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How this low-cost, modular machine is tackling malaria
Octopi is the latest tech that’s revolutionising malaria detection.
This lightweight, flexible shoe is made from ‘algae foam’
VIVOBAREFOOT and Bloom team up on the world’s first shoe made with the material.
The Living Chair celebrates the beauty of imperfection
Carpenter reinterprets his father’s iconic rocking chair design with flawed salvaged wood.
Cleansing the air with clever anti-pollutant roof tiles
It is now possible to reduce the effect of fossil fuel burning with this simple smog-busting building material.
Project H teaches public school students to build for good
Californian non-profit group, Project H is teaching children the value of design and architecture, and how it can make a difference in their communities.
LifeArk off-grid housing is focused on sustainable community transformation
The affordable, emergency housing system is aimed at disaster prone areas and displaced peoples.
A new preservative-free way to protect food from spoiling
This plant-based food design can extend the freshness of fruits and vegetables up to four times.
A home designed to make water conservation a way of life
University students create a water-efficient and energy-efficient home to combat drought.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | February 2018
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
The Gangsta Gardener is bringing affordable and nutritious produce to California’s ‘food deserts’
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA to offer alternative food sources.
Meet Aoi Yamaguchi, the Japanese Master Calligrapher expanding the form’s possibilities
The California-based artist merges music and performance with the centuries-old tradition.
Vakseen is a visual artist, designer, and music producer.
LocoL provides community support through food
Roy Choi’s revolutionary fast food joint is changing what it means to be a great restaurant.
Zadok Ben-David makes art out of all the people he saw but never met
The London-based artist’s work laments the human race’s growing isolation.
Greeting cards for people of colour
US-based creative Tara James creates greeting cards as a reflection of cultural tradition.
Step into the vivid visions of Tyler Spangler
This graphic designer uses music and emotion to create surreal artworks.
Can plants talk to each other?
Richard Karban explains the subtle ways that plants talk and even defend each other.
Sunflare develops the world’s first stick-on solar paneling
The new ultra-thin solar wallpaper can be applied to just about anything.
Hyperloop concept could be the railway transport of tomorrow
Take a look at SpaceX’s evolution of maglev trains.
Snapchat enters the wearable tech market with ‘Spectacles’
Can the social media app succeed where giants like Google Glass have failed?
Student-designed bottle cap could save drought-stricken California millions of litres of water
The ‘Cap the Tap’ campaign is a simple way to curtail water wastage from household taps.
High school student builds app to help kids make friends
Introducing an app to help navigate the unnerving world of high school lunch breaks.
Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030: Stanford’s ongoing study
The University of Stanford assembled thinkers to measure the future ripples of AI – and their first full report has been issued.
Sculptural desalination plant imagined for Santa Monica pier
Pipe is a sustainable water harvesting solution that could produce 4.5 billion litres of clean water for California.
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