Head protected from minor impactscassowaries
The head of cassowaries may be protected from impact as they traverse dense forest thanks to a foam-like 'helmet' with keratinized covering.
Downtown CondosSweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co Architects (&Co)
Flexible, adaptable apartment building
COMOLEVI Forest CanopyLofsee Co, Ltd.
Shading structure that shades as trees do
Ribbon-like roots absorb moistureTaeniophyllum orchid
The roots of Taeniophyllum orchids absorb moisture efficiently via flat, ribbon-like shape.
Artificially directed biomineralization of bone nanostructureNanotope
Electrolysis of waterVincent Artero, et al.
Hydrogenase enzymes that are more life-friendly
HotZone radiant heater using IRLensSchaefer Ventilation
Using reflection of radiant energy, heater focuses heat on area below its source
Polymer nanocomposite materialUniversity of Michigan, College of Engineering
Nacre composition and synthesis to produce ultrastong and stiff materials
Carbon sequestering TecEco Eco-CementsTecEco Pty. Ltd.
Cement mixing process sequesters carbon in a neutral and strength-enhancing way
Lab-on-chip pharmaceutical synthesisRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Microfluidic cellular synthesis of heparin
JoinloxJoinlock Pty. Ltd.
Mechanical method for joining components
Concentrated solar plantMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Optimal arrangement of solar array mirrors based on Fibonacci spirals.
Elf Shelter Rainwater CollectorDrew Withington
Giant leaf shaped rainwater collector built using recycled wood.