12 sustainable design ideas from nature | Janine Benyus



http://www.ted.com In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.

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34 thoughts on “12 sustainable design ideas from nature | Janine Benyus

  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    Very cool. Those sensors that prevent collisions maybe could be used with satellites orbiting the earth. There are, supposedly, thousands of them circling the planet, and some do crash into others creating 1000's of pieces that need to be tracked. Who gets that job? Not a fun job, but these sensors can eliminate his/her/its job…maybe. Of course, that would mean they a way was found to eliminate of those pieces that are already up there moving at high speeds.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    This was in 2007. So what happened? Did all this research get defunded when the economy crashed? We need these technologies now more than ever.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    Intelligent design is a fact I don't know how can Atheist think intelligent design is stupid when we have to copy the creation to make anything.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    This is nothing more than copying God's design–To think Nature can do this naturally, all by itself is absurd–God designed nature to do this. Nature is nothing more than God's creative design being applied thru programming of DNA, etc and Science is discovering that is in fact what is happening.

    Case in point–Scientists have found cells that can calculate geometry, and other forms of hard math and it is within the cells that is how your eyes can focus so well, the cells can do math–Scientists in London and MIT discovered this, I could go on but will stop now.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    The lessons were really nice… we should really step into learning FROM the nature, and not only about the nature …and then we would realise that there should be great consciousness behind all these miracles, who add data to matter!

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    How about medical treatments. Say in treating cancer … using nature to heal as opposed to chemotherapy and radiation; both which are toxic AND cause cancer. Oh yea, that does exist. The problem is, the corruption between the FDA, pharmaceutical companies, and big cancer dollars won't allow alternative treatments into the U.S. The cancer of corruption has metastasized throughout our entire medical system.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    2007 and we are getting further and further away from a more natural way of life. We are pretty much F**kd.
    Meaning of 'insanity' Using the same behaviour expecting different out comes.

    Love this Lady

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    Why all these great ideas and still afther 9 years almost no progress? Stil a great video.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    Its truly tragic how we have become literally blind to the truth, even when its staring right at our faces. The most intellectual of people, the scientists, the thinkers, the developers, the biologists, ALL of them see these scientific and design miracles performed by these creatures, solutions that are higher than an average man's intellect, let alone those meager creatures themselves, and they STILL refuse to admit that there is a Designer behind creation. They will do anything to escape from the word God, calling this with things like nature, life etc. How nature does this, how life does that. Well what IS nature? We need to wake up and recognise the One Being behind the intelligent and aesthetic design that we see all around us, and within us as well.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    The genius of the natural world…so difficult to avoid words like design, genius, plan. Time and chance, just a wonderful delusion of reality. So wise, yet we just don't get it.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    Whenever reckless resource plundering occurs, the possibility to explore natural assets diminishes accordingly.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    More impact-ful if you don't use all capitalization in the slides.  Some great questions posed, such as: "How does life make things?"

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    I am wondering how can people not see God's work in nature.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    You know what else would be a good idea for the self-cleaning surfaces? Cars.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    Many years ago, science began a new branch¬† named Cybernetics (nature¬īs imitation)! That new science was destroyed,¬† maybe for economics interests. It survived! Wonderful!

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    I am thrilled to have watched this I can't begin to say enough Janine Benyus hats off. I firmly believe we are the caretakers of the garden and you are on the threshold of doing just that. I am just so so… Humble thanks for everything you are doing.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    The robber barons arent going to like this(but yet this is 7 yrs ago) we thought we were smart in past i think not ¬†Now were being smart ¬† Just like im so mad at doctors in 1972 telling my mother it not good to breast feed here buy this formula ugh…..

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    This is inspirational. What we can learn from nature offers real hope for solving some of the intractable problems we face, such as using less energy, reducing pollution, living in harmony with the environment.

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  • September 25, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    Hmmm design…where did it come from?
    Thank you for pursuing what God has given us free of charge..
    Love you scientists… You just keep proving His existence.
    From the depths of the ocean to the tops of mountains life here on Earth has been given the ability to continue. Let's hope we continue to learn these lessons that intelligent people are now acknowledging.. 

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