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.

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.