Wednesday, June 24, 2015

London Design of the Year

The London Design of the Year awards have been announced.

The overall winner? Human Organ on a Chip. These little devices are designed to exactly mimic how specific human organs react to drugs. The idea is to use them instead of animal testing. (It wouldn't completely eliminate it, of course, because it only deals with specific, not systemic, reactions).

The full list of category winners include a new way to get plastic out of the ocean and Google's self driving car. (The rest are of less interest to technophiles, but you can see them here).