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Visual of Harvesting Water from Thin Air

Harvesting Water from Thin Air

Scientists in Harvard University have designed a new material inspired by organisms, such as cacti, that can effectively harvest water from thin air.

Visual of Harvesting traffic information through GSM's

Harvesting traffic information through GSM's

TomTom and Vodaphone want to use mobile phone signals sent from traffic jams to gather real-time travel information. The data will be used for TomTom users to establish if roads …

Visual of 5 unusual technologies for harvesting water in dry areas

5 unusual technologies for harvesting water in dry areas

Water scarcity is among the top five global risks affecting people’s wellbeing. In water-scarce areas, the situation is grim. Conventional sources like snowfall, rainfall, river …

Visual of Jewelry Harvests Energy from Veins

Jewelry Harvests Energy from Veins

Naomi Kizhner designed jewelry that can theoretically harvest energy from the body of the person wearing it.

Visual of Nanotech Water Bottle Harvests Water from the Air

Nanotech Water Bottle Harvests Water from the Air

The Namib desert gets less than a half an inch of rain per year, yet the stenocara beetle manages to survive in these punishing conditions. The beetle's secret lies in an array of …

Visual of Lunar Insurrection Vol.2: Harvest Moon

Lunar Insurrection Vol.2: Harvest Moon

Lunar Insurrection  is a group of architects that explores the creative possibilities of the moon as a potential territory for human activity and inhabitation. In  Vol.2 , their …

Visual of Biomechanical Energy Harvesting

Biomechanical Energy Harvesting

Let's face it: every time your cellphone battery runs empty you feel amputated and you quickly run back to your house to connect to a powering-adapter. Bionic Power Inc. is now …

Visual of The Presidential Harvest

The Presidential Harvest

" Eat the View " is a campaign to plant healthy, edible landscapes in high-impact, high visibility places, whether it's the "First Lawn" or the lawn in front of your child's …

Visual of But will lab-grown meat be kosher?

But will lab-grown meat be kosher?

Read Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft's essay on judaism in relation to the production of laboratory-grown meat.

Visual of Next Generation: Building aquatecture with Shaakira Jassat

Next Generation: Building aquatecture with Shaakira Jassat

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here?  Get in touch  and plot your …

Visual of Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

The future of farming is not to be found in further mass-industrialization nor in the return to traditional farming with man and horse power, but rather in swarms of smart, cheap robotic farmers that patiently seed, tend and harvest fields one plant at a time without the need for damaging pesticides.

Visual of How the ECO Coin could bridge the gap between sustainable farming and monetary returns

How the ECO Coin could bridge the gap between sustainable farming and monetary returns

For the last six months millions of Indian farmers have been marching through the national capital in an effort to repeal the laws that they believe would end guaranteed pricing …

Visual of Free Electricity from the Technosphere

Free Electricity from the Technosphere

Scientists learn how to harvest electricity from radio waves.

Visual of The Designer who Grows Furniture

The Designer who Grows Furniture

Gavin Munro is creating a farm where planted trees can be grown around braces and harvested as fully formed chairs, sculptures, lamps, and tables.

Visual of Furniture futures

Furniture futures

Wondering how next natural furniture may change your way of life? Will we feed our lamps? Grow chairs? Talk with our tables?

Visual of The solar home

The solar home

Today, solar is science. But why can’t energy be beautiful too?

Visual of Bionic Plants

Bionic Plants

Scientists designed a way to improve the efficiency of plants light harvesting during the photosynthesis, using nanotechnology.

Visual of Interview: Chloé Rutzerveld, Designer Who Wants to Grow Healthy 3D Printed Food

Interview: Chloé Rutzerveld, Designer Who Wants to Grow Healthy 3D Printed Food

Food and Concept designer, Chloé Rutzerveld, explains her 3D food printing project Edible Growth.

Visual of Your Next Sneakers Are Made of Algae

Your Next Sneakers Are Made of Algae

An ecofriendly alternative to plastic lies on the surface of waste streams.

Visual of The Autonomous Tractor Is Here

The Autonomous Tractor Is Here

Case IH debuted their autonomous farm tractor that plants, monitors crops and harvests, all without a driver.

