July 2011

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Artificial Surface Inspired by Floating Seeds

Posted by on 04 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: biomimicry

Scientists from the Biomimetics-Innovation-Centre have developed a new anti-fouling surface based on a seed from a species of palm tree. “These plants have seeds which are dispersed by the ocean currents. As it is an advantage for these seeds to remain free of fouling to allow them to disperse further, we guessed they might have specialised surfaces we could mimic,” explains Katrin Mühlenbruch, a PhD researcher who is presenting this work at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference in Glasgow on the 4th ofJuly 2011.

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International Bionic Engineering Conference

Posted by on 02 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: biomimicry, events

The International Bionic Engineering Conference 2011 aims to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial development in a field that is rapidly growing and gaining recognition across many disciplines.
Boston, MA / Sept. 18 – 20, 2011