Stretching the Limits: Innovations Beyond the Rubber Tree
Rubber, that bouncy stuff that your tires and shoes are made from? it’s under threat. From deforestation and disease to climate change and shifting markets, the rubber industry has never been in such a precarious position. More than ever before, companies are noticing and are looking for alternatives to the single species that literally makes this industry. Natural rubber, or latex, start
The Cleanest fashion out there: where and why your next shirt should be undyed, unbleached cotton
Image: Industry of all nations The Cleanest fashion, where and why to buy undyed, unbleached cotton It’s not hard to read about the myriad of chemicals used throughout the fashion industry – it’s much harder to see and avoid them. In To Dye For, Adele Peters delves into the hazards present in dyes, waterproofing, and other garment additives. At the heart of this tale lies
The Rise of Bio-Based Leather: the companies building the future of leather with mycelium, plants and animals cells
Cover image: Reishi™ by Ecovative. Mycelium leather with leatherworking tools. The Rise of Bio-Based Leather the companies building the future of leather with mycelium, plants and animals cells Leather from cows, sheep, goats, and pigs may soon be a thing of the past. Materials from plants, fungi, and lab-grown animal cells are poised to change one of our most familiar mate
Blue Foam to Biodesign
Julian Goldman and Dierdre Shea of Fun Stuff Design on building a practice and creating the award winning Pollinator Kit. In this interview, Aaron Nesser talks to Julian Goldman and Dierdre Shea, co-founders of Fun Stuff Design, about their work with sustainable materials, circular economy, product strategy, and development, with a focus on biomaterials and objects that endure. They discuss how they got into the field of biodesign from industrial design, the importance of understanding form and materials, and the impact designers can have on materials at an early stage in the process. They also discuss a recent project that won a design award at SXSW, Checkerspot: The Pollinator Kit, a renewable rigid polyurethane material derived from algae that they helped design a best-in-class casting kit for. Finally, they talk about what’s next for the field of biodesign and sustainable materials.
AI/ML Tools for Science That Don't Hallucinate
Discover the top AI-powered tools for scientific research and analysis in this comprehensive blog post. From automatic summarization and contextualization of scientific literature to real-time analysis of vast amounts of unstructured data, these tools are changing the game for researchers, analysts, and students alike. Explore tools such as Genei, CoLoop, Scite, System, Primer, Trinka, Semantic Scholar, and Scholarcy, and see how they can improve your scientific research and analysis capabilities.
We Spent 12 Hours Finding the Best AI Tools Shown to Improve Your Odds of Landing an Interview
Job searching is… not fun. Once you’ve found a listing that is a good fit (we’re working hard on our end to source the best ones), you need to send an application that is compelling enough to get you that first interview. Much of it comes comes down to effectively matching your application to the job description, but you need to do more than just include the right keywords. Now AI tools can help
How to Land a Job in the New Bio-Economy
Breaking into biodesign or other bio-economy fields as a non-scientist may seem like a daunting challenge, but it's entirely possible with dedication and knowledge. The key is understanding how to leverage your past experience in other industries to make a successful transition. While having a scientific background can certainly be beneficial, having a solid foundation of transferrable skills will help you stand out from the crowd.