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Edible six-pack rings could save marine life
20 May 16
Millions of seabirds, marine mammals, and sea turtles die every year from getting trapped in six-pack rings. One brewery has come up with an edible solution.
Affordable water filter inspired by puff pastry
24 May 16
A simple layered paper, inspired by French puff pastry, could improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses from water.
DoruNsimba: a design collaboration reintroducing Africa to the world
26 May 16
A collaboration of two African-born creatives hopes to change perceptions of the African continent through their work.
Smart earpiece translates languages in real-time
27 May 16
Pilot is an earpiece that translates conversations as they happen.
Cheap, effective, mosquito killing soap
30 May 16
Two African innovators have created a cheap soap to combat Malaria in the developing world.
L CARD: A lung cancer “breathalyzer”
31 May 16
The tiny device can detect whether or not a patient has lung cancer.
A future where products are grown straight out of our skin
3 Jun 16
Designer Amy Congdon imagines a world where biotechnology has changed the way textiles are made.
Personalised temperature control follows users around the building
7 Jun 16
Using the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology, design firm Carlo Ratti Associati created a personalised temperature bubble.
Willy-Wonka style elevators proposed for London
14 Jun 16
Elevators that transport Londoners out of the subway up to their office blocks using upward, downward and sideways movement.
Turning plastic into fuel, an innovative way to deal with waste
21 Jun 16
A team made up of researchers from USA and China have come up with a new way to deal with plastic waste.
Why I've got beef with festivals like Glastonbury
23 Jun 16
In Issue 3 of Do The Green Thing, Naresh Ramchandani tells us why it's time for festivals like Glastonbury to go meat free.
Marginalised communities are shaping the face of Africa, says Michael Uwemedimo
24 Jun 16
Speaking at the What Design Can Do conference, filmmaker Michael Uwemedimo tells us about CMAP’s multimedia approach to community upliftment.
Exoskin: The programmable material
28 Jun 16
Scientists have created a material that is able to bring motion to otherwise motionless products.
New smart material reacts to light, heals itself and remembers its shape
5 Jul 16
Researchers at WSU have for the first time developed a smart material with more than one function.
Floris Kaayk: The Modular Body merges fact and fiction
8 Jul 16
Filmmaker Floris Kaayk toys with the public’s willingness to believe in the extraordinary.
Buildings made of bones
11 Jul 16
Cambridge researchers explore bone and eggshell as greener building materials of the future.
Flare, the ambulance Uber in Nairobi
12 Jul 16
Using an integrated ambulance dispatch system, Flare is a next-generation tech product that cuts hours to minutes in medical emergencies in East Africa.
New controller allows upper-limb amputees to play video games using their feet
13 Jul 16
GEAR’s creators say it allows amputees to control video game characters with the same precision as able-bodied users.
Would we modify our skyline for the sake of mental wellbeing?
14 Jul 16
Phong Nguyen’s speculative project looks at how far we’d go to treat mental illness.
It’s not an organism but it’s certainly alive, says the creator of the cyborg stingray
15 Jul 16
In an effort to learn more about the heart and its functions, researchers created a living cyborg using the cells of rat’s heart.
Take me to your feeder! Scientists successfully farm edible crops in Martian soil
15 Jul 16
Scientists at Wageningen University have successfully grown edible cereals and vegetables including peas, radishes, tomatoes and rye in Martian soil.
Researchers are a step closer to an invisibility cloak for objects
19 Jul 16
“Cloak” device makes objects seem invisible by making curved surfaces seem flat.
LuxAI and the future of social robots
22 Jul 16
Social robots that can be programmed by everyone could change the educational or health system.
The Mine Kafon Drone could rid the world of land mines in 10 years
26 Jul 16
Landmines kill or maim 10 civilians every day. Product designer Massoud Hassani’s latest drone innovation wants to solve the problem in our lifetime.
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