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How the Nanostructure of a Butterfly Wing Inspired a Better Way to Purify Air

SOURCE: Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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Metalmark addresses the global air pollution crisis by turning contaminated fumes into breathable air. Inspired by the structural coloration, aerodynamics, strength, lightness, and water repellency of butterfly wings, they are creating high-performance catalytic materials that can purify both indoor and outdoor air.

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Metalmark Innovations was one of the finalist teams for the #RayofHopePrize presented by the Foundation and the Biomimicry Institute.

Metalmark addresses the global air pollution crisis by turning contaminated fumes into breathable air. Inspired by the structural coloration, aerodynamics, strength, lightness, and water repellency of butterfly wings, they are creating high-performance catalytic materials that can purify both indoor and outdoor air.

Art and Animation by Jules Bartl

Produced and Narrated by Ed Prosser

Funding provided by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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Contact Info:

Valerie Bennett
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
+1 (770) 317-5858
valerie@raycandersonfoundation.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RayCAndersonFoundation
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ray-c.-anderson-foundation
Twitter: @RaysLegacy
Instagram: @rcafoundation

Lex Amore
Biomimicry Institute
+1 (415) 800-1407
lex.amore@biomimicry.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/biomimicryinstitute
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/biomimicryinstitute/
Twitter: @BiomimicryInst
Instagram: @biomimicryinstitute

KEYWORDS: Metalmark, nanostructure, biomimicry, Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Biomimicry Institute, Ray of Hope Prize

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