Category Archives: Survival

Nano-scientists develop new kind of portable water purification system

00 Researchers at India’s Institute of Technology Madras have developed a new kind of portable water purification system based on nanoparticle filtration. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team explains how their new device does its job–it employs nanoparticles to remove not just biological hazards, but toxic… Read More »

Sensory helmet could mean firefighters are not left in the dark

00 A specially-adapted ‘tactile helmet’, developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield, could provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions with vital clues about their surroundings.The helmet is fitted with a number of ultrasound sensors that are used to detect the distances between the helmet and nearby walls or other obstacles. These signals are transmitted… Read More »