Electronic Vacuum Promises To Scrub Smog From City Skies [Video]
Dutch designer teams up with the Mayor of Beijing to fight the city's horrendous levels pollution.
Beijing is well-known as a city that suffers from debilitating levels of pollutions throughout much of the year, which is exactly why Dutch designer Daan Roosegaardee is now working with the mayor to test his “electronic vacuum cleaner” that can suck smog right out of the sky.
The concept uses buried coils of copper to create an electrostatic field that attracts smog particles, creating a void of clean air above it. When he spoke with Dezeen during an exclusive interview, the designer explained how the idea is very similar to a statically charged balloon that attracts your hair towards it: