Dyson International Prizes: Are They Solutions In Search Of A Problem?
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The Dyson Award is "an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers." All three of this years prizes go for devices that save lives, and all three are, I think, full of contradictions and raise questions. For instance, Kimberley Hoffman designed the Sea Kettle to distill water, noting: "Inspiration for this project came from the many stories of people suffering from extreme dehydration or death while being stranded in a life raft at sea." Really, has that happened in the last few years, since the introduction of global phones and emergency systems?... Read the full story on TreeHugger