Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Janine Benyus presents "Biomimicry", a design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's time-tested ideas. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies - essentially new ways of living - that are well-adapted to life on earth for the long haul. Biomimics around the World are observing geckos to learn how to adhere things together, boxfish for streamlining car bodies, termites for cooling buildings, sea sponges for designing new fiber optics, kelp for repelling microbes (without antibiotics), and redwood forests for learning how to run a business.

Festival: 2006

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