Keep Cool and Speak Dolphin
The fluctuating, symphonic buzz of locusts, the splashing water of a nearby bathing robin, and the piercing beams of the sunshine remind me it’s July again in the Midwest. So what can humans learn about sustainably keeping cool from the three-tiered thermal regulation system of the bottlenose dolphin?
Butterfly Kisses and Solar Energy
The butterfly is just one of many insects and crustaceans that implement structural color. The butterfly’s structural color provides inspiration for efficient solar cells and could be expanded from solar cells to other photonics systems or even into the field of magnetics and optics. What else will Nature teach us in 2017?