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Science at work – The LifeStraw.

The LifeStraw removes at least of 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria and can filter up to 1000L of water.Throughout the world, an estimated 884 million people still do not have access to clean sources of water. According to the LifeStraw manufacturers, the device contains no chemicals or batteries and makes it possible to drink safely from any river, lake or puddle.

Tightrope Walking, Yosemite, CA.

Philips Fluid smartphone with flexible OLED display

Developed in his mind by Brazilian designer Dinard da Mata, the “Fluid” is a smartphone concept that as suggested by its name features a flexible OLED display to allow better mobility and ease of use. Designed for Philips, the mobile phone wraps around the wrist to become a bracelet for the fashionable, while gives an easy access on the go.

 

Innovative Folding nCycle Speeds Towards Futuristic E-Bike Design

nCycle, skyrill, futuristic bicycle, e-bike, innovative electric bike, sustainable bicycles, green design, sustainable designThis futuristic bike from nCycle combines a stripped-down and streamlined frame with a powerful electric motor to offer a speedy alternative to automotive transportation. The fold-up bicycle has built-in brakes and lights, yet the frame remains thin and lightweight.


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One aim of the nCycle concept was to provide a more affordable alternative to the average e-bike, which the designers say can be priced from $4,000, making it an unaccessible option for many. The core design is a sturdy structure: the body was built from a pair of metallic sheets attached parallel to each other from which the primary mechanics house electronic and electrical systems. The nCycle’s truly innovative appearance makes it look as though it could easily zoom off into the future.

Images courtesy of Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu