A Week in Review: 9/8/13 – 9/14/13

September 9, 2013

Artificial lung to remove carbon dioxide — from smokestacks
The amazingly efficient lungs of birds and the swim bladders of fish have become the inspiration for a new filtering system to remove carbon dioxide from electric power station smokestacks before the main greenhouse gas can billow into the atmosphere and contribute to global climate change.
http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2013/september/artificial-lung-to-remove-carbon-dioxide-from-smokestacks.html

Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: from fabrics and cosmetics to sensors
A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies.
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_318647_en.html