Comments on: The Best of Biomimicry http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/04/14/the-best-of-biomimicry/ Aligning Execution With Strategy Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:11:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: wildsage2 http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/04/14/the-best-of-biomimicry/#comment-1366 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:48:25 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2424#comment-1366 Apparently lotus flower leaves are never dirty due to finely dispersed wax crystals on the leaf surface. This has been applied to roof tiles that don’t soil and self cleaning wall paints (great for kitchens). Similar extracted proteins are being applied to cosmetics, dirt doesn’t adhere to skin or hair (Puricare and Purisoft). Benefits of biomimicry are making it into their marketing.

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By: Gretchen Lindquist http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/04/14/the-best-of-biomimicry/#comment-1365 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:53:09 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2424#comment-1365 My dad came down with a C-diff infection during his final stay in the hospital. He would be pleased to know that there is a way to prevent such infections.

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By: Timo Elliott (@timoelliott) http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/04/14/the-best-of-biomimicry/#comment-1364 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:05:30 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2424#comment-1364 Another recent article on how the recent bed bug scourge may one day be defeated by recreating the key characteristics of bean leaves: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/science/earth/how-a-leafy-folk-remedy-stopped-bedbugs-in-their-tracks.html?_r=0

And a slighly different but related point: evolution has a long time to get to the “right solution”, but we can copy the process as well as the result, eg. this Tim Hartford reference to Unilever using evolution techniques to optimize a nozzle: http://www.futurelab.net/blogs/marketing-strategy-innovation/2012/06/god_complex_and_importance_tri.html?quicktabs_2=2

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By: Sarith http://jonathanbecher.com/2013/04/14/the-best-of-biomimicry/#comment-1363 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:11:40 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=2424#comment-1363 Wonder how close we are to mimicking the firefly to light our homes and offices or…. Vegas :)

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