Modeling the front-end of the Shinkansen after the beak of kingfishers, which dive from the air into bodies of water with very little splash to catch fish, resulted not only in a quieter train, but 15% less electricity use even while the train travels 10% faster.

Modeling the front-end of the Shinkansen after the beak of kingfishers, which dive from the air into bodies of water with very little splash to catch fish, resulted not only in a quieter train, but 15% less electricity use even while the train travels 10% faster.

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Google Image Result for http://www.neublack.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/biomimicry.jpg  Biomímesis Biomimética Biomimicry

Google Image Result for http://www.neublack.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/biomimicry.jpg Biomímesis Biomimética Biomimicry

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Patterns in Nature - Wow - interesting how a pattern can bring out the depth in an object or landscape.

Patterns in Nature - Wow - interesting how a pattern can bring out the depth in an object or landscape.

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Nature is a great inspiration for intricate and harmonious design, which leads a project like Biomimicry by Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse to embody an exquisite quality. In emulating the patterns of animals with raw material from the earth, this artist has come to create a compelling collection of fine fashions.

Nature is a great inspiration for intricate and harmonious design, which leads a project like Biomimicry by Stefanie Nieuwenhuyse to embody an exquisite quality. In emulating the patterns of animals with raw material from the earth, this artist has come to create a compelling collection of fine fashions.

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Burr = Velcro Velcro is widely known example of biomimicry. You may have worn shoes with velcro straps as a youngster and you can certainly look forward to wearing the same kind of shoes in retirement.

Burr = Velcro Velcro is widely known example of biomimicry. You may have worn shoes with velcro straps as a youngster and you can certainly look forward to wearing the same kind of shoes in retirement.

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