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Omega: In your talk, you said the pesticides of the future will not be chemical pesticides, but "helping the helpers." What does that mean?
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Omega: You described an experiment in which you ask people go into the woods, sit, observe, and let nature come to them. It seems the same exercise could have been designed by a meditation teacher. "Do you have a meditation...

Omega: In your talk, you said, “We’ve built our economy around a metaphor that has more to do with the Cold War than with life.” Can you explain what you meant?

Janine: The central questions...

Throughout nature, we can find useful examples of solutions to systemic engineering problems. Janine Benyus explains how engineers and architects are dealing with the problem of birds flying into glass windows...

Bullet-proof skin inspired by spider-silk? Pharmaceuticals discovered by chimps? Self-cleaning surfaces and solar cells based on leaves? This may sound like science fiction, but it’s innovation inspired by nature, also known as the science of...

Program manager and engineer Dana Levy explains how nature can assist in human design challenges and add some extra benefits along the way.

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Ep. 5: How Does Nature Maintain Flow Against Gravity? How do giraffes to pump blood the entire distance of their bodies? Why don't they faint when they stand up? For this special AskNature Nugget, we sent Biomimicry 3.8's Chief Marketing...

Man's idea of chemistry often involves nasty chemicals, bunsen burners, and lab coats, but have you ever considered how nature does chemistry? The colors, smells, and structures that occur naturally are created by nature using the materials that...

Watch the first in a series of AskNature Nuggets. Ep. 1: Cooling techniques courtesy of the kangaroo. Featuring Biomimicry 3.8's wonderful Biologist at the Design Table (BaDT), Sherry Ritter.

The second in a series of AskNature Nuggets. Ep. 2: How Does Nature Convert Energy? Featuring Biomimicry 3.8's co-founder and visionary, Janine Benyus and the amazing talents of the pistol shrimp.

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