With the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) predicting 250 million climate refugees displaced due to rising water levels, architects and academics are racing to conceptualize sustainable water dwellings. Whether it’s Vincent Callebaut’s Lilypad Ecopolis or Seasteading Institute’s new “Floating City,” eco-friendly aqua domiciles seem to be at the forefront of innovation.
It’s time we stop slaughtering livestock for the sake of satisfying our world’s obsession with hamburgers. Considering the advances in 21st-century agricultural technology, factory farming is an outdated practice and considered by most – a downright cruel method of producing meat. Not only is livestock farming detrimental to our environment but it’s also a breeding […]
Fresh off their Lexus Design Award, Skipping Rocks Lab – a seaweed-tech start-up – is ready to take its edible water bottle to the consumer marketplace. With a mission to find a waste-free alternative to plastic bottles and cups, London-based Skipping Rocks created Ooho! – a clear, edible membrane that you can pop into your […]
Designed as a long-term solution for future climate refugees, Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is putting together a floating Ecopolis prototype called LILYPAD. According to the GIEC (Intergovernmental Group in the Evolution of the Climate), the ocean level should rise from 8 to 35 inches (20 to 90 cm) during the 21st century. A temperature rise […]
If you’re someone interested in Cryogenically-freezing your body after death, you essentially believe that advances in science will eventually cure what killed you. Once cured, you’ll spring back to life and resume living free from illness.
According to a recent Futurism article, “the background level of C02 in the atmosphere is about 400 parts per million, and human emissions within the past year add up to three parts per million to that total.” Whether the instrument to eradicate harmful CO2 emissions comes from our natural resources or from technological innovation, the […]
Imagine opening your favorite recipe app just by holding your smartphone to your stomach. Or as soon as you take a sip of the last bit of water, a server is alerted and knows immediately to fill your glass. This is the technology behind RadarCat (Radar Categorization for Input and Interaction) – a device that […]
In a recent Futurism article, author Barry Fitzgerald writes about advances in gene editing that could eventually give humans superpowers seen only in Marvel Comics characters. Whether it’s Wolverine’s accelerated healing powers or Beast’s superhuman strength, gene editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9 make modifying our DNA possible – and by doing so – could transform us […]