Biomimicry

If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of evolution’s 3.8 billion years of R&D since the first bacteria.

Author: Janine M. Benyus

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061958921

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Repackaged with a new Afterword, this "valuable and entertaining" (New York Times Book Review) book explores how scientists are adapting nature's best ideas to solve tough 21st century problems Biomimicry is rapidly transforming life on earth. Biomimics study nature's most successful ideas over the past 3.5 million years, and adapt them for human use. The results are revolutionizing how materials are invented and how we compute, heal ourselves, repair the environment, and feed the world. Janine Benyus takes readers into the lab and in the field with maverick thinkers as they: discover miracle drugs by watching what chimps eat when they're sick; learn how to create by watching spiders weave fibers; harness energy by examining how a leaf converts sunlight into fuel in trillionths of a second; and many more examples. Composed of stories of vision and invention, personalities and pipe dreams, Biomimicry is must reading for anyone interested in the shape of our future.

Biomimicry

Discusses the many human inventions that have been inspired by nature, including biodegradable plastics, Velcro, and renewable energy resources, and suggests other natural processes that can be used to benefit modern human civilization.

Author: Dora Lee

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554534674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Discusses the many human inventions that have been inspired by nature, including biodegradable plastics, Velcro, and renewable energy resources, and suggests other natural processes that can be used to benefit modern human civilization.

Biomimicry

"Biomimicry" comes from the Greek "bio" (life) and "mimesis" (imitation)." Here are various and amazing ways that nature inspires us to create cool inventions in science and medicine, clothing design, and architecture.

Author: Seraphine Menu

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1644210207

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Nature did it first! A beautiful and whimsically illustrated explanation of cool inventions like Velcro and scuba suits that were inspired by the natural world Discover how bats led to the development of radar, whales inspired the pacemaker, and the lotus flower may help us produce indestructible clothing. "Biomimicry" comes from the Greek "bio" (life) and "mimesis" (imitation)." Here are various and amazing ways that nature inspires us to create cool inventions in science and medicine, clothing design, and architecture. From the fireflies that showed inventors how LEDs could give off more light to the burdock plant that inspired velcro to the high speed trains of Japan that take the form of a kingfisher's sleek, aerodynamic head, there are innumerable ways that we can create smarter, better, safer inventions by observing the natural world. Author Seraphine Menu and illustrator Emmanuelle Walker also gently explain that our extraordinary, diverse, and awe-inspiring world is like a carefully calibrated machine and its fragile balance must be treated with extreme care and respect. "Go outside," they say, "observe, compare, and maybe some day you'll be the next person to be struck by a great idea."

Biomimicry for Optimization Control and Automation

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disadvantages of biomimicry, physics, and mathematics in control and
automation system development see [407]. To gain a better understanding of
cognitive neuroscience, ...

Author: Kevin M. Passino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846280696

Category: Computers

Page: 926

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Biomimicry uses our scienti?c understanding of biological systems to exploit ideas from nature in order to construct some technology. In this book, we focus onhowtousebiomimicryof the functionaloperationofthe “hardwareandso- ware” of biological systems for the development of optimization algorithms and feedbackcontrolsystemsthatextendourcapabilitiestoimplementsophisticated levels of automation. The primary focus is not on the modeling, emulation, or analysis of some biological system. The focus is on using “bio-inspiration” to inject new ideas, techniques, and perspective into the engineering of complex automation systems. There are many biological processes that, at some level of abstraction, can berepresentedasoptimizationprocesses,manyofwhichhaveasa basicpurpose automatic control, decision making, or automation. For instance, at the level of everyday experience, we can view the actions of a human operator of some process (e. g. , the driver of a car) as being a series of the best choices he or she makes in trying to achieve some goal (staying on the road); emulation of this decision-making process amounts to modeling a type of biological optimization and decision-making process, and implementation of the resulting algorithm results in “human mimicry” for automation. There are clearer examples of - ological optimization processes that are used for control and automation when you consider nonhuman biological or behavioral processes, or the (internal) - ology of the human and not the resulting external behavioral characteristics (like driving a car). For instance, there are homeostasis processes where, for instance, temperature is regulated in the human body.

