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Natural Biophotonic Architectures: Complex Optical Effects and Bioimimetic Applications

Natural Biophotonic Architectures: Complex Optical Effects and Bioimimetic Applications

Forthcoming

Pramod Kumar, Kamal P. Singh
September 15, 2017

This book documents key developments in the field of complex optical effects in natural biophotonic architectures. It provides a model for inspiration, reviews the current state of the art, and describes and discusses challenges in understanding nature's capabilities to manipulate light. It...

Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves

Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves

Iain A. Anderson, Julian Vincent, John Montgomery
June 01, 2016

Biomimetics is the idea of creating new technologies abstracted from what we find in biology. Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves seeks that technological inspiration from the rich biodiversity of marine organisms. Bringing both a biological and engineering perspective to the...

Architecture Follows Nature-Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design

Architecture Follows Nature-Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design

Ilaria Mazzoleni
March 21, 2013

Applying Properties of Animals Skins to Inspire Architectural EnvelopesBiology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Using the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to instill a shift in thinking about the...

Biomimetics: Nature-Based Innovation

Biomimetics: Nature-Based Innovation

Yoseph Bar-Cohen
September 21, 2011

Mimicking nature – from science fiction to engineering reality Humans have always looked to nature’s inventions as a source of inspiration. The observation of flying birds and insects leads to innovations in aeronautics. Collision avoidance sensors mimic the whiskers of rodents. Optimization...

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