Augmented Bodies

The Bioengineered Elixir of Life

Are you considering doing some botox to look younger? Think twice! Scientists at the Salk institute of California found a new genetic manipulation technique to rejuvenate cells. Mice that got the treatment lived 30 percent longer compared to the ones that didn’t get it. Next step is to implement these cellular reprogramming techniques into the human body to set the biological clock back.

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C-Sections Caused an Evolutionary Change
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C-Sections Caused an Evolutionary Change

The female pelvic canal is not so well designed for giving birth compared to other primates. Therefore obstructed labour used to be a high death factor. Luckily, the introduction of Caesarean section in the fifties saved the life of many mothers and babies. Though C-section has an unexpected side effect on human evolution: newborn heads are getting bigger, while the mothers birth canals are becoming smaller.

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Can a Robots have a Mental Disorder?,
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Mentally Disordered Robots

Whenever you are feeling sad, your modem is always there to support you. It connects you to the Internet, lets you search your symptoms on Google, helps you find a psychiatrist, connects you to support groups, or facilitates a Skype connection with a friend for some advice. But have you ever wondered about the mental condition of your modem?

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Saveur put together an inventory of artist’ cookbooks, ranging from The Futurist Cookbook by F. T. Marinetti to Les Diners de Gala by Salvador Dali to our In Vitro Meat Cookbook.
Meat the Future

The In Vitro Meat Cookbook on Saveur

With Christmas just around the corner, holiday gift guides are appearing all around the Internet. There is one in particular we are smitten with (and not just because we are honored to be part of it ourselves). Gourmet, food and travel magazine Saveur put together a list of artistic cookbooks, as suggested presents for artists, design minded and creative cooks: from The Futurist Cookbook by F. T. Marinetti, to Les Diners de Gala by Salvador Dali, and our In Vitro Meat Cookbook. Although the list mainly represents an overview of abstract cooking, “food is an incredible medium to explore culture and society” as Saveur put it.

There is more: until December 25, The In Vitro Meat Cookbook is 50% off in our webshop, bon appetit!

Photo by Matt Taylor-Gross

Join us for the closing event of The Art of Impact
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Bistro In Vitro at The Art of Impact

Join us next Monday for the closing event of The Art of Impact in Amsterdam. Our ice cream car will be serving savory sweet frozen delights, and NNN director Koert van Mensvoort will share some of his favorite dishes from our In Vitro Meat cookbook. Besides that, NNN fellows Arne Hendriks and Mike Thompson will screen their collaborative research project Fatberg, focused on the construction of a floating island of fat. Make sure not to miss this one and reserve your tickets in time! More info: The Art of Impact.

Supermarket

The Interactive Supermarket

Coop Italia, one of Italy’s largest grocery chains, has opened a flagship store in Milan to present their vision of what grocery shopping might hold for us in 2050. Dubbed ‘The Supermarket of the Future,’ the Italian retailer unveiled an interactive, 10.800-square-foot grocery store with over 6.000 products, powered up with over 250 Kinect devices, to explore how digital technologies can change our interactions with food.

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