Biomimicry in Architecture

"Aimed at architects, urban designers and product designers, this text looks to the natural world to seek clues as to how we can achieve radical increases in resource efficiency.

Author: Michael Pawlyn

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859463758

Category: Architecture

Page: 130

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"Aimed at architects, urban designers and product designers, this text looks to the natural world to seek clues as to how we can achieve radical increases in resource efficiency. It contains inspiring case studies predicting future trends."--Publisher's description.

Biomimmicry for Designers

The first resource in the emerging field of biomimicry targeted directly at design professionals and students

Author: Veronika Kapsali

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500518489

Category:

Page: 256

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The first resource in the emerging field of biomimicry targeted directly at design professionals and students

Biomimicry and Business

And then one day I picked up Janine's book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by
Nature, and found a new way of doing business successfully that utilized the two-
by-fours mutually supporting humans and other living organisms and systems.

Author: Margo Farnsworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000204634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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Biomimicry, the practice of observing then mimicking nature’s strategies to solve business challenges, offers a path to healthy profit while working in partnership, and even reciprocity, with the natural world. Other books have described biomimicry, its uses, and its benefits. This book shows readers how to create their own biomimetic or bioinspired solutions with clear benefits to the bottom line, the environment, and people. Fashioned through storytelling, this book blends snapshots of five successful companies – Nike, Interface, Inc., PAX Scientific, Sharklet Technologies, and Encycle – which decided to partner with nature by deploying biomimicry. The book details how they discovered the practices, introduced them to staff, engaged in the process, and measured outcomes. The book concludes with challenges for readers to determine their own next steps in business and offers practical and useful resources to get there. By revealing the stories of each professional’s journey with lessons they learned, then providing resources and issuing a challenge and pathway to do business better, this book serves as a tool for entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals, and students to emulate nature’s brilliance, apply it at work, and contribute to a healthier, more prosperous world.

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry

2. Incorporating. biomimicry. into. regenerative. design. Imitating nature is more
than flattery on the part of human kind, it is also copying systems that function in
an extraordinarily successful fashion. (Kibert et al., 2002, page 22) ...

Author: Maibritt Pedersen Zari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351627392

Category: Architecture

Page: 260

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It is clear that the climate is changing and ecosystems are becoming severely degraded. Humans must mitigate the causes of, and adapt to, climate change and the loss of biodiversity, as the impacts of these changes become more apparent and demand urgent responses. These pressures, combined with rapid global urbanisation and population growth mean that new ways of designing, retrofitting and living in cities are critically needed. Incorporating an understanding of how the living world works and what ecosystems do into architectural and urban design is a step towards the creation and evolution of cities that are radically more sustainable and potentially regenerative. Can cities produce their own food, energy, and water? Can they be designed to regulate climate, provide habitat, cycle nutrients, and purify water, air and soil? This book examines and defines the field of biomimicry for sustainable built environment design and goes on to translate ecological knowledge into practical methodologies for architectural and urban design that can proactively respond to climate change and biodiversity loss. These methods are tested and exemplified through a series of case studies of existing cities in a variety of climates. Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry will be of great interest to students, professionals and researchers of architecture, urban design, ecology, and environmental studies, as well as those interested in the interdisciplinary study of sustainability, ecology and urbanism.

Engineered Biomimicry

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Author: Lianbing Zhang

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 0128072741

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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With the development of new synthetic procedures and technological processes, the interest in biomimicry has gathered rejuvenation in the past decades. One particularly interesting research method is the atomic layer deposition (ALD), which was established in various fields of technology as a vacuum-based chemical-processing technique and enabler for the deposition of extremely thin functional coatings. The benefits of this technology over similar techniques make it increasingly attractive for applications in biomimicry. In this chapter, short descriptions of the technology and its benefits and drawbacks are given. Subsequently, we summarize development in various research topics involving ALD and biomimicry.

