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Sustainability and Biomimicry: An Interview with Michel Wolfstirn

Robert Kuang | Posted 10.13.2016 | Technology
Robert Kuang

Michel Wolfstirn is the founder of BiomimicryNorway, which aims to provide innovation inspired by nature both in the academic and professional sectors...

Icons of Innovation: A Journey to Becoming an Inventor

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 01.11.2017 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

Over the past two decades, I have thought of myself as a program designer, maker, and informal learning educator. I recently acquired a seemingly stra...

Biomimicry Tools for Designers

Jared Green | Posted 12.10.2016 | Impact
Jared Green

Rainforest epiphyte leaf formation / "Biomimicry is about learning from nature to inspire design solutions for human problems," said...

The Next Chapter

Indra Heerkens | Posted 11.24.2016 | New York
Indra Heerkens

Last week I had the privilege of participating in a circle of events in New York City that the DOEN Foundation, the company I work for, is involved w...

Spiders Inspire Fear, And Novel Products That Could Change The World

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.31.2015 | Green

Spiders, or at least caricatures of them, are out in full force this Halloween weekend. But next time you see the eight-legged creature carved into a ...

WATCH: The Solutions to Our Most Pressing Problems Exist Around Us

Leila Conners | Posted 10.29.2016 | World
Leila Conners

In a world that is constantly confronted with catastrophic news, there comes an idea that lifts us up, an idea so powerfully inspirational that it shifts whole paradigms of thinking and approach. This idea has been around for over a decade in its current form, and, actually, has been around for billions of years. It is called "biomimicry," but that word is really another word for nature.

The Quest for Natural Intelligence in the World

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Natural Intelligence refers to principles of life and to our lifestyle choices that respect the natural limits and boundaries of earth's resources.

Symbiosis Gathering 10-Year Reunion Redefines Community

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Celebrating its 10-year reunion on September 17th-20th at the Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale, California is Symbiosis Gathering. A fan favorite of many individuals in the festival community, Symbiosis returns after a one-year hiatus in 2014 to present their most epic gathering yet.

From Scarcity to Abundance and the Big Opportunities for Businesses

Cultural Acupuncture | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Cultural Acupuncture

Big businesses and the private sector are undergoing a major overhaul as we all need to consider the impacts of our current rates of consumption, manufacturing processes, and sourcing of raw materials to sustain our future existence.

Nature's Salvation

Edward Flattau | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Edward Flattau

With humanity rapidly depleting earth's natural resources, the challenge to reverse the trend is daunting. Enter biomimicry, a promising strategy for turning the tide.

It's Time to Get Radical and Deal with the Mother of all our Problems

Pioneers for Change | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Giles Hutchins Contrary to popular belief, our capitalist economic system is not the root cause of our problems. Yes, it is unfit for purpose ...

Sustainable Solutions: Water in the Walls

Jacob Devaney | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Jacob Devaney

People who study ecological design understand the importance of thermal mass for keeping places cool in the summer and warm in the winter. As water issues continue to plague many parts of the planet, the notion of rainwater harvesting becomes more logical.

Scientists Find Key To Tiny Bird's Impressive Hover Ability

| Hassan DuRant | Posted 08.10.2014 | Science

The only type of bird that relies solely on its own strength to hover in the air, a hummingbird flapping its wings requires more mass-based mechanical...

Situationally Adaptive Organizations for 21st Century Transformation and Thriving

Mark Chasan | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Using a single form of organizational structure for all circumstances is like using a single tool for all situations. When presented with a tomato or a screw, we hit with our hammer. If only we had a knife for the tomato and a screwdriver for the screw, we would be more efficient and effective.

LOOK: The 9 Freakiest Robot Animals In The World

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

Why build an entirely new robot when you can just copy nature? That's the idea behind biomimicry, or engineering robots that imitate lifeforms. For...

WATCH: This Is What Happens When You Mix Alcohol With MIT Students

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.05.2014 | College

Gin and tonic, vodka and cranberry, and bugs and biomimetic cocktails? When you're a mechanical engineering graduate student at the Massachusetts Inst...

WATCH: Robotic Insect Flies Like The Real Thing

natureheader | Posted 05.03.2013 | Science

By Ron Cohen A robot as small as a housefly has managed the delicate task of flying and hovering the way the actual insects do. “This is a major e...

Parasite Inspires New Surgical Technique

Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/16/2013 11:12 AM EDT on LiveScience A parasitic worm that latches onto the intestines of...

UK Garden Stores Protect Bees: Bees Reciprocate with Innovations

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Recently, Britain's biggest gardening chains: Homebase, B&Q and Wickes removed products containing neonictinoid insecticides because of a European Foo...

Heroes of the Planet

Doug Demeo | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Doug Demeo

A new sense of appreciation in humbled relationship with nature can spread like wildfire, and help us build an ecological foundation for life and prosperity, hundreds, even thousands of years into the future.

Moving Beyond "Green"

Omega Institute | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green
Omega Institute

"Once, one of our buildings partially collapsed. I spent an anxious night on the rescue team, wondering if somehow I had caused this catastrophe. It was an epiphany. I became aware of unintended consequences and the need to change the design and construction industry to support life."

The Power Of Biomimicry

Posted 09.20.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: A wind turbine designed to incorporate the bumps on a whale's tail. A fast-growing rice that needs half th...

WATCH: Leggy Robot (Almost) Moves Like Jagger

| Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

By Larry Greenemeier In popular fiction, humanoid robots have no rhythm—look no further than the “robot dance” for evidence of this. Yet rhyt...

Cara Santa Maria

Amazing Innovations Swim, Float, Fly | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

If you couldn't make it out to New York City to attend the 2012 World Science Festival earlier this month, fear not! I was there with camera crew in t...

WATCH: Creepy Trick Makes Cockroach 'Disappear'

Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor Published: 06/07/2012 12:20 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily A robot that copies how cockroach...