biomimicry

PAXScientific's Streamlining Principle

The Streamlining Principle As a naturalist with the Australian Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Jay Harman developed a fundamental understanding of flow geometries by observing the patterns of ocean and air currents. He repeatedly encountered the impressive effectiveness and energy efficiency of natural fluid flow, and discovered that these systems share common geometries.

How would nature do it?

TERRA video of a presentation by Jay Harman with visuals by Michael Green on biomimicry at Bioneers 2007. more info on bioneers from http://www.bioneers.org/
WWND = What Would Nature Do?

Going back to that optimum movement, we can dramatically improve modern technology

Designing the Next Golden Age

By Jay Harman

The following text is from a speech given at Bioneers 2004.

Welcome to the new Golden Age! Yes, here, today, right now, in what may feel for some of us like the darkest of times, we are creating a new Golden Age. I think we’re ready for this. We know, deep inside, that a better age for our world is absolutely crucial, and we know it’s possible. That’s why we continue to get up in the morning—to strive for a better world. For me, I know this new Golden Age is possible because of what I’ve learned from nature.

Nature.

Explosion and Implosion (Expansion and Impansion) from a Scientific and Biological Viewpoint

Expansions are retarded explosive effects in the realm of basic substances, in which decentrating (expanding) reactive effects of a subordinate order are freed.

Impansions are slow processes of densation, which for example, can be exploited in so-called chillers or refrigerating machines and are to be viewed as normal de-stressing processes.

Explosion is chemical reaction that takes place extremely rapidly, in which a large increase in pressure occurs due to large quantities of hot gases. Explosions are always innately destructive. They therefore function in a life-harming way.

Building them like Nature shows how to

Learning from Nature How to Create Flow Without Friction

PAX Scientific - Meet Viktor Schauberger

this is a mashup of articles that detail PaxScientific, and its CEO, Harman's quotes. obviously i started doing this because it has deep connections to what Viktor Schauberger was saying all along. seems there is a huge movement of Biomimicry, that is blissfully unaware of one of its predecessors, Schauberger - with his Comprehend&Copy method. at least back in 2005, PAX Scientific had nothing to say when asked about Viktor Schauberger.

enjoy! if you can.

Turning nature's design into scientific breakthrough

http://news.com.com/Turning+natures+design+into+scientific+breakthrough/2100-1008_3-6044461.html

 

When Jay Harman was a skinny 10-year-old swimming off the coral reefs of Australia's western coast, he had an insight that 37 years later would lead him to invent an industrial design that could change personal computing, aeronautics and how drinking water is purified.

As a nature-loving boy, the young Australian just wanted to swim faster, so he watched how fish moved through water and how seaweed undulated against the reef when a wave crashed.

The shape he noticed that day was a simple curve that fluidly formed into a spiral. From then on, Harman would see spirals as a common design in nature--in pinecones, whirlpools, a puff of smoke.

Harman
Jay Harman

Now he believes spirals are a key to making a wide array of machines more energy-efficient. Through his 9-year-old company, Pax Scientific, he's trying to bring that natural form into the technological world. So far, he's invented industrial designs for fans, pumps and propellors that mimic the geometries of spiraling whirlpools. Experts believe these designs can reduce friction, wasted energy, noise and unwanted heat.

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