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.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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