Tag Archive: Biophillic design

Insect Vision Contact Lens

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This bug-inspired lens breakthrough from Ohio State University was developed by associate professor of bio-medical engineering and ophthalmology, Yi Zhao, combines the wide angle properties of insect vision with the depth-of-field capabilities of a human… Continue reading

Superhydrophobic Nano-Coating

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Moisture is the root cause of almost all mechanisms that damage mineral building materials. The porous nature of mineral substrates soaks up the water containing contaminants via capillary suction.   This can potentially damage… Continue reading

Robotic Plant

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2013 Barbara Mazzolai Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa Plants could soon have robotic counterparts. Barbara Mazzolai from the Italian Institute of Technology and colleagues are creating a system that mimics the behaviour of roots. The… Continue reading

Butterfly-Wing Electronics

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Eijiro Miyako                                                              … Continue reading

Concerete Healing Bacteria

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2010 BacillaFilla University of Newcastle, UK Researchers at the U.K’s University of Newcastle have created a new type of bacteria that generates glue to hold together cracks in concrete structures — that means… Continue reading