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Turn your smartphone into a telescope.
Snøhetta’s redesign of the Blanton Museum of Art in Texas includes lily-like canopies.
Setting down roots
DRIFT’s LED-lit Tree of Ténéré finds a permanent home in Dallas, Texas
Ekene Ijeoma deconstructs the US national anthem as a comment on mass imprisonment
In Deconstructed Anthems, he built a software that removes notes from the US national anthem at the same rate Americans have been imprisoned.
This electricity generating yarn could change the face of wearable tech
The carbon nanotube yarn generates electricity with just a tug.
Indie band, The XX, take you behind the scenes with new limited-edition photo book
Shot by photographer Alasdair McLellan, the photo book will only have one print run of 1000 copies.
Virtual Reality App offers better clinical care to cancer patients
Oncomfort finds an innovative way to help cancer patients self-manage stress, anxiety and pain through evidence-based psychological interventions in VR.
Vibrant art installation uplifts San Antonio airport
Gabriel Dawe completes his latest public art project.
Phlur: The new fragrance brand with socially conscious appeal
Eric Korman believes the cologne industry should start taking ethical responsibility.
American inventor uses 200-year-old technology to create a cutting-edge engine
By coupling one of NASA’s Stirling engines with electric hybrid technology, Josh MacDowell manages to drive a 100 kilometres on less than three litres of petrol
A mobile sterilisation box for safe surgeries in rural areas
A sterile pod built into a modified container may be suitable for maternal and neonatal care, oral health care and post-disaster relief.
Virtual reality used for drug rehabilitation
Programme at the University of Houston treats drug and alcohol addiction with immersive VR scenarios.
Austin’s low-cost but effective pedestrian crossing system
A dangerous intersection in Texas gets a quick makeover thanks to resourceful urban planning.
Flying ambulance drone proposed for time-sensitive emergencies
Argodesign’s ambulance quadcopter is designed to improve emergency response times in critical medical situations.
VizSnap: Facilitating photography for the blind
The visually impaired take photos too, says Dustin Adams, the designer of VizSnap.
A wearable translates sign language into English
Researchers are working on a high-tech wearable to bridge the gap between the deaf and those who don’t understand sign language.
Knocki turns any surface into an all-purpose remote control
A new smart device allows you to perform everyday functions with a simple knock on a wall, table or door.
DJ Stout on big hair, cowboy poets and planet Texas
The Austin-based graphic designer's work is an ode to cowboy country and the role of place in producing authentic design.
DJ Stout on big hair, cowboy poets and planet Texas (trailer)
The Austin-based Pentagram partner and graphic designer says a sense of place is important for what graphic designers do.
Surfing in the USA
DJ Stout has designed the layout and cover for a new coffee-table book that looks at the surfing culture in Texas.
Graham Reynolds is a composer from Austin, Texas.
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