BioCreativity<br />We’re<br />Creative!<br />What’s up?<br />By:  Angela, Mansi, Matt, & Mario<br />
Inspiration from Nature #1<br />Hissing Cockroach Mites<br />Commensalism with cockroaches<br />Live on the cockroach and ...
Inspiration from Nature #2<br /><ul><li>Luminescence vs. incandescence (light bulbs).
How Animals Make Light
Luciferin: light-producing substance
Luciferase : enzyme,catalyzes the reaction
Requires energy: oxygen or adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Byproducts: water and oxyluciferin.
Some animals: make own luciferin-luciferase light reaction
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    1. 1. BioCreativity<br />We’re<br />Creative!<br />What’s up?<br />By: Angela, Mansi, Matt, & Mario<br />
    2. 2. Inspiration from Nature #1<br />Hissing Cockroach Mites<br />Commensalism with cockroaches<br />Live on the cockroach and take food<br />Provide no benefit to cockroaches<br />Concentrated around legs<br />Androlaelapsschaeferi<br /> Madagascar Hissing Cockroach <br />
    3. 3. Inspiration from Nature #2<br /><ul><li>Luminescence vs. incandescence (light bulbs).
    4. 4. How Animals Make Light
    5. 5. Luciferin: light-producing substance
    6. 6. Luciferase : enzyme,catalyzes the reaction
    7. 7. Requires energy: oxygen or adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
    8. 8. Byproducts: water and oxyluciferin.
    9. 9. Some animals: make own luciferin-luciferase light reaction
    10. 10. Others use bacteria creating a symbiotic relationship.</li></ul>Vibrio fischeri<br />A 15,000-square-kilometer milky sea off the coast of Africa, discovered in 2005, was visible from space.<br />
    11. 11. Inspiration from Science<br />Nanobots<br />Robots on the scale of 10-9 meters<br />Designed to perform small tasks<br />Detection of particles<br />Clean-upof chemicals<br />Delivering medicine in the body<br />Designed to work in swarms<br />Research still in early stages<br />
    12. 12. Inspiration from the Everyday<br />Building Maintenance<br />2009: 147 people died in U.S. performing maintenance<br />Expensive: $121,000 daily to maintain the Jin Mao Tower (Shanghai)<br />Turning to tech: 6 robots clean Sears Tower windows<br />
    13. 13. Creative Juxtaposition<br />
    14. 14. LuminoCITY<br />Imagine:<br />Nano-scale robots<br />Process particles for energy<br />Bioluminescent at night<br />Programmed to clean large building exteriors<br />
    15. 15. LuminoCITY<br />Challenges:<br />Controlling bioluminescence<br />Nanotech research<br />Durability <br />Benefits:<br />Automated maintenance<br />Self-sustained<br />Scalable solution<br />Create a sparkling skyline<br />
    16. 16. Resources<br />Hissing Mites<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar_hissing_cockroach<br />http://pacscilife.blogspot.com/2009/08/hisser-mites.html<br />Bioluminescence<br />http://deputy-dog.com/2008/07/6-of-most-illuminated-buildings-on.html<br />http://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/bioluminescence.htm<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioluminescence<br />Nanotechnology<br />http://www.howstuffworks.com/nanotechnology.htm<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanotechnology<br />Building Maintenance<br />http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nr0.htm<br />http://app1.chinadaily.com.cn/star/2003/0220/fo5-1.html<br />http://www.theskydeck.com/for-kids/fun-facts<br />

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