Using nano-optics to mimic a butterfly wing creates an ink-free image that's brighter than a hologram and impossible to counterfeit.
A New York program is incubating bio-inspired technology by funding companies seeking to harness its genius.
Two technologies based on marine organisms offer hope for the growing problem of antibiotic resistant infections.
The 30x30 Nature Challenge is deceptively easy with big payoffs: Encourage your employees to spend 30 minutes a day outside for 30 days.
A brilliant, bio-inspired technical innovation has not been enough to ensure that Qualcomm's e-reader technology would gain a market foothold.
Creating products from bio-inspired ideas isn't easy, but three groups have found ways to bridge the development gap.
How has nature inspired innovators to solve the "last mile" problem for pedestrians?
The top 10 bio-inspired ideas of 2012.
Corporate sustainability pioneer John Elkington examines the movement to bring negative outputs to zero.
Step away slowly from the computer and go outside. Don't worry, you're still working. You're just outside.
Improving the design of our built environment can actually work for us at a deeply biological level.
What is a sustainability guy doing at a 3D software company? There's a natural fit.
A high-speed rail operator needed its trains to be faster and quieter. Its manager turned to owls and kingfishers for inspiration.
Companies have a strong role to play in pushing forward citizen apps for public good, a leading city innovation officer says.
Organizers LRN and frog set out to tackle business challenges in a new and innovative way over the course of a weekend. Did they achieve it?
Janine Benyus has shown time and again in her work on biomimicry that life creates conditions conducive to life. Here's how the business world could do that.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee opens the 2012 GreenBiz Forum by talking about how the city is rethinking innovation, sustainability, and its relationship with the business community.
It's time for the third annual Tommies, Tom McKeag's pick of the top 10 bio-inspired innovations of 2011 -- and a look at the lessons that Namib desert beetles, crickets, Mantis Shrimp and...
Startup company AguaVia thinks it's found a solution to the world's looming water crisis that offers much more than a drop in the bucket.
Two sessions during day two of the GreenBiz Innovation Forum explored how to take nature's principles and put them to work on solving problems ranging from packaging to HVAC.