What we're reading: whale-inspired turbines

Summary:Climate and the Earth's metabolism; adulthood and Generation Y; whale tail fans; genetic doping; electronic underwear.

1.) As its temperature rises, the Earth breathes faster and harder.

2.) The new age of adulthood? Twenty-six, according to health care reform.

3.) Taking inspiration from whale tails, scientists make better turbines.

4.) Sports doping may reach new heights when athletes begin enhancing their genes.

5.) The world's first electronic underpants have important medical care implications.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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