Visual of The path towards solar democracy with Marjan van Aubel

The path towards solar democracy with Marjan van Aubel

Solar cells are often considered an eyesore, used for their sustainability yet not for their beauty. Installed on roofs or in solar parks, they take up precious space. Well that’s …

Visual of POND is a symphony of lights and water

POND is a symphony of lights and water

Have you ever gone a day without water? Most likely you have experienced low energy levels or fatigue after a few couple of hours. Water gives us energy. More than that, water is …

Visual of Gathering Electricity from the Atmosphere

Gathering Electricity from the Atmosphere

"Atmospheric energy" has the power to revolutionize the production of electricity.

Visual of The Carnery - A Cultured Future with In Vitro Meat

The Carnery - A Cultured Future with In Vitro Meat

In vitro meat has the capacity to transform meat production as we know it, introducing an entirely new way of thinking about and interacting with food.

Visual of Grow your Dinner in a Kitchen Insect Farm

Grow your Dinner in a Kitchen Insect Farm

The Kitchen Insect Farm enables people to grow their own protein source (read: larvae) at home.

Visual of Solar Tree That Provides Electricity

Solar Tree That Provides Electricity

A tree, made with 3D printed leaves that contain solar cells.

Visual of Farming in Silico

Farming in Silico

Farming is more than manual labor. The hard part is knowing how to get the best yield. Thankfully, there’s an app for that: growing crops in silico.

Visual of This startup uses body heat to mine crypto

This startup uses body heat to mine crypto

While many love to speculate about the sheer number of jobs that robots and artificial intelligence are going to replace in the near future, no one seems to be coming up with any …

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iApple

Although most biomimicmarketing strategies are oxymoronic , it is nice to see some people take them full cycle. This Japanese Apple fan found  a way to naturally grow and harvest …

Visual of Injured Cat gets Bambi-style prosthetics

Injured Cat gets Bambi-style prosthetics

A cat that had its back feet severed by a combine harvester has been given two prosthetic limbs in a pioneering operation by a UK vet. The custom-made implants that "peg" the …

Visual of Medicinal All-Salt

Medicinal All-Salt

Do you suffer from small health inconveniences and do you like to put salt on your morning egg? Why not combine the two? Medicinal All-Salt provides a low-dosage solution for …

Visual of To Milk the Cows, Click here

To Milk the Cows, Click here

In millions of offices and homes around the world, people are hard at work planting crops, feeding cattle and tilling their land. Welcome to Farmville , the digital rural world …

Visual of Watch Out Whales, Humans Want Your Krill

Watch Out Whales, Humans Want Your Krill

Krill, those tiny members of the ocean's planktonic community, have an importance disproportionate to their size. They are a vital food for whales, penguins and increasingly, …

Visual of Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

Artifice Earth: Adam Rutherford on the Promises of Synthetic Biology

An interview about the history and promises of synthetic biology, and the problem with the word "nature".

Visual of What Ant Colony Networks Can Tell Us About What’s Next for Digital Networks

What Ant Colony Networks Can Tell Us About What’s Next for Digital Networks

Ever notice how ant colonies so successfully explore and exploit resources in the world … to find food at 4th of July picnics, for example? You may find it annoying. But as an …

Visual of Electricity From Plants

Electricity From Plants

A new technology enables us to produce electricity from living plants at practically every site where plants can grow.

Visual of Sea Delicatessen Grow Along Highways

Sea Delicatessen Grow Along Highways

With winter just around the corner, salt trucks are getting ready to hit the road spreading tons of salt. Ice free asphalt is necessary to drive safely and keep transports …

Visual of Towards a Post-Animal Bioeconomy

Towards a Post-Animal Bioeconomy

As emerging biotechnologies are blurring the lines between synthetic food and natural food, who will regulate cellular agriculture?

Visual of Fake Grass Covered Roofs to Produce Energy

Fake Grass Covered Roofs to Produce Energy

The concept of using our rooftops to produce green, renewable energy for our houses is already very common if we look at solar panels. Now an international team of scientists is …

Visual of Greetings from the Ciptagelar Village

Greetings from the Ciptagelar Village

A series of photographs from the Ciptagelar village in West Java, Indonesia.

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Farm Director

HUBOT: Meet the Farm Director

Games are often played to escape a boring daily reality, but they can also teach us to take control over the land as farmers do. As a farm director you work in a gamified …

Visual of In Conversation with Yoyo Yogasmana, Winner of the First ECO Coin Award

In Conversation with Yoyo Yogasmana, Winner of the First ECO Coin Award

Read our conversation with the ECO Coin Award Winner of 2015: Yoyo Yogasmana.

