The Biomimcry Global Design Challenge’s first ever $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize has been awarded to a team based at the Ceres Regional Center in Chile called BioNurse. Their innovation presented a new method to protect seedlings and increase soil health, drawing inspiration from natural processes.
With a non-iridescent shade of their colour, which doesn’t change regardless of the angle you view it from, the blue tarantula represents a fascinating example of natural evolution. Furthermore, beyond being spectacular to look at, scientists and biomimicry designers now believe that the way in which the blue tarantula produces
A new innovation that enables the creation of healthier soils by retaining nutrients and preventing runoff from fields has won the first Living Product Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The $10,000 prize was awarded to the University of Oregon design team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Water is essential to all life, but many people in the world do not have access to a regular healthy supply. For example, in Ethiopia, only 44% of the general population can access safe drinking water, a figure that drops to under 35% in rural areas. As well as the
This Friday, Pew Research finds out what people really think of the sharing economy, NASA are using gecko tech and a chance to catch up on circular economy insight on the BBC and iTunes.
Material flows are becoming information flows. Here we will explore the implications for the circular economy.
The circular economy is inspired by living systems and one of the schools of thoughts that explores this model is Biomimicry. In this episode Michael Pawlyn explains why ecosystem thinking is key to a regenerative circular economy. Michael Pawlyn is director of the architecture practice Exploration and author of Biomimicry in Architecture This podcast
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we find out why technology companies like Google and Facebook are so interested in neural networks, look at the popularity of Tesla’s affordable electric car, the potential of micropower grids and much more…
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, peacocks demonstrate principles of biomimicry, Tesla announce their car for the masses and comedians poke fun at the scale of food waste in New York.
One thing the circular economy should not be confused with is some sort of perpetual gadget machine in which stuff is made and remade with nary a loss or impediment, with nothing new or unsullied: a place where eager businesses recover their products and magic them back to life for their customers with no waste.