After several approaches to junk removal, Japanese space agency JAXA, came up with the idea of a 700 meters long magnetic net, that will be sent out with a special spacecraft. The mesh of the net is made of steel and aluminum wires that collect the junk thanks to electromagnetic force. Once the net is full of debris, it de-orbits and burns up in the atmosphere.
The practice of using robots for medical purposes is taking a new step towards the complete surgery executed by robotic hands.
Some doctors, like Mehran Anvari, are performing surgeries without being physically present in the operating room. This physician is not using his own hands to perform the surgery. He operates through a robot controlled from a console situated miles away from his patient.
Scientists have found rocks formed from plastic on Hawaiian shores. This discovery indicates that plastic litter can merge with natural elements, forming a new material: plastiglomerate.
This fusion could become part of the geological record, marking the Anthropocene and the human impact on the Earth’s ecosystems.
Looking on the bright side, plastic being able to fuse with shell and rocks could be exploited for the creation of artificial coral reefs.
Nature always finds a way, if she can’t get rid of plastic, she turn it into rocks.
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No, these beautiful stones aren’t formed from crystallized silicia over millions of years. They were formed in only a few years from layers of paint in old car factories.
The colorful layered objects are called Fordites and take their name from agate stones for their visual resemblance.
A stand-alone physical button that connects to the internet. Alone, it doesn’t do much. But connected with the cloud servers at bt.tn, it can do pretty much what you want! Using this simple button, you can harness the power of various Internet technologies, such as HTTP, Twitter, Facebook, email, or SMS.
When fake nature interacts with the natural environment. Phone antenna trees grow alongside real pines, mountains are supported by steel, robot fishes swim with marine creatures and pigeons land on the branches of a fake tree. Peculiar image of the week. Via John Fleck
Here is one for our German speaking friends. Austrian TV show TM Wissen visited the Next Nature Network to report on the “verstörende visionen und unberechenbare technologien” those crazy creative Dutch folks are exploring.
Look at these incredible images of native Africans shopping in a supermarket in Opuwo, Namibia.
Two merging realities, different worlds overlapping inside that modern jungle we call supermarket. The situation is disorienting and absolutely fascinating.
The fully automated robotic kangaroo, has the ability to efficiently recover the energy when jumping, store it and use it for the next jump, just like the real animal. In fact, its energy-efficient jump kinematics is based on the natural model.
Underwater malls with transparent walls and spectacular undersea views, recreational green spaces below the surface of water, floating hotels and submarines connections, buoyant farms and vertical gardens.
Is this a dream for a human size aquarium city? No, Asian architects of AT Design Office has seriously developed a concept for a four square miles ocean metropolis!
If we will ever make a home on the Moon we could easily communicate with our terrestrial friends, check our Facebook, or share an Instagram picture.