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Neri Oxman wins at Cooper Hewitt 2018 National Design Awards
“All ten of this year’s winners present a powerful design perspective and body of work that is at once inclusive and deeply personal..."
Architect, designer and inventor.
A new hydroelectric canal reuses fresh and marine water to provide electricity
This Hydroelectric project reconnects and reuses fresh and marine water systems.
“Welcome to Resistance School. Our first class is now in session.”
Designed by Harvard University students, this program teaches anyone how to be an effective activist.
The Jolt Sensor: detecting concussions in young athletes
This thumb-sized, wearable sensor is making sport safer.
Rapid Assessment of Malaria (RAM) detects malaria in 5 seconds
John Lewandowski, a PhD student in mechanical engineering at MIT has designed a device that can detect malaria from a single drop of blood in 5 seconds.
Invincible bicycle is entirely theft proof and weather resistant
The Fortified Bicycle startup reveals their indestructible, unstealable bike.
A high-tech, microwavable notebook
Rocket Innovations gave the traditional notebook a much needed tech upgrade.
Industrial designer Christophe Guberan is fascinated by the intrinsic features of materials and how he can reimagine their properties and aesthetic.
Paying attention to the Black in Design
Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design are putting on a conference to recognise the contribution of African Americans to the design field.
Personalised 3D replicas allow doctors to take surgical practice runs
Could a 3D-printed model of a patient’s heart make organ surgery easier, safer and faster?
Feelings of felt
Ayse Birsel's Collection for FlizFelt is a modern and playful series of wool-felt products that draw inspiration from her Turkish heritage.
Ben Fry on data design
Ben Fry applies design to complex data to make it more understandable and more visually appealing.
Ben Fry takes complex data and visualises it in an aesthetically pleasing and easily understandable way.
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