Nature has always been a source of inspiration for the construction of machines, building structures or other technical achievements. Humankind has always been aware of the perfection of many natural phenomena, trying to imitate and recreate it. Adaptations of nature are still frequently used for developments today.
Nature has worked out many things almost perfectly, whether cleverly arranged honeycombs or beetles that are virtually impossible to crush. This guided tour explores how technical challenges have been solved while often “stealing” adaptations of plants and animals.
The United Nations (UN) have defined 17 development goals – referred to as SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) – to promote the development of economic, social and environmental sustainability. The TMW builds bridges between historical objects and current issues regarding sustainable development. This guided tour addresses the question of how technology can contribute to making our world liveable for the future.
Humans can learn a lot from nature and imitate its solutions: For example, self-cleaning leaves provide inspiration for developing clothing that does not become dirty or wet. This search for traces through the exhibition has quite a few surprises in store, allowing the children to experience nature’s resourcefulness up close.
In this guided tour, the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) focuses all attention on love: However, it’s about much more than just “amorous” technologies such as condom dispensers or vibrators.