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How the Building Blocks of DNA Inspire the Future of Data Storage šŸ§¬

biomimicry data storage dna Nov 17, 2021

A single gram of DNA is capable of storing 215 petabytes (215 million gigabytes)... Could all your digital data be stored as #DNA? MIT engineering believes that Nature holds the questions to answers we yet learnt how to ask ... including how #Nature stores data. 

On earth right now, there are about 10 trillion gigabytes of digital data, and every day 2.5 million gigabytes of data is added. Much of this data is stored in enormous facilities known as exabyte data centres (an exabyte...

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Biomimicry Careers - Designing the Future of Work for the 21st Century šŸ’¼

biomimicry careers Sep 07, 2021

Hi Change Maker,

This article explores biomimicry careers, offers advice to biomimics-to-be on how to get started, and how we might design the future of work for the 21st century. This week I sat down with the Learn Biomimicry course creators, Claire Janisch and Jessica Berliner, to find out more. 

Claire Janisch and Jess Berliner - Kruger National Park 2020

Is biomimicry a career or methodology?

Biomimicry is both a methodology and a career. It's a profession for me because I made...

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5 Things that Biomimicry Brings to BioTech šŸ§¬

Today, information technology and biotechnology are two trends exponentially growing around the world. One can hardly fathom the wealth of knowledge and applications these two genres will bring to our futures, much like we could never predict the apps such as Uber and Airbnb in the 1980s. This article discusses the benefits that biomimicry can bring to biotechnology. 

What is Biotechnology:

Biotechnology (or biotech) is any innovation or technology that makes use of biological systems or...

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The Top 10 Best Biomimicry Examples of 2021 šŸ†

Hi there, Change Makers

Below is a list of our top 10 innovations inspired by nature for 2021 (so far ;). Each solution has an emerging biomimicry-based business. We look forward to seeing how they grow and evolve over time. 

This year’s Biomimicry Institute Ray of Hope Prize goes to Spintex, a spider-inspired silk company! Spintex has been awarded $100,000 to support their groundbreaking work, made possible by the generous support of the RCA Foundation. Huge...

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Why Biomimicry - The Big Picture Part 2


THE BIG PICTURE - SYSTEM DESIGN

Consider this: all the ants on the planet, taken together, have a biomass greater than that of humans. Ants have been incredibly industrious for millions of years. Yet their productiveness nourishes plants, animals, and soil. Human industry has been in full swing for little over a century, yet it has brought about a decline in almost every ecosystem on the planet. Nature doesn't have a design problem. People do. ” ā€• William McDonough, Michael...

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Why Biomimicry? The Big Picture Part 1

WHY BIOMIMICRY?  EXPONENTIAL CHANGE

In 2014 Forbes magazine published an article on the “Five Tech Trends that Can Drive Company Success” (Forbes)
The ability to innovate is a driver of productivity, competitiveness and prosperity. Innovation requires entrepreneurs to rethink and adopt new approaches in their business, and embracing new technologies and manufacturing opportunities can distinguish you from your competition. But what are some powerful tech trends that...

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Meet our Learn Biomimicry logo

biomimicry course logo nature Jan 11, 2021

We’re excited to launch our logo. It’s a whale’s tale combined with a book. It represents to us: - Nature as a living library; containing all the wisdom and inspiration needed for designing a world where all of life can thrive. It’s the simple, yet profound idea that nature is a source of extraordinary wisdom and genius, just like our libraries. 

"Radically disruptive ideas emerge from simple observation of the living world - transformative, surprising, yet...

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