Butterfly wing scale photonicsUniversity of Cambridge NanoPhotonics Centre
From butterflies' wings to bank notes - how nature's colors could cut bank fraud.
Tubes 84 MattressSpaldin Sleep Systems
Hexagonal tube mattress made from green materials
JoinloxJoinlock Pty. Ltd.
Mechanical method for joining components
Inflatable Resilient Structures
Microfluidic silk assemblyMunich Technical University & University of Bayreuth
Microfluidic device creates spider silk
SMIT Solar IvySMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology)
Photovoltaic 'leaves' generate wind and solar power
Mucous cocoon protects from predatorsparrotfish
Glands of the parrotfish protect it from parasites and mask olfactory cues by secreting a mucous cocoon that surrounds the fish.
Scales provide penetrative protectionstriped bass
Scales on striped bass provide high resistance to penetration due to their double-layer structure.
Dome-shape protects nestovenbird
The nest of the ovenbird is a protective home because it is a dome made of mud pellets.
PureBond technologyColumbia Forest Products
Wood glue that doesn't use formaldehyde