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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Biomimetics Technologies

I recently filled a book order for Meir Israelowitz, who lives in Hannover. He told me a lot of interesting things about the outfit he works with, Biomimetics Technologies.

The company came out of research work done at Carnegie Mellon from 1997 to 2003, attempting to mimic natural processes. The idea was to create technologies based on biological processes like tissue growth. It's now a company affiliated with the University of Toronto and based in that city. It is, however, distributed geographically with some work being done in Germany and France.

Biomimetics' core staff of nine includes a mix of engineers, mathematicians, and people in the physical and biological sciences. They have, among other things, developed a microchip that mimics the insect melanophila acumainata's ability to detect fires from 50km.

Interestingly, they're organized as a cooperative and their work unit is affiliated with the I.W.W.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you lying, thieving mutualists are starting biotech firms now.

July 27, 2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

Yeah, I guess we are. Thanks for stopping by, Professor Reisman!

July 27, 2006 3:05 PM  
Anonymous P.M.Lawrence said...

On a point of information, that's "Hanover", not "Hannover". Of course, it would be different if you were writing in German - it's one of the foreign places with a different name in the local language than in English, like Heligoland/Helgoland, Leghorn/Livorno, Rome/Roma, Den Haag/the Hague, Cairo/Al Qahira and so on. But "Hanover" has far more serious connections in English sources, so the original is even more important.

July 29, 2006 3:57 AM  

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