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This Weblog stores current and past issues of the BioInspired! Newsletter (formerly the Biomimicry Newsletter).
August 2005 Newsletter (Issue 3.2) - Special Costa Rica Workshop Edition
image: Janine Benyus and Dayna Beaumeister Costa Rica Biomimicry Workshop 2005
Bumblebee Waggle Dance brought to you by NOVA
Online Dances with Bees
A fabulous interactive PBS website
upper right image: Ted Hooper
Anthidium manicatum copyright©2005 Cirrus Digital Imaging
Caltech site of Biophysical and Biomechanical Adaptation and Bioinspired Engineering
The evolutionarily developed adaptive properties of organisms, both plants and animals, are based upon physical principles and properties as well as upon chemical principles and properties. Studies of these biophysical and biomechanical adaptations are the evolutionarily based, ecologically relevant subfields of biophysics and bioengineering. There is much that is useful that we can learn from nature. Organisms form a huge natural library of well-tested, sophisticated approaches and, sometimes, solutions to many of the design and process problems faced by human engineers. Reverse engineering of natural systems can be highly instructive and informative.
Electronic Journal on Bioinspiration and Biomimetics
Call for papers: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
will focus on the study and distillation of principles
and functions found in biological systems that have
been developed through evolution, and application of
this knowledge to produce novel and exciting basic technologies
and new approaches to solving scientific problems.
February 2007 Issue will be covered in the International Symposium of the Center for Biologically Inspired Design, 2006
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