Illuminate with the Bioluminescence of bacteria

Bioluminescence is a chemical reaction controlled by a gene enabling certain living organisms to produce light. Many marine species are able to do so, such as algae, jellyfish, squid and shrimp. The Glowee startup, established in 2014, is developing a biological lighting system which uses the natural properties of bioluminescent marine organisms to rethink how we produce and use light. Glowee offers a luminous and … Continue reading Illuminate with the Bioluminescence of bacteria

Quantify, map and filter pollution using connected objects

At a time when France is recording new peaks of pollution and the Chinese government has forbidden local weather stations to launch alerts, access to data concerning pollution and the tools to lessen its effects are the focus of major concern. At CES in Las Vegas, French start-ups Plume Labs and Wair presented connected objects that combat pollution through a quantified environment and connected objects. … Continue reading Quantify, map and filter pollution using connected objects

Biodegrade your sneakers

During a Biofabricate conference in New York dedicated to innovative biomaterials, Adidas presented a prototype featuring a new ultra resistant and biodegradable fiber known as Biosteel. Inspired by natural silk, this new material dissolves within 36 hours when immersed in a bath with enzymes. Developed by AMSilk, a company from Munich, the fiber is made from proteins that imitate spider silk and is 15% lighter … Continue reading Biodegrade your sneakers