Panasonic’s New Solar LED Lantern Brings Light to Off-Grid Areas

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The Panasonic Corporation just unveiled plans to launch a new solar LED lantern that will provide light to those living without electricity. The BG-BL03 Lantern can be charged up in just six hours, and it even doubles as a power source to charge mobile devices. The company plans to bring the solar lanterns to families living off the grid in Asia and Africa this December Read the rest of Panasonic’s New Solar LED Lantern Brings Light to Off-Grid Areas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BG-BL03 Solar LED Lantern , eco design , green design , Panasonic Corporation , solar lantern , solar phone charger , sustainable design        

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Janine Benyus, Author and Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

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In 1997, biologist and innovation consultant Janine Benyus , released her first book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature .  In this publication she coined the term ‘ biomimicry ‘ and laid the groundwork for an emerging discipline that looks for innovative solutions to pressing global problems by emulating nature’s designs and processes. Since her book’s release more than 15 years ago, Benyus has evolved the practice of biomimicry research through numerous initiatives, including Biomimicry 3.8  — an amazing organization providing business consulting, professional training, and education on what humans can learn from the genius of nature that surrounds us. Though biomimetics is technically not a new idea, the relevance of this field has become increasingly apparent over the past few years as we’ve come to realize that Mother Nature is one of the universe’s most successful and time-tested designers, and we have much to learn from her. Watch our video above to hear from biomimicry pioneer Janine Benyus as she chats with us about some of the incredible innovations that have come from Biomimicry, such as velcro , solar power , and more-efficient wind turbines . + Biomimicry 3.8 + Biomimicry coverage on Inhabitat + The Biomimicry Manual + CalTech Uses Biomimicry To Design Better Wind Turbines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , biomimetic inspiration , biomimicry , biomimicry 3.8 , biomimicry and sustainable design , biomimicry design , biomimicry expert , Biomimicry Institute , CalTech , Caltech Field Laboratory for Optimized Wind Energy , design inspired by nature , design that mimics nature , FLOWE , green design , inhabitat interview , Janine Benyus , jill fehrenbacher , John Dabiri , sustainable design , The Biomimicry Institute , vertical axis wind turbine        

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