Janine Benyus

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...

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...

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.

Janine Benyus coined the term “biomimicry” in 1990 when she had to categorize a journal article on artificial photosynthesis. She says biomimicry ushers in an era based not...


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