Our Creature Feature series is a result of collaborations between education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute describes how jackrabbits stay cool. By Dimitri Smirnoff and Jeanette Lim If you lived in Death Valley, how would you stay cool? In a place where summer temperatures average a staggering 46˚ C (116˚ F) staying cool can be a challenge for any critter! Humans have … Continue reading Creature Feature: Who Has an Ear for Cool Technology?
I haven’t been following the national forecasts as closely as I should recently—how’s the weather in your corner of the country? In D.C., it’s been pretty steamy this past week. Literally, like a sauna. So, on my way to work this morning, I challenged myself to think cool thoughts. And—voilà—the perfect blog post materialized. 5 Ways to Beat the Heat [geographically] 1. Investigate “cool” offers … Continue reading Five Ways to Beat the Heat