Bullet trains have been inspired by Kingfisher birds, some wind turbines are modeled after humpback whales, ventilation systems inspired by termites... Innovation that was inspired from nature is everywhere and is the key to creating a sustainable manufacturing process with zero waste.
Curiosity rose when I started pondering on what the experience of seeing earth high above does to your mind. I know observing earth firsthand has a profound effect on cosmonauts and its evidence is in their quotes, quotes that are enlightening yet fearful. Frank White coined the specific term in the 1970's, but what exactly is this phenomena?
Trees do so much more than photosynthesis, we all can acknowledge that. Would you be able to break down the dollar-value of a single tree? With a huge variation of different benefits trees give can we get a median value for the perennial plant we all love so much?