Data Stories: Inspiration from Nature
How the design of new technology can be inspired by animals or insects, plus comparing tree cover using image analysis.
- By Lindsay Stares
- December 6, 2017
The Benefits of Biomimicry
This video from Vox and design podcast 99% Invisible explains how Japanese “bullet” trains were redesigned based on characteristics from birds.
As The Washington Post reports, this tiny robot’s ability to change its shape for different purposes was inspired by a butterfly’s metamorphosis.
Tracking Tree Cover
The trees lining city streets affect local climate and can help control flooding. The MIT Senseable City Lab used image analysis to create these maps to track and evaluate tree cover in multiple cities around the world.
Lindsay Stares is a production editor at TDWI. You can contact her here.