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Student designed device to investigate the Arctic’s underwater environment
The DeepFreezeROV promises to expand our understanding of a world we can’t see.
Turning famine into feasts: Insects as the livestock of tomorrow
Consider Nordic Food Labs - the science kitchen that makes bugs a more tasty prospect.
Solving the problem of student housing with floating dormitories
See the unconventional, low-cost student residences recently unveiled in Copenhagen.
Brain helmet stimulates creative thinking
Plato project explores scientific solution to problem solving.
The Visionary Kitchen creates dinners from food waste
The Visionary Kitchen, a volunteer organisation, hosts weekly free dinners for up to 10 guests from foods that have reached their sell-by-date.
One man's waste is another man's meal: How Denmark is feeding people with waste
Hunger affects almost 795-million people worldwide. Finding smart ways to reduce excessive levels of food waste has now become a priority not a nice-to-have.
Hypnotic flooring created by new approach to ancient marbling
Snedker Studio’s Marbelous Wood series transforms pine wood into ripple-effect artwork.
ReGen Village: an under-construction utopia of sustainable living
Self-sustaining, off-grid village to be built in the Netherlands offers a look at the future of eco-friendly living.
The hidden graphic design behind flags
Stories behind flags from an artist’s point of view.
New supermarket in Denmark only stocks food past its sell by date
WeFood is reducing food waste in Denmark by selling the food that mainstream supermarkets throw out.
New material detects explosives at airports
Scientists have created a material that lights up in the presence of explosives.
Beercycling transforms urine into beer
Northern Europe’s largest festival turns festivalgoers’ urine into fertiliser for barley crops
A Danish art pavilion is in transit to a Kenyan slum where it’ll now be a school
The pavilion designed by SelgasCano for a Danish art museum has been packed up and shipped to Africa’s largest slum, to assume its second life as a school.
Copenhagen plans to adapt its architecture for flood-resistance
Copenhagen rethinks existing city infrastructure to double as water catchment areas.
We talk to the elusive Danish artist and "social designer" known as FOS
Copenhagen-based artist FOS, a.k.a. Thomas Poulsen, is responsible for an eclectic mix of projects – from social housing to floating bars.
Danish artist Thomas Poulsen, who works under the alias FOS, creates unusual spaces that rely on human interaction to really come to life.
The Infinite Happiness
"The Infinite Happiness" is a feature length documentary investigating and experiencing the lives of those who live and work in the "8 House".
Environmentally friendly gift-wrapping concept, Dono
Copenhagen-based design studio Frensk creates a reusable wrapping paper system that keeps a record of past users.
New fund will invest 40 million euros in designs that improve life
INDEX Awards and Dansk OTC are establishing a venture capital fund of 40 million euros to invest in life improving designs.
This app for the visually impaired is centred on human kindness
Be My Eyes is a platform that allows the visually impaired to connect with a willing volunteer.
Tomorrow’s Meatball explores what we’ll be serving up 20 years from now
A collaborative investigation into the future of food as told by eight weird-looking meatballs.
IKEA furniture could charge devices using wasted heat
Space 10’s Heat Harvest turns everyday items into charging points for other devices.
The future of urban farming is flat-packed
With this design, an instructions booklet and a set of flat-pack pieces that can be easily fitted together are all you need to start farming in the city.
An app designed to help refugees locate missing family
Refunite is a free platform with an anonymous database of more than 405,000 users and an estimated 1 500 family reunions.
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