If you havn’t read Biomimicry, I highly recommend picking it up. Either way, this moth-eye based innovation by a company called Autotype is a fine example of learning from nature. The material, known as Autoflex MARAG, is based on the nanostructures found in the eyes of night flying moths. It’s a natural light absorber that can be used to coat flat screen panels, preventing glare. (as seen on the excellent Z+Partners Blog)
Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com
TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.
Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.
Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.
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