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Biomimetic file 202: Torpor

How dormant scheduling can be a powerful business strategy

Image: International Space Station. Hibernation* is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms. Hibernation refers to a season of heterothermy that is characterized by low body temperature, slow breathing and heart rate, and low metabolic rate. 518 more words

Biomimetic File

Optimizing for the wrong things

Maybe we are optimizing for the wrong things.┬áMaybe efficiency isn’t as important effectiveness.

According to the Wikipedia page on photosynthetic efficiency, typical plants have a radiant energy to chemical energy conversion efficiency of between 0.1% and 2%. 29 more words

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The Best Smart Home Devices of 2017

It is still early and a lot of devices will be coming out this year. I expect this will change significantly as time progresses, but it is not bad for now. 6 more words

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