Iqua Ltd. of Oak Park, CA has produced a solar-powered Bluetooth wireless headset for the U.S. market following its launch of the Iqua Vogue in Europe last year. The Iqua Sun uses the Vogue technology, which incorporates a photovoltaic cell that takes advantage of any available light — outdoors and indoors — to extend talk and standby times. “The response around the globe has been very positive, both in terms of environmental innovation and solid performance,” says Juha Reima, Iqua’s CEO. “Unfortunately, we’ve only been able to supply the European market until now.” Iqua recently added capacity in order to support the introduction of the Sun to North America.
The Iqua Sun uses the Vogue technology, which incorporates a photovoltaic cell that takes advantage of any available light.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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