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<h3 style="color: white;">Your browser does not have javascript enabled. You must enable javascript to make use of all the features on Ask Nature.</h3> Honeybees use a consistent process to land smoothly on many surfaces and orientations. How might this process help us automate smooth transitions for our own vehicles? Specialized feather shapes allow owls to fly without creating turbulence or noise.

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Insects - Insecta - Details Animal / pathogenAspergillus flavus infects Insecta Animal / pathogenAspergillus fumigatus infects Insecta Animal / pathogenAspergillus niger infects Insecta LEED Know we're back! We know. "In The Know" took a several week long — unannounced — hiatus. Interesting Examples Of Crowds And Signs Photography Photography is very interesting thing, you can capture the moments of your or others life and can enjoy it after wards too. Today i have collected the interesting examples of crowd and signs photography. I hope you will enjoy this collection, if you start browsing them in details you will feel the moment captured by the photographers. I have tried to collect the interesting ones if you know any amazing example of crowd and signs photography too i would like to include that in list. So don’t forget to mention it by commenting.

Biomimicry NYC » Crafting the Ultimate Post-Industrial Design Brief Using Biomimicry By Adiel Gavish “What the industrial age has done is take life away from the planet and turn it into goods and services,” Paul Hawken stated at the 2014 VERGE Conference in San Francisco this past December. The annual event put on by Joel Makower, a former Biomimicry 3.8 Board Member and brings corporations and entrepreneurs together around the convergence of energy, buildings and transportation technologies which will “…enable radical efficiencies and huge opportunities.”

Reimagining City Life: One Startup's Vision of the Future The Global Innovation Series is supported by BMW i, a new concept dedicated to providing mobility solutions for the urban environment. It delivers more than purpose-built electric vehicles — it delivers smart mobility services. Visit or follow @BMWi on Twitter. From New York to Shanghai, one can quickly become irritated by the flaws and inefficiencies of city living. That's why the Manhattan-based team at Urbanscale exists — to improve urban designs "with a human-centered orientation" in order to better the quality of the urban experience in cities across the globe. The startup was founded in 2010 by Adam Greenfield, who previously worked as head of design direction for service at Nokia and the user interface design and lead information architect for Razorfish's Tokyo office.

How do fireflies light up Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light. The cells contain a chemical called luciferin and make an enzyme called luciferase. Green Book Live MCS is an independent UKAS accredited quality assurance scheme assessing microgeneration products and installers against robust quality, performance and safety criteria. Products and installers must be MCS certified to be eligible for UK government financial incentives (including Feed-in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive). Apply for MCS certification Our technical experts can conduct the widest range of MCS assessments of any Certification Body. We certificate products and installers for solar PV, heat pumps, biomass, micro-CHP, solar thermal, wind turbines and pitched roof mounting systems.

Mixed Vintage Memories by paul0v2 Mon, 03/28/2011 - 10:47 It's impossible not to get inspired by vintage design, photography, architecture and more. So I decided to mix things up on this post and get you that fresh inspiration you need, whether you looking to be inspired by shapes, colors, textures or overall design, you will find a memory that will touch you. 9th Annual Veracruz Biomimicry and Design Workshop – Biomimicry Institute For the past nine years, biomimicry enthusiasts have flocked to Veracruz, Mexico, each summer to learn about biomimicry in a beautiful setting. Isn’t it time you joined in on the fun? Registration for the 9th annual Veracruz Biomimicry and Design Workshop is now open. From July 8-18, join Biomimicry Institute staff and our affiliate partners at Universidad Iberoamericana and immerse yourself in the beauty of Veracruz State while learning about biomimicry with peers from all over the world. This introductory workshop is suitable for university students, educators, and other professionals. Please contact course instructor Raul de Villafranca for details and further information about the workshop at rauldevillafranca(at)

Sony Nextep Computer Concept for 2020 by Hiromi Kiriki In 2020 We Can Wear Sony Computers On Our Wrist Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that secondary devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen. Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. Earmarked for the year 2020, features like a holographic projector (for screen), pull-out extra keyboard panels and social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible.

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