When the intelligence of plants is exploited by robots. Discover the Plant Fever exhibition at the Centre d’Innovation et de Design in Grand-Hornu.
Plants do not have a brain or nervous system like us. And yet, researchers show that they are gifted with intelligence. Defending themselves against aggression, finding their food, or communicating through their roots, these are all incredible elements that demonstrate the intelligence of plants.
But it is not only scientists who are interested in the plant kingdom. Artists too are amazed at their prowess. So much so that they are inspired by the intelligence of nature to create new, revolutionary, and breathtaking objects or tools. Plant Fever is an exhibition that bears witness to the power of plants… that human is trying to mimic. […]
Two of them have developed the web: an Englishman named Tim Berners-Lee, and a brilliant Belgian scientist who has been forgotten, Robert Cailliau. How could we forget the name of a man behind the technology we use every day? Even the Britannica encyclopedia attributes the invention of the web to the English scientist, neglecting his Belgian colleague. […]
For a space mission, you can’t take huge amounts of water. So you have to be inventive. And at NASA, they are. In their laboratory, they created a filter that purifies the wastewater in order to recover it. Yep, even her urine can be filtered for drinking. And the best is when a direct derivative of this technology (only for water) equips the gourds that you can take with you to school, to sports, to camp, on vacation abroad, and in even hiking… in short, everywhere! […]
An essential tool today for long journeys by car, the jerrycan was above all developed during the Second World War to meet the practical needs of soldiers. You had to think about refueling from time to time, and in wartime, impossible to detour by the nearest service station. […]