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Origami-inspired dress fits at every stage of pregnancy
2 Oct 15
Designers have come up with a wearable flexible enough to expand with its pregnant user.
Autonomous tree-planting robot to tackle forest restoration
29 Sep 15
Two university students embarked on a labour of love to create an independent tree-planting robot.
Could drones be the answer to shortages in rural Africa?
25 Sep 15
Foster + Partners plan to overcome rural Africa's infrastructure weaknesses using a drone delivery system.
When style calls, the real Crystal Birch stands up
23 Sep 15
South African stylist and milliner Crystal Birch adds an eccentric and brilliant touch to every project.
Personalised 3D replicas allow doctors to take surgical practice runs
22 Sep 15
Could a 3D-printed model of a patient’s heart make organ surgery easier, safer and faster?
Heart-In-A-Box: The device set to revolutionise transplant surgery
15 Sep 15
A medical device company has created a box capable of keeping organs alive long after removal from the body.
Redesigning the human body
11 Sep 15
Bigger is not always better, says artist Arne Hendricks, calling for the downsizing of the human race.
Koe Koe, Myanmar's first health app, is going to revolutionise healthcare in the country
8 Sep 15
Koe Koe Tech founder Michael Lwin says he is going to fix Myanmar's healthcare with this comprehensive mobile app.
A fleet of bicycles are cleaning up the densely populated and polluted city of Lagos
7 Sep 15
Wecyclers, a fleet of low-cost tricycles, offers a convenient recycling service to densely populated, low-income Lagosian neighbourhoods.
The CimaVax vaccine is Cuba's most recent gift to cancer treatment
4 Sep 15
The Centre of Molecular Immunology in Cuba is making great strides in cancer research with a new vaccine.
Cuba's energy revolution is powered by sugar
1 Sep 15
The communist island of Cuba uses biofuel from sugarcane in order to meet its energy demands.
The post-antibiotics era is near and the solution could be in your backyard
31 Aug 15
Vidhi Mehta posits that Post/Biotics can establish a global database that will help scientists find substances that could hold the potential for new antibiotics
Aleutia’s solar classrooms bring e-learning to rural Kenya
28 Aug 15
UK-based tech firm Aleutia will this month construct solar classrooms in each of Kenya’s 47 counties in an effort to bring e-learning to rural Africa.
Scrap traditional waste management, says Kabadiwalla Connect
26 Aug 15
New information service puts Indian communities in touch with local scrap dealers.
Mushrooms from rice straw in rural Vietnam
25 Aug 15
A social entrepreneur in Vietnam uses mushrooms to help the environment and provide the local farming community with a sustainable income.
The Drinkable Book can provide clean drinking water for a year
19 Aug 15
The pages of The Drinkable Book, developed by Dr Theresa Dankovitch, work as safe water filters and provide the vital information on waterborne diseases.
Bionic Lenses, the next step in eye treatment
19 Aug 15
A Canadian optometrist and inventor is on the precipice of producing a bionic lens that could revolutionise eye treatment.
Abstract_ turns what you feel into what you wear
18 Aug 15
A team of creatives have designed a clothing concept that allows the wearer’s feelings and facial expression to play a role in the creation of a garment.
Know the user, know the magic, connect the two
18 Aug 15
Steve Vranakis, executive creative director of Google Creative Lab, shows us how Google is taking the brand beyond the browser.
Fashion designer adds another dimension to garment design
14 Aug 15
A Taiwanese-born fashion designer has established a 3D-weaving method to create futuristic sculptural garments.
Origami-inspired shelter a turning point for military, disaster relief efforts
12 Aug 15
A team at the University of Notre Dame have designed an energy-saving military shelter based on the ancient art of origami.
Sweat wearable combines tech and body
11 Aug 15
A researcher has designed a textile coating that analyses the body’s sweat content to warn against dehydration.
Get lost in the curious maps of Jenni Sparks
10 Aug 15
London-based illustrator Jenni Sparks creates hand-drawn maps that capture the character of the place they describe.
The future of microorganisms in the built environment
7 Aug 15
The "Living Things" installation challenges the way we think about how microorganisms can be integrated and celebrated in the built environment.
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