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The goal was to cut out the extremely loud claps that occurred when Japan's bullet train emerged from tunnels. Engineers looked toward the kingfisher, which dives seamlessly into water. A nosecone designed after the bird's beak solved the issue.

Nature-Inspired Innovation: 9 Examples of Biomimicry in Action

The goal was to cut out the extremely loud claps that occurred when Japan's bullet train emerged from tunnels. Engineers looked toward the kingfisher, which dives seamlessly into water. A nosecone designed after the bird's beak solved the issue.

A perfect example of good architecture not in a building:: Zaha Hadid Designs a Superyacht for shipbuilding company Blohm+Voss, reaching 128 meters in length, and a supporting structure resembling the organic ecosystem below. The form appears dynamic, resembling the flow of water. Paired with the clear, clean, and white coated aesthetics, this yacht fits right in with the water in which it glides across.

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A perfect example of good architecture not in a building:: Zaha Hadid Designs a Superyacht for shipbuilding company Blohm+Voss, reaching 128 meters in length, and a supporting structure resembling the organic ecosystem below. The form appears dynamic, resembling the flow of water. Paired with the clear, clean, and white coated aesthetics, this yacht fits right in with the water in which it glides across.

Wing of a dragonfly, detail: Photography by Rolf Müller The wing shows a interesting structure: there are cells with a certain angle (120° and 90°). look up Fibonacci's Fractals

Wing of a dragonfly, detail: Photography by Rolf Müller The wing shows a interesting structure: there are cells with a certain angle (120° and 90°). look up Fibonacci's Fractals

Excellent, sophisticated presentation.  However suggestions of how the project might be explored in more depth isn't evident.  Is there a 'journey' to be had here?

Excellent, sophisticated presentation. However suggestions of how the project might be explored in more depth isn't evident. Is there a 'journey' to be had here?

In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.

In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.

An excellent example of applied biomimicry, Magnolia explores marrying the concept of “kangaroo care” with the common incubator in order to prevent a variety of infant disorders while promoting health and well-being post birth.

An excellent example of applied biomimicry, Magnolia explores marrying the concept of “kangaroo care” with the common incubator in order to prevent a variety of infant disorders while promoting health and well-being post birth.

The Biggest Sharks in the World: Nightmares Beneath the Waves

The Biggest Sharks in the World: Nightmares Beneath the Waves

Though most attacks are not fatal, tiger sharks' strategy is to dwell along shallow reefs, harbors, and canals, where they have ample opportunity to encounter unsuspecting humans. The tiger shark falls second to the great white on attacks towards humans.

Nice quote from Frank Lloyd-Wright from the Mother Nature Network web page.

Mother Nature's Pop Science Guide to Cycling [Infographic]

Nice quote from Frank Lloyd-Wright from the Mother Nature Network web page.

AS Art Exam: Paintings of Decaying Fruit 98%

AS Art Exam: Paintings of Decaying Fruit 98%

Based on the AS Art exam topic suspension, these paintings depict a still life of rotting fruit & vegetables hanging from nails in the art room wall