The design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes.
"Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. After billions of years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival." Biomimicry Institute.
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Biomimicry at the nano level by Dr. Low Hong Yee
TEDxSingaporeWomen Published on Mar 18, 2013
Nano Imprint technology and its importance to producing structures and textures that are found in nature and can be applied to uses such as achieving color without relying on chemical dyes.
One of three winners in the 2010 L'oreal for Women in Science Fellowship, Dr. Low Hong Yee has an aspiration to advance her research work into industrialization, and is currently leading an Industrial Consortium on Nanoimprint Technology.
EarthSayer Dr. Low Hong Yee
The voice of the natural world by Bernie Krause
The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps
Looking to Nature: Biomimicry and Design
Biomimicry is more than just good design
Sustainability and Getting Better Answers by George Crombie