Category Archives: losing material

use liana or an air-beam to conquer long distances

lianaTensairity® is a revolutionary light weight beam element developed by Airlight Ldt. The synergetic combination of an airbeam, cables and struts leads to this extraorditensartitynary light weight structure, using very low internal pressure but with the load bearing capacity of conventional steel girders.

 

 

 

 

 

Technical application:

huge constructions over long distances

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Desert beatle help us to harvest water

desertbeatleTo drink water, the S. gracilipes stands on a small ridge of sand using its long, spindly legs.

waterbottle

Technical application:

water bottles, tents for refugees, Steam Power Condensers, Refrigeration, Atmospheric Water Generation

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Termites nest for ventilating skyscrapers

Termits use a smart way to ventilate their nest.

termits_nest shanghaitower

 

 

 

 

 

 

A team of mechanical and civil engineers at Loughborough University, UK, hopes to construct buildings that can create comfortable living conditions by extending our use of renewable forms of energy. How so? By unlocking a few of the mysteries found in the termite mounds on the plains of Namibia, Africa.

Technical application:

Shanghai Tower

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