2019 Summer -Inspiring NATURE, inspired TECHNOLOGY: Biomimicry and Transportation

May 31st ,2019 - September 2nd,2019
Inspiring NATURE, inspired TECHNOLOGY: Biomimicry and Transportation

With this first travelling exhibition created by the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier, you will explore how nature inspires some of the innovative technologies used in transportation. You will discover close to thirty natural specimens and technological objects that share common principles, and manipulate interactive displays highlighting these concepts.

Biomimicry helps us reconnect with our innate need to live in harmony with nature. The word comes from “bios” for life and “mimesis” for imitation. This methodology relies on the observation of shapes, processes and systems to imitate nature’s genius and offer innovative solutions. When dreamers, creators and researchers observe nature and get inspired by it, promising concepts, fascinating ideas and inspiring projects come to life.

Did you know that the PWC hydrojet is inspired by the squid’s propulsion system? That smart cars use a detection system similar to that of the locust? That there is an ultra-resistant type of glass inspired by shells? A dozen examples illustrate the principles of biomimicry. Get inspired, and you too you can improve the technologies of the future.

WHETHER IT’S AT LARGE OR SMALL SCALE, NATURE IS AN ENDLESS SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR SCIENTISTS AND DESIGNERS.
A production of the Museum of Ingenuity in collaboration with Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science and the Granby Zoo

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