Tag: Manufactured Animals

Designed-by-Evolution

Genetic Modification Could Prevent TB

Tuberculosis might sound like a thing of the past but it is still a serious problem, causing an estimated 1.3 – 1.5 million deaths in 2013 alone. The main root of tuberculosis is infected cattle, which is transferred to humans via consumption of unpasteurized dairy products. However, it has recently been announced that genetic modification allowed scientists to produce cattle resistant to tuberculosis.

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Image-Consumption

Drone Maps Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is a famous landmark of Rio de Janeiro, standing on the 700-meter-high Corcovado Mountain. The current technology has not been able to replicate the statue perfectly, until now. PUC University of Rio de Janeiro teamed up with the 3D design company Pix4D and the Canadian drone company Aeryon to map out the statue in its most accurate state.

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Augmented-Bodies

Drone Racing in First Person View

If you have ever watched Star Wars and wished that you could take part in a so-called “pod race”, get yourself a drone and some FPV goggles and you will get very close to that dream.

Around the world small groups of men gather and start racing their homemade drones on self made parcours.

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Back to the Tribe

Lab-Grown Horn to Help Prevent Poaching

Rhinos are an unfortunate species because of the high demand for their horns. South African Department of Environmental Affairs reports that, just in 2014, there have been 1215 cases of rhinos poached for their horns, unfortunately the high number record of the new millennium so far. Pembient, a West Coast startup, might have a solution to help end poaching with its lab-grown rhino horn project.

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Biomimicry

Over 300 Sharks are Now on Twitter

Twitter is steadily growing its user base. Recently 338 sharks in Western Australia subscribed to the microblogging service. They are now tweeting out where they are.

Australian researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals swim. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a message on the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter feed. The tweet notes the shark’s size, breed and approximate location.

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Augmented-Bodies

The Robotic 3D Printed Spider Dress

It has been a great year for wearable technology; from sport, to health, to impulse control, wearable devices have found any sort of applications by now.

Dutch engineer and designer Anouk Wipprecht, who specializes in electronic couture with a futurist twist, created the personal space defensive Spider Dress.

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Manufactured Animals

Ambulance Drone

Drones have been used to spy and attack people in war zones. Now, Alec Momont, a young graduate student at Delft University of Technology, has come up with an innovative application for drones that could one day help save thousands of lives. He designed a prototype of an ambulance drone, an autonomously navigating mini aeroplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed.

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Designed-by-Evolution

Animals Love Technology

While evidence indicates that humans have been domesticated by technology, we’re not the only primates captivated by modernity. A Japanese macaque stole a tourist’s iPhone and fiddled around with it like a human would. Animals appreciate technological innovations as much as we do! Peculiar image of the week by dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten.

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Manufactured Animals

Robot Cheetah Now Runs Free

After the bionic kangaroo, penguin and seagull, the last mechanical invention inspired by nature is the robot cheetah. Researchers at MIT created a robo-feline able to run and bound while completely untethered.

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