Friday, September 2, 2011
FLOATEC project develops new floating house technology for low-lying countries: Venice may soon be sharing its "Floating City" moniker thanks to a research project developing "amphibian houses" that are designed to float in the event of a flood. The FLOATEC project sees the primary market for the houses as the Netherlands, whose low-lying land makes it particularly susceptible to the effects of rising sea levels.
Posted by steve at 3:22 PM
smart forvision investigates new materials: Smart's iconic lightweight fortwo commuter was such a natural for conversion to electric propulsion that it was one of the first zero emission cars with a recognizable badge available in that form. In essence, it changed little from the petrol-engined version apart from the drivetrain.
Posted by steve at 3:21 PM
Miniature oxygen generator implants to boost effectiveness of cancer treatments: Some cancers, such as pancreatic and cervical cancers, are notoriously hypoxic, which means they contain low oxygen levels. Because radiation therapy needs oxygen to be effective, hypoxic areas of a tumor can be difficult to kill.
Posted by steve at 3:20 PM
UrbanTile window blind concept fuses solar panel with an OLED screen: Each and every day, the sun showers our cities in solar energy. Every night, our cities emit light so bright that they can be seen from space.
Posted by steve at 3:19 PM