06 PM | 14 Apr

Thunderpants – #Mushroom #Underpants Raising Money for #Animal #Welfare [#geekgirl]

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New Zealand underwear company, Thunderpants have launched their latest ‘colour me’ range – underwear and clothing covered in mushrooms of all shapes and varieties. For every pair of the fungi filled Thundies sold throughout April, one dollar will be donated to SAFE, Save Animals From Exploitation, NZ’s leading animal advocacy organisation. Designed to unleash customers creative side these organic fair trade undies can be custom coloured to create a one-off unique pair.

Since 1932 SAFE has been defending animals against cruelty and abuse and making significant improvements to the lives of animals by raising awareness, challenging cruel practices and changing attitudes. SAFE is a non-profit charitable organisation funded by the good will of the community.

The launch of this design also coincides with Thunderpants leap into trading solely online as they cease to wholesale to over 80 retailers throughout NZ and Australia from 1st April 2018. A decision made by the company in order to meet the ever growing demand for these awesome undies, while still remaining ethical and NZ made.

For more info or to purchase Thunderpants  mushrooms_original_grande

02 PM | 07 Mar

Amazing #animal #Robots that really exist #video [geekgirl]

The family of robot animals from the German developer of robotics Festo is growing. The company presents many new robots, for example: a swarm of ants that can interact with each other, as well as butterflies and dragonflies, which are characterized by all the ease and grace of these insects. When they were created, the company focused not only on their appearance, but also on behavioral characteristics.

Source and full transcript on YouTube

12 PM | 10 Jul

New Harvest 2017 #Cellular #agriculture #research [#geekgirl]

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EXPERIENCE THE NEWEST HARVEST OF CELL CULTURED PRODUCTS AT THE WORLD’S FIRST CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO CELLULAR AGRICULTURE.

New Harvest 2017 is a conference dedicated to cellular agriculture–the creation of agricultural products like meat, milk, eggs, leather and silk in cell cultures instead of using whole plants or animals. The conference will host presentations about the latest developments in this field including “Cell Ag 101″ and debates about the future ramifications of this technology.

New Harvest is the non-profit research institute that is funding open science in cellular agriculture through the New Harvest Research Fellowship program at universities around the world.

OCTOBER 11 & 12, 2017 in New York

It is time to re-think the supply chain of animal products.

By applying advances in tissue engineering and synthetic biology to growing food, we can revolutionize the supply chain of animal products to continue to provide affordable and sustainable food to a growing population. We call this “cellular agriculture.”

Source: New Harvest 2017