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The 5 Great Biomimicry Applications Series – Plants 3: Tumbleweeds

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Just like yesterday, have a look at my clue below, and suggest any biomimicry applications you can think of in the comments section. I’ll keep all answers private until after I post the answer this evening!

Tumble weed

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On the road again… (via TheKnifeAndMe.wordpress.com)

Many families are having trouble getting their kids outta the family place, but imagine how much more difficult it would be if they were physically rooted to the spot? Well, to help to get their kids on the road, tumble weeds detach from the root base on maturity and head off with the wind, depositing the kids on the way.

Leave your answers in the comments! The prepared answers I have are pretty cutting edge, but lets see what you come up with…

Answers on the next page!

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Author: davergp

Environmental Geoscience BSc. Environmental Design of Buildings MSc. Bonsai Hobbyist, Woodland Enthusiast, Environ-mentalist.

6 thoughts on “The 5 Great Biomimicry Applications Series – Plants 3: Tumbleweeds

  1. Oddly enough after giving up trying to think of a tumble weed inspired device I was browsing the internet when I found a post about a land mine clearing device, inspired by the tumble weed.
    Not relay my own idea I know, but its the best I’ve got so I’m going to use it!

  2. Planes? Tractors? Things capable of scattering other things about?

  3. Gah, I was too late. Not that I had the answer, was going to suggest some vertical axis turbine designs.

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