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3 Ways to hack discrimination in the US
Hacking Discrimination aimed to find technology-based solutions to address discrimination.
How about human hair for mass production?
In an exploration of hair being used in the production of objects, this artist hacks an everyday Ikea china cup.
Bringing back the cassette tape
New tech meets the nostalgia for the humble cassette tape.
Using light as a cure
The Jeggo helps its users overcome the downsides of travelling with therapeutic music and light.
Skateboards made from hemp
These unique skateboard decks are made of hemp natural fibres. Designed for cruising, these boards were built for the future.
Synthetic skin could return touch to amputees
Researchers have combined solar power and electronic skin for the first time.
Artwork for equity
These original postcards promote inclusion, equity, liberation, and justice for all races.
The Mashambas Skyscraper
A skyscraper conceived as an educational centre and marketplace for new agricultural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
DuoSkin: Tattoos that work as on-skin interfaces
MIT have developed DuoSkin, a metallic tattoo that enables you to use your skin as an interface to control devices, receive data and communicate.
A card game for positive vibes
If a random act of kindness comes into your life, pay it forward.
Reebok’s Cotton + Corn
Bringing environmentally friendly design into the footwear we love.
A 3D-printed grotto designed by algorithms
The future of architecture explored.
The otherworldly creations of Nomes Dee
Zambian graphic designer Nomes Dee is inspired by Afrofuturism.
Cairo: Youth in resistance
Director Selim El Sadek documents the youth who challenge the system through hip hop in Cairo, Egypt.
A shirt that pulsates with the intensity of music
This wearable device allows the hearing impaired to experience music.
Refugee chefs share the taste of home
Eat Offbeat: An unprecedented cookbook featuring recipes and stories by refugees now working as chefs in New York City.
Waves for Water
This new documentary, released on World Water Day, follows former pro surfer Jon Rose and his mission to help bring clean drinking water to those in need.
The physicist who folds
Physicist Robert lang left NASA to practice origami. Great Big Story tells us why.
Data Oruwari: Master of the micropen
“Creativity is my religion, so I’m always finding new ways to bring things to life.”
Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad
The University of Porto (UPTEC), Portuguese startup Ecocubo created a prefab perfect for travellers.
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