It was with delight that we read about Stavanger, our home base, being so attractive for Expats. We of course, love our little town on the west coast of Norway. Welcome to visit, anytime! Photo by Victor Malyushev on Unsplash https://www.eca-international.com/news/february-2020/global-liveability-report-reveals-which-cities-off?fbclid=IwAR1QwLNimSEs5LsLtmGFY2Fcp36AlNa_eadp9RzlORtDd-6yfVsPL5fKWGE
Robotics has even made its way to Mussels and help monitoring climate change! The robotic mussels, which were devised about 20 years ago already, by Dr. Helmuth, contain little thermometers and data loggers that record the temperature every 10 minutes, approximating the internal temperature of the actual mussels nearby.
We are very honored and excited about the opportunity we had last week to present Smart Farm to our fellow colleagues in Stiim Aqua Cluster in Stavanger. And in such a relaxed environment! 😆 https://stiimaquacluster.no/2020/01/10/stiim-aquapub-ble-en-stor-suksess/
Make a google search on Shellfish Festivals and you will be taken to many exotic places in the world! My personal favorite is Festival de las Conchas y Vino Nuevo held in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, starting April 30.
The mussels use these threads to cling to rocks and rope. We humans are looking into uses for us. There is an extensive article on the subject, but to sum it up here are some great applications: 1) A biodegradable glue to stick human tissue together. 2) Generate universal hemoglobin compatible with all blood types. 3) Create a membrane that separates water from oil (for oil spills for example) 4) Generate an underwater glue. 5) Combine the glue properties with the membrane properties to collect, for example oil, on the hull of a boat painted with the byssus glue. And […]