- Himanshu Singh
Idea #10 - Biomimicry: Nature Inspires Design
Today we saw three youtube videos that spoke about biomimicry, and how our technological designs are rooted in the experiential forms of nature.
Biomimicry refers to the innovation that has been inspired by nature, such as - aeroplanes and helicopters get their structure through observing birds, and the shape of the bullet train has been inspired by the beak of the kingfisher.
The third video we saw was a ted talk by Suzanne Simard - an expert in the field of forestry and biomimicry. She spoke about her renowned discovery - how trees communicate with each other in a forest, and pass down carbon and nutrients to each other in times of need.
We have often thought of trees as competitive, but this discovery proved that they can recognise their kin, and help one another. This changes the way we view our environment, and creates a better ecosystem for all of us.
Links to the videos:
1. Design inspired by Nature -
2. The world is poorly designed, but copying Nature helps -
3. Nature's Internet: how trees talk to each other in a healthy forest -
Written By: Hetvi Kamdar
Curated By: Hetvi Kamdar