You may already know the concept of a technical and biological cycle as a framework for the circular economy. For transitioning to a circular economy, the two main cycles are divided into smaller loops which show the processes that enable materials and products to stay in circulation or sagely biodegrade. We will have a closer look at how these cycles work with the help of the famous so-called butterfly diagram.
Let´s create together
For limiting climate change and the transformation to a more sustainable future, it is necessary to rethink consumption and production patterns and decouple well-being from environmental degradation. For that purpose, nearly everything needs to be redesigned in a more eco-friendly, life-supporting way. We use Biomimicry and Design thinking for that purpose.
How do we learn?
In the human brain, 100 billion nerve cells, also called neurons, communicate with each other. A neuron exists of a cell body and many extensions, named dendrites. There is also one longer extension, the axon. Electrical stimuli are received by the dendrites and transmitted to the cell bodies. The axons send them further to other neurons.
Superglue invented by nature
The Velvet worm can eject a fluid hunting slime that forms an entangling net to trap prey. After catching the prey the ejected adhesive is returned to the water and the fibers totally dissolve and newly regenerated fibers can be drawn from the dissolved fiber solution. So it is a liquid water-soluble superglue, isn`t that amazing?