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

Bionic application:

Further description:

http://www.iom3.org/news/natural-ventilation-buildings-based-termite-mounds?c=1358

 

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Sources:

http://www.iom3.org/news/natural-ventilation-buildings-based-termite-mounds?c=1358

Picture-sources:

http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/shanghai/shanghai-tower/

http://syedfahad92.wordpress.com/page/2/

 

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