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Flying solar farm generates energy around the clock
Solar balloons generate energy where clouds cannot interfere with their efficiency.
Space habitation could begin with a village on the moon
The ESA plans to send huge 3D printers to space to build a village on the moon.
Paper Prison lets the user experience Mandela’s Robben Island cell
The Mandela inspired Paper Prison lauded as one of this year’s most creative designs, according to AIGA.
LibraryBox is open source tech made easy
The LibraryBox bridges the gap of information delivery in developing nations without internet access.
How should we be responding to the migrant "crisis"?
The movement of displaced and refuged humans across the world will surely define this decade. We ask prominent design thinkers their thoughts on how to help.
The design, art and fashion communities respond to the migrant crisis
The movement of displaced humans across the world will surely define this decade. We ask prominent design thinkers their thoughts on how to help.
Ethical Things: A look at the morality of smart devices
What happens when the smart devices we’ve become accustomed to are forced to make moral decisions?
AMIE: The next generation in off-the-grid living
This off-the-grid shelter is 3D-printed and powered by a mobile power source.
Tactum: Design 3D creations using light projection directly on the body
Light projected onto the body becomes a straight-to-print design tool with Tactum.
Icon's underwear line tackles incontinence in women
Icon's new underwear line seeks to help women who suffer from light incontinence after childbirth.
Photographer captures the tensions revealed by devastating floods
Floodwaters are both devastating and inspirational for photographer Gideon Mendel.
Healthcare wearable provides stats at a glance
Vivi makes it possible for a surgeon to check a patient’s vitals without looking away.
Could the future of sex be robotics?
Tech advancements have seen the development of the most lifelike humanoids to date, but what does this mean for the relationship between man and machine?
How open-source software helped end ebola in Sierra Leone
Salton Massally, CTO of iDT Labs, writes about how open-source software helped fight Ebola in Sierra Leone and what this can mean for West Africa.
Emoji keyboard highlights the plight of refugees
Virtual emoji keyboard lets the social media generation show they care about the plight of refugees.
Yangon Bakehouse upskills Myanmese women to start their own businesses
A coffee shop in Yangon empowers disadvantaged women in Myanmar with its food and beverage training programme.
The rise of tech and innovation in Africa
The tech and startup scene in Africa is burgeoning. Now innovation is being taught in schools, with the help of the LEGO Education Innovation Studios.
The Drinkable Book can provide clean drinking water for a year
The pages of The Drinkable Book, developed by Dr Theresa Dankovitch, work as safe water filters and provide the vital information on waterborne diseases.
Know the user, know the magic, connect the two
Steve Vranakis, executive creative director of Google Creative Lab, shows us how Google is taking the brand beyond the browser.
These astronauts-cum-farmers have grown the first vegetables in space
According to these “space farmers”, the first vegetables ever grown, harvested and eaten in space are quite delicious.
Michael Murphy: Training African architects is one of the most important needs of our time
Architecture can help bring about wholesale change in Africa, one building at a time, says the founder of MASS Design Group, Michael Murphy.
Just don’t call us Afrofuturist
Tegan Bristow, the curator behind the Goodman Gallery's "Post African Futures" exhibition, is on a mission to discover Africa's many cultures of technology.
Inspired Luxe launches online global marketplace
Entrepreneur Denise Bradley-Tyson presents handcrafted luxury curated from a global array of master artists, beginning with those from South Africa.
5 design projects saving the oceans
Today – World Oceans Day – we celebrate the ocean’s power to inspire and the innovative thinkers who’re protecting them.
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