23 results for “Technosphere”

Smart cities could give the visually impaired a new outlook on urban life

Drishty Sobnath and Ikram Ur Rehman
September 17th 2019

Travelling to work, meeting friends for a catch up or just doing some shopping are often taken for granted by people with no known disabilities. For the visually impaired, these seemingly simple things can be a serious challenge.

But imagine a city equipped with technology that enables the visually impaired to recognise people, places or even bank notes, helping them to live more independently whether indoors or in a public place. That’s the promise of so-called smart cities, which use …

The new Next Nature book is here!

May 28th 2019

? For pictures of the book launch, head to this page.

We live in a world in which we control the biology of a tomato at such precision, you could think of it as a product of technology, instead of a product of nature. Think about it, from genetics to breeding; a simple tomato isn’t remotely as simple as you might think. Technological advances allow our daily ingredients to be grown bigger, faster and better than ever before.

Conversely, in …

Technosphere Weighs 30 Trillion Tons

Van Mensvoort
May 12th 2017
If humans would disappear from the face of the Earth today, we would still leave 30 trillion tons of mass in the geological record. Certainly, "we were here" is written all over.

Robo-Bee Pollinated a Japanese Lily

Nadine Roestenburg
February 16th 2017

A video of a robotic bee pollinating a flower (looking more like Loopin' Louie spinning off the board game and hitting a flower) recently caught our attention. What at first sight might look like a silly viral video, could be an important step in the survival of bees. To save us humans from a future without honey and pollinating crops by hand, we need to save the bees. These insect-sized drones could actually play a major role in their survival.…

There Are More People Flying in Airplanes right Now, than there were Alive on Earth in the Stone Age

Van Mensvoort
March 22nd 2016
Today there are on average there are some 8000 planes in the sky carrying at least half a million people. On average during the Stone Age there must have been less.

Technology Made us Human

Van Mensvoort
August 28th 2015
Buckle up for a cinematic espresso shot from performance philosopher and NNN ambassador Jason Silva.

Visualizing the World Economy

Van Mensvoort
August 27th 2015
This Is What $15.3 Trillion of World Trade Looks Like.

Ambient City

Van Mensvoort
March 31st 2015
How cities will function when there are more robots than people working in factories, everything is intelligently interlinked, autos drive autonomously and drones deliver the mail?

The Secret Service is Preparing for Drones

Yunus Emre Duyar
March 16th 2015
The U.S. Secret Service is conducting test drone flights over Washington, D.C.

Over 300 Sharks are Now on Twitter

Van Mensvoort
January 6th 2015
Recently 338 sharks in Western Australia subscribed to the microblogging service. They are now tweeting out where they are.
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