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invisible kingdom

Kevin Kelly, senior maverick at Wired, presented a new definition of technology: ‘anything useful invented by a mind’ – whether it be a hammer or the rule of law. So technology is more than gadgets; it’s part of a great …

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invisible materials

Nanomaterials is a field that studies materials with morphological features on the nanoscale, and especially those that have special properties stemming from their nanoscale dimensions. Nanoscale is usually defined as smaller than a one tenth of a micrometer in at …

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invisible designer

Biomimicry /Greek: bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate/ as presented by Janine Benyus, the champion of biomimicry, is a design discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies, e.g., a solar cell inspired by …

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invisible communication

Bacteria can talk to each other: by using signaling molecules called autoinducers or pheromones they inform their neighbours as to whether or not it is worth switching certain genes on or off. This type of invisible communication, that is so enthusiastically …

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the beauty of tiny invisible thingies

As 7K entered the world of invisible it was dazzled by the beauty of microorganisms. Microorganisms so tiny and small but combine an universe that covers all of the surface of the earth. Microorganisms /Greek: μικρός, mikrós, meaning small and …

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