How would you like to put on a nice gooey pair of pants made out of slime…hagfish slime. To say that hagfish are less than glamorous is an understatement, but tucked within their snake-like body is an abundant, highly-condensed slime that scientist believe could be turned into tights or breathable athletic wear…even bullet proof vests.
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In another edition of the Twilight Zone, scientists have created green glowing cats in their ongoing effort to beat Aids. The domestic cats had their DNA modified with a gene that fights off an HIV-like virus and a second one – from a fluorescent jellyfish – that makes their bodies shine green under ultraviolet light.
Taking things to the green extreme, Coca-Cola, along with World Wide Fund for Nature created this 60-by-60-foot billboard made of 3,600 Fukien tea plants, a breed synonymous with excellent air absorbing qualities. The pots the tea plants sit in are made of recycled Coca-Cola bottles, the potting mix within is made of industrial by-products and
From real teeth inspired rings to peat moss growing out of your knuckles, this living grass embedded in metal casing gives ‘trim that bush’ a whole new meaning. The collection of this According to the designer HAF byHafstein Juliusson, this hand and neck jewelry is designed for people in metropolitan cities and is an experiment
On the heels of an Osama bin Laden’s head shot, the U.S. Army is testing new ammunition noted for its lead free – environmentally friendly greenness. The M855 bullet was designed in the early 70s — and has been in use since then, despite some complaints from soldiers that it’s often less than effective .The
Looking eerily similar to that frog you dissected in high school, sans the warts. The Frog4.0 One-Piece PC chair from BONE is your one stop shop for the ultimate in gaming comfort. With speakers for eyes and a cushion for a mouth, the seat is equipped with hi-fi system capable of 360 degree high def
Aside from the beer fetching robot, this could be the next best thing in robotics – A robot that folds your laundry. Created by the masters of robotics at the University of California at Berkeley, this robot can fold clothes using green screen technology and a technique called, “background subtraction.” The technique removes the entire
In sticking with the eating theme, have you ever wondered why they haven’t found a way to turn ice cream into power to provide energy? Me too. Enter Ben & Jerry, who have teamed up with Paques, a biotechnology company, to install a bio-digester in their Hellendoorn ice cream factory in the Netherlands. The new
Horticulture is about to take on a whole new meaning if June Medford gets her way. The Colorado State University Professor is attempting to manipulate the receptor DNA proteins in plants to react to dangerous explosives. Her team in the Department of Biology has found a way to rewire those systems so that the chlorophyll