Shark's Paintbrush by Jay Harman
In "The Shark's Paintbrush" (June 2013, White Cloud Press), inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman introduces stunning solutions to some of the world's thorniest problems.
In international group of scientists, inventors, and engineers is turning to nature to innovate and find elegant solutions to human problems. This practice is called biomimicry, and author Harman shares examples of how we're borrowing from natural models to invent profitable, green solutions to pressing industrial challenges.
Described as a “visionary” and “futurist” by the Science Channel, Jay’s expertise couldn’t be more timely. An award-winning entrepreneur and biomimetic inventor, Jay Harman has taken a hands-on approach to his lifelong fascination with the deep patterns found in nature. In the process, he has founded and grown multi-million-dollar research and manufacturing companies that develop, patent, and license innovative products, ranging from prize-winning watercraft to interlocking building bricks, afterburners for aircraft engines, and non-invasive technology for measuring blood glucose and other electrolytes. He is credited with being among the first pioneering scientists to make biomimicry—the science of employing nature in advancing sustainable technology—a cornerstone of modern and future engineering. His latest ventures—PAX Scientific, PAX Water Technologies, PAX Mixer, and PAX Streamline—design more efficient industrial equipment including refrigeration, turbines, fans, mixers, and pumps based on Jay’s revolutionary concepts.