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How a desert beetle make self filling water bottles possible

WebEcoist  Oceanic Biomimicry: 13 Designs Inspired by the Sea

Oceanic Biomimicry: 13 Designs Inspired by the Sea

Oceanic Biomimicry: 13 Designs Inspired by the Sea ⬆ Selected by Atelier Avec Vue

Air is continuously drawn from this open space by fans on the first floor. It is then pushed up vertical supply sections of ducts that are located in the central spine of each of the two buildings. The fresh air replaces stale air that rises and exits through exhaust ports in the ceilings of each floor. Ultimately it enters the exhaust section of the vertical ducts before it is flushed out of the building through chimneys.

BIOMIMETIC ARCHITECTURE: Green Building in Zimbabwe Modeled After Termite Mounds

The Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, is a shining example of biomimicry. This naturally cooled green building, designed by architect Mick Pearce, models its ventilation system on the cooling system used by African termites in their giant mounds.

IKEA develops flat-pack refugee shelters with UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for disaster relief that lasts much longer than current refugee tents.

IKEA develops flat-pack refugee shelters with UN Refugee Agency

IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing IKEA Refugee Shelter – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Wing scales diffract and scatter light: Morpho butterflies - Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature, industrial design

Wing scales diffract and scatter light: Morpho butterflies - Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature, industrial design

The stenocara beetles lives in the Namib desert, microscopic hydrophilic bumps cover their backs and their forewings have developed to be hydrophobic. Each day in the morning fog water droplets form on the beetle’s back (water loving surface) and slide down the forewings (water hating surface) towards the mouth. Using this mix of hydrophobic and hydrophilic textures more effective fog-catchers can be built in desert regions to generate clean freshwater supplied and even self-filling water

The stenocara beetles lives in the Namib desert, microscopic hydrophilic bumps cover their backs and their forewings have developed to be hydrophobic. Each day in the morning fog water droplets form.

WarkaWater Tower, harvests water through condensation.  Scale down and use for generating gardening water.

Brilliant WarkaWater Towers Collect Drinking Water from Thin Air in Ethiopia

Italian designer Arturo Vittori has unveiled the WarkaWater Tower, a revoluntionary new way to collect clean drinking water in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. The artist was inspired by a recent trip to a remote village in northeastern Ethiopia is

A Racing Stripe Darkling Beetle has surface structure harvesting water vapor from fog.

A Racing Stripe Darkling Beetle has surface structure harvesting water vapor from fog.

Now a few plants and creatures living in extreme environments have inspired scientists to design a new material that can pull water out of thin air. Acc...

Now a few plants and creatures living in extreme environments have inspired scientists to design a new material that can pull water out of thin air.

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