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October 9, 2012

Biomimicry: Cutting Edge Design based on Nature

Biomimicry has been around a while. You might say we’ve been at it since the beginning of our consciousness.

Following animals to water sources, for instance. Shamans wore furs, skulls, bones of the animals whose powers they wished to harness. Once we tasted lightning-roasted nuts and fruits from the struck tree, we could never go back to just eating raw almonds or apples (or walnuts, or hazelnuts, or apricots, take your pick) so we had to figure out how to make that fire on our own.… Read the rest