In many countries around the world the supply of electricity and clean water is often sporadic and of poor quality. Consulting and design company NOS is looking to address this problem with PhotoFlow, a two-in-one concept design that combines solar power generation with water collection and storage.
A team of international researchers has developed artificial crystals with unique
optical properties that could lead to advances in quantum computing and telecommunications. Their inspiration? The glorious green wings of the Callophyrs Rubi butterfly.
When we first reported on the SmartCap early this year, the fatigue-monitoring system was being developed for use in the mining industry. Now, eight months after going to market, the SmartCap is being put to the test at sea.