Innovation
Design | Sustainability
Introducing the World's Most Sustainable Shoe

Adidas and Allbirds, the sneaker startup, are joining forces to design a performance shoe with the lowest carbon footprint ever. 

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

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 | Healthcare
Get Crafty To Protect Your Health
Tech | Engineering
The Role of 3D Printing In the Coronavirus Crisis
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Tech | Engineering
Living in a Digital (Post-Coronavirus) World

With innovations in smart cities, self-driving cars, remote collaboration, and online mental health support, how will digital connectivity be transformed in the post-coronavirus era? 

Design | Materials

Compost That Dress, It's Made With Wood Pulp

Finnish design brand Marimekko, known for maximalist prints, partnered with a fabric innovation startup to develop wood pulp-based fabric, which requires 99% less water than cotton production. Plus, each garment can be recycled or composted at the end of its lifecycle. 

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Design | Urban Planning
How Will Driverless Cars Change City Streets?
Design | Architecture
A Coast Away From Silicon Valley
Design | Art
House Of Dots

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 | Engineering
Avatar On Wheels
Design | Science
Is Your Dog Stressed?
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Design | 3-D Printing
3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

As 3D printing gains momentum across sectors, it's proving to be a game-changer in healthcare. The technology is making costly prosthetics more accessible and improving neonatal care with 3D-printed holders for syringes used to feed premature babies. 

Design | Transportation

This Yacht Dives Deep

This hybrid between a yacht and a submarine skims the ocean's surface and travels deep beneath it, offering passengers an ultra-scenic ride while representing a new class of "mega yachts." 

 
Design | Architecture
Would you work in an old airplane hangar?
Design | 3-D Printing
Make Way for 3D-Printed Neighborhoods
Design | Engineering
Next Gen Nuclear Plants Are Here
Design | Science

Calculating Carbon Emissions is Key to Improving Health

In medicine, diagnostic tools are essential, arguably as important as advancements in treatments. Take the thermometer. In the early 1700s, physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit discovered that adding a bulb of mercury to a narrow glass tube created a more precise and efficient measure of temperature, forever changing the course of medicine. While the mercury thermometer was hardly the first means to document temperature shifts—Galileo created a device to do this in the late 1500s—its minimalist design and precise readings made for a widely accessible innovation. When it comes to the human body, an infection or abnormality only can be cured, or treated, when its presence is known, which means advancements in diagnostic devices are constantly in demand. The same goes for our planet, and instruments that help measure, maintain, and restore its balance are as vital as ever.

Design | Science
Drink Vodka out of Thin Air? Yup.
Design | Engineering
Hats off to this 3D Printed Helmet
Design | Science
Revolutionary Science Makes Its Way into Flooring Design
Design | Sustainability
An Architect Introduces a Fresh Take on the Classic To-Go Cup

In the quest to create a sustainable alternative to the disposable paper cups used by most coffee shops, award-winning architect, Safia Qureshi, launched a new business called CupClub. CupClub creates plastic cups that can be used 132 times before being recycled. The business establishes designated cup drop-off points (often at coffee shops) throughout London, where tossed cups are then collected and expertly cleaned for reuse. 

Design | Science

Biophilic Design Benefits Students, Even in Schools with Tight Budgets

Long before the term ‘biophilia’ entered the scientific lexicon in the 1970s, it served as an innate design practice. In Hellenistic Greek and Roman architecture, open-air courtyards functioned as the center of the home, providing a calming respite with fresh air, natural light, and views of nature. Though few homes today are built around secluded outdoor oases, biophilic elements enable designers to create similarly stimulating and restorative spaces in built environments, ultimately improving the health and wellness of those within them.    

Design | Engineering
Can Shifts in Skyscraper Design Eliminate Wind Tunnels?
Design | Sustainability
Paper or Pasta? A New Take on Eco-Friendly Straws
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

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany outlined an ambitious plan to use miniature submarines to spray trillions of tons of artificially-created snow over western Antarctica, in an effort to halt the ice sheet’s collapse and save coastal cities across the world from sea level rise.

Design | Materials
Fashion Makes Way for Innovative Eco Collections
Design | Materials
Scientists Turn to Soap and Detergent in Quest for Battery Alternatives
Design | Engineering
Will Your Next Smart Device be a Succulent?
Design | Materials
Corona Tackles Plastic Pollution with Stackable 6-Packs

In an innovative bid to remove all plastic from their packaging, Corona parent company Group Modelo is working on an open-source, stackable solution to bringing your own beer. 

Design | Materials

Colgate Jumps on the Eco Train with Reimagined Toothpaste Packaging

The new design will be fully recyclable, reusable, or compostable, as compared to the current tube that is not accepted by most recycling facilities. 

Design | Sustainability
Meet the Water Bottle That Cleans Itself
Design | Fashion
Another Beloved Brand Goes Green
Design | Architecture
Tezuka Architects Designs Super-Cute, Bubbly Nursery School
Design | Sustainability

These Designers Are Shaping the Future of Water

Can design help solve the global water crisis? If so, how? That was the prompt given to designers by A/D/O by Mini and Jane Wither Studio for the Water Futures Design Challenge. Over 2,000 designs from over 30 countries were submitted, and on April 4th the winning projects were debuted. Read on to learn more about the winners and cast a vote for your favorite project. 

Design | Sustainability
Denver Ad Agency Uses Artful Billboards To Drive Home Water Conservation Message
Design | Urban Planning
In The Future, People Will Move Through Cities In Multi-Directional Elevators
Design | Sustainability
Get Busy Living Sustainably Or Get Busy Dying Sustainably