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Biomimetic Photodetector
2014-08-27 03:00:22

Jade Boyd, Rice University Rice lab uses CMOS-compatible aluminum for on-chip color detection Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does. The new device was created by researchers at Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) and is described online in a new study in the journal Advanced Materials. It uses an aluminum grating that can be added...

Butterfly Wing Color Changes In New Yale Research
2014-08-07 03:19:40

By Jim Shelton, Yale University Yale University scientists have chosen the most fleeting of mediums for their groundbreaking work on biomimicry: They've changed the color of butterfly wings. In so doing, they produced the first structural color change in an animal by influencing evolution. The discovery may have implications for physicists and engineers trying to use evolutionary principles in the design of new materials and devices. The research appears this week in the journal...

2014-04-22 23:15:45

April 22, 2014 – Bibliomotion is thrilled to announce the release of The Nature of Investing by Katherine Collins, founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Bibliomotion, books & media is proud to present The Nature of Investing: Resilient Investment Strategies Through Biomimicry by Katherine Collins. The book reunites investing with the real world through natural principles, transforming the investment process from the roots up. Readers will discover...

2012-12-19 05:01:49

Biotech Company, UV Technologies, LLC, is pleased to announce their ground-breaking technology, UV-Aid, has been added to AskNature.Org's list of biomimicry strategies to prevent air-borne diseases such as the common cold and flu. Fort Myers, Florida (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 Winner of the 2010 Earth Award, AskNature.Org is the online inspiration source for the biomimicry community. What exactly is biomimicry? Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a...

Robot Helps Researchers Understand Evolution Of Wings
2011-10-18 12:19:29

[ Watch the Video ] Scientists from University of California - Berkeley have built a six-legged robot to help gain a better understanding of the evolution of early birds and insects. The new study showed that the origin of wings may lie in animals that dwelled in trees rather than on the ground. The researchers said the flapping wings increased the speed of the running robot by 90 percent and also enabled it to climb steeper gradients, which would be important in the development of a...

2011-06-02 13:29:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BigSky Technologies LLC, announced the issuance of the first in a series of patents for their GreenShield® fabric finish technology. GreenShield is a new process for water-, oil-, and stain-repellency that replaces the conventional polymer-based chemicals with particle-based green nanotechnology, reducing the use of fluorochemicals by as much as 10 times. The proprietary technology covered by the patent represents a new...

2010-05-11 13:16:46

Bats' remarkable ability to "Ëœsee' in the dark uses the echoes from their own calls to decipher the shape of their dark surroundings. This process, known as echolocation, allows bats to perceive their surroundings in great detail, detecting insect prey or identifying threatening predators, and is a skill that engineers are hoping to replicate. A team of British researchers has worked with six adult Egyptian fruit bats from Tropical World in Leeds to record and recreate their...

2008-10-08 07:10:00

One hundred new "biomimic" ideas were unveiled on Tuesday by the U.N. Environment Program.  "A more fascinating horizon is opening up for the green economy," said Achim Steiner, head of the U.N. Environment Program.  The recent "biomimicry" project conducted by UNEP identified 100 new ideas from nature. The project showed that businesses are borrowing from nature for products ranging from sun creams derived from studying the edelweiss flower, to dirt-resistant surfaces inspired by...

2008-05-28 14:05:00

Some companies are starting to mimic nature to develop high-tech goods. A U.N.-backed report shows that whale hearts hold clues to making pacemakers, and lizard skins are showing how to cut friction in electrical appliances.Some of these advances could save companies hundreds of millions of dollars. The wings of desert beetles could improve water collection and the drought-resistant African "resurrection plant" indicates ways to store vaccines without refrigeration."Biomimicry is a field...

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.