Tuesday, October 29, 2013

notes, suggestions, and sites from today's class


"reading(*viewing) for this week:
http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/mel-chin

shaping water without the cup:
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/water-squishes-stable-shapes-no-container-required

how the Brain and dendrites work better than and should inspire our greatest computers
http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38060/title/Cortical-Computing/







"Dendrites—the branches that cover a neuron’s cell body—were once believed to function primarily as signal conductors, relaying information between nerve cells. Recent evidence has suggested that dendrites can also respond to stimuli, but it was unknown whether action potentials generated by dendrites were integrated into the signals that the neuron sent to receiving cells. Researchers have demonstrated that dendrites had electrical responses, or dendritic spikes, to visual stimuli in vivo and that these spikes enhanced the output of the neuron. Their work was published this week (October 27) in Nature." - see more at:  http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38060/title/Cortical-Computing/



cooling and heating:
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/material-looks-cool-while-heating

articles of interest:  biomimicry fuel:
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/37587/title/Biofuel-Mimicry/

Resources for your Biomimicry Research

http://www.asknature.org/

http://biomimicry.net/


http://biologicalsystemscourse.blogspot.com/2012/11/biomimicry-solutions-inventions-of-fall.html

mushroom burial suit
http://biologicalsystemscourse.blogspot.com/2012/10/mushroom-burial-suit.html

http://biologicalsystemscourse.blogspot.com/2013/10/biomimicry-project-examples.html

 the story of stuff (posted a year ago by another student)  http://biologicalsystemscourse.blogspot.com/2011/10/materials-story-of-stuff.html



Images of quality work:
http://biologicalsystemscourse.blogspot.com/2011/11/home-dew.html



being visual and selling a concept:
http://biologicalsystemscourse.blogspot.com/2011/11/green-patriot-posters-this-is-visual.html


biomimicry install suggestions:
http://biologicalsystemscourse.blogspot.com/2013/10/biomimicry-project-examples.html



swarm robotics at work:
http://biologicalsystemscourse.blogspot.com/2011/10/videos-for-biomimicry-project.html



Cleo and Joshua:
for Joshua and structures:

 http://www.sciencebuzz.org/museum/object/2001_04_paddlefish_skull_polyodon_spathula














For Cleo: it was the fish i was thinking of - but basking sharks do the same:



 Doesn't mean we shouldn't love the Basking shark:




http://www.asknature.org/strategy/98b5b412f2c7129587e3152f486a3122




 

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