Innovation
Design | Science
The Vaccine Paper Trail

Vaccines to protect against the spread of COVID-19 are here, heralding in the rise of health tracking and record-keeping apps. 

Design | Engineering

The Shape of Self-Driving Cars

Are self-driving cars that look strikingly similar to toaster ovens in our future? 

Design | Sustainability
CDs Get a Second Life
Design | Urban Planning
Designers Turn to Resilient Design to Reshape the Built Environment
Design | Food
Gingerbread Furnishings

Designers Turn to Resilient Design to Reshape the Built Environment

As the pandemic continues to place new demands on the built environment, designers are tasked with creating spaces that protect the physical, as well as mental and emotional, health and wellbeing of those within them. But adaptability also is key. When considering return-to-workplace plans, designers must do more than keep people safe—they must also foster new and evolving human behaviors. The question that remains top of mind is: How, exactly?    

Design | Sustainability
IKEA Opens First Second-Hand Store in Sweden for Trial Run
Design | Transportation
Set Sail With A Mission
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Design | Sustainability
Manufacturers Take Recycling Efforts into Own Hands with Innovative Programs

While wellness remains top of mind given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some flooring manufacturers also are combatting another health concern—the mounting consequences of our warming planet. Action to reduce carpet waste, four billion pounds of which end up in landfills each year, is imperative as product demand rises, especially on the heels of the Carpet & Rug Institute’s recent announcement to suspend a $4 million voluntary product stewardship program. 

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.

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Design | Architecture
Dive into Underwater Research
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

A new fragrance by natural flavors company Omega Ingredients reportedly replicates the odor of outer space. What does space smell like? According to astronauts, it has a sweet, metallic scent. 

Design | Sustainability
Carbon Awareness 2.0
Design | 3-D Printing
edg Reveals 3D Printed Cast Concrete Collection
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Design | Healthcare
The Newest COVID-19 Testing Shield

Architectural firm CannonDesign has developed a new product that can protect healthcare workers while testing people for COVID-19. Known as the COVID Shield and resembling a telephone booth, the apparatus is a three-sided box with nitrate glove extensions that healthcare workers can step into and test patients, without being exposed to droplets.

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
Design | Architecture
Next Level Energy Efficient Office Design
Design | Sustainability
Introducing the World's Most Sustainable Shoe
Design | Science

Chocolate Just Got Even Better

A Swiss research team has found a way to create iridescent chocolate with shimmering rainbow hues. 

Design | Manufacturing
Ventilators Made From... Car Parts?
Design | Engineering
Trailblazing Rovers on Mars
Design | Materials
Go Incognito with this Jacket
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.