Tatamel electric motorbike folds down to sit beneath a desk

Although an electric motorbike might be a fun and economical form of transportation, finding parking for the thing could be problematic. That's where the Tatamel Bike comes in, as it can fit beneath a desk when folded.Continue ReadingCategory: Urban Transport, TransportTags: Electric Motorcycles, Folding, Moped … [Read more...]

Energy-harvesting nanogenerator inspired by swaying seaweed

If you've ever taken a peek below the surface of the ocean, you'll have seen seaweed waving back and forth in the current. Scientists from China's Dalian Maritime University have now utilized that same motion in an underwater energy-harvesting device.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Renewable Energy, Wave Power, American Chemical Society … [Read more...]

Algae-purified wastewater used to raise fish

Presently, in order to purify wastewater, antibacterial chemicals and ultraviolet light are among the measures commonly used. According to a new international study, however, the utilization of algae may be a more eco-friendly and energy-efficient alternative, resulting in water that's clean enough for use in aquaculture.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Algae, Wastewater, Purification, Bacteria, Aquaculture … [Read more...]

Like an owl, the Owlight bike headlight hides out during the day

It's convenient to have a headlight that's always on your bike, but the things can just get in the way when they're not needed. The Owlight was designed with that problem in mind, as it hides inside the handlebar during daylight hours.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: bike lights, Headlight, Kickstarter, Road Safety, Cycling … [Read more...]

Robotic water strider is propelled by surface tension – and alcohol

You may think that water strider insects move across the water's surface simply by wiggling their legs, but they actually utilize what is known as the Maragoni effect. Scientists have now utilized the phenomenon in a tiny, silent, water-striding robot.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Michigan Tech, Biomimicry, Insect … [Read more...]

New Atlas – New Technology & Science News 2021-10-20 16:49:22

While there are already eye implants that allow the blind to see simple patterns, Spanish scientists have recently had success with a different approach. They bypassed the eyes, producing perceivable images by directly stimulating the brain's visual cortex.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Blindness, Implant, Brain … [Read more...]