Science and Technology

Get your fix of the latest science and technology news here. Headlines for the last 24 hours from the most popular news sources on the web today. Entries are ordered by the most recent post and de-duped by title. More about RSS and links…
 


Today
Progressives laud Oregon's cap-and-trade bill for prioritizing investments in low-income and rural communities, but some aren't sure the program will work as intended.
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
ABC News: Technology
Earlier
Welcome to Cancerland
A woman who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma shares how it impacted her life.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Yahoo! News: Science News Headlines
More than 260 dolphins found stranded along the Gulf Coast since February. Scientists aren't sure why.
More than 260 bottle nose dolphins have been founded stranded along the Northern Gulf of Mexico since Feb. 1, 2019.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Yahoo! News: Science News Headlines
Netflix arrivals and departures
The week of June 16th looks to be a relatively quiet week for Netflix releases, save for one major addition. No, I'm not talking about Adam Devine's comedy special, but rather the entire Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series, along with the recap movie, DEATH (TRUE)², and the mind-bending finale, The End of Evangelion. If even one of the most celebrated anime of all time isn't enough to convince you to watch giant animated robots fight each other, you still have a few other options this week, including the aforementioned comedy special and the second season of the German series Dark, which received rave reviews for its first season. Continue reading... BGR Top Deals: Every steak you cook will come out perfect if you use this $69 device Best Carry-on Luggage Trending Right Now: Poop transplant claims one life, prompts FDA warning A Marvel insider might've just leaked every MCU Phase 4 movie currently in development Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of June 16) originally appeared on BGR.com on Sun, 16 Jun 2019 at 14:08:04 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
BGR: Headlines
Blood pressure drug recall: Teva pulls losartan tablets tainted with possible carcinogen
Teva Pharmaceuticals has expanded its recall of losartan potassium tablets that contained a possible carcinogen
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Yahoo! News: Science News Headlines
Best Meat Thermometer 2019
There's only one way to know when your steak or any other meat is cooked perfectly: you stick in your meat thermometer and check out the internal temperature. If it's too cold, you keep cooking it. If it's within a few degrees of your target temperature, you remove it from the heat and let it rest. If it's too hot, well, you're too late and your steak won't taste as good as it should. If you want to make sure that never happens again, get yourself a MEATER True Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer. It sticks in your steak, chicken, or anything else you're cooking and stays there while you cook and connects wirelessly to your smartphone the entire time. Once your meat comes to temperature, you get an alert and you're good to go! MEATER Up to 33 Feet Original True Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer for the Oven Grill Kitchen B…: $69.00 Here's some more info from the Amazon page: ► 100% Wire-Free: No wires. No fuss. The first truly wireless smart meat thermometer. Monitor your cook using the FREE app available for iOS (10.3 and later) / Android (5.0 and later) smart phones and tablets. ► 2 Sensors, 1 Probe: Dual temperature sensors can monitor internal meat temperature up to 212°F and ambient / external temperature up to 527°F simultaneously. ► Guided Cook System: Walks you through every step of the cooking process to guarantee perfect and consistent results. You can also set up custom alerts / notifications based on temperature and/or time. ► Advanced Estimator Algorithm: Can estimate how long to cook and rest your food to help plan your meal and manage your time. ► Connectivity Suite: Monitor your cook from a phone or tablet over Bluetooth. Extend your wireless range using MEATER Link WiFi and the MEATER Cloud to use Alexa and monitor
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
BGR: Headlines
This Cult Videogame Is Facing Down Copycats in China
Now, WeMade Co.'s long-time videogame hit is at the center of a string of legal battles that could serve as a rallying cry for foreign companies harboring grievances against Chinese rivals. Over the last three years, the South Korean studio's chief executive officer, Henry Chang, has filed about 65 lawsuits in China, Singapore and South Korea against Chinese gaming studios, attempting to block what he alleges are unlicensed versions of his two-decade-old title. In May, a Singapore-based arbitration court required a unit of China's Kingnet Network Co. to pay WeMade 468 million yuan ($68 million) in royalties.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Yahoo! News: Science News Headlines
Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight
Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring's torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham's land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won't get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his losses and he can't fall back on federally subsidized crop insurance because he grows herbs, flowers and dozens of vegetable varieties, but not the region's dominant crops of corn and soybeans. "There are no federal bailouts for vegetable farmers," said Dunham, who owns an 80-acre (32-hectare) organic farm with his wife near Grinnell, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Des Moines, and is enduring weeks without sales as his crops ripen.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Yahoo! News: Science News Headlines
