The James Dyson Award winners for 2011 have been announced, and the grand prize winner is a piece of clever biomimicry that sits so perfectly in our wheelhouse that we couldn’t resist the urge to write about it. Edward Linacre of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne has tapped the Namib beetle--a desert dwelling species that survives in the most arid conditions on Earth--to create an irrigation system that can pull liquid moisture straight out of dry desert air.
Apple's newest version of OS X arrived today, with a heap of future-looking features in tow. Here are five of our favorites
By Nick StattPosted 07.20.2011 at 6:15 pm 1 Comment
The newest version of Apple's desktop and laptop operating system, Mac OS X, was released today, as version 10.7--better known as Lion. It's a major overhaul for OS X, blending elements of Apple's mobile iOS operating system and moving the design further away from the cutesy, bubbly visage of its past. But beyond the talk of modal interfaces and the rise of mobile are a whole bunch of new features that are flat-out futuristic--cloud-based downloads, ad-hoc sharing, new uses for multitouch, and more. Here are our five favorite forward-looking features in Mac OS X Lion.
Check out Mac OS X's newest tricks in the gallery.