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Biocustomization

Lets Grow a Glowing Plant

Some four years ago we wrote about a plan to create bioluminescent trees that would replace streetlights. This dream is getting closer.

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Biocustomization

Artists Paint a Rainbow with Copenhagen’s Pigeons

If you’ve noticed candy-colored pigeons flapping through Copenhagen lately, don’t blame a freak chemical spill. Artist Julien Charriere and photographer Julius von Bismark have built a conveyer-belt device, equipped with seed and…

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Biocustomization

Activist Release Transgenic Stingrays in the Ocean

This morning we received an astounding video from a group of animal right activist that broke in at Rayfish Footwear, the Thai based fashion brand that creates $1500 personalized sneakers from genetically engineered stingray leather.

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Biocustomization

Genetically Engineered “Arctic” Apple Will Never Turn Brown

Canada-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits is pitching a genetically engineered apple that does not turn brown when bruised or exposed to air. This new technology, available in both Granny Smiths and Golden Delicious, introduces a synthetic gene that drastically cuts down on the enzyme responsible for browning.

As with the introduction of snack-sized baby carrots, Okanagon Specialty Fruits president Neal Carter is positive that his Arctic apples will remove consumers’ issues with eating an entire fruit at once. According to Carter, “If you had a bowl of apples at a meeting, people wouldn’t take an apple out of the bowl. But if you had a plate of apple slices, everyone would take a slice.” Carter hopes his fruit will reverse declining rates of apple consumption, and will help to curtail the number of apples tossed for minor browning.

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Biocustomization

Pineberry™

More hypernatural designer-fruit. What do you get when you cross a strawberry and a pineapple? A pineberry, of course. Some seven years ago the pineberry was taken from its native South America…

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Biocustomization

Labradoodle

Indulge in its cuteness. The Labradoodle brings us the finest blend between the labrador and the poodle. Combining sociability with beauty, they are the perfect human companion. The labradoodle is a manufactured…

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Hypernature

Strawberry Cow

Live size version of the lustrous strawberry cow from Farmville. If only. We would have strawberry milk straight from the farm. Peculiar image of the week.…

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Biocustomization

Streetlight Trees

We all know the cellphone masts disguised as trees, created in an attempt to blend technology within the ‘natural’ landscape. Now Taiwanese scientists have created trees that could function as streetlights. They…

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Augmented-Bodies

Get Vegetarian Teeth and Eat Less Meat

Want to live a greener life? Eat less meat. Recently the UN appealed for a radical shift in diet, to improve individual health and ease conditions affecting the global environment. Reducing meat…

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Biocustomization

Transgenic Stingrays for Fashionable Feet

Rayfish Footwear, a company based in Thailand, has recently produced what may be the world’s first genetically modified stingray. This ray exhibits an unusual, colorful pattern across its skin, thanks to a…

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