This week in PopTech: High flying and feather powering
Friday, April 08, 2011 UTC|
There's always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week's highlights follows.
- In exciting news, Nathan Eagle's (PopTech 2010) firm, txteagle, has recieved $8.5 million in funding to expand work in fielding mobile phone surveys in developing countries.
- The automation technology experts at Festo (PopTech 2008) have created an amazing contraption that looks and flies like a bird. The giant manta ray they brought to PopTech's 2008 closing night party exhibits signs of early experimentation of the flight technology.
- Ecomaterials Lab participant and textile chemical engineer Yiqi Yang recently presented a study to the American Chemical Society that described the creation of a new type of plastic polymer comprised of over 50% discarded chicken feather fibers.
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