Rhizomorphs distribute water between plantsmycorrhizal fungi
Rhizomorphs in mycorrhizal fungi maintain plant hydration by transporting fluid between the root systems of neighboring plants
Plant species diversity creates long-term stabilityprairie grasslands
Diverse plant species in prairie grasslands support a long-term, stable ecosystem because they exhibit complementary functionality.
eSkinPennDesign (Sabin + Lucia), UPenn School of Medicine (Jones Lab), Penn Engineering & Applied Sciences (Yang, Engheta, Van der Spiegel)
Adaptive, sensory building skins
Shark paintFraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Applied Materials Research IFAM
Coating that reduces drag and UV damage, and has other properties
Vibro-WindVibro-Wind; Cornell Mechanical Engineering (Frank Moon); Cornell Architecture (Kevin Pratt)
Harvesting wind without the turbine
Hornet electricityTel-Aviv University
Hornet energy inspires solar cell
Hydrophobic de-icingHarvard University (Aizenberg lab)
De-icing without chemicals
AkerminSaint Louis University's Shelley Minteer, Ph.D.
Bioelectrocatalysis: Batteries that run on sugar.
Self-healing Autonomous MaterialSchool for Engineering of Matter, Transport, & Energy
Damage-sensing, self-healing materials
Aquaporin membrane technologyAquaporin
Aquaporins separate water from fluids
Self-repairing ConcreteAdvanced Civil Engineering - Materials Research Lab at the Univeristy of Michigan
Flexible and self-repairing concrete to revolutionize infrastructure
Inflatable Resilient Structures