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Insect wing flexibility principle adds major turbine oomph

March 11th, 2017|Categories: Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, News Feed, Structures|Sectors: |

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Insect wing flexibility principle adds major turbine oomph

Lessons from nature don’t always have to be complex. The simple principle of “add flexibility rather than rigidity” helped researchers at Paris-Sorbonne University demonstrate the potential to yield 35% more power from wind turbines. While the challenge now lies in scaling the prototypes, abstracting the simple design principle opened up new ways of thinking about blades.

Curated by Dayna Baumeister

New technology could help us emulate nature’s brilliant shapes

February 4th, 2017|Categories: Additive Manufacturing, Architecture, Carbon, Energy Efficiency, Engineering, Materials, News Feed, Product Design, Structures, Textiles, Water|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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Super-powered batteries modeled after human gut

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

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Inexpensive irrigation inspired by natures

November 12th, 2016|Categories: Energy Efficiency, News Feed|Sectors: |

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Pulling energy form indirect ‘sunlight’

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, News Feed|Sectors: , |

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How crickets are inspiring nanotechnology innovation

November 5th, 2016|Categories: Energy Efficiency, News Feed, Product Design|Sectors: , , , |

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Sustainably-generate energy, courtesy of blue-green algae

November 4th, 2016|Categories: Carbon, Climate Change, News Feed, Water|Sectors: , , , |

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Uncovering the power of bacterial communities

October 14th, 2016|Categories: News Feed, Product Design, Wellness|Sectors: , , , , , , |

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Aquatic fern ‘fur’ pulls oil out of water

September 9th, 2016|Categories: News Feed, Structures, Water|Sectors: , |

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