TAG: Jellyfish

Nature Inspired Whimsical Jellyfish Lamps

Paula Artzen’s Jellyfish Lamps

Dutch designer Paula Artzen takes inspiration from ants, birds and sea creatures for creating whimsical designs. Nature’s most wonderful creatures are expressed as hanging luminaries that when lightened, create a magical atmosphere in any room. Artzen specializes in interior design and loves creating detailed luminaries. She started with the most humble materials, experimenting with paper and Tyvek, and adding new dimensions to her designs by cutting and folding materials into 3D shapes. Artzen’s latest work is luminaries inspired by marine sea creatures like the wonderful jellyfish. These magical lamps take inspiration from German biologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel’s book of… read more

Could A Robot Jellyfish Save the Ocean?

Robot jellyfish from Virginia Tech

The robot revolution began a decade ago with ‘Asimo’ by Honda. Now, bolder and bolder robots have debuted from likely sources (DARPA, Air Force, etc), and unlikely ones (Kickstarter, MIT, etc). A new aquatic ‘bot from Virginia Tech may one day be used to keep our oceans safe. Nicknamed ‘Cyro’, this five-foot, seven-inches jellyfish robot is a machine to behold. It’s extremely lifelike in its functions and programming, and from a distance could fool even the most veteran of marine researchers. And that’s the main idea. Cyro will one day patrol for illegal dumping, pollution, and spills off our nation’s… read more