1) Tomorrow I will meet you at Popular Front: 12:30 (section C) 3:25 (section B)
555 First Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(My Cell - 612-26-6105)
2) For those of you who have posted your biomimicry examples - these are some of the best posts yet! Don't worry if you haven't gotten yours posted yet - you have time because I just made it part of this week's homework as well.
Choose a problem you'd like to solve, and find or imagine an example of biomimicry as the solution.
thank you to section B for letting me finish the lecture (in the dark).
For those of you needing a re-view, you can find the lecture on the blog:
Links and resources are listed on the last slide, but here they are as hyperlinks
and some new ones:
Bee's are faster than super computers --> http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-10/bees-beat-computers-ability-solve-complex-math-problem
Design bloom has a few articles on this --> http://www.designboom.com/contemporary/biomimicry.html
and blog listed: (not including the sites listed under the images)
• Janine Benyus shares nature’s designs (ted talk)
• Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action
• Biomimicry Institute: http://www.biomimicryinstitute.org/
• Ask Nature http://www.asknature.org/
• People’s ideas and inventions (list of articles) – posted by readers : http://en.wordpress.com/tag/biomimicry-ecology/
• Robert Full on engineering and evolution
•What Business Can Learn About Sustainability from Sea-Monkeys By Marc Gunther October 20, 2010
• INSITUTE FOR GREEN CHEMISTRY: http://www.warnerbabcock.com/
•New sensor derived from frogs may help fight bacteria and save wildlife - -Sensor uses frog peptides to test for drug and medical device contamination (Oct. 19, 2010) Chris Emery firstname.lastname@example.org
• 15 of the “coolest” examples of Biomimicry: http://brainz.org/15-coolest-cases-biomimicry/
• Biomimicry http://rachellaing.blogspot.com/2010/02/biomimicry.html
• What it Biomimicry: http://www.utopiacrowd.com/2009/01/18/what-is-biomimicry/
• Biomimicry Architecture: http://langlor.com/blog/biomimicry-architecture/
• Pistol Shrimp: http://pistolshrimp.wordpress.com/category/ideas/page/5/
3. I'll be sending you the homework later tonight, and have your grades to you - between tonight an wed morning.
Later than i wanted to - but it's in progress.
I did something really dumb - if mustard doesn't smell right, don't eat it. I feel really ill :( regardless, i will be there tomorrow for our new adventure! (though, i might still be a little green) I've been out for the count for the past few hours - after 8 or so. Rule of thumb - if it's been in the fridge for over 2 months, get rid of it. Botcholism is no body's friend.
I do believe I mentioned to at least one group what a great idea it would be with "timed degridation" that the container would start to decompose - or give you warning when the contents started to become "something new" / bacteria........ Perfect example as of why.
see - this looks like normal mustard, but inside lurks something sinister.
4. Another fun topic - Voting! this is probably your first election, and a great time to get your first ballot under your belt. If you're concerned about the cost of education, the arts, government policies that affect the people - here's your chance to take a stand. If you don't vote, you can't complain.
Many of my students as first time voters have questions - such as - "Who do i vote for?"
you can use this link to help you:
how about 'where do i go to vote?" - the league of women voters can help you, and help you see the ballot before you get to the polls
take care and see you tomorrow!