Visual of FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

FarmVille Turns into Real-Life Agriculture

A Japanese Start up brings Farmville back into real life by letting players grow physical food.

Visual of In conversation with Teresa van Dongen, biodesigner exploring natural forms of artificial light

In conversation with Teresa van Dongen, biodesigner exploring natural forms of artificial light

There was a time when flipping the switch, and seeing a glass bulb light up, was magical to anyone in the world. Today, the presence of a light switch in a room, is something …

Visual of Should lab-grown meat be labelled as meat when it's available for sale?

Should lab-grown meat be labelled as meat when it's available for sale?

Australian regulators will soon be faced with a challenge: can animal flesh produced in a lab be called meat? Amid reports that lab-grown meat could be on sale this year, the US …

Visual of An introduction to biomimicry

An introduction to biomimicry

The first time I explained biomimicry to a stranger was not in a talk or a workshop but in a big-box bookstore just after Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature had come out. I …

Visual of Human-animal hybrids could be used for growing organs

Human-animal hybrids could be used for growing organs

Around the world thousands of people are on organ donor waiting lists. While some of those people will receive the organ transplants they need in time, the sad reality is that …

Visual of Meatable: from stem cells to pork chops

Meatable: from stem cells to pork chops

The food chain has always worked roughly like this: sunlight feeds plants. Plants feed insects. Insects and plants feed animals. Plants and animals feed people. Then …

Visual of Meet Kaia the CO2 filtering lamp

Meet Kaia the CO2 filtering lamp

Did you know that we owe every second breath we take to the algae in the sea? And that minerals have been absorbing CO2 for billions of years while converting it into important …

Visual of The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

People in the world’s developed nations live in a post-industrial era, working mainly in service or knowledge industries. Manufacturers increasingly rely on sensors, robots, …

Visual of Out of Control

Out of Control

The Made and the Born: Neo-Biological civillization, written by Kevin Kelly, excerpt from Out of Control : The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World, …

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Design = No sign

The Wilson Quarterly profiles the in January 2008 departed traffic engineer, Hans Monderman , of the "less is more" school of traffic control: " (...) Previously, Monderman, like …

Visual of Elephant sends sms messages to rangers

Elephant sends sms messages to rangers

In the Kenyan wildlife conservancy Ol Pejeta elephants are tagged with a GPS-triggered text messaging device. Before the elephants start raiding the nearby villagers' harvest they …

Visual of Hail Control Gun

Hail Control Gun

A single hail storm can destroy the year's harvest. For over 25 years, this gun has been used by vine and fruit growers in France, Spain, Austria and Belgium for one purpose: …

Visual of Traffic nature

Traffic nature

Japanese scientists made people drive in circles to find out how traffic jams get born. Related: Human Swarms | Harvesting Traffic Information through GSMs |  The things we design …

Visual of Computational Wood

Computational Wood

Dr. Herb Smokler teaches us how to husband and harvest Computational Wood. Omitting he jerky production value of the video, one has to appreciate the inventive idea of treating …

Visual of Recreation in NextNature

Recreation in NextNature

(Not a tourist-pic from North Korea) In January this year, at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands said: "(...) My wife and I …

Visual of Plant Plays First-Person Shooter

Plant Plays First-Person Shooter

After the plant that glows when thirsty , the plant that calls when thirsty , the dataplant , plantvertizing , the emphatic plant and the blogging houseplant , there is now a …

Visual of The World Without Technology

The World Without Technology

I remember the smoke the most. That pungent smell permeating the camps of tribal people. Everything they touch is infused with the lingering perfume of smoke – their food, …

Visual of Cultivating the Money-verse

Cultivating the Money-verse

Alright, we were mistaken. Money isn't virtual after all.   A recent TV commercial of a Greek bank shed light on the issue. Your money lives, is anthropomorphic and inhabits an …

Visual of Miniature Sensor Network for the Office

Miniature Sensor Network for the Office

"Have you seen my stapler? No, but just look it up on Google home office maps ." CSIRO Researchers have developed miniature sensors that track lab equipment, coffee mugs and …

Visual of Next Nature Introduction

Next Nature Introduction

This project - the Next Nature Network - is about Nature's brand image. One might surmise that "Nature," being 100 percent all-natural, can't have any brand image.  The facts …

