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What is Bio-mimetics and Bio-mimicry?
Videoclip below: TED -Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture
Uploaded on Feb 10, 2011
http://www.ted.com How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun. This clip is a great introduction to bio-mimetics and sustainable architecture and shows some practical application possibilities for architecture in general.
Bio-Inspiration: Nature as muse (below)
This clip shows how different departments/faculties can work together to solve everyday design problems.
Uploaded on Nov 5, 2008: KQED
For hundreds of years, scientists have been poaching design ideas from structures in nature. Now, biologists and engineers at UC Berkeley are working together to design a broad range of new products, such as life-saving milli-robots modeled on the way cockroaches run and adhesives based on the amazing design of a geckos foot. QUEST visits their labs to find out what's so special about these crawling and scaling animals.