Giada Gerboni [ 14 JUN 2018 | Biomimicry | 9:27 ] So, robots. Robots can be programmed to do the same task millions of times with minimal error, something very difficult for us, right? And it can be very
Radhika Nagpal [ 6 OCT 2017 | Biomimicry ] In my early days as a graduate student, I went on a snorkeling trip off the coast of the Bahamas. I’d actually never swum in the ocean before, so it was
Suzanne Simard [ 30 AUG 2016 | Biomimicry | 18:24 ] Imagine you’re walking through a forest. I’m guessing you’re thinking of a collection of trees, what we foresters call a stand, with their rugged stems and their beautiful crowns.
Janine Benyus [ 11 SEP 2015 | Biomimicry ] Life’s been on earth for 3.8 billion years and, in that time, life has learned what works – what’s appropriate here and what lasts here. The idea is that perhaps we
Michael Pawlyn [ 10 FEB 2011 | Biomimicry | 13:39 ] I’d like to start with a couple of quick examples. These are spinneret glands on the abdomen of a spider. They produce six different types of silk, which
Rachel Armstrong [ 27 OCT 2009 | Biomimicry ] All buildings today have something in common. They’re made using Victorian technologies. This involves blueprints, industrial manufacturing and construction using teams of workers. All of this effort results in an inert