“ From small bacteria to animals, every organism works through processes. Some of them are simple, like ingestion in microorganisms whereas in others are far more complex, such as the perfect coordination for organ development during a whale’s gestation.
What processes can we emulate?
Sunlight intensity concentrates plant proteins called hormones that are in charge of sending information to different parts of multicellular organisms. In response, the vegetal organism modifies its water levels prompting stalk bending towards the light source. This process is performed by hormones called auxins that increase their concentrations in regions with less light.
This design can bring us a mechanical solution to take advantage of solar and eolic sources. In consequence, it brings sustainable alternatives to part of the electric energy that still depends on fossil fuels.