Tag: Hypernature

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Banana by Design

That banana you buy in the supermarket is a product of nature, right? Not really. If you compare the supermarket banana with the original wild banana the differences in size, look and taste are striking.

Human design has turned old nature into hypernature: better than the real thing. But at the end of the day, the supermarket banana is not so much a product of nature, as it is a product of design.
Peculiar image of the week via Rebrn.

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4D Printing Inspired by Nature

Scientists at Harvard University have developed a method to shape-shift 4D-printed structures that could one day help heal wounds and be used in robotic surgical tools. To reach this point they mimicked the behavior of orchids, calla lilies and other flowers, especially how they bend and twist.

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Human Cloning Now Possible in China

Human Cloning is one of those issues where technology is racing well ahead of contemporary morals and ethical frameworks. Xu Xiaochun, the chief executive behind the world’s biggest cloning factory – Boyalife Group – has stated that at this moment, the technology to clone humans is already available, and that they are refraining from using it for fear of public reaction.

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Wasps Inspire Robotic Needle for Surgery

Once again, scientists and developers are taking their cue from nature in order to approach innovation and effective new insights. In this example of biomimicry, it is the Wood-Boring Wasp, also known as the Horntail, that serves as inspiration for a new robotic needle which will be used in brain surgery.

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