the future of nature: inspiring designs
the future of nature: inspiring designs

Janine Benyus is a pioneer and champion of the highly influential biomimicry movement. She believes we can use nature's best ideas and processes to solve human problems and has introduced thousands to the concept.

Pump it up!

Would you still watch your favorite show if you had to cycle for an hour beforehand?

Blowing in the wind

How America and China are taking the lead in harnessing energy from wind power.

Solar solution

How designer Ross Lovegrove brought beauty to an everyday object.

Artificial intelligence

Will powerful new technologies radically alter our biological make-up?

Quiz: What weather are you?

Ice queen or ray of sunshine? Brave our quiz to find your weather personality.

Designer DNA

Should we be able to alter our genetic makeup? Share your views in our debate.

Small step for mankind

From cow waste to artificial glaciers, people are using creative ways to save the planet.

Animal robots

Animals like snails and cockroaches are inspiring state-of-the -art robotic designs.

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