alligator knife
For residents of many southern U.S. states, alligator sightings are a common occurrence. The large reptiles love bodies of water of all sizes, and it's not unusual to see one or several of them hanging out in ponds and lakes, but one particular gator is causing quite a stir in Fort Bend County, Texas. As far as anyone can tell, the animal hasn't caused any damage or posed a threat to locals, but it does sport one curious feature: a massive knife sticking straight out of its head. Now, locals are urging wildlife management officials to do something about the creature or, more specifically, give it a helping hand. Continue reading... BGR Top Deals: Best Carry-on Luggage Polk's Alexa enabled soundbar and wireless sub are down to the lowest price of 2019 Trending Right Now: Poop transplant claims one life, prompts FDA warning A Marvel insider might've just leaked every MCU Phase 4 movie currently in development Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing Houston residents spot alligator swimming with a knife sticking out of its skull originally appeared on BGR.com on Sun, 16 Jun 2019 at 10:34:13 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
BGR: Headlines
Bluetooth Earbuds Sale
Our readers love Ghostek's wireless over-ear headphones because they offer killer sound quality that rivals Beats by Dr. Dre for a small fraction of the price. Well, if you thought Ghostek's over-ear headphones were a great value, wait until you see the company's Father's Day 2019 sale on its brand new Ghostek Rush Series Wireless Sport Earbuds. These excellent new earphones have great features like fast 1.5-hour charging and HD sound quality, and they retail for $25. They're down to $19 right now on Amazon though, and an extra 30% coupon you can clip on the Amazon page slashes the price all the way down to $13.29! Ghostek Rush Series Wireless Sport Earbuds Bluetooth Headphones (Black): $13.29 Here are some more details from the product page: GHOSTEK RUSH HANDSFREE BLUETOOTH EARBUDS - BLACK/GRAPHITE Premium HD Sound Quality Equipped with True Wireless Bluetooth 4.1Technology Powerfully Water Resistant (IP4X Protection) Connect Your Device in Seconds with our Simple, One-Step Pairing System Answer Calls with the Touch of a Button Smart Grip Ear Tip Ensures a Comfortable Fit in Every Ear Ghostek's Limited 1-Year Warranty Ghostek Rush Series Wireless Sport Earbuds Bluetooth Headphones (Black): $13.29 BGR Top Deals: Best Carry-on Luggage Polk's Alexa enabled soundbar and wireless sub are down to the lowest price of 2019 Trending Right Now: Poop transplant claims one life, prompts FDA warning A Marvel insider might've just leaked every MCU Phase 4 movie currently in development Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing Awesome new Bluetooth earbuds with fast charging and HD sound are down to $13 today originally appeared on BGR.com on Sun, 16 Jun 2019 at 09:02:26 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
BGR: Headlines
Hundreds of dolphins have washed up dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast in recent months — an event so strange it's been deemed an "unusual mortality event" by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
FOX News: SciTech
Amazon Deals
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there! You're obviously going to get some great gifts from your family today, but you should also treat yourself to a gift you know you'll love. Highlights from today's daily deals roundup include Alexa and Google enabled smart plugs for just $6.64 a piece when you buy a 4 pack and clip the 8% coupon, $21 multi-color LED smart bulbs for $12.99 a piece, a fast wireless charging stand for just $8.99, TP-Link's best-selling Wi-Fi range extender for only $14.99, a year of PlayStation Plus membership for $39.99 instead of $60, a Fire TV Stick 4K for the price of an entry-level Fire TV Stick, Anker's newest and most powerful robot vacuum for $199.99 instead of $270, a Ring Video Doorbell 2 for just $159 (WITH A FREE ECHO DOT!), and plenty more. See all of today's top deals below. Etekcity Smart Plug, Works with Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT, WiFi Energy Monitoring Mini Outle…: $26.57 MagicLight WiFi Smart Light Bulb, Dimmable, Multicolor, Wake-Up Lights, No Hub Required, Compat…: $12.99 LATOW Wireless Charger, 7.5W Qi Wireless Charger Compatible for iPhone X/8/8 Plus, 10W Fast Wir…: $8.99 TP-Link | N300 WiFi Range Extender | Up to 300Mbps | WiFi Extender, Repeater, Wifi Signal Boost…: $14.99 PlayStation Plus: 12 Month Membership [Digital Code]: $39.99 Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player: $39.99 OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker, Louder Volume, Crystal Clear Stereo Sound…: $21.99 eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S MAX, Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Super-Thin, 2000Pa Super-Strong Suction, Qu…: $199.99 AncestryDNA + Traits: Genetic Ethnicity + Traits Test: $89.00 Ring Video Doorbell 2 with Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Charcoal: $159.00 BGR Top Deals: Best Carry-on Luggage 10 deals you don't want to miss on Saturday: $15 Wi-Fi extender, $13 LED smart bulbs, $79 soundbar, more Trending Right Now: Poop transplant claims one
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
BGR: Headlines
A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom.
