BIOMIMETICS, BIOMIMICRY, AND BIO-INSPIRED TECHNOLOGY:

BIOMIMETICS and BIOMIMICRY:

An engineered directional nanofilm mimics nature’s curious feats:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-nanofilm-mimics-nature-curious-feats.html

Woodpecker's Head Inspires Shock Absorbers

Woodpecker’s Head Inspires Shock Absorbers

Woodpecker’s head inspires shock absorbers, http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20088-woodpeckers-head-inspires-shock-absorbers.html and http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/woodpecker-drumming-inspires-shock-absorbing-system/ and http://www.arn.org/blogs/index.php/literature…/2011/02/10/woodpecker_drumming_inspires_shock_absor

Plants Used for Pharmaceuticals

The periwinkle plant is used to produce pharmaceuticals

 This example is not exactly biomimicry, but similar in that it is using nature to produce a specific engineered result.  Plants engineered to produce new drugs:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101103141533.htm

‘BacillaFilla’ for concrete cracks:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-bacillafilla-concrete.html

Aerospace Engineering Inspired by Seagulls

Aerospace Engineering Inspired by Seagulls

 New Airplane Design Mimics a Seagull:
http://www.livescience.com/technology/bird-like-airplane-101121.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-airplanes-bi…rds-envision-fuel-efficient.html

Jellyfish-inspired pumps: Researchers investigate next-generation medical and robotic devices:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101123095636.htm

Bionic Arm Inspired by Elephant Trunk

Bionic Arm Engineering Inspired by Design of An Elephant’s Trunk

 Short Sharp Science: Robotic elephant trunk could hang with humans:
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/11/robotic-trunk-makes-for-a-flex.html

Power Plants: Engineers Mimic Photosynthesis to Harvest Light Energy: Scientific American:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=power-plants-engineers-mimic-photosynthesis

New solar fuel machine unveiled:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12051167

PhysOrg.com article on “Insect eyes inspire improved solar cells,” http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-insect-eyes-solar-cells.html, and http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-human-eye.html

Tree Helicopter

Aerospace Engineering of Single-Wing Helicopter Inspired By Tree Leaf Design

 Researchers build flying robotic ‘tree helicopter’ (w/ Video) http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-robotic-tree-helicopter-video.html

Dragonfly wings inspire micro wind turbine design, http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20927975.000-dragonfly-wings-inspire-micro-wind-turbine-design.html

Nanotechnology and Molecular Machines       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5lVnTleSgs&feature=player_embedded and http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110201110913.htm

Scientists Try to Duplicate Clam Glue and Bacterial Biofilm http://www.pnas.org/content/108/3/995.full; http://biomaterials.bme.northwestern.edu/Papers/PNAS_Holten-Andersen.pdf; and https://dennisdjones.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/biological-camouflage-and-mimicry/

Robot Hummingbird

Radio-Control Robot Hummingbird Will Serve U.S. Military Intelligence

Robot hummingbird passes flight tests (w/ Video) http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-robot-hummingbird-flight-video.html; http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-plants-that-can-move-inspire.html; and http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-mimicking-photosynthesis-path-solar-derived-hydrogen.html

CATALOG OF OTHER EXAMPLES OF BIO-INSPIRED TECHNOLOGY:

Study of 90 animals’ thigh bones reveals how they can efficiently carry loads, http://www.labspaces.net/109470/Study_of____animals__thigh_bones_reveals_how_they_can_efficiently_carry_loads

Ultra-realistic bionic bird, http://brightcove.newscientist.com/services/player/bcpid659647535001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAADqBmN8~,Yo4S_rZKGX3S7qzA9QxPBGY4CrdM-P1a&bctid=864522300001 and http://t.co/kMTRO33

NJIT Professor Develops a Biologically-Inspired Catalyst, an Active Yet Inert Material, http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-153.php and http://tinyurl.com/3flc5tt

DNA: The Ultimate Hard Drive, http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/08/written-in-dna-code.html?rss=1, Facebook Thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/432185040158436/

Electric Bugs: New Microbe Forms Living, Deep-Sea Power Cables | Wired Science, http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/bacteria-electric-wires/?pid=5170, Facebook Thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/463774246999515/

Artificial jellyfish built from rat cells, http://www.nature.com/news/artificial-jellyfish-built-from-rat-cells-1.11046, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/422697077773899/

Fireflies Inspire Brighter LEDs, http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/fireflies-inspire-brighter-leds-130109.htm, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/489259894450950/

Biomimetics Strikes Again, http://www.evolutionnews.org/2012/12/biomimetics_str067511.html, Facebook Thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/478361598874113/

Need Extraordinary Materials?  Look to Nature, http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2011/12/extraordinary-materials-look-to-nature.html, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/478367572206849/

Biomimicry: Butterflies being studied to improve solar technology, http://news.nost.org.cn/tag/biomimicry/, Facebook Thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/453709558005984/

Short Sharp Science: Butterfly-wings wafers to clad iridescent buildings, http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2012/10/butterfly-wing-wafers-to-clad.html, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/456018181108455/

PLOS Computational Biology: Experimental Studies and Dynamics Modeling Analysis of the Swimming and Diving of Whirligig beetles, http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002792, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/472338626143077/

