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The Progressive Engineer:

Nature Does It Best

by Karen Pickett-Woodland

image: Daniel Goldman's Sandbot walks on sand
-- credit: Goldman


CBS News Online

Scientists taking cues from nature to solve tech problems

ATLANTA, Jun. 20, 2006
by Greg Bluestein, Associated Press Writer

image: Marc Weissburg


Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine Online:

Back to Nature

by Neil B. McGahee

image: Marc Weissburg and Don Webster -- credit: Caroline Joe


Georgia Tech Reasearch News

Natural Solutions: Scientists and Engineers Collaborate to Apply Nature's Design to Human Problems

October 28, 2005
by Jane Sanders


Georgia Tech News Release:

Nature meets Technology at Georgia Tech Conference Scientists and Engineers Collaborate to Apply Nature's Design to Human Problems

by David Terraso


Georgia Tech News Release:

Researchers Look to Nature for Design Inspiration Scientists mimic everything from worm brains to fish jaws to create better technologies

ATLANTA May 15, 2006
by Megan McRainey


Georgia Tech News Release:

Decathlon ground breaking ceremony

Georgia Tech's Solar Decathlon Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place from 4-8pm on Friday, February 9, 2007 at the IPST Building on the corner of 14th Street and Hemphill. Come meet Georgia Tech's Solar Decathletes.

biomimicry defined

For Love of Insects

by Thomas Eisner

Love of Insects

"The bombardier is even able to fire forward over its back. It does this by bouncing the spray off a pair of skeletal reflectors that it manages to stick out from the tip of the abdomen at the moment of ejection. Ants are therefore at risk even if they scale a beetle's back."

Thomas Eisner

human plus nature

Ecological design transforms awareness by making nature visible. It awakens our sense of belonging to a wider natural world. Ultimately, it brings us home.

Sim Van Der Ryn & Stuart Cowan

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CBID is an interdisciplinary center for research and development of design solutions that occur in biological processes. Founded in 2005, It is one of more than 100 interdisciplinary research units funded at Georgia Institute of Technology