How to feed more than nine billion people by 2050? This is the central question of this year’s Thought For Food Global Summit, held in Amsterdam on May 26 and 27. As world’s leading platform to address global food and nutrition security, the TFF movement brings together unconventional thinkers and doers from all disciplines and parts of the globe, who are dedicated to developing breakthrough solutions. Tomorrow, NNN director Koert van Mensvoort will share his thoughts on in vitro meat, and what better way to enjoy his presentation than with an ice cream savory cone from our Bistro In Vitro ice cream cart? That’s right, see you there!
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Technology is coming closer to us, it colonizes our bodies and identity. It has always been a part of our lives, and our attachment to it seems to grow every day. We are pleased to announce that NNN will curate the One Minutes series for September 2017. Under the theme ‘Intimate Technology‘, we are calling on film makers, students, artists, enthusiasts, technology experts, dancers, choreographers, professionals critics and basically everyone who wants to share a one minute video with us.
Normally priests use holy water for the blessing of believers’ houses or as a means of repelling evil. However, it is becoming common practice for priests to bless server rooms and sprinkle the holy water on computer terminals and data centers, as such places are the ones that need the blessing these days (think last week’s worldwide cyberattack).
From stone axes to mobile phones, throughout history humans have given birth to a wide range of technologies that extend our physical and mental capabilities. Today it is almost impossible to imagine a world without technology. That’s why we developed the Pyramid of Technology kit, a workshop-in-a-box to visualize how technology becomes nature in seven steps. Launching this week at What Design Can Do in Amsterdam, now available for pre-order in our web shop!
Astronauts doing long missions in space are not getting the feast they deserve. The food they have access to is not only tasteless, but also very expensive: $10.000 per pound. For year-long missions, producing food in space could be the solution. Researchers from Arizona in cooperation with NASA recently unveiled an innovative inflatable greenhouse to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in space.
Today the first and oldest Dutch museum, the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, opens a new wing: the Lorentz Lab. This laboratory once belonged to Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, a scientist best known for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics with Pieter Zeeman for the discovery of the Zeeman effect and for laying the foundation for the special relativity theory of Albert Einstein. Tonight from 19.30 to 22.30, the Lorentz Lab, the lab from the past, meets the NANO Supermarket, the lab from the future. Come visit us to taste and test the NANO Supermarket products and experience the impact of nanotechnology on everyday life.
Image: NANO expert Aylin serving Coating Cola
Recent researches cast attention to screen time for children. The results show how the time kids spend playing with smartphones, tablets and other handheld screens has a direct negative influence on the development or their expressive speech.
Dutch artist, innovator and NNN ambassador Daan Roosegaarde is internationally known for creating social designs that explore the relation between people, technology and space. In 2014 he initiated the Smog Free Project, consisting of an award-winning Smog Free Tower that produces clean air in public space and the Smog Free Ring, made of smog collected from the tower. Roosegaarde’s latest concept in his quest for unpolluted cities is the Smog Free Bicycle, a bike that purifies pollution as you pedal.