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C2C Design Challenge Winners Help Reduce Water Waste, Build Better Furniture, Reduce Obsoletism

by Caitlin Kauffman The Finite Faucet — winner of the Best Use of the Autodesk Fusion 360 Tool — is geared to help public restroom faucet users learn how to wash their hands correctly while reminding users of their impact on the environment. | Image credit: Cradle to Cradle Product …

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Architectural Fantasy and Social Reality: Two Types of Floating City

by Abdelbaseer A. Mohamed   Many architects have come up with innovative concepts of future utopian cities, some of which are related to smart, sustainable, and bio-tech innovation. However, it is not clear at the moment whether these cities can really address the challenges of tomorrow’s world, or if they are …

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New ASU center will advance biomimicry education and research

The new Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University is designed to accelerate biomimicry education and research. by Mike Hower Global biomimicry innovation consulting firm Biomimicry 3.8 announced today it has partnered with Arizona State University — one of the largest universities in the world by student population — to launch the Biomimicry Center, …

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Biophilia grows in Silicon Valley

The Central and Wolfe development in Sunnyvale by Molly Miller So, you are at work at your Silicon Valley tech company and you have to go to the quarterly All Hands meeting. Do you grab a shuttle and go offsite to the nearby fairgrounds for the meeting? Or head to the …

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MCAD Offering Free Online Biomimicry Design Course

by Caitlin Kauffman The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has partnered with to offer a free, open online course called, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. The course is an introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework that studies nature’s best design ideas to help us solve our own design challenges. …


2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Offering $100K to Nature-Inspired Solutions to Global Food Challenges

On Tuesday, the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announced that the latest Biomimicry Global Design Challenge — an annual competition that invites people around the world to address critical sustainability issues using nature as a guide — is now accepting entries for commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to …


European Startup Has Developed Biomimetic Solution for Safe, Antimicrobial Plastics

Parx Plastics, a Dutch-Italian bio-innovator in antibacterial plastic technology, is launching its first ready-to-use Saniconcentrates™ for manufacturers in Europe and the US to safely create self-sanitizing products with an antibacterial property of up to 99 percent within 24 hours*. Parx says its technology is the world’s first solution to offer …

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Exposición Darwin, con la colaboración de Biomimicry Mex

Darwin: Apto para todas las especies hasta septiembre 21 en el Museo de San Ildefonso. A través de experimentar las maravillas observadas por el científico inglés en su histórico viaje por Suramérica y las Islas Galápagos (1831–1836), comprenderemos en esta exhibición, cómo su controversial teoría de la selección natural permite explicarnos …