Sunday, August 9, 2009

VIDEO: Biomimicry in Action

Although the point of this talk is demonstrate how the natural world can provide design models for advances in human technology, what I really enjoyed about it was the awe-inspiring adaptations shown by the critters of interest – useful to humans or not. And, the image of the kingfisher diving is awesome!

From TED
Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.

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