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    Pollinators of important crops are threatened with the challenges in the environment. Can robot drones help? Find out in this article about scientists developing prototype drones for artificial pollination.
  • Kate Nichols: Color By Nano
    Artist Kate Nichols longed to paint with the iridescent colors of butterfly wings, but no such pigments existed. So she became the first artist-in-residence at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to synthesize nanoparticles and incorporate them into her artwork. From the laboratory to the studio, see how Kate uses the phenomenon known as "structural color" to transform nanotechnology into creativity.
  • Video: How Does GPS Work?
    GPS (global positioning system) plays a very important role in all of our lives. From allowing you to see where you are on the planet, to helping you get to destinations quickly, GPS has evolved the way in which we live our lives.Find out how GPS works, some of the roles things such as our own atmosphere has in reducing the accuracy of GPS and also how general relativity effects GPS accuracy too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU_pY2sTwTA
  • Arduino Project: Project Hub. 107 Arduino projects for kids
    How can you adapt one of these tutorials to make something around the topic of Pollinators?
  • Article: For horseshoe bats, wiggling ears and nose makes biosonar more informative
    Researchers at Virginia Tech are gaining insight into just how important wiggly noses and ears are to bats and their bio sonar systems. Find out more in this short article. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/vt-fhb040417.php
  • Article: Listening to Nature: The Emerging Field of Bioacoustics
    Researchers are increasingly placing microphones in forests and other ecosystems to monitor birds, insects, frogs, and other animals. As the technology advances and becomes less costly, proponents argue, bioacoustics is poised to become an important remote-sensing tool for conservation. https://e360.yale.edu/features/listening-to-nature-the-emerging-field-of-bioacoustics
  • Article: Nature-Inspired Design- 10 Examples of Biomimicry
    Have you ever looked at a man-made structure that reminded you of something found in nature? If so, that probably wasn’t by accident, but by design. Biomimicry is an innovative approach to design that not only looks to mimic nature but also to build structures that are sustainable based on the best that our planet has to offer. Here are just ten glorious examples of biomimicry from around the globe.
  • Article: Potential 3D printing materials inspired by nature: Chitin, Graphene, Glass and Cellulose
    Potential 3D printing materials inspired by nature
  • Article: The best of biomimicry: Here’s 7 brilliant examples of nature-inspired design
    Sometimes the best solution to a problem isn’t alway the most complex, and, similarly, the best answer isn’t always a new one one. While us humans may just be getting our feet wet (relatively speaking) with ingenuity, the animal kingdom has millennia of evolutionary trial-and-error to learn from...
  • Article: The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?
    3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don’t take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it. Maybe our society friends the paper wasps have an opinion: let’s check in with them in this entry of The Biomimicry Manual. https://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-paper-wasps-teach-us-about-3d-printing/
  • Ask Nature: Biomimicry Lesson Resource
    Check out this Biomimicry resource by Ask Nature, a digital platform that connects innovators with the knowledge, ideas, and people that will enable them to imagine and develop circular and resilient solutions to society’s greatest challenges.
  • Interactive Tree of Life
    Interactive Tree of Life is an online tool for the display, annotation and management of phylogenetic trees. Explore your trees directly in the browser, and annotate them with various types of data. Find out more about ecology by exploring this interactive data visualization. https://itol.embl.de/
  • OneZoom Tree of life Explorer
    The tree of life shows how all life on earth is related. Each leaf represents a different species. The branches show how these many species evolved from common ancestors over billions of years. In our interactive tree of life you can explore the relationships between 2,235,362 species and wonder at 105,279 images on a single zoomable page. Find out how all life is interrelated by exploring this online ecology tool by OneZoom. https://www.onezoom.org/
  • Resource: Biomimicry design: Great examples
    How can woodpeckers help us to improve sports helmets?
  • Resource: Biomimicry Global Design Challenge
    The science is clear and so is our imperative. To reverse course, we need a new generation of innovators who know how to create human materials, products, and systems that are regenerative, circular, and generous to all species. Are you ready to learn how to design generously through the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge? Our challenge is this: Create a nature-inspired innovation (a product, service, or system) that aligns with one or more Sustainable Development Goals, outlined by the United Nations. https://challenge.biomimicry.org/en/challenge/global-design-challenge-2020
  • Resource: Lightweighting principles inspired by nature
    During her Synapse webinar, Lightweighting Models Beyond Bones, Biomimicry 3.8 co-founder and author Janine Benyus reviewed a set of twelve lightweighting principles inspired by the natural world. Now, we’ve turned that into an infographic as a quick and easy reference to how nature uses materials efficiently and creatively without compromising functionality.
  • Science Documentary : Electromagnetic Spectrum , a science documentary on forms of light
    Since all matter emits light, we can use infrared telescopes to see stars and dust in space that we would otherwise be unable to see.  And by viewing the color of the star, we can gauge its distance and its temperature. Find out more about forms of light in this science documentary by Science Round. Watch the YouTube video
  • Slide Show: Nature inspired architecture and cities: Futurist Architect Vincent Callebaut
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  • Video: Bats advancing human technology
    Bats are known for their bony wings and fast flight. Researchers at Brown University in Rhode Island are studying these characteristics to determine how bats can advance human technology.
  • Video: Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests
    The Nature Conservancy’s Indonesia program is using bioacoustics in Berau, where they will use forest sounds to understand how biodiversity changes with different land use types across East Kalimantan.
  • Video: David Dunn- Sonic weapon successful in bark beetle battle
    Forest scientists at Northern Arizona University, desperate to stop the massive devastation from bark beetle infestation, have recruited a powerful and unconventional force to fight this fierce little bug—Santa Fe musician and composer David Dunn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2YMw7Lx3Fo&feature=share
  • Video: Design Inspired by Nature
    What if we told you that the most powerful laboratory in the world doesn’t have any microscopes, safety goggles, or walls? When it comes to figuring out efficient solutions, no human lab can compete with nature. That’s because evolution and natural selection work like an experiment: as nature’s conditions change, designs can either succeed or fail. Nature is such a powerful lab because it can run millions of these evolutionary experiments simultaneously. And, just like labs, nature has a lot to teach us! Watch this video to learn how engineers draw inspiration from the natural strength of a glass sea sponge! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezd4AcC3uZ4&feature=share
  • Video: Professor David Dunn's Bark Beetle Patent (UC Santa Cruz)
    UC Santa Cruz music professor David Dunn has received a patent to help fight bark beetles ravaging Western forests, killing millions of trees throughout the West. Read more on his invention and solution. Find out more about this technology and art collaboration in this UC Santa Cruz video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0X9rhHH2Zg&feature=share
  • Video: The Innovators Using Nature's Design Principles for Green Tech
    Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this video Benyus explains the practice of biomimicry and what can be learned from the genius of nature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WjBvFwQpYU
  • Video: The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.
    Biomimicry-the design movement pioneered by biologist and writer Janine Benyus. She's a co-founder of the Biomimicry Institute, a non-profit encouraging creators to discover how big challenges in design, engineering, and sustainability have often already been solved through 3.8 billion years of evolution on earth. See real world application in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMtXqTmfta0
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