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You have Buprestidae as a label on the photo of Carabus.
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This guy elucidates the issue quite nicely in my mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxrLYv0QXa4
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You can probably use it indoors but the amount of energy produced would be little compared to using it outdoors. This is because the sun's intensity is much greater than that of your light bulbs in your house.
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Plants use the difference in osmotic potential above the soil compared to the air in order to provide the motive force of water up the tree. If this was going to have a chance to work, the mechanism for the coconut tree's capillarity should be taken into account.

I can see an application for something like this in some rudimentary water filtration system which could be solar powered, but even as I say that I feel like it already exists. Alone, you'd get about as interesting effect as the meniscus on a test tube filled with water.
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I 'd like to obtain your documents and publications as pdf format.
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Great article, I admire the efforts of Ziehl-Abegg Inc. to create this fan. I am wondering just how much less energy is the new fan using vs. older fans by comparison?
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“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20
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This is awesome , when ever I search for biomimicry this one is one of the main sample
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Hello Gayathri,

Did you see the products related to this strategy? At least these two products, which mimic the water bear's strategy, are available:
http://www.asknature.org/product/df78111ca0805a840a4b9a32628d9c79
http://www.asknature.org/product/fd6de0964dc5224631c8d67aa3713937

You can see related products or application research, as well as application ideas, in the BIOINSPIRED PRODUCTS AND APPLICATION IDEAS section of any strategy.

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Jen Schill
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Hi Donda,

Welcome to AskNature! If you haven't already round these thistle-related strategies in AskNature (although not precisely about seeds), I thought you might be interested:
http://www.asknature.org/strategy/1efa5c28223f3fb4bb74f7ae76bbd69c#.UwJRR0JdVQ8
http://www.asknature.org/strategy/85e185ca6346e812d9e70b712ec6de01#.UwJRREJdVQ8

Your comment offers a great suggestion for a new strategy that could be a perfect addition to AskNature. AskNature is a free, open source project, built by and for the community; it's powered by our volunteers. If you're interested in contributing thistle or other biological strategies, let us know here: http://www.asknature.org/article/view/volunteer.

Thanks again for your interest in AskNature and welcome to the AskNature community!

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This water harvesting problem is very interesting. The peaks or spikes covered with superhydrophilic material that can extract water from desert air at night by nucleation and condensation. This water droplet grows until gravity force it down to superhydrophobic material (just below the spike) that allows it to flow. This was proposed by scientists from Oxford University to explain the water harvesting property of Namibia beetle.
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Testing
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It looks like bees have a nice strategy of relocating. It would be so nice to see this whole thing happening in front of you! Can anybody tell how much time is needed to complete this whole process of selecting new hive? After the hive is split how is the selection of new queen is done? I found many answers related to bees from this site.
http://www.comvita.com.au/ingredients/about-manukahoney.html
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Is the seaweed itself the repellant, in that its presence creates unfavourable conditions for mosquito larvae in water bodies? Or is this more of a lab related chemical extraction, in that simply placing the weed in a water body will not have any effect on larvae?
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