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April Top 13: Biology-Inspired Design Finds

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Starting with Easter, color your eggs without artificial dyes by using produce, vegetable scraps, and spices

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Biodegradable vegetal leather “tanned” using chemical-free methods

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Fallen leaves make great compostable serving ware for that spring picnic

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Microbial manufacturing for making furniture is taking shape

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Bacteria can be a good thing, especially when it comes in this beautiful blue dye

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MushLume lamps are GROWN, not manufactured, from mushrooms, and they look good too

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Studying spiders to create synthetic silk, North Face and Spiber are testing the Moon Parka, and Bolt Threads has a silk tie

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We’ve seen Soy inks but we’d love to test these Algae inks

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Plan your next outdoor excursion with Hipcamp — the Airbnb for camping

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Inspired by the earth, these Criaterra tiles are as strong as concrete

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‘Packaging That Creates Its Contents’ helps people think about what the world would be like if packaging never created waste

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Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena the 3d printed Kinematics Dress shows what’s next in fabrics

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And why not shape our solar panels into trees create an urban oasis

 

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