Archive for biomimicry

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Mussel Power – New Self-Healing Sticky Gel

Via Eco | Interface

Calera: Making Cement The Way Coral Does

Mother of Invention

A very nice slideshow


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The Year in Biomimicry: How Beetles, Mantis Shrimp & More Inspired Innovation

See story on Greenbiz
Image: Katharina Fritsch via Matthew Marks Gallery

Sharklet technologies


“Since the discovery of bacteria, conventional thinking has led people to kill microorganisms to control them. Yet, overuse and abuse of antibiotics, disinfectants and other kill strategies have contributed to the creation of superbugs such as MRSA and others commonly found in hospitals and the general community. As biocidal approaches have made bacteria stronger, new strategies are needed to manage bacterial growth while contributing to an overall healthy environment to protect people. Such a solution may be found in Sharklet™.

Sharklet is a simple solution for a complex problem. The patented, microscopic pattern manufactured by Sharklet Technologies creates a surface upon which bacteria do not like to grow. The Sharklet pattern is manufactured onto adhesive-backed skins that may be applied to high-touch areas to reduce the transfer of bacteria among people. Sharklet Technologies is also developing Sharklet-patterned medical devices including a Sharklet Urinary Catheter to help reduce hospital-acquired infections.” From website: http://www.sharklet.com/technology/

Biomimicry: Copying our way to conservation

Biomimicry: Copying our way to conservation from HabitatSeven on Vimeo.