Fifty percent of all known plants and animals occur in tropical rainforests, which cover just six percent of the earth’s surface. This collection explores some of the strategies the rainforest and its critters use to survive. Some of these strategies are specific to living in this tropical habitat, while others could be applicable just about anywhere.
What can we learn from how some of the rainforest’s millions of species has adapted to survival challenges? Explore these strategies and consider how emulating them in human designs could inspire new ways to cool and manage humidity in buildings, protect us from ultraviolet light, improve antibiotic effectiveness, focus light for more efficient solar panels and lenses, and more.Edit Summary