Visual of Our Heart as a Power Plant

Our Heart as a Power Plant

Nanowire generators could one day lead to medical devices powered by the patient's own heart. A tiny, nearly invisible nanowire can convert the energy of pulsing, flexing muscles …

Visual of Polar Ice for sale

Polar Ice for sale

Original pieces of polar ice will be sold in a shop in Amsterdam from this Friday the 25th. MyPolarIce is a venture led by Coralie Vogelaar and Teun Castelein . They went to the …

Visual of Self Catching Fish

Self Catching Fish

Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Wood's Hole, Massachusetts, are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves by using a sound broadcast to attract them into …

Visual of Bugged Bugs

Bugged Bugs

Some of you might remember the Next Nature article by Rolf Coppens called Withus Oragainstus . Since then there have been occasional newsreports on cyborg insects. For instance …

Visual of Nano Product: Pharmaceutical Sushi

Nano Product: Pharmaceutical Sushi

Are we creating the penicillin or the asbestos of the 21st century? Prior to the arrival of the Nano Supermarket , we share some speculative nanotech products with you. Here’s the …

Visual of Next Nature Services

Next Nature Services

Intentionality separates culture from nature. A dog is intentional, a fox is not; a park is intentional, a forest is not. Since trash, ruined buildings, and automated computer …

Visual of The Pigeon that Shat the Golden Soap

The Pigeon that Shat the Golden Soap

Ever wished you could take a shower with pigeon poop? Artist Tuur van Balen proposes changing pigeons from flying rats to cleaning agents. A speculative, specially engineered …

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The Search for the "Real" Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fake-for-real. While it's true that there was a minor harvest feast in 1621, held by English immigrants and Wampanoag Indians, the event was never celebrated …

Visual of The Story of our Food

The Story of our Food

Every time we eat a piece of food, we take a bite out of the world. All these small bites tell a dozen stories. A carton of eggs presents the story of contented hens, a bottle of …

Visual of Bio-engineered Football

Bio-engineered Football

With the knowledge that footballs were once made of pig's bladder and that in 2006 the first artificial bladder was transplanted into a patient, artist John O’Shea  designed the …

Visual of Genetic Screening for Christmas Trees

Genetic Screening for Christmas Trees

If you've turned to plastic Christmas trees because the real ones leave piles of needles behind, science is working to bring live conifers back into your holidays. A $1.3 million …

Visual of Little Green Cows

Little Green Cows

The world is alight with algae fever. In this age of deep ecological design aspirations, the range of speculative design projects based on algae technology is growing. Algae are …

Visual of NANO Supermarket at Lowlands Festival

NANO Supermarket at Lowlands Festival

This weekend some of our sustainable, energy related, NANO Supermarket products are exhibited at the lustrous Lowlands popfestival . Come visit us at the Llowlab to charge your …

Visual of NANO Supermarket Jury Report 2012

NANO Supermarket Jury Report 2012

After the successful introduction of the NANO Supermarket in 2010 it became even more clear that the contest and the presented results produced discussions and many challenges to …

Visual of Power, Water and Shelter from Giant Mushrooms?

Power, Water and Shelter from Giant Mushrooms?

In his (fictional!) documentary, designer and artist Tobias Revell sketches the city of New Mumbai powered by giant mushrooms. These genetically-engineered fungal organisms …

Visual of The NBIC Convergence: When Machines and Matter ‘Have Sex’

The NBIC Convergence: When Machines and Matter ‘Have Sex’

The Singularity , as popularized by Ray Kurtzweil, refers to a near term, theoretical time when machine intelligence greatly surpasses our own. At this point we will experience a …

Visual of Thirsty? With a Cyborg Bladder, You'll Never Need to Drink

Thirsty? With a Cyborg Bladder, You'll Never Need to Drink

Some desert animals, like the kangaroo rat, get through their lives without needing to drink even a drop of water. Now, a Japanese design company aims to make humans just as …

Visual of Can This Virtual World Save the Real One?

Can This Virtual World Save the Real One?

A Dutch artist designs a Utopian eco-socialist online society.

Visual of From Eco-Apartheid to Earth Democracy

From Eco-Apartheid to Earth Democracy

Do humans exist merely to make money and use resources? Vandana Shiva believes humans have a higher purpose.