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
BBC News: Technology
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it may cause only minor sea level changes in some coastal areas
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
ABC News: Technology
Surprise: Twitter notices. Target says all's well now though.
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
CNET News
Surprise: Twitter notices.
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
CNET News
Target suffered a technological glitch that stalled checkout lines at its stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and eating into sales at a prime time for retailers
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
ABC News: Technology
Aggressive moves to implant malware are both a warning and an effort to enable crippling attacks if necessary, says The New York Times.
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
CNET News
Apparently Google DGAF anymore.
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
CNET News
Commentary: Galaxy Fold and Mate X delays show that foldables aren't ready yet.
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
CNET News
Officials are asking Washington state waterfront landowners to volunteer their properties as the final resting places for dead gray whales
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
ABC News: Technology
To adapt to a faster pace of change, it helps to learn how to crunch numbers about whole organizations — and about yourself.
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
NYT: Technology
In “Picnic Comma Lightning,” Laurence Scott combines a memoir about grief with an investigation into the ways technologies blur the line between public and private.
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
NYT: Technology
Zero elephants poached in a year in one of Africa's largest wildlife reserves; 'major success'
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
ABC News: Technology
Amazon's head of Alexa, Dave Limp tells the BBC why his team is researching how to make the voice assistant understand emotion.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
BBC News: Technology
Amazon executive Werner Vogels tells the BBC's Dave Lee that the firm is can not be held responsible for how its artificial intelligence technology is used.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
BBC News: Technology
Goodbye HD 17156b, hello ... Sauron? Astronomers announced a global contest to rename dozens of extrasolar planets, and candidates are pouring in.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
NYT: Science
The rule, set to take effect July 9, is one of the most visible efforts by the Trump administration to try to address high drug prices.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
NYT: Science
An alligator with a knife stuck in its skull was recently spotted in Fort Bend County, Texas, shocking local residents.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
FOX News: SciTech
Sad news for anyone who loves geeky goods and top-notch April Fools' jokes: ThinkGeek.com, the 20-year-old online retailer known for selling more geek-centric gadgets and peripherals than you could fit in a TARDIS, is going away. According to an FAQ sitting at the top of its site, ThinkGeek isn't “shutting down,” it just won't continue on as the site we've come to know, instead living on as a shadow of its former self as a section in GameStop (which acquired ThinkGeek in 2015 for a reported $140 million.) Says the FAQ: On July 2nd, 2019, ThinkGeek.com will be moving in with our parent company GameStop. After this move, you will be able to shop a curated selection of unique items historically found on ThinkGeek.com via a ThinkGeek section at GameStop The word “curated” is pretty key, there, because there's just no way a couple of shelves in GameStop will be able to cover the array of fandoms that ThinkGeek.com covered. From Marvel, to Star Wars, to Potter, to Tolkien, it covered a whole lot of (fan)bases in one swoop. ThinkGeek.com is — or, I guess, was — one of those shops that was fun to explore; anytime I found myself there, I'd inevitably lose track of time clicking around from category to category, often throwing down a credit card for some Star Wars shirt or Aperture Science pint glass I probably didn't need. Hopefully that sense of “Oooh, look at that! And that! And that!” will live on in whatever section springs up on GameStop's site. The company also says that the 40 standalone ThinkGeek retail stores dotting the U.S. will stay open. This news comes after a few back-to-back 75%-off sales of all clearance goods, and now it looks like they've marked things down 50% site-wide to clear the warehouses. Perhaps most of all, we'll miss
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
TechCrunch: Gadgets
Russia conducted a “continued and sustained” disinformation campaign against Europe's recent parliamentary elections, the European Union reported Friday in the latest sign that Russia's high-tech efforts to influence democratic votes have not slowed down.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
The Washington Post: Technology News
The owner of dating app Bumble said on Friday it would revamp its holding structure and spend $100 million, as it looks to better compete with Match Group's Tinder.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Reuters: Technology
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped from the Eagle Lunar Module and made his “one giant leap for mankind.” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is showcasing a host of stunning artifacts from the epic mission.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
FOX News: SciTech
Mexican officials blocked Walmart Inc's deal to buy delivery app Cornershop because Walmart could not guarantee a level playing field for rival retailers, whose customers use the app to order groceries and other goods, according to an official document and an interview with the top competition regulator this week.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Reuters: Technology
