Nature knows best when it comes to high-tech
‘Biomimicry goes by many names. Biomimetics, bionics, bio-inspiration and biognosis are other terms used for technologies that look at nature in search of solutions to human problems. This is a dynamic field with a great deal of heat right now and it’s easy to see why: In a world where we increasingly tend toward ‘green’ solutions to problems, high-tech firms are looking to nature as the greatest innovation lab of all.
‘Current examples of biomimicry are truly impressive, but also just plain cool. Fans of science fiction tech in the real world will geek out on this area of tech that includes swimsuits inspired by shark skin, thermal imaging inspired by butterfly wings, adhesives derived from gecko feet and submarine camouflage inspired by squids. A recent experiment had a slime mold mimicking the Canadian highway network…’
Google’s New ‘Account Activity’
Today we’re introducing Account Activity, a new feature in your Google Account. If you sign up, each month we’ll send you a link to a password-protected report with insights into your signed-in use of Google services.
Know Your Facebook Enemies
EnemyGraph is an attempt to further define relationships between Users and other entities across Facebook’s Social Graph. Furthermore, EnemyGraph attempts to determine, and make public, instances when individuals coalesce around things for negative reasons. On EnemyGraph one is given the opportunity to both define his or her Enemies — be them serious or humorous — and to open himself or herself up to criticism and mockery… growing stronger for it.