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Jumping spider inspires improved vision sensor

from Inhabitat

These maintenance-free, self-watering plants use biomimicry to flourish indoors

Pikaplant Jars mimic Mother Nature, making a beautiful, self-watering plant display.

from Washington Post

Hibernation for humans may not be a pipe dream forever

Hibernation for space travel?


From pest to patent application | Engineer Live

Earthworm-Inspired Innovation Wins $10K Living Product Prize | 3BL Media

Biomimicry Thinking – ‘Tarantula Blue’ Now One Step Closer To Reality

from Co.Exist

This Cozy, Air-Trapping Wetsuit Is Inspired By Beaver Fur

The First Signs Of A Political Climate Change Consensus Are Appearing In Florida | Co.Exist | ideas + impact A new wetsuit material from MIT traps pockets of air in a fur-like pelt, keeping the wearer warm in the water. It works just like a beaver's fur coat, which was the rubbery material's inspiration.


Modeling the front-end of the Shinkansen after the beak of kingfishers, which dive from the air into bodies of water with very little splash to catch fish, resulted not only in a quieter train, but 15% less electricity use even while the train travels 10% faster.