Articles about Biomimicry

ECOncrete Turns Marine Infrastructures into Thriving Natural Ecosystems

Reprinted from Intelligent Living

ECOncrete succeeds in making coastlines less disruptive to marine ecosystems by replacing intrusive concrete structures (like seafloor mats and seawalls) with products that blend in with their surroundings. It accomplishes this through biomimicry – a technique that relies on the textures, shapes, and sizes of natural systems to dictate how a product is built. The result is a bio-enhancing material that helps marine life thrive.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2021

Quarterly Newsletter of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The Foundation has just published its quarterly newsletter. Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

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From butterfly wings to shrimp claws: Mimicking nature on the nanoscale

Innovators look to biomimicry to address sustainability challenges. Can they harness green chemistry to get it right?

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The Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge is Now Open for Registration

The Youth Design Challenge (YDC) is a free, hands-on, project-based learning experience that provides classroom and informal educators with a new framework to introduce biomimicry and an interdisciplinary approach to science and environmental literacy.

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A First Look at the New Biomimicry Launchpad Cohort

In 2020, the Biomimicry Institute trained a 6th cohort of the Biomimicry Launchpad, providing 46 young innovators with the tools needed to make their biomimetic designs a reality. They now present the Biomimicry Launchpad Virtual Showcase, an online platform created to highlight the teams’ work and learnings throughout this program.

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Rick Cook Remembers Ray C. Anderson on Person Place Thing PPT Podcast with Randy Cohen

Rick Cook, Founding Partner of COOKFOX was recently interviewed by Randy Cohen on the Person Place Thing PPT Podcast. He chose to highlight Ray C. Anderson as his "Person," and his interview illustrates and celebrates the wonderful legacy that Ray left for us all.

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ECOncrete Founder Featured on "What if We Get it Right?" Podcast

An Interview with Shimrit Perkol-Finkel

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Two Ray of Hope Prize Finalists Featured by Donut Media

Two finalists from the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize competition were recently featured on Donut Media's YouTube channel.

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Biomimicry Fireside Chat: "Envisioning a New Path Forward: Healing with Biomimicry"

Featuring Janine Benyus and Azita Ardakani

Janine Benyus and Azita Ardakani will close out the year and discuss how we can move forward in a way that heals ourselves and our shared home on Earth.

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Communicating with nematodes for better farming

Pheronym increases the effectiveness of commercially available beneficial nematodes (microscopic roundworms) by tapping into their natural communication platform, pheromones. By telling nematodes to be more effective and efficient predators, they are allowing for a widespread adoption of a proven organic farming technique.

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