Engineered Biomimicry

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Author: Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0123914329

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Engineered Biomimicry covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as VelcroTM (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will learn to take ideas and concepts like this from nature, implement them in research, and understand and explain diverse phenomena and their related functions. From bioinspired computing and medical products to biomimetic applications like artificial muscles, MEMS, textiles and vision sensors, Engineered Biomimicry explores a wide range of technologies informed by living natural systems. Engineered Biomimicry helps physicists, engineers and material scientists seek solutions in nature to the most pressing technical problems of our times, while providing a solid understanding of the important role of biophysics. Some physical applications include adhesion superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning, structural coloration, photonic devices, biomaterials and composite materials, sensor systems, robotics and locomotion, and ultra-lightweight structures. Explores biomimicry, a fast-growing, cross-disciplinary field in which researchers study biological activities in nature to make critical advancements in science and engineering Introduces bioinspiration, biomimetics, and bioreplication, and provides biological background and practical applications for each Cutting-edge topics include bio-inspired robotics, microflyers, surface modification and more

Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry

Biomimicry. in. Organic. Synthesis. For most of the
naturalproductsofinteresttoorganic synthesis, biosynthesis studies have not
beencarriedoutyet.Therefore,most considerations ofthe biosynthesis
pathwayforanaturalproductare speculations.

Author: Gerhard Swiegers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118310071

Category: Science

Page: 508

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Can we emulate nature's technology in chemistry? Through billions of years of evolution, Nature has generated some remarkable systems and substances that have made life on earth what it is today. Increasingly, scientists are seeking to mimic Nature's systems and processes in the lab in order to harness the power of Nature for the benefit of society. Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry explores the chemistry of Nature and how we can replicate what Nature does in abiological settings. Specifically, the book focuses on wholly artificial, man-made systems that employ or are inspired by principles of Nature, but which do not use materials of biological origin. Beginning with a general overview of the concept of bioinspiration and biomimicry in chemistry, the book tackles such topics as: Bioinspired molecular machines Bioinspired catalysis Biomimetic amphiphiles and vesicles Biomimetic principles in macromolecular science Biomimetic cavities and bioinspired receptors Biomimicry in organic synthesis Written by a team of leading international experts, the contributed chapters collectively lay the groundwork for a new generation of environmentally friendly and sustainable materials, pharmaceuticals, and technologies. Readers will discover the latest advances in our ability to replicate natural systems and materials as well as the many impediments that remain, proving how much we still need to learn about how Nature works. Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry is recommended for students and researchers in all realms of chemistry. Addressing how scientists are working to reverse engineer Nature in all areas of chemical research, the book is designed to stimulate new discussion and research in this exciting and promising field.

Engineered Biomimicry

This is in contrast to the top-level controlled manner we normally apply as an action strategy in manufacturing and maintenance work.

Author: Torben Lenau

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 0128072717

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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Self-organization and self-healing appeal to humans because difficult and repeated actions can be avoided through automation via bottom-up nonhierarchical processes. This is in contrast to the top-level controlled manner we normally apply as an action strategy in manufacturing and maintenance work. This chapter presents eight different self-organizing and self-healing approaches in nature and takes a look at realized and potential applications. Furthermore, the core principles for each approach are described using simplified drawings in order to make the ideas behind the self-organizing and self-healing principles more accessible to design practitioners.



Biomimicry in Organizations

"Biomimicry is a practice that leverages four billion years of trial and error. This book will show how to make these solutions work in modern organizations.

Author: Fausto Tazzi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547195411

Category:

Page: 174

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What would you do if you had 4 billion years to either improve or die?Chances are, you'd create the most finely-tuned machine in the known universe.Nature is a breathtaking project in survival and competition. The results have been spectacular. Nature has found a home in every corner of the globe - from the frigid ice sheets of Antarctica to the scalding waters around volcanic vents.That's testament to Nature's ability to succeed even in the face of enormous stresses. To do this, Nature has to be: Efficient Flexible Collaborative Creative Diverse These and other competitive traits of Nature have allowed it to thrive for billions of years - against enormous odds.Now, in Biomimicry for Organizations, you can examine for yourself the very qualities that Nature uses to resist the stresses of the surrounding environment and proliferate. You'll have access to insights based on the most competitive organizational model on the planet.Start your journey towards greater organizations today: Discover the qualities that Nature uses to resist the stresses of the surrounding environments and proliferate Get access to insights based on the most competitive organizational models on the planet Discover how you can make these solutions work for you and your organization Make your business, your team, your processes more efficient Re-envision problems and opportunities, overcome roadblocks to success and optimal functioning Obtain radical improvements in the organization of your resources All of this shown - in a plain and simple English - with New edition, with enhanced emphasis on key concepts and simple workshop suggestions to put biomimicry at work for you now.

