biomimicry

National Science Foundation
By modeling designs after concepts found in nature, engineers hope to create stronger buildings and more efficient innovations. Something as simple as flapping wings provides researchers with new insight into energy sources and its use.
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington is the first team from the Southern hemisphere to compete in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. They have made a series of video blogs which follow their progress in the lead up to the... Read More
energyNOW
Check out this new technology that has the potential to save our environment and solve our energy problems. An artificial leaf removes excess carbon from the air, and researchers can then use that carbon to make gasoline.
energyNOW
EnergyNOW! special correspondent Josh Zepps looks at how Ecovative Design is replacing materials made from synthetics with eco-friendly packaging made from mushrooms and agricultural byproducts.
National Science Foundation
Can bugs save the planet? Join host Lisa Van Pay, PhD (aka a scientist) as she explores exciting alternative energy research taking place around the country.
remineralize the earth, somma minerals, SIUC
This is idea if shared can make us all the hero/heroine for the world. The foundation from the ground up. 80% diversity occurs under ground. Every glacial period huge glaciers grind rock to a powder leaving thousands of pounds to enrich the soils... Read More
A sequestrated interface run in water at normal temperatures that evolves oxygen on one side and hydrogen on the other, which should be viably up and running in about 8 years. This should definitively defer use of coal, until it can be safely used... Read More
Planet Forward
Gary Dirks at Arizona State University’s LightWorks project seeks to capture the power of the sun. Building a multi-institution collaborative center that tries to harness the various ways sun can turn into energy, Dirks and his team hope to create... Read More
KQED/Quest
For years there's been buzz -- both positive and negative -- about generating ethanol fuel from corn. The Bay Area is rapidly becoming a world center for the next generation of green fuel alternatives. Meet the scientists investigating the newest... Read More
Planet Forward
Catch Secretary Steven Chu's solar panel announcement and his presentation at the White House's GreenGov Symposium. Also hear from Secretary Tom Vilsack and Janine Benyus (starting at 1:06), natural science writer and bio-mimicry innovation... Read More

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