There are very few problems nature hasn’t already solved!
Dr. Dayna Baumeister, leading biomimicry expert and co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, will describe what’s new in the field of bio-inspired design and the promise of biomimicry to solve grand challenges while conserving life’s genius.
Introduction by Paul Cunningham, RTÉ Environment Correspondent.
6:45 p.m., September 7th, 2010
Please note change of venue to:
The Royal College of Surgeons,
123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
Biomimicry is a design discipline that seeks sustainable and life-friendly solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested ideas. Observing how a 45 ton humpback whale jumps has revolutionised turbines and propellors. Understanding how insects gather moisture in the desert is helping combat drought. Analysing spiders' has led to stronger, lighter and more durable fabrics.
Biomimics around the world are learning to adhere like a gecko, streamline car bodies like a boxfish, cool buildings like a termite, make fiber optics like a sea sponge, and run a business like a redwood forest.
Seating limited. Booking required before Wednesday September 1st at email@example.com Seating is on a first come first served basis.
Presented by The Heritage Council in celebration of International Year of Biodiversity.