This is the Exhale chandelier, made by engineer and artist Julian Melchiorri. Each of its “leaves” contain algae, with the goal of purifying the air via photosynthesis in addition to providing a beautiful centerpiece. It was featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum at this year’s London Design Festival. Check it out here!
Check out the winners of the 2017 Global Design Challenge and all of their wonderful ideas! A very special congratulations to Team extrAction from Cal Poly who won 1st Prize in the Student Category.
This year the Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA) is hosting SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival on three separate nights across San Luis Obispo County. It will be from September 28-30th, 2017 in Pismo Beach, Los Osos and San Luis Obispo.
It features films full of hiking, climbing and biking around the most beautiful places in the world to continue promoting global activism. These award-winning films not only speak about environmental concerns, they inspire action towards change for a better planet. Click here for a full film lineup and more details on this event.
CPSLO Biomimicry Club members get a 20% discount on tickets and full film festival passes. The promotional code is filmpoly and tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-scenic-film-festival-tickets-36495347567
Check out this cool article about how the Komodo dragon could help inspire new antibiotics!
Could bio engineered rhino horns help curb poaching? Here is an interesting article on the controversial topic of synthetic rhino horns.
Here is a link to an interesting article about how wax worms could help us form new ways to biodegrade plastic!!
Here is a link to our weekly featured article on solar energy storage inspired by the internal structure of natural fern leaves.