Chinese space mangoes
Food Technology

A Truly Exotic Fruit: the Space Mango

So far we know quite little about the effects space has on humans, different countries, organizations and researchers are emphatically trying to explore foreign planets to find our new next habitat. With the space mango it’s the other way around: modified in space and planted on planet Earth!

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In Conversation with Yoyo Yogasmana, Winner of the First ECO Coin Award

In 2015 we handed our first ECO Coin Award to Age of Wonderland fellow Yoyo Yogasmana for his work in Indonesia to preserve more than 130 existing rice varieties without any use of insecticides and transfer his knowledge to the digital domain. Two years have passed, reason enough to catch up with Yogasmana and discuss the Kasepuhan community, global food networks and winning the ECO Coin Award.

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Come and get a taste from the future at the NANO Supermarket Indoor experience during DGTL Festival in Amsterdam.
Next Nature

NANO Supermarket Expo at DGTL Festival

Come and get a taste of the future at the NANO Supermarket Indoor experience during DGTL Festival in Amsterdam. Our nano-experts will be there to introduce you to speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years. Since its inception in 2010, the NANO Supermarket bus received more than 150.000 visitors and traveled to over 50 European cities. DGTL takes place on April 15 and 16 at NDSM Docklands in Amsterdam. There are only a few tickets left, hurry up!

The MucoJet capsule
Intimate Technology

3D Printed Capsule Replaces Needle Injection

Everyone knows that short moment of anxiety when the nurse gets out the syringe and wants to inject it in your arm. Even though most of the times it’s just a matter of seconds and barley no pain, it still is an annoying experience and for some people it could be a nightmare. To overcome this challenge, a team of researchers from UC Berkeley has developed MucoJet, a self administered, needle-free device.

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Office Garden

Govert Flint on Enrichers

How to get physical in a digital age? This is the editorial question of Frame‘s latest issue Retail Revolution. NNN fellow Govert Flint was interviewed by the magazine to discuss his collaborative project Enrichers, a design company for an environmentally enhanced future. From wallpapers that mimic leaves to moving chairs and water carpets. “We propose a sustainable design movement based on the use of environmental simulation to increase wellbeing,” Flint explains.

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These blue eco-boards are turning California a bit greener.
Suburban Utopia

Air Purifying Billboards

Trees play an essential role for the planet, they purify the air we breathe. Needless to say that trees don’t have lungs like humans, they “breathe” through a process known as photosynthesis. Now what if we tell you that a new tree species series of billboards appeared in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco that does exactly that?

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snake with smiley pattern
Manufactured Animals

Meet the Emoji Snake

From pets, landscapes and even ourselves, we love to remake the world to our “needs”. Our best friends are just as carefully designed as the latest piece of technology, think about the genetically modified glowing fish or the tattooed pigs. This time it is the emoji snake, designed to make you smile (wondering if the reptile is cheerful too). A python breeder really managed to create the so-called “Emoji Ball Python” after eight years of trying. This earned him a spot on our peculiar image of the week series.

Source: Iflscience. Image: Inverse

Smell of Data documentary to feature on nextnature.net
Next Nature

Smell of Data Documentary on Nextnature.net

The sense of smell helped early humans to survive. But now that our hunting and gathering has moved to the digital environment, our noses can no longer warn us against the lurking risks of the online wilderness. For this reason Dutch experience designer Leanne Wijnsma developed a scent dispenser to notify us of the unscented danger of our digital landscape: data. As part of the research, Wijnsma made a documentary that follows her search for a more instinctive Internet. We are pleased to announce the story will make its online debut in the form of an upcoming vlog series on nextnature.net. Stay tuned!

device that recycles glass bottles into sand
Recreation

Turning Glass Bottles into Sand

New Zealand is famous for its old nature: mountains, beaches, rivers, lakes and a lot of national parks to be protected. Newzealanders also do love beer, but obviously not the trash that is left behind after evening drinks at the beach. For that reason the New Zealand brewery DB Breweries designed a device that immediately turn empty glass bottles into sand!

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