This month, the Federal Administrative Court in Germany ruled to uphold the common practice of killing male chicks, which are widely considered inefficient for meat production. The ruling is meant to be temporary, until an alternative and scalable solution is available, despite outcry by animal rights advocates. The hearing is in response to a ban of the practice from 2013 within a state in Germany. Following the ban, two major hatcheries challenged the decision, claiming that the practice was necessary for food production. On Thursday, the courts ruled that the practice was indeed legal– at least temporarily– and does not contradict the country's Animal Welfare Act. Germany's Minister for Agriculture, however, stated that the practice is ethically unacceptable. Related:Free at last: Canada passes Act to prohibit dolphin and whale captivity Male chicks are mass slaughtered throughout the world. They do not grow as fast as hens, and therefore are considered inefficient for meat production. The meat industry will be worth worth about US $7 trillion by 2025, and estimates show that about 84 percent of consumers had chicken in the last two weeks. Despite some reports that alternative meat demands are rising, meat industry statistics show growing demand for animal products, especially in wealthy nations. For every hen consumed, an equal number of male chicks has been slaughtered. The most common ways for slaughtering newborn chicks include gassing and high-speed grinders. In Germany alone, 45 million male chicks are slaughtered annually. One German company already has an alternative on the market– an egg they claim can be tested for sex before it hatches. The company can determine the sex of the egg just seven days after fertilization by extracting fluid from the egg and testing it for hormones. The company is selling their eggs in 200 German markets and hopes
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Inhabitat: Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
NYT: Science
The move could weaken an effort by a group of state attorneys general to halt the deal.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
NYT: Technology
A Brenda and John Romero-made mob game, a 'pinbrawler' and other smaller games not to be missed.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
The Washington Post: Technology News
Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
NYT: Science
In the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years have already begun thawing. The once-frozen surface is now sinking and dotted with melt ponds and from above looks a bit like Swiss cheese, satellite images reveal.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
FOX News: SciTech
Scientists can now access data from within Mount Everest's so-called death zone — the highest part of the mountain that sits over 26,000 feet above sea level where there isn't enough oxygen to sustain human life for very long.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
FOX News: SciTech
Broadcom Inc sent a shockwave through the global chipmaking industry on Friday with its forecast that U.S.-China trade tensions and the ban on doing business with Huawei Technologies would knock $2 billion off the company's sales this year.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Reuters: Technology
Britain recently upped the ante on its commitment to fight climate change, promising to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The new governmental plan is more ambitious than its original Climate Change Act from 2008, which pledged to reduce emissions by 80 percent. Prime Minister Theresa May claimed net-zero is a necessary step for Britain and a moral duty as well as a strategy to improve public health and reduce healthcare costs. Britain is the first G7 country to propose carbon neutrality, an ambitious goal that environmentalists hope will encourage other nations to follow suit and increase their Paris Agreement emission reduction commitments. Related: Labour party launches solar panel program for 1.75M homes According to Prime Minister May, Britain's economy can continue to grow alongside the transition to renewable energy. “We have made huge progress in growing our economy and the jobs market while slashing emissions,” she said. Net-zero on a national level will mean that effectively all homes, transportation, farming and industries will not consume more energy than the country can generate through renewable energy. For certain cases where this is impossible, it will mean that companies and industries purchase carbon offsets. The roll out of this plan is to be determined but must include a variety of individual- and national-level actions, including a massive investment in the renewable energy industry as well as a reduction in meat consumption and flying and a total shift to electric cars, LED light bulbs and hydrogen gas heating. According to BBC, Prime Minister May also claimed that the U.K. “led the world to wealth through fossil fuels in the industrial revolution, so it was appropriate for Britain to lead in the opposite direction.” This claim erases the true legacy of the industrial revolution and the role Britain played, which includes environmental destruction, exacerbated inequality and economic exploitation
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Inhabitat: Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
rendering of bus stop with insect habitats built into walls
