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Video: Janine Benyus with 12 Sustainable Design Concepts Using Biomimicry

12 big ideas from biology that should inform all design and solutions to our problems - Janine Benyus 1. Self Assembly 2. CO2 as a Feedstock 3. Solar Transformation 4. The Power of Shape 5. Quenching Thirst 6. Metals without Mining 7. Green Chemistry 8. Timed Degradation 9. Resilience and Healing 10. Sensing and Responding 11. Growing Fertility 12. Life Creates Conditions Conducive to Life

Bioinspiration and Biomimicry in Chemistry: Reverse-Engineering Nature: Jean-Marie Lehn, Janine Benyus, Gerhard Swiegers: Books

Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.