Category Archives: material quantity

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.


Technical application:

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

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Honeycomb for stiff constructions

honeycombHoneycomb structures are natural or man-made structures that have the geometry of a honeycomb to allow the minimization of the amount of used material to reach minimal weight and minimal material cost.

Technical application:

composit materials, low weight constructions

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Gecko feet for car tires

geckoUsing design principles inspired by the nanoscopic hairs on the gecko, UC Berkeley researchers and colleagues have created a novel microfiber array which has very high friction but is not “sticky”.



Technical application:

car tires, drive on solar panels


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Hook fastener with up to 35 tonns / m²

klettblumeHook and loop fasteners have become commonplace features of both industry and households.



These fasteners are resistant to chemicals and can withstand a tensile load of up to 35 tonnes per square meter at temperatures as high as 800°C.

Technical application:

Metaklett is basically suitable for use in all areas that require easily opened but stable fasteners, for example air-conditioning and ventilation systems in building services engineering and automotive construction.

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Termites nest for ventilating skyscrapers

Termits use a smart way to ventilate their nest.

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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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