Waiting for the bus is usually a drag, but what if the experience could instead become an opportunity to be closer to nature? French design practice Studio NAB has reinterpreted the humble bus stop as a hub for biodiversity that offers a “hotel” for birds and insects of all varieties. Built from recycled materials and topped with a vegetated green roof, the proposed Hotel Bus Stop aims to promote the population of native pollinating insects and reconnect people to nature. Studio NAB designed the Hotel Bus Stop to serve five purposes: to promote the presence of pollinating insects; to bring adults and children closer to nature and promote environmental awareness and education; to showcase architecture constructed from recycled materials such as wood, cardboard and stainless steel; to introduce urban greenery and improve air quality with a vegetated roof and exposed plant wall; and to create “green jobs” for maintenance around the bus stops. Related: 6 fun, fantastic bus stops from around the world “A broad scientific consensus now recognizes the role of man in the decline of biomass and biodiversity in general and that of insects in particular,” Studio NAB explained in a project statement. “The use of pesticides in intensive agriculture, the destruction of natural habitats, excessive urbanization, global warming and various pollutions are at the origin of this hecatomb. Our hegemony allied to our conscience obliges us today to fulfill a role of ‘guardian' and to allow the ‘living' to take its place in order to fight against the erosion of our biodiversity.” Envisioned for city centers and “eco-neighborhoods,” The Hotel Bus Stop would provide more habitats for pollinating insects that are essential for our food system and gardens, from fruit trees and vegetables to ornamental flowers. Auxiliary insects would also benefit, such as lacewings and earwigs that feed on
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Inhabitat: Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Facebook was confronted this week with a fake video of its own founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
BBC News: Technology
Global technology companies are cutting ties with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd after the U.S. government put the world's largest telecom equipment maker on a trade blacklist, citing national security concerns.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Reuters: Technology
jujube plant
Part of the joy of gardening is falling in love with the plants you choose to nurture, especially those with a tasty reward. While the traditional carrots and raspberries certainly have their place, you can create a yard full of unique, yummy and eye-catching produce when you select plants that are a little less traditional. The produce department at your local supermarket might have a few dozen choices, there are actually hundreds of fruits and vegetables that you may have never even heard of, let alone considered growing. While some require special adaptations, such as tropical weather, most are just as easy to grow than the mainstream selections. Here are some examples to get you started. Jujube If you're in USDA zone 5-9, check out the jujube. This is not the beloved candy by the same name, but the candy was inspired by this small, apple-like gem. Jujubes offer a sweet and sour flavor and can be eaten raw, although the sugars intensify when dried. Jujubes like hot, dry environments and tolerate drought quite well. Related: Incredible edible landscape map shows you where to find free food Pawpaw Another heat lover is the pawpaw, similar to tropical fruits like the related cherimoya and custard apple. Happy in zones 5-9, the pawpaw doesn't do well on a commercial scale, but is a great addition to a backyard garden. The plants itself is a small, uniform tree that produces pleasant foliage. Quince You may have heard of quince jam or seen it on a menu at a restaurant, but few people actually grow quince themselves. At one time, quince trees were as ubiquitous as pear and apples and rightfully so since it is related to both. Quince must be cooked for eating, but the reward is equivalent to apple pie in a single fruit with flavors of
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Inhabitat: Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Jill Lepore explores the many new accounts of the Apollo 11 mission on its 50th anniversary, including Douglas Brinkley's “American Moonshot.”
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
NYT: Science
small shelter made out of recycled plastic bottles with triangular door opening upward
Innovative design start-up Six Miles Across London Limited (small.) has just unveiled an emergency shelter made almost entirely out of upcycled plastic bottles. The Recycled BottleHouse is a pyramid-shaped shelter that was constructed from a bamboo frame covered in discarded plastic bottles. Recently debuted at the Clerkenwell Design Week, the innovative shelter is an example of how a truly circular economy is feasible with just a little design know-how. Related: MIT students find a way to make stronger concrete with plastic bottles Designed to be used for emergencies in remote parts of the world, the Recycled BottleHouse shelter is made out of low-cost, lightweight and sustainably sourced materials and built to be thermally comfortable. The frame of the structure is made out of thin bamboo rods joined together in the form of a tipi. The frame is then entirely covered with discarded plastic bottles filled with hay to provide privacy to the interior. For extra stability, the shelter flooring is made out of bottles filled with sand that are burrowed into the landscape. Next, hollow bottles are placed around the main bamboo frame to create four walls with a front door that swings upward. Inside, the space provides protection from both solar radiation and precipitation. The interior also boasts a lantern made from plastic bottles powered by the shelter's integrated PV panels. According to small. founder Ricky Sandhu, the emergency shelter was inspired by the need to find feasible and sustainable solutions to the world's growing plastic problem. Sandhu said, “We believe ‘BottleHouse' provides a new formula for the world's growing problem of discarded plastic bottles by transforming them into rapidly deployable, protective and valuable shelters in areas of the world that need them the most and, at the same time, setting a new mission for the rest of the world to think about and
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Inhabitat: Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The Chinese tech giant says it's being "cautious" about the device, which was supposed to launch this summer.
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
BBC News: Technology