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Biomimetic Summit Barcelona 2016 Cancelled

It is with great regret that we need to inform all interested parties the cancellation of Biomimetic Summit 2016. During the preparation of the Summit we have received enormous amounts of positive feedback and interest to participate. Unfortunately the event did not attract the required corporate sponsorship to make the […]

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La Marcotte: the urban and citizen farm of the future

The project we submitted for the call for projects is an urban farm called La Marcotte. It addresses the problematic issue of urban heat islands. Replanting urban areas has always been beneficial, not least thanks to evapotranspiration. But this project forms part of a broader, multidimensional and multifunctional approach to […]

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Romain Ferrari, committed to sustainable innovation

Who is Romain Ferrari? Romain Ferrari was born in Lyon in 1960. After graduating from high school in science, he studied for the entrance examination of the Hydrography School of the merchant navy, he joined in 1980. Three years later, he obtained his Polyvalent Officer in civil and industrial engineering […]

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Marjan Eggermont, in the nexus of science, design and biology

Marjan Eggermont is the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) of the Schulich School of Engineering, and a senior instructor and faculty member in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering department, at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is a Biomimicry Institute Fellow and was a member of their Biomimicry Educational Advisory Board. With co-editors Tom McKeag (San Francisco) and Norbert […]

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The business rationale for investing in nature

The business rationale for investing in ecological restoration and nature-inspired biomimicry solutions is coming into sharper focus. The business case is simply built on effectively and efficiently addressing core business issues. It is that straightforward. Consider, for example, four primary business issues being addressed through investments in nature-based solutions, as laid […]

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Biomimetic Summit 2.0

Buenas tardes, Después de intensos contactos con instituciones, ponentes, empresas y universidades del sector de la Biomimética hemos modificado la estructura del evento y ello ha comportado un leve cambio de fechas. Algunos participantes y speakers nos han convencido de realizar seminarios dinámicos dentro de las sesiones y complementar el […]

Pressing along the canals on the ventral side of an adult skate causes a clear, viscous jelly to extrude from the pores of the ampullae of Lorenzini. (Photo by Erik Josberger)

Proton-conducting material found in electrosensory organs of sharks

Sharks, skates, and rays can detect very weak electric fields produced by prey and other animals using an array of unusual organs known as the ampullae of Lorenzini. Exactly how these electrosensory organs work has remained a mystery, but a new study has revealed an important clue that may have […]

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Scientists create novel ‘liquid wire’ material inspired by spiders’ capture silk

Why doesn’t a spider’s web sag in the wind or catapult flies back out like a trampoline? The answer, according to new research by an international team of scientists, lies in the physics behind a ‘hybrid’ material produced by spiders for their webs. Pulling on a sticky thread in a […]

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New Material Lifts Technology From Desert Beetle, Harvests Water From Air

The global water scene should strike fear into the hearts of even the most privileged of middle-class Americans. There will be good years and there will be worse years, but the planet is generally getting drier: When it comes, rain will happen in often cataclysmic downpours, while the dry periods […]

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Precious Plastic, an open source recycling initiative [VIDEO]

Precious Plastic is a project started by Dave Hakkens. It was originally started as his graduation project at the Design Academy in 2013. Back then it was a proof of concept, something that worked as a prototype but was not ready for scaling it up yet. The machines needed to […]

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