Pulse: How Nature is Inspiring the Technology of the 21st Century by Robert Frenay (Paperback, 2006)
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- DescriptionBridges made with spider silk; ships that swim like fish; rubber as supple as a dragonfly's wing ...invations like these are at the forefront of the concept of 'the new biology'. A way of using nature as a model for human designs, the new biology is a growing force in many different fields, and will have ermous impact on the development of the twenty-first century. Companies like IBM, Volvo and AT&T are already exploring how we can learn from and use properties that exist in nature, and how to improve cost-efficiency by using concepts like 'design for disassembly', whereby each component of a product can be recycled at the end of the product's natural life. Waste products, too, are increasingly being used as raw materials, so one industry's rubbish is ather's power. Creating 'industrial ecologies' like these lies at the heart of the new biology: a new way of thinking for a new millennium. The essential introduction to this idea, PULSE is a fascinating look at how we might be living in the twenty-first century.
- Author BiographyRobert Frenay is a former Contributing Editor to AUDUBON magazine.
- Author(s)Robert Frenay
- PublisherLittle, Brown & Company
- Date of Publication07/12/2006
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLittle, Brown & Company
- Weight746 g
- Width150 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine42 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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