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.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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