biomimicry


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biomimicry

The structural or functional simulation of biomolecules by synthetic chemicals.
 
Molecular biology
The development of synthetic systems based on data that mimics biological systems.
 
Technology
The formal study of biological processes and systems as a model for creating synthetic structures similar to those produced in nature.
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Then we also began an institute because we realized that our job in the world--or at least, we assigned ourselves this job was to naturalize biomimicry in the culture so that it was a common practice and a household word and a second nature among designers.
Only recently have biology practitioners actively attempted to utilize biomimicry as a biology content focus (Reed, 2003; Riechert & Post, 2010; Weissburg et al.
As co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, Benyus has assisted the engineering, architectural and scientific professions as well as major international corporations, such as carpet company Interface, global architects HOK, Proctor & Gamble and Nike, to learn from nature's designs how to develop truly sustainable solutions.
Janine Benyus, author of the leading tome Biomimicry (1997) and co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, which brings biologists and designers from major companies together, says, "Biomimetics have entered categories of products from cleaning, lighting, building, adhesives, health care, clothing, water harvesting, furniture and waste management.
The term biomimicry was coined and popularized by Janine Benyus, a scientist and author.
org is a project of the Biomimicry Institute, founded by author Janine Benyus.
In Biomimicry, she names an emerging science that seeks sustainable solutions based upon nature's designs and processes (e.
Conference highlights include: -- Janine Benyus -- Nature's 100 Best: Top Biomimicry Solutions to Environmental Crises -- The naturalist, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, and founder of the Biomimicry Institute reminds us that our prime directive as living beings is always to seek to create conditions conducive to life.
That is the idea behind the rising field of biomimicry, a term popularized by Janine Benyus's 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.
Ford will also work with Procter & Gamble, sharing research findings as both companies look to biomimicry for a host of business solutions.
Beyond Biophilic Cities: Solutions Rooted in Place presented by The Biomimicry Institute with Doug Paige (Cleveland Institute of Art), Lisa Dokken (Columbia University), Paul Woolford (HOK), and Prasad Boradkar (Arizona State University)