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Tips for future Mars dwellers

Marjan Eggermont, a senior instructor in UCalgary's Schulich School of Engineering, teaches biomimicry, a form of design that takes inspiration from natural systems and processes to overcome complex challenges. She looks at how creatures on Earth live in and adapt to hostile environments and how some of their strategies could be useful on trips to Mars.

In this webinar, Eggermont shares some of her insights and her engineering students’ work exploring design solutions to several challenges related to settling on Mars, including "Getting there," “Living on Mars," "Food for astronauts" and “Radiation."

Recorded October 17, 2017

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