us eavesdrop on hard-working proteins

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: News Feed, Structures|Sectors: |

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

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

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Understanding the complex signaling of chemistry could change the way we innovate

December 31st, 2016|Categories: Engineering, Materials, News Feed, Wellness|Sectors: , , , , |

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