Visual of Grossed Out by Lab-Grown Meat? Here's 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be

Grossed Out by Lab-Grown Meat? Here's 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be

In vitro meat is creepy, unnatural and downright disgusting – and so is every other kind of food we eat.

Visual of Hipster Hunter-Gatherers Ravage Portland

Hipster Hunter-Gatherers Ravage Portland

The newest urban pest? Locavore sous-chefs desperate for wild edibles.

Visual of How to Avoid a Global Wine Shortage

How to Avoid a Global Wine Shortage

A global wine shortage is looming. Never fear: Next Nature has a solution.

Visual of Innovative Nostalgia

Innovative Nostalgia

We humans simply feel more comfortable with technological change when it comes in a familiar form that refers to an existing and accepted object, habit, value, tradition or intuition.

Visual of Living Among Pests – Designing the Biosynthetic City

Living Among Pests – Designing the Biosynthetic City

Joyce Hwang discusses the challenges for designers, and gains for citizens, of living in a truly biosynthetic city.

Visual of Next Natural Goats Adapt to Climb Trees

Next Natural Goats Adapt to Climb Trees

Thanks to evolution goats can climb, shifting their ecosystems to the trees.

Visual of Next Nature saves Old Nature

Next Nature saves Old Nature

Conservation workers ask synthetic biologists to help them save the world's endangered creatures and habitats.

Visual of Offshore Wind Farms Generate Their Own Microclimates

Offshore Wind Farms Generate Their Own Microclimates

As we strive to milk all available energy from nature, we not only harvest but alter our surroundings in the process. By mixing the warm sea air with cooler air above, offshore …

Visual of Space Farming for Astronauts

Space Farming for Astronauts

Space Farming: NASA plans to grow a vegetable garden 230 miles above the Earth.

Visual of Bugs Developed Immunity to GMO Corn

Bugs Developed Immunity to GMO Corn

The Western Corn Rootworm has evolved to eat genetically engineered corn, designed to kill it.

Visual of Human Workers Get Increasingly Obsolete

Human Workers Get Increasingly Obsolete

Robots are coming to replace humans at work, are they a real threat to the world’s unemployed?

Visual of Street Lights Permanently Change the Ecology of Local Bugs

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.

Visual of The Bionic Kangaroo

The Bionic Kangaroo

The BionicKangaroo technologically reproducesthe unique way a kangaroo moves.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Simulated Farming

Analogue vs Digital: Simulated Farming

Want to grow some vegetables but don’t want to get your hands dirty? There is an app for that!

Visual of Communicating with City Infrastructures

Communicating with City Infrastructures

A recent project, named GENESI, might make it possible for city infrastructures to communicate with us.

Visual of Did a Robot Grow your Vegetable?

Did a Robot Grow your Vegetable?

The world’s largest indoor farm  is not the only firm developing vertical agriculture. Japanese company  Spread plans to grow more than ten million heads of lettuce a year by …

Visual of Drinking Water From the Air

Drinking Water From the Air

Warka Water is an alternative water source to rural population that faces challenges in accessing drinkable water.

Visual of Drugs Testing with Artificial Organs

Drugs Testing with Artificial Organs

Researchers are working on artificial organs-on-chips will be used for drug development.

Visual of First Entirely Transparent Solar Panel Could Transform our Cities

First Entirely Transparent Solar Panel Could Transform our Cities

Our constant need of new, cleaner energy led a Michigan State University research group to conceive a fully transparent solar panel that could replace ordinary windows.

Visual of Lab-Grown Shrimps Are Coming to Your Plate

Lab-Grown Shrimps Are Coming to Your Plate

A startup called New Wave Foods is developing artificial shrimp meat in the laboratory.

Visual of Seaweed Farms to Solve the Problem of Ocean Acidification

Seaweed Farms to Solve the Problem of Ocean Acidification

By burning fossil fuels we are responsible for the increase of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere. Aside from raising temperatures globally, this is also affecting our …

Visual of Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

A new seaweed that tastes like bacon and is better for you than kale.

Visual of The World’s Largest Indoor Farm

The World’s Largest Indoor Farm

The world’s largest indoor farm in Japan is 100 times more productive than traditional agriculture.

Visual of Your Data Is Worth More Than You Think

Your Data Is Worth More Than You Think

How valuable are your data?

