biomimicry

A tidal turbine inspired by the swimming of fishes

Research inspired by 3.8 billion years of living R&D Biomimicry is a fast-growing approach, at the heart of the breakthrough innovation strategies of research centres, large companies and start-ups, on many subjects, including the energy transition. The approach makes it possible, in particular, to break out of the

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neem

Innovation in medicines: inspiration comes from nature

Morphine and codeine painkillers, taxol (anticancer), artemisinin (antimalarial) or aspirin... All these drugs have the particularity of having been discovered in plants or being derived from them. In fact, even today, as for millennia, the environment still provides us with most of the compounds that enable us to treat ourselves. To identify

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biomimicry

New chameleon-colored skin implants

Biological tissues have complex mechanical properties that are difficult to reproduce with synthetic materials. An international team has succeeded in producing a biocompatible synthetic material that behaves like biological tissues and changes colour as it deforms, like the skin of chameleons. They promise materials

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Floods

Floods: Bacteria to the rescue to build dykes

While the floods currently affecting parts of the country are disrupting the landscape and causing damage amounting to hundreds of millions of euros, the need for dykes is felt more than ever. A Lyon-based company is experimenting with a revolutionary process based on biomimicry: using bacteria to create a new type of dyke.

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Conus Textile

In search of the algorithms of the living

There is a tendency to oppose the artificial and technological world of algorithms to the natural and biological world of life. And yet, nowadays, algorithms have become indispensable for studying the complexity of living things. Hence the growing importance of computer tools, exacerbated by the proliferation of data: witness, sequencing

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bioeconomy

Bioeconomy: it's everyone's business!

Here we are! The BioRESP Forum opens its first edition this Thursday, June 1st. A high point for this new framework and dialogue tool that aims to collectively anticipate the reconfigurations of society and value chains that the bio-economy will bring about. All stakeholders, consumers in

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biomimicry

Biomimicry: nature is 4 billion years of R&D

The entire community of biomimicry players, as well as the curious and those who want to discover how the world is changing, met in Senlis on 1 and 2 July, under the auspices of Ceebios, France's leading development centre for this cutting-edge sector. Biomimicry at the forefront

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biomim'expo

Biomimicry exposed for the first time

Biomim'expo will take place on July 1st and 2nd. For the first time, the project is launched to gather on the site of Ceebios in Senlis all the actors who are interested, or already working, in bio-inspired approaches. For a great participative and collective meeting around biomimicry, in a hybrid atmosphere between universities and research centres.

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vertigo robot

VertiGo: the robot that makes us climb to the ceiling

Student engineers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich developed a robot that can roll over walls using mobile aerial propellers at the request of Disney Research Laboratories. It is called VertiGo. A very light four-wheeled robot with a strong grip, propelled by a mobile aerial propeller.

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biomimicry

New promoters of bioinspired inventions

The year 2015 has been marked by events to show the advantages of biomimicry for the industry. The next biodiversity law, which will be discussed in January in the Senate, should strengthen the impetus in this area. Stakes and prospects. "It is not up to nature to produce like our factories, it is up to our

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