Biomimicry
1. Cockroaches and Robots www.sciencemag.org Bees, wasps, beetles, and cockroaches are built to survive collisions
2. Dragonfly and cameras www.extremetech.com An interdisciplinary team of computer scientists and engineers, led by John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has succeeded in building the first digital cameras that mimic the compound, many-faceted eyes of dragonflies, bees, and other insects. These digital cameras, which are hemispherical and flexible like their insectoid counterparts, offer nearly infinite depth of field, and a full 180-degree field of view with zero image aberration.
3. Edible packaging www.treehugger.com Inspired by the way nature "packages" cells, fruits and vegetables, these are gourmet pearls of ice cream, yogurt, cheese and even soups -- enveloped in a edible, nutritious and protective skin.
4. Octopus cammo www.newsweek.com An octopus-inspired camouflage sheet can only change between black and white now, but could possibly change colors in the future.
5. Razor clams and robots phys.org (Phys.org) -- If you look at a razor burrowing clam sitting in a bucket, you’d never guess that it could burrow itself down into the soil, much less do it with any speed. Razor clams look like fat straws, or sawed off tusks; not very exciting. But set one down in the water, and it can burrow down into the sand to about two and a half feet deep in just a couple of minutes. Pretty impressive stuff, especially considering, as a team of researchers has found, that the muscle the clams use for burrowing just isn’t strong enough to accomplish the deed. To manage the speedy descent the team found, the razor burrowing clam causes changes to the sand below it as it descends. They have written a paper on their findings which has been published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
6. Bug Skeleton Fabric www.teonline.com This section is telling about how Chitin and Chitosan are use to make Eco-friendly textile finishes with its application as pretreatment and after treatment chemicals & its challenges.
7. Gecko tongue and robots blog.adafruit.com Last year Festo unveiled the FlexShapeGripper, Via Gizmodo Five fingers at the end of an arm has turned out to be a fantastic tool for humans, but coordinating so many digits is a lot to ask of a r…
8. Palm trees and turbines www.sandia.gov A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and the world.
9. Seal whiskers and sensors www.whoi.edu The night approaches quickly. A harbor seal plunges into the water, diving deep as the sunlight recedes. Through the dark, turbid waters, she searches for fish. Suddenly, the whiskers on her right cheek begin vibrating. And she’s off. Heather Beem is closely examining seal whiskers for insights to design new…
10. Worms and Glue www.acs.org American Chemical Society: Chemistry for Life.
11. Mushrooms and building materials www.slate.com Slate’s Use of Your Data
12. Shark skin and breakouts www.popsci.com A whale’s skin is easily glommed up with barnacles, algae, bacteria and other sea creatures, but sharks stay squeaky-clean. Although these parasites can pile onto a shark’s rippled skin too, they can’t take hold and thus simply wash away. Now scientists have printed that pattern on an adhesive film that will repel bacteria pathogens from hospitals and public restrooms.
13. Bees and a smart grid gigaom.com Startup Regen Energy, which has developed "swarm logic" software that can manage appliances in buildings and electric cars like a swarm of bees, has raised a
14. CO2 and cement www.scientificamerican.com A new technique could turn cement from a source of climate changing greenhouse gases into a way to remove them from the air
15. Earthworm robot www.scientificamerican.com A new technique could turn cement from a source of climate changing greenhouse gases into a way to remove them from the air
16. Bee robots www.seas.harvard.edu Dive of the RoboBee | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
17. Jellyfish and robots www.vtnews.vt.edu College of Engineering researchers unveil life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing 170 pounds, as part of Navy project.
18. Mussels and glue sciencebeta.com Wet adhesion is a serious engineering challenge. Taking a cue from the chemical composition of mussel foot proteins, researchers modified a molecule and then tested its adhesive strength in aqueous environments. The result: a compound that rivals the staying power of mussel glue. If you work on shi
19. Water bears and glass www.sciencealert.com Tardigrades - known affectionately as water bears or moss piglets - have pretty much got it all. These microscopic invertebrates are capable of surviving the most extreme conditions you could dream up, including prolonged desiccation and near-100 per
20. Urchin teeth as a tool phys.org (PhysOrg.com) -- To survive in a tumultuous environment, sea urchins literally eat through stone, using their teeth to carve out nooks where the spiny creatures hide from predators and protect themselves from the crashing surf on the rocky shores and tide pools where they live.
21. Elephants and robots news.discovery.com The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were acquired by AOL in 2011, I inherited 53 properties built on dozens of different content management systems. It wasn't long after that I soon realized they we...
22. Beetles and water bottles www.wired.com A US startup is developing a self-filling water bottle that sucks moisture from the atmosphere to create condensation, in the same way the humble Namib desert beetle does.
23. Bees and business www.greenbiz.com Leveraging biomimicry's unique approach to research and design can lead to sustainable, profitable technologies that mitigate risk and reduce costs.
Bee pollen and energy cleantechnica.com Energy storage could be the next item on the list when it comes to listing all the reasons we need to save the world's bee population from collapse.
25. Bones and strength biomimicry.net Innovation Inspiration: What bones taught Airbus about optimizing strength :: Biomimicry 3.8
26. Feathers and compasses www.fastcodesign.com Is there any chicer way to navigate the city?

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