The water bottling company Arrowhead has developed a half-liter bottle that contains 30 percent less plastic than the average half-liter beverage container. Named the “Eco-shape” bottle, the container is designed to maintain usability while reducing plastic content. The bottle’s new contour was created for consumers who want a conveniently shaped bottle that is also environmentally friendly. Arrowhead says consumer testing reveals four out of five consumers prefer the Eco-shape bottle.
Time was when sports equipment was made only from common, everyday, low-tech materials. But now sports equipment has a new, high-tech ingredient that is helping players take their game to the next level.
A humanoid diving robot has recovered treasure from the wreck of French King Louis XIV's flagship, untouched for nearly 400 years. The bot not only looks somewhat human-shaped, it's also got stereoscopic humanlike vision, artificial intelligence, and haptic force feedback.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
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