Biomimicry

Omega: What does the term "regenerative design" mean to you?

Dave: Regenerative design means consciously designing a system that regenerates the health and functioning of the ecosystem, while meeting our...

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 that we try...

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 by studying how spiders keep birds...

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.

Learn more about Dana Levy...

The third in a series of AskNature Nuggets.

Ep. 3: How Does Nature Optimize Resources?
Featuring Biomimicry 3.8's wonderful Biologist at the Design Table (BaDT) Jamie Dwyer and the incredibly resourceful habits of the desert...

Ep. 4: How Does Nature Adapt to Changing Conditions? The fourth in a series of AskNature Nuggets.

Featuring Biomimicry 3.8's coolest Biologist at the Design Table (BaDT), Sherry Ritter and the adaptive antics of the starfish.

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Ep. 6: How Does Nature Attach?

We've all had our feathers ruffled at one time or another, but what exactly are birds trying to accomplish when they preen?

Let Biomimicry 3.8's Co-Founder and Visionary take you into the wilds...

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