Biomimicry by Janine Benyus
Another TED video for a Friday (click here to watch).
Janine Benyus gives a stirring overview of her work on Biomimicry – the art of nature-inspired technical solutions. Nature tends to work at ambient temperature, atmospheric pressure and without highly toxic materials, so there are some massive environmental gains to be made if we can copy natural processes.
Note: make sure you watch until the end as there is a false ending before she is given extra time to finish her talk.