Tag: Manufactured Animals
A Plan to Eliminate Predators
Should humans intervene and phase out Earth’s predator species? Some futurists think we should! British philosopher David Pearce, in particular, believes we have to stop animals from hunting and killing other animals.
He wrote a Blueprint for a Cruelty-Free World to create a biosphere without suffering. How to achieve this goal? Re-engineering the ecosystem and reprogramming predators through genetically-driven behavioral modification.
Salmon Cannon Shoots Fish Over Dams
Artificial water constructions, such as dams, can pose a threat for wildlife, and for salmon in particular, blocking their migratory path towards rivers. To solve this problem Whooshh Innovations designed a fish-launching device: a sort of cannon that sucks salmon up and “shoots” them out in a different body of water.
Street Lights Permanently Change the Ecology of Local Bugs
Streetlights affect local ecologies for a longer duration, and at a higher level in the food web, than previously thought.
Corporate Logos Zoology
Inspired by the fact that nowadays people know more brands and logos than names of animals, Dutch artist Gurt Swanenberg created a series of paintings, called Cryptozoology.
These corporate “species” refer to the influence of global branding, highlighting the loss of biodiversity across the planet.
The Bionic Kangaroo
The fully automated robotic kangaroo, has the ability to efficiently recover the energy when jumping, store it and use it for the next jump, just like the real animal. In fact, its energy-efficient jump kinematics is based on the natural model.
OpenWorm: The First Digital Organism
Confused Wings Flapping in Electrosmog
Home appliances create electromagnetic fields that seemed to be harmless. But now the University of Oldenburg in Germany found out by accident, that electrosmog can make the nocturnal European robins completely disoriented.