Visual of Growing Potatoes at JFK Airport

Growing Potatoes at JFK Airport

The 5th largest airline in the United States, JetBlue, is growing potatoes at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

Visual of The Next Nature Sneaker Series

The Next Nature Sneaker Series

We present for the real sneaker heads amongst us, six new futuristic pieces of footwear. Going from pineapple leather to self lacing 'Back to the Future' Nikes.

Visual of This Robot will Grow Food in Your Backyard

This Robot will Grow Food in Your Backyard

FarmBot Genesis is humanity's first open-source CNC farming machine designed for at-home automated food production.

Visual of 1999 - Ectogenesis Enters The Matrix

1999 - Ectogenesis Enters The Matrix

The movie The Matrix brought ectogenesis to the public eye.

Visual of The End of Air-Conditioning

The End of Air-Conditioning

New heat-reflective material signs the end of air-conditioning use.

Visual of Energy Generated from Polluted Air

Energy Generated from Polluted Air

Scientists developed a device that converts polluted air into clean air while generating power.

Visual of Sustainable Flying with Electric Planes

Sustainable Flying with Electric Planes

German company revealed fastest electric plane.

Visual of Smartflower Solar Device

Smartflower Solar Device

POP is an all-in-one solar energy system that hold visible benefits for humans.

Visual of Jobs for Facilitators - Robots at Work #3

Jobs for Facilitators - Robots at Work #3

This is post number three of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this episode we present you five jobs for facilitators, the ones who love to work with technology.

Visual of Skyscraper Hanging from the Sky

Skyscraper Hanging from the Sky

What if we rethink the system and instead of building from earth to sky, we do it the other way around?

Visual of Untouched Nature? Not in the Amazon

Untouched Nature? Not in the Amazon

The Amazonian rainforest was already transformed over two thousand years ago by people who built hundreds of large, mysterious earthworks.

Visual of A full course cabbage meal to discuss the problem of agricultural over-abundance

A full course cabbage meal to discuss the problem of agricultural over-abundance

Last night we were invited to celebrate the plenty at the third edition of the Neo-Futurist Dinner series at Mediamatic in Amsterdam. This time, the night was hosted by Dutch …

Visual of This controversial new test could be used to screen embryos for intelligence

This controversial new test could be used to screen embryos for intelligence

A new test promises to fan the flames of ethical debate surrounding designer babies. For the first time, couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) could soon be able to …

Visual of Ermi van Oers wants to bring  living light to your living room

Ermi van Oers wants to bring living light to your living room

The Living Light harnesses plant energy to provide light. We spoke to its designer, Ermi van Oers, to find out more about the unique product.

Visual of #French [Green] DreamTowers

#French [Green] DreamTowers

FrenchDreamTowers is an eco-friendly high-rise complex imagined by Paris-based architect studio XTU , for the city of Hangzhou in Southern China. Currently under study, the …

Visual of Three scenarios for the future of farming

Three scenarios for the future of farming

Agriculture may be one of the oldest of our technologies. Over time it has developed, changed, revolutionized, industrialized - or simply put, it has evolved . Today’s farms are …

Visual of Why insects are not the new sushi

Why insects are not the new sushi

People across the world have been eating insects for thousands of years. We know that approximately 2,000 species are edible and that these insects are eaten in many different …

Visual of Lucas Foglia's photography explores the uneasy relationship between humans and nature

Lucas Foglia's photography explores the uneasy relationship between humans and nature

There’s no place on earth untouched by human activity: This was clear as Lucas Foglia whizzed across the vast, white expanse of Alaska's Juneau Ice Field last summer. He was …

Visual of The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

Before money came into existence, trading was all we knew. Farmers in China traded their spades for food and other goods, and this continued up until a point where most spades …

Visual of This tiny tooth sensor tracks what you eat, and it could help you be healthier

This tiny tooth sensor tracks what you eat, and it could help you be healthier

The South Beach diet. The Atkins diet. Eating paleo. Cutting out gluten. Going vegan. The list of fad diets and health crazes goes on, yet health statistics in the US and around …

Visual of Why electric cars should be allowed to drive faster

Why electric cars should be allowed to drive faster

In response to the nitrogen crisis, the Dutch cabinet is planning to reduce the speed limit during the day to 100 kph. In itself a sensible decision. But it is strange that this …

Visual of 4 visions about the future of public transportation

4 visions about the future of public transportation

The way people get around is starting to change, and as a professor of transport strategy I do rather wonder if the modes of transport we use today will still be around by the …