Self-filling water bottle takes cues from desert beetle, http://phys.org/news/2012-11-self-filling-bottle-cues-beetle.html, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/472573709452902/

Nature inspires research to convert solar into liquid fuel – RMIT University, http://www.rmit.com.au/browse;ID=g5psih9zj86v1, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/460404824003124/

Inspiration from Mother Nature leads to improved wood, http://phys.org/news/2012-10-mother-nature-wood.html, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/460667650643508/

Aerial Robot Maneuvers Like a Bird, http://www.voanews.com/content/robot_smart_bird/1538352.html, Facebook Thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/460474290662844/

Folding funnels key to biomimicry, http://phys.org/news/2012-10-funnels-key-biomimicry.html, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/461089960601277/

Nanoscale structures of fireflies inspire cheaper LED lamps, http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=27175.php, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/461096757267264/

How butterfly wings can inspire new high-tech surfaces, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121107122457.htm, Facebook Thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/464467036930236/

Catch and release of rare cancer cells inspired by jellyfish, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121112171314.htm, Facebook Thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/464755006901439/

Optics InfoBase: Optics Express – A bio-inspired polymeric gradient refractive index (GRIN) human eye, http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-20-24-26746, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/466068450103428/

Owls’ Ability to Fly in Acoustic Stealth Provides Clues to Mitigating Conventional Aircraft Noise, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121119104525.htm, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/478368815540058/

Dragonfly Designs Inspire Engineering, http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/01/dragonfly_sense067971.html, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/486502391393367/

Nature-inspired advance for treating sensitive teeth, http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=223&content_id=CNBP_031814&use_sec=true&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=4c7714e0-91ce-4dcd-8d1a-fe0a21571782BIOMIMETICS, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/486903961353210/

An engineered directional nanofilm mimics nature’s curious feats: http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-nanofilm-mimics-nature-curious-feats.html

‘BacillaFilla’ for concrete cracks:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-bacillafilla-concrete.html

New Airplane Design Mimics a Seagull:
http://www.livescience.com/technology/bird-like-airplane-101121.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-airplanes-bi…rds-envision-fuel-efficient.html

Jellyfish-inspired pumps: Researchers investigate next-generation medical and robotic devices: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101123095636.htm

Short Sharp Science: Robotic elephant trunk could hang with humans: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/11/robotic-trunk-makes-for-a-flex.html

Power Plants: Engineers Mimic Photosynthesis to Harvest Light Energy: Scientific American, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=power-plants-engineers-mimic-photosynthesis

New solar fuel machine unveiled, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12051167

Insect eyes inspire improved solar cells, http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-insect-eyes-solar-cells.html, and http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-human-eye.html

Researchers build flying robotic ‘tree helicopter’ (w/ Video), http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-robotic-tree-helicopter-video.html

Dragonfly wings inspire micro wind turbine design, http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20927975.000-dragonfly-wings-inspire-micro-wind-turbine-design.html

Nanotechnology and Molecular Machines, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5lVnTleSgs&feature=player_embedded and http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110201110913.htm

Scientists Try to Duplicate Clam Glue and Bacterial Biofilm, http://www.pnas.org/content/108/3/995.full and http://biomaterials.bme.northwestern.edu/Papers/PNAS_Holten-Andersen.pdf

Biological Camouflage and Mimicry, https://dennisdjones.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/biological-camouflage-and-mimicry/

Study of 90 animals’ thigh bones reveals how they can efficiently carry loads, http://www.labspaces.net/109470/Study_of____animals__thigh_bones_reveals_how_they_can_efficiently_carry_loads

Ultra-realistic bionic bird, http://brightcove.newscientist.com/services/player/bcpid659647535001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAADqBmN8~,Yo4S_rZKGX3S7qzA9QxPBGY4CrdM-P1a&bctid=864522300001 and http://t.co/kMTRO33

NJIT Professor Develops a Biologically-Inspired Catalyst, an Active Yet Inert Material, http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-153.php and http://tinyurl.com/3flc5tt

Proteins made to order, http://www.nature.com/news/proteins-made-to-order-1.11767, Facebook Thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/462694410440832/

Biology vs. The Machine – Part 3: Conversations about Synthetic Biology | The Tomorrow Project, http://uk.tomorrow-projects.com/2012/08/biology-vs-the-machine-part-3-conversations-about-synthetic-biology/, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/443505809026359/

Single-molecule motor sits on a single-atom ball bearing, http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/12/single-molecule-motor-sits-on-a-single-atom-ball-bearing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+%28Ars+Technica+-+All+content%29, Facebook Thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/484639044913035/

Genetic Roulette Movie Trailer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vv96D_ZURzs#!, Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140995135944096/permalink/484953461548260/

J. Craig Venter: Designing Life – 60 Minutes – CBS News, http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7076435n&tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea.10

Programmed DNA Robot Goes Where Scientists Tell It | Nanotechnology, http://www.livescience.com/13308-programmed-dna-robot-scientists.html


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One Response to BIOMIMETICS, BIOMIMICRY, AND BIO-INSPIRED TECHNOLOGY:

  1. Josh says:

    Great article!

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