Innovation
Design | Art
The Ultimate Quarantine Project

Filmmaker Fernando Livschitz created a stop-motion video while isolating at home in Buenos Aires using over 800 pieces of wood that depicts a silhouette seamlessly break dancing. The filmmaker used a real break dancer to develop the stop-motion video frame by frame.

Design | Architecture

Introducing the Design for a Revolutionary Underwater Research Station

The grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau plans to build a large underwater research station in the Caribbean that would allow up to 12 researchers to stay below the surface for months. It will take approximately $135 million to construct the facility, and it could make a big difference for deep-sea exploration.

Design | 3-D Printing
3D Print A Floating Home
Design | Architecture
Ocean Waves Power this Hybrid Boat in the Phillipines
Design | Science
This Fragrance is out of this World

Inside the World's First Regenerative Highway

Since ancient times, humans have been altering the environment to create throughways for the transport of food and goods, not to mention travel and military defense. But over the course of thousands of years, little has changed regarding the way roads are built. It’s still a necessity to clear trees and disrupt layers of earth to make way for smoother, more durable foundations, but at what cost?  

Design | 3-D Printing
edg Reveals 3-D Printed Cast Concrete Collection
Design | Healthcare
The Newest COVID-19 Testing Shield
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Design | Architecture
Stackable Homes are Here

Startup company Module has developed affordable modular homes that can expand by stacking additional floors. What’s more? They’re energy efficient too.

Design | Sustainability

Farewelll Cement, Hello Binding Agents Made from Seaweed and Shells

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design awarded Daniel Fernández Pascual the prestigious 2020 Wheelwright Prize to further his research proposal Being Shellfish: The Architecture of Intertidal Cohabitation. With the $100,000 travel grant, Fernández Pascual plans to examine the use of seaweed and discarded marine shells as sustainable binding agents for buildings. 

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Design | Architecture
Next Level Energy Efficient Office Design
Design | Sustainability
Introducing the World's Most Sustainable Shoe
Design | Science
Chocolate Just Got Even Better
Design | Manufacturing

Ventilators Made From... Car Parts?

Afghanistan's all-girls robotics team, the Afghan Dreamers, found a way to build emergency ventilators out of car parts, arming healthcare workers with much needed equipment during the pandemic. 

Design | Engineering
Trailblazing Rovers on Mars
Design | Materials
Go Incognito with this Jacket
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Design | Manufacturing
The Dark Side of LED Lights

LEDs have become the gold standard of energy efficient lighting, but lighting researchers estimate that manufacturing them actually releases more than double the amount of carbon dioxide than manufacturing more conventional lighting. 

Design | Healthcare

Get Crafty To Protect Your Health

Design professors share tips and tricks for creating your own face mask at home. 

Tech | Engineering
The Role of 3D Printing In the Coronavirus Crisis
Tech | Engineering
Living in a Digital (Post-Coronavirus) World
Design | Materials
Compost That Dress, It's Made With Wood Pulp
Design | Urban Planning

How Will Driverless Cars Change City Streets?

There's no shortage of speculative plans that reimagine the future screetscape. But is it a road to nowhere? 

Design | Architecture
A Coast Away From Silicon Valley
Design | Art
House Of Dots
Design | Sustainability
Inside the World's First Regenerative Highway
Design | Engineering
Avatar On Wheels

Mercedes-Benz unveiled a futuristic concept car inspired by the film "Avatar" at CES, and it's as groundbreaking as the movie. 

Design | Science

Is Your Dog Stressed?

Dog days aren't all fun and games. One company is creating a wearable device that generates data on your dog's emotional state. It works by taking into account a dog's heart rate, which spikes when they're stressed or anxious—just like ours.

Design | 3-D Printing
3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Healthcare
Design | Transportation
This Yacht Dives Deep
Design | Architecture
Would you work in an old airplane hangar?
Design | 3-D Printing

Make Way for 3D-Printed Neighborhoods

The world's first 3D-printed neighborhood is in the works in a rural part of Mexico, offering impoverished families an opportunity to live in sturdier homes than those constructed themselves from materials on hand.

Design | Engineering
Next Gen Nuclear Plants Are Here
Design | Science
Calculating Carbon Emissions is Key to Improving Health
Design | Science
Drink Vodka out of Thin Air? Yup.
Design | Engineering
Hats off to this 3D Printed Helmet

Ex-cycling pro Simon Gerrans wants to make your ride safer with this 3-D printed custom bicycle helmet produced by HEXR.

Design | Science

Revolutionary Science Makes Its Way into Flooring Design

Haptics—the science of touch—along with all the other sensory inputs can be influential tools, offering designers exciting possibilities when deciding which materials to use in a space. As workplace design shifts to prioritize more human-centric spaces, our approach to these environments morphs, too, says Mindy O’Gara, director of product and learning experience at Interface. Now more than ever, we’re understanding through neuroscience that we have the opportunity to forge memorable connections to materials creating more meaningful experiences with the built environment. “One of the first sensory connections we have is to material,” says O’Gara. “Our emotional interpretation of the materials that surround us inform how we feel about a space and whether or not we’ll use it.  Is it appealing?  How does it engage or behave?  Can it shape to specific needs?  All of these qualities are very important when we think about the value and depth of materials.” One solution is to seek out adaptive products with timeless design elements.

Design | Sustainability
An Architect Introduces a Fresh Take on the Classic To-Go Cup
Design | Science
Biophilic Design Benefits Students, Even in Schools with Tight Budgets
Design | Engineering
Can Shifts in Skyscraper Design Eliminate Wind Tunnels?
Design | Sustainability

Paper or Pasta? A New Take on Eco-Friendly Straws

One U.K. start-up, called Stroodles, is betting on the future of pasta straws, which more closely resemble the texture of plastic than other materials on the market. The straws, made by an Italian pasta manufacturer, do not change the flavor of the drink and they’re edible–if you’re into alcohol-infused raw noodles.  

Design | Engineering
Is the Age of the Airship on the Horizon Again?
Tech | Engineering
"Ice" to Meet You: The Mini-Submarines that Could Re-Freeze the Arctic
Design | Materials
Fashion Makes Way for Innovative Eco Collections