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INTERVIEW: James Dyson on using his famous vacuum technology to suck garbage from rivers

20 February 2018

INTERVIEW: James Dyson on using his famous vacuum technology to suck garbage from rivers

James Dyson has sketched a design for a river barge that can harvest some of the waste that our rivers carry. The M.V. Recyclone would be equipped with a massive net that would collect the debris, and then it would sort the waste into different grades using the same cyclone technology found in the company’s vacuum cleaners.

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Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose 1
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to explain how technological outcomes have been successfully used by end-users for purposes other than what they were originally designed for 4

Keywords: pollution, sustainability, waterways, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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