Today, Apple and IBM deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise.
IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and for governments and airlines.
More information: www.ibm.com/MobileFirstforiOS
Data science thought leaders and IBM product managers discuss how Watson Analytics is the big data game changer, delivering “analytics for all.”
Once a small drop of blood is dropped into a small receptacle, the device analyzes the blood through a series of sensors and communicates the results via a Bluetooth link to your smartphone.
Kristof Retezár, an industrial design student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, developed Fontus, a bike mounted device that uses solar power to collects the moisture in the air, condenses it and stores it as safe drinking water.
Fontus can harvest up to 0,5 l water in an hour´s time under the right climatic conditions while the bicycle is in motion.
So how does it work?
The bike-mounted device that the bottle attaches to, has a small cooler at its centre called Peltier Element. This cooler is divided in two. Solar panels generate electricity to cool the upper part down, while the bottom side warms up. As air enters the bottom chamber of the bottle at high speed – when the bike is moving forwards – the hot side of the device is cooled down, which in turn cools the cold side further. When the air enters the top chamber it is stopped with ‘little walls’ that are perforated, and the water condenses. Droplets flow through a pope into the bottle, which can be turned into a vertical position and loosened. Any standard 500ml bottle can be used.
Fontus is still in the prototype stage. The design was recently a finalist for the 2014 James Dyson Award.
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