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January 2011 Blog Posts (12)

The city of 42 million people

Here is an interesting article on how China is planning to create a metropolis twice the size of Wales by merging nine cities and providing space for a population of 42 million. Perfect time to talk about livable cities!

Added by Eric de Haas on January 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

another 3D food printer

As part of Cornell University's Fab@Home initiative, a group of scientists and  students created a 3D printer that prints food.

 

"David Arnold, director of culinary technology at the French Culinary Institute, has been testing out the technology since October 2009. He loves the…

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Added by Nik Baerten on January 25, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

Potty trained pigs

Social breeding for pigs to cut waste water. Think we could do the same for people?

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Added by Simon Hodges on January 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Biomimicry in textiles

Carolle Collet is taking a look at how textiles can learn from biology

Added by Simon Hodges on January 19, 2011 at 11:45am — 18 Comments

Constructing a Bulletproof Human Skin



The Dutch Waag Society launched a…

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Added by Eric de Haas on January 18, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Taste messaging

This lollipop has programmable taste

 

When you input data into a computer can activate this device to produce certain qualities of electronic pulse that give the sensation of certain tastes .

 

Imagine sending someone a taste message?

 

Read more at…

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Added by Simon Hodges on January 12, 2011 at 4:37pm — No Comments

The Body Browser

While visiting the GoogleLabs website I got fascinated by the "Body Browser" experiment, a sort of google earth/maps on a  body level, you can zoom in and out of a… Continue

Added by Eric de Haas on January 12, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Skin Graph

I really like this approach and work with skin from Laura Michaels:

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Added by Simon Hodges on January 10, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

For an overview of the Food Design Probe....

 

 

 

... see the great article from…

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Added by Simon Hodges on January 10, 2011 at 1:24pm — 2 Comments

Food Freshness Meter


Reminiscent of Food Probe, no?

 

Next step would be to work out nutritional content of the food inside.

Added by Simon Hodges on January 6, 2011 at 1:52pm — No Comments

The Internet of Things

'The Internet of Things' is a council that explores the possibilities and potential impact of a near invisible network of RFID tags. These tiny, traceable chips, which can be scanned wirelessly, are… Continue

Added by Eric de Haas on January 4, 2011 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

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