Visual of Maurizio Montalti talks about the cycle of life

Maurizio Montalti talks about the cycle of life

As modern humans, we are out of balance with our natural environment. With use of technology, we try to prolong our human lifespan and create materials that live longer than we …

Visual of Pirjo Kääriäinen on new ecological biomateriality

Pirjo Kääriäinen on new ecological biomateriality

Meet Pirjo Kääriäinen, professor of design driven fibre innovation at Aalto University, Finland. Kääriäinen founded CHEMARTS —a collaborative program at the university that brings …

Visual of In conversation with Studio Drift

In conversation with Studio Drift

A flock of drones that fly like birds, drifting blocks of concrete, a choreography of opening and closing flowers. The work of Studio Drift is challenging the distinction between …

Visual of 3 future farms that can feed the planet and heal it too

3 future farms that can feed the planet and heal it too

Intensive agriculture may be nourishing most of the Earth’s inhabitants, but it’s doing the opposite to earth itself. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, …

Visual of How a 6.000-year-old fruit fly gave us cheese

How a 6.000-year-old fruit fly gave us cheese

Historians often trace the dawn of human civilisation back 10,000 years, when Neolithic tribes first settled and began farming in the Fertile Crescent, which stretches through …

Visual of How future fashion could help us cope with isolation

How future fashion could help us cope with isolation

Today we cannot meet, touch or hug our loved ones. And while we all like the feeling of the touch of another human being, physical contact does not just feel nice, it is crucial …

Visual of Is in vitro meat good news for animals?

Is in vitro meat good news for animals?

The Singapore Food Agency has approved “chicken bites” containing meat made from real chicken cells that were grown outside of a chicken’s body. Alongside similar news from Israel …

Visual of Living robots made from frog stem cells may revolutionize medicine

Living robots made from frog stem cells may revolutionize medicine

At just a millimeter wide, Xenobots are “neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal", they are "a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism”, says …

Visual of Author Jenny Kleeman is meeting the people creating our future

Author Jenny Kleeman is meeting the people creating our future

Meet Jenny Kleeman , journalist and documentary-maker. Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is her first book for anyone interested in, well, sex robots, vegan meat, out of body birth bags …

Visual of We are all parent Earth

We are all parent Earth

Last week I was strolling through the aisles of the supermarket when I heard a buzzing sound coming from my pocket. I looked up from my cart and saw it was a message from  …

Visual of Welcome to the Novacene

Welcome to the Novacene

James Lovelock (1919) has lived on Earth for over a century. You may find that long, but it is short for himself. He thinks big and from a long-term awareness. At the age of …

Visual of Check your technoprivilege!

Check your technoprivilege!

Technology is not neutral; the same tech might empower some and disempower others. It is time to check our Technoprivilege, argues author Hendrik-Jan Grievink.

Visual of Dune explores the geopolitics behind resource extraction

Dune explores the geopolitics behind resource extraction

Dune offers a useful allegorical narrative of the “scramble for Africa”, which saw European empires carve up the continent into colonized powers.

Visual of The Next Nature gift guide 2021

The Next Nature gift guide 2021

As winter arrives, so does the season of giving. Good gift giving is an art and can be quite the endeavor at times. But don’t worry, Next Nature is here to help! We present to you …

Visual of Chloé Rutzerveld designs the food of tomorrow

Chloé Rutzerveld designs the food of tomorrow

You are in for a surprise when you look at food and concept designer Chloé Rutzerveld 's portfolio. It is hard to believe that somebody so young - she is just 25 - has already …

Visual of The GeneSprout Initiative: cultivating new plant breeding techniques

The GeneSprout Initiative: cultivating new plant breeding techniques

Some 10,000 years ago humans began to domesticate plants and animals. The birth of agriculture, one of the earliest technologies available.

Visual of Next Generation: Tasting Landless Food with Malu Luecking

Next Generation: Tasting Landless Food with Malu Luecking

Regeneration of extinct flavor families via microalgae 

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This satellite generates and sends solar energy to Earth

The next solar farms might be located in space, instead of on Earth. A prototype satellite by Caltech launched in January seems to be up and running, showing its capability to …

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What food design can do

Food design gives us a taste of innovation. It visualizes, speculates, challenges and problem-solves.

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Next Nature is ancient

Uli Westphal's Seed Series is an ongoing attempt to document the seeds of all edible plants, one seed at a time.