This isn’t about network technology, but it’s too cool to pass over. Researchers in the Netherlands have created a method for making simple drugs (like aspirin or ibuprofen) that uses a method similar to plant ( the chlorophyll-laden bio-organism plant) production.
Artificial leaves use a luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) to guide light of a specific wavelength to channels bored through the material where drug reactants are concentrated. The energy from the light sets off the reaction.
The big picture: the ability to produce common drugs on a small scale, even on cloudy days … anywhere … even in resource-poor areas. The article originally appeared in TechCrunch.