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Greetings from the Ciptagelar Village

Summer is in full swing and what better time to share with our readers the fascinating traditions of the local community of the Ciptagelar village in West Java, Indonesia. This village is the home of the first ECO Coin Award winner Yoyo Yogasmana. We received a series of unique photos from Adelaide Tam, student at the Design Academy of Eindhoven who spent two months with the Ciptagelar Kasepuhan community.

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Homunculus artificial womb cinema
Artificial Womb

1916 – Artificial Womb Appeared in Cinema

The image above it’s a screenshot from Homunculus, a 1916 movie by Otto Rippert about a group of scientists who created a human in the lab. This “superman” was simultaneously a master criminal and a Christ figure. The frame shows the fear and astonishment reaction of two villagers towards the lab-created human. This is the first time an artificial womb was presented on screen.

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industry 4.0 modern warehouse, pallet rack storage system
Nongenetic Evolution

From Industry 1.0 to Industry 4.0

The modern warehouse has come a long way since its earliest iterations at the beginning of the industrial revolution, where massive storage facilities were needed to accommodate the mechanically produced goods of the era. While warehouse management practices and processes have evolved with the time, they’ll need to maintain their adaptability and versatility to accommodate the onset of Industry 4.0.

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Fake Nature

Replacing Fireflies with Lasers

Oh look, a firefly…or is it a laser? Firefly-watching festivities are immensely popular in China and each season from the end of May until October draws flock of tourists. These events involve the release of tens of thousands of these glowing bugs outside their natural habitat. The East Lake Peony Garden, located in Wuhan (the capital of Hebei province) is China’s first firefly theme park. Yet, although the park itself is populated by some indigenous fireflies, many of them are not what they seem.

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