Recently the Biomimicry Institute launched the AskNature.org website:
"What is AskNature?
Imagine 3.8 billion years of design brilliance available for free, at the moment of creation, to any sustainability innovator in the world.
Imagine nature's most elegant ideas organized by design and engineering function, so you can enter "filter salt from water" and see how mangroves, penguins, and shorebirds desalinate without fossil fuels.
Now imagine you can meet the people who have studied these organisms, and together you can create the next great bio-inspired solution." J.Benyus
www.genitronsviluppo.com just published a very interesting interview on this initiative...
Article is posted here: http://www.genitronsviluppo.com/2009/02/27/asknatureorg-dalla-biomimesi-scoprire-la-vera-natura-delle-cose-pt1-quando-ecodesign-innovazione-sostenibile-progettazione-sistemica-diventano-social-network/