Design

Borrowing inspiration from the scaly exterior of a snake could help improve the function of a range of industrial products.
From Coca-Cola to a range of upstarts, researchers seek better ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials.
From gripping an object on an assembly line to navigation modeled off of animals' built-in sonar, nature offers an array of enviable features for robotics researchers.
You thought open source innovation was only for high-tech titans such as Tesla and Google? Think again.
How a student in Zurich is repurposing the goriest of agriculture waste to forge a new class of "protein fibers." (Hint: it's not a task for the squeamish).
For oil and gas companies, any failure to meet environmental rules can bring massive costs. That's why preparation has such a high ROI.
With $1.1 trillion in total asset backing, the Chemical Footprint Project could be poised to do for toxic materials what water and carbon footprinting have done for conservation and emissions.
Biomimicry 3.8 co-founder Janine Benyus reflects on the launch of a pilot program with carpet maker Interface to see if a factory can generate the same ecological benefits as a forest.
A new roundup of 100 top green innovations spotlights a shift away from premium-priced sustainability solutions toward products and projects with bigger potential.