Engineered Biomimicry

In a sense, the archetype of bioinspiration for materials design and use is textiles.

Author: Michael S. Ellison

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 0128072687

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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In a sense, the archetype of bioinspiration for materials design and use is textiles. The field of biomimesis has spawned many new materials and continues to be a fruitful field of investigation. This chapter presents the current state of bioinspiration in textiles, how this has resulted in improved fibrous materials, how it may inform our continued progress. Because I have found many preconceived notions about the field that need addressing before the application of biomimetics to textiles can be truly appreciated, I begin with an introduction to textiles. Next, naturally enough, the discipline of biomimesis is introduced and then fleshed out in terms of its textile engineering importance. Following this, some details on fiber and textile science and engineering are discussed and biological concepts germane to our topic are presented. In the last step in this journey, the marriage of biomimesis and textiles is performed and some consequences revealed. Finally, I offer some prognostications on the topic.

ISITES

In this book, you will use six "biomimicry lenses" to tap into design lessons, inspirations, and ideas waiting to be discovered in your own backyard and beyond, including the naturalist lens, function lens, operating conditions lens, Life's ...

Author: ERIN. ROVALO

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781795052115

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Biomimicry Resource Handbook

The Biomimicry Resource Handbook: A Seed Bank of Best Practices contains over 250 pages of our most current biomimicry thinking, methodology, and tools for naturalizing biomimicry into the culture.

Author: Dayna Baumeister

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505634648

Category: Reference

Page: 286

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The Biomimicry Resource Handbook: A Seed Bank of Best Practices contains over 250 pages of our most current biomimicry thinking, methodology, and tools for naturalizing biomimicry into the culture. We believe there is no better design partner than nature. But biomimicry is more than just looking at the shape of a flower or dragonfly and becoming newly inspired; it's a methodology that's being used by some of the biggest companies and innovative universities in the world. While reading this text you'll be immersed into the world of Biomimicry the “verb”, you'll gain a competitive edge, and a fresh perspective on how the world around us can, does, and should work. After reading the text, you'll be well on your way to thinking in systems, designing in context, identifying patterns, and most importantly seeing the millions of organisms around us….differently. The text is directly applicable to designers, biologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, but has also proven valuable to students, educators, and a wide variety of other disciplines. Visit biomimicry.net to learn more. A digital version is available at shop.biomimicrygroup.com

Engineered Biomimicry

Structural colors originate in the scattering of light from ordered microstructures, thin films, and even irregular arrays of electrically small particles, but they are not produced by pigments.

Author: Natalia Dushkina

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 0128072695

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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Structural colors originate in the scattering of light from ordered microstructures, thin films, and even irregular arrays of electrically small particles, but they are not produced by pigments. Examples include the flashing sparks of colors in opals and the brilliant hues of some butterflies such as Morpho rhetenor. Structural colors can be implemented industrially to produce structurally colored paints, fabrics, cosmetics, and sensors.

Marketing of High technology Products and Innovations

So, biomimicry is the conscious seeking of inspiration, the search for finding new
and better ways to do things, through understanding nature and the principles of
biology, it is a process of looking for nature's advice to solve human challenges.

Author: Jakki J. Mohr

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780136049968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

View: 260

The only text on the market that provides readers with the marketing information they need to successfully market high-tech products. Introduction to World of High Technology Marketing; Strategic Market Planning in; High-Tech Firms; Culture and Climate Considerations for High-Tech Companies; Market Orientation and Cross-functional (Marketing/R&D); Partnerships/Alliances and Customer Relationship Marketing; Marketing Research in High-Tech Markets; Understanding High-Tech Customers; Technology and Product Management; Distribution Channels and Supply Chain Management in High-Tech Markets; Pricing Considerations in High-Tech Markets; Marketing Communication Tools for High-Tech Markets; Strategic Considerations in Marketing Communications; Strategic Considerations for the Triple Bottom Line in High-Tech Companies MARKET: Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations provides comprehensive coverage of the latest academic research and leading-edge business practices to prepare readers for the unique challenges they will face when marketing high-tech products and services.