If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Rainer Maria Rilke

From Soap to Cities: Designs Inspired by Nature

From Soap to Cities: Designs Inspired by Nature

Feb 27, 2013-- "Imagine this assignment, says Bill McDonough in a recent TED talk: Design something that makes oxygen, sequesters carbon, converts nitrogen into ammonia, distills water, stores solar energy as fuel, builds complex sugars, creates microclimates, changes color with the seasons, and self-replicates. Sound impossible?Well, nature's already completed this one. It's called a plant. And the fact that it does these things safely and efficiently is inspiring engineers and designers to reconceive the ways we manufacture such basics as soap bottles, raincoats, and wall-to-wall carpeting." (9938 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionThis fascinating TED talk shares more on Biomimicry. [more]



Quote Bulletin


The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 244,364 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Nov 27: Books on How to Lead a Meaningful Life (7,662 reads) Oct 31: 5 Ways Small Actions Have Huge Power (7,041 reads) Dec 6: Farewell Badger (5,637 reads) Nov 23: The Japanese Words for "Space" (3,510 reads) Nov 29: Living Simply in a Tiny Off-Grid Cabin (3,405 reads)

More ...