Internet for everyone
World’s half the population is connected to the internet but still seems can’t live without it. There are many reasons for this, including social and economic reasons, but for some, the internet just isn’t accessible because they have no connection.
However, Facebook has abandoned plans to do the same using drones, which means companies like Hiber are stealing a march, Google is slowly trying to solve the problem using helium balloons to beam the internet to inaccessible areas and they have taken a different approach microsatellites by launching their own network of shoebox-sized into low Earth orbit, when it flies over and delivers your data it wake up a modem plugged into your computer or device.
The British Antarctic Survey to provide internet access to the very extreme of our planet and their satellites orbit the Earth 16 times a day and are already being used by organizations.
ArachnoBeeA, the winning design, would use tiny beacons and cameras to manoeuvre its way around. To develop a conventional drone to work inside a space station NASA has challenged designers, navigating with no ‘up’ or ‘down’. In such a confined space how popular drones would be is a different question.
Heart monitoring T-shirt
In general, it’s fine that if you just want an idea of how hard you’re working out, but for professionals, accuracy is everything. Sports wearable bands that measure your heart rate are nothing new, but as numerous studies have shown, the accuracy can vary wildly (especially if you rely on them to count calories).
This new t-shirt from smart materials company KYMIRA will accurately measure heartbeats and upload them to the cloud via Bluetooth, Using a single lead ECG printed into the fabric. Algorithms once process the data to accurately detect irregular heartbeats such as arrhythmia heartbeats, which could prove life-saving.
“Developing this product to be used for clinical applications and to allow those who may already suffer from heart conditions enough warning of a heart attack.” “The possibilities this product offers both the general public and the sportspeople is astonishing,” and it’s not just athletes who could benefit. says Tim Brownstone, CEO and founder of KYMIRA.
Javier Ponce’s new design by the architect of forwarding Thinking Architecture shows a 24m-tall, three-tiered structure with solar panels on top to provide energy. United Nations predicts there will be two billion more people in the world by 2050, creating a demand for 70 per cent more food. By that time, 80 per cent of us will be living in cities, and most food we eat in urban areas is brought in and farms will be moored close to cities on the inland lakes or sea would certainly reduce food miles. But how would they work? Nutrients and plant matter would drop into the bottom layer to feed fish, which are farmed in an enclosed space and the middle tier grows a variety of veg 51,000m2, over an area of using not soil but nutrients in the liquid.
For instance, Dubai imports 11,000 tonnes of fruit and veg every day. The units are designed to bolt together, which is handy since it needs a lot of them and a single Smart Floating Farm measuring 350 x 200m would produce 8.1 tonnes of vegetables and 1.7 tonnes of fish an estimated a year.
But the majority of people in the Western world own a refrigerator and a mobile phone and aerogels could revolutionize the manufacture of both.
Therefore, by extracting all the liquid from a gel, it can be up to 95 per cent pores and the aerogel is a material that’s full of tiny holes. As a result, aerogels can’t transport heat, making for material with incredible insulating properties. But the pores are so small – between 50 and 20 nanometres – that gas molecules can’t squeeze through them
unusual electrical properties of aerogels also make them suitable as lightweight antennae for satellites, aircraft, and mobile phones.