Today’s Solutions: October 17, 2021

Technology

Peruvian bank gives Lima a energy efficient light show

The intersection of architecture and energy efficient lighting is on display in Lima, Peru where a collaboration between Phillips and the Peruvian bank, Banco del Crédito de Peru’s has created one of the world’s largest interactive LED displays. People passing by can touch a big screen in Read More...

Cable-less fiber optic design creates connections out of thin air

Radio waves work without cables. So do cell phones and wifi. However we still need wires to transmit light or electricity. That may change. The first experiments with wireless power transmission are being done and now researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a fiber optic laser that Read More...

Phone dock designed to keep chargers out of the landfill

You know how a device’s lifecycle goes: You upgrade every few years and while you might be able to sell your old device, the charger and all it’s accessories go in the trash. In fact, Americans throw away about 100,000 tons of electronics chargers annually. To limit this problem of excessive Read More...

The ultimate web resilience: go the cockroach way

Hard to imagine that cockroaches could be an inspiration to innovation? Cockroaches survive in the most difficult circumstances. They can live without air for extended periods of time. They even continue to live—for some time—without their heads. That resilience is the inspiration to a new Read More...

App finds the most scenic route through a city

Most of us use apps to find our ways through cities. And when we do we look for the shortest route. But what if it were possible to find the most beautiful route through a city? That’s the objective of a new mobile application built by Yahoo Labs in Barcelona, Spain. The app works like any other Read More...