This new product kinda seems too far out to be true, but I guess technology is taking leaps and bounds…. I thought the wrist-worn smartwatch was amazing… now there is iSkin. This experimental system allows users to control mobile devices using flexible, stretchable stickers that adhere to your skin.
Developed by a team from Saarland University in Germany and Carnegie Mellon University in the US, the silicone iSkin stickers contain capacitive and resistive sensors that respond to being touched. They can be made in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and temporarily applied almost anywhere on the body via a medical-grade adhesive.
This sticker can be removed, rolled up and put away for another time when needed.
It amazes me what students are capable of developing! Or as the old proverb states… “Necessity is the mother of invention”
Air quality has been a hot button issue for some time. There are myriad stories in the media, online and just overheard as conversations about the areas of the planet suffering most from the decay in the quality of the air around us. It’s important to know that there are groups concerned about this issue in multiple countries.
Here’s a press release from the EDF (Environmental Defense Fund) an organization in the United States that’s taking a stand:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is proposing to update our national standards for ground-level ozone, the scientific name for smog.
Do you have a technology in development to help achieve cleaner, more breathable air for everyone?
In an effort to promote sustainable development the Kingdom of Jordan has announced that all of their mosques will soon run on solar energy. Jordan currently imports 96% of the energy they use. Since around 300 of Jordan’s days are sunny, solar power is one great solution to their energy constraints. The photovoltaic solar systems for power generation project will start by covering 120 mosques and installation will continue at other mosques across the country.
The country’s mosques are expected to see huge savings and even solar revenues from the project. Check out more detail about this expansive solar project here.