Biolytix water filterBiolytix Water Australia Pty Ltd
Water filtering system cleans without chemicals
Morphotex structural colored fibersTeijin Fibers Limited
Colored fibers and fabric without chemical dyes
Grooves gather waterthorny devil
Grooves on spikes of thorny devil lizard provide drinking water by drawing condensed dew to mouth by capillary action.
Organisms capture radiationblack fungus
Melanin pigments in black fungi harness energy for metabolism by scattering/trapping photons and electrons from ionizing radiation.
Carotenoids create yellow colorAmerican goldfinch
The feathers of the American goldfinch appear yellow in color due to carotenoids.
Layers create multihued appearancebeetle
Carapace of beetle appears multihued because of ultrathin layers in a corkscrew orientation.
Wing scales cause light to diffract and interfereMorpho butterflies
Wings of Morpho butterflies create color by causing light waves to diffract and interfere.
Folds allow efficient leaf deploymentplants
Leaves of plants maximize time exposed for photosynthesis by using various packaging schemes to fold the large leaves within the buds so they can begin photosynthesizing upon deployment.
Thylakoidal system transports folded proteinsplants
Thylakoids of plants and cyanobacteria are able to transport folded or malformed proteins across tightly sealed membranes via a protein translocation system.
Flexibility encourages twisting, not bendingbanana
The stems of banana leaves twist rather than bend when pushed sideways because of their torsional flexibility.