1030 Innovation @ van Gogh immersive experience & Andy Warhol Exhibition

The SARS-Cov2 pandemic holds the world in its firm grip for over a year now. With restaurants, cinemas, hotels and other cultural institutions mostly closed in the last months, opportunities for gathering inspiration fell flat. Therefore, our team decided to do a team activity every month (if possible). As soon as museums in Austria were … Read more 1030 Innovation @ van Gogh immersive experience & Andy Warhol Exhibition

SUSTAINABLE SHOE MADE FROM DOG HAIR AND MUSHROOMS

The designer Emilie Burfeind has created the “Sneature” sock shoe which is made from dog hair and mushrooms. The production uses dog hair was spun by Berlin-based start-up Modus Intarsia into high-quality “Chiengora”. This sustainable resource is then used in a 3D knitting process to make a shoe, while a mycelium is mixed with a … Read more SUSTAINABLE SHOE MADE FROM DOG HAIR AND MUSHROOMS

CREATING ENERGY BY WEARING A LOAD-REDUCING BACKPACK

A research team at Tsinghua University has developed the prototype of a load-reducing backpack that makes loads feel 20% lighter and uses energy from the wearer’s movements to power small electronic devices. Specifically, the researchers built two elastomers into the backpack to reduce its impact on wearers while they walk. The elastomers also use the … Read more CREATING ENERGY BY WEARING A LOAD-REDUCING BACKPACK

DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN COMPUTER AND CELL

Scientists at Columbia University have used a modified CRISPR system in order to write information into the DNA of living bacteria. Specifically, the researchers used a CRISPR-based cellular recorder as well as E. coli bacteria which significantly change their genomes when a voltage is applied. The genomic patterns “Power on “ and “Power off” correspond … Read more DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN COMPUTER AND CELL

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