27 February 2012

Hummingbird and bobtail squid inspiring smart glass

SageGlass is electronically tintable glass for windows, skylights and curtain walls. It is a beautiful and cost-effective way to control sunlight without shades or blinds, so you can manage glare and heat while maintaining a connection to the outdoors.”  Source: http://sageglass.com/

I borrowed the diagram from this site.
The technology behind these smart windows is inspired by the feathers of the hummingbird and the platelets of the bobtail squid.

Source: www.asknature.org

Bobtail squid  
Source: www.asknature.org

More about the inspiring organisms can you find by clicking on their names in the text above.


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