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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The winning article, "Biomimicry: Streamlining the Front End of Innovation for Environmentally Sustainable Products," was published in the July/August 2016 edition of RTM.
Biomimicry literature is full of thousands of cases studies and those are just the ones identified since author and innovation consultant Janine Benyus coined the term 20 years ago.
The term biomimicry was first used by Janine Benyus in her book 'Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired from Nature'in 1997 (Ministere de l'Ecologie, 2012) (Benyus, 2002).
You see, biomimicry is inherently multi-disciplinary--it relies on chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, doctors and others.
As Nicholas & Peterson (2015) posit, the reliance on naturally occurring design concepts and biomimicry represents the natural intersection of biology and engineering.
Modern biomimicry research has inspired adhesive glue from mussels, solar cells made like leaves, fabric that emulates shark skin, pigment-free color inspired by butterflies, and a process that harvests water from fog like a beetle.
The non-profit Biomimicry Institute in Missoula, Montana, maintains an extensive database of natural solutions at www.asknature.org.
Green chemistry, sustainability, and biomimicry take inspiration from nature!
"Biomimicry isn't a new concept," El Sayed pointed out.
Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences - William Orr, professor emeritus of geology at the University of Oregon, will give a presentation on "Biomimicry" at 7 p.m.
The makers of Aquallusion, Ice Illusion, Vortex, Flowing Flat Panels, LED Tube Lights, and Waterless Waterfalls displays (using Biomimicry), that specializes in Architectural LED Light fixtures for use in home theater, entry ways exits, visual merchandising, exhibit design, museums, arcades, family entertainment, cruise ships and theme parks is now selling their unique manufacturing process, idea, copyrights, and patent.