Lamb Fetus Grown in Artificial Womb | Tech Insider

Source: https://youtu.be/MbgHbYXs3cM

Source: https://youtu.be/dxn6msihFjc

Source: http://www.businessinsider.sg/baby-lamb-fetus-inside-artificial-womb-2017-4/

Ultimately, the researchers are working toward creating an artificial womb that could sustain premature human babies. Preemies haven’t had time to fully develop in the womb and, therefore, are at a higher risk of health problems throughout their life.

Questions:

  • What are the implications for humans?
  • Have you watched The Matrix? Would this dystopia become reality?

16 giant infrastructure projects that could reshape the world | Business Insider

Read here: http://www.businessinsider.sg/giant-infrastructure-projects-around-the-world-2016-11/

Questions:

  • What are the effects these structures have on the environment, the economy, people etc?

Hover Camera | Dose

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Dose/videos/1193592660735270/

Source: https://youtu.be/aOn-BG4h0pQ

Questions:

  • Will this be the new way after the selfie stick?
  • What are some positive uses of this?
  • What are some problems that this could lead to?
  • Did you notice that the team that built this is Asian? Listen to their English. Can you tell where they are from?

How your phone is bad for your health | Tech Insider

Source: https://youtu.be/HhYDY-6jDO4

Questions:

  • Do you do any of these things?
  • Do you feel your sleep has been affected since you started using mobile phones?
  • How far would you agree with these claims?
  • Are there other things people could do to reduce the impact of technology on their health?

Drumi | World’s Favourite Foot-Powered Washing Machine

Source: https://youtu.be/JjE2UNGQniU

Read here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/drumi-the-foot-powered-washing-machine-design-green#/

Questions:

  • Who is this suitable for?
  • Would you use this?
  • Why might it not be very practical?
  • What are some other advantages/disadvantages of this?

Centuries of Preserved Shipwrecks Found in the Black Sea | National Geographic

Read here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/black-sea-shipwreck-discovery/

“When the last ice age ended about 12,000 years ago, the Black Sea was really the Black Lake,” says Jon Adams, principal investigator on the project and director of the Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton. As temperatures warmed and sea levels rose, saltwater from the Mediterranean began spilling over a rock formation in the Bosphorus Strait. Suddenly the Black Sea was fed by saltwater as well as freshwater rivers, resulting in two distinct layers of water: an oxygenated upper level with less salt and a lower saltwater level without oxygen. “The oxygen drops to zero below 150 meters, which is ideal for the preservation of organic materials,” Adams said.

Questions:

  • How important is it to explore the depths of the ocean?
  • Given the limited budget, how can governments balance the need to preserve culture or pursue technological advancements?