Posts Categorized: Nature

Accidentally-developed enzyme eats plastics

Researchers have developed an enzyme that can digest certain types of plastics bringing new hope to end a ‘global crisis’.

Device creates music using plants

A new device uses electrodes to let users listen to the sounds made by plants.

Outdoor seafront library encourages rest and love of books

Designed by a team inspired by nature, Bulgaria’s seashell-shaped library provides seating, shade, bookshelves and a small stage.

Robot fish can change behavior of real fish

Researchers from Swiss university have developed a miniature aquatic robot that can influence the behavior of a school of real fish.

Green gyms use natural materials and movements

A new franchise business brings the outdoors inside with nature-inspired gyms that train using bodyweight exercises and wood and fiber pieces of equipment.

Decoy sea turtle egg is a tracker for poachers

A new low-cost device uses geotagging technology to deter and reduce the illegal wildlife trade.

Smart plant wall purifies indoor air

Finland-based Naava has developed a remotely-monitored smart wall of plants that constantly purifies indoor air, providing spaces with a fresh, clean supply.

Drone pollinators could help relieve overburdened bees

Researchers at Japan’s AIST institute found gel from a previous failed experiment and discovered that it can, with horse-hair covered drones, pollinate flowers.