Best Tech Stories around the web #250

This week: a biomimetic eye with a hemispherical perovskite nanowire array retina, lickable 'taste gadget' can recreate any flavor without eating food, relive the SpaceX Crew Dragon's launch, and the VRHAM! Virtual Festival this weekend!

INNOVATION

A biomimetic eye with a hemispherical perovskite nanowire array retina by nature.com

Human eyes possess exceptional image-sensing characteristics such as an extremely wide field of view, high resolution and sensitivity with low aberration. Biomimetic eyes with such characteristics are highly desirable, especially in robotics and visual prostheses. However, the spherical shape and the retina of the biological eye pose an enormous fabrication challenge for biomimetic devices. Read more

DESIGN

Lickable 'taste gadget' can recreate any flavor without eating food by designboom.com

Whether a test for your taste or a way to fake your favorite flavor, homei miyashita has created a lickable ‘taste gadget’ of all assortments. it artificially replicates any flavor without needing any food to be consumed – all you need is just a little lick. with the help of LED lighting, it triggers the five different tastes on the human tongue, which includes acidic, bitter, sweet, salty and umami. Read more

EVENEMENT

VRHAM! Virtual

We are moving our international festival for VR art into virtual space and invite you to experience 18 international artworks, participate in panels, workshops and guided tours, meet artists and network in digital space. Discover the event