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5 buildings rethinking what wood can do
Wood is making a come-back as environmental concern and innovation pushes it to the forefront.
Benjamin Hubert’s Layer agency creates ceramic charging trays
Elegantly designed, the ceramic trays incorporate charging in an aim to minimise the visual impact of technology.
Twenty Journey’s "The Journeymen" opens in Durban
Made from the footage of their 24 000 kilometre adventure, the film promises to be both heart-breaking and beautiful.
8 innovative ways drones are being used today
From fighting fires, to spotting criminals and collecting whale “snot”, here are some futuristic ways we are using drones.
Growing Warriors uses farming to help American Veterans
Veteran soldiers make up to one million of the Americans dependant on food-stamps and this organisation is trying to help.
Chinese start-up Origins works to purify the air
Founded in one of the smoggiest cities in the world, Origins’ machines don’t only detect the toxins in the air, they try to remove them as well.
We talk to the co-creator of the Bureo recycled fishing net skateboards
The Ahi skateboard is made of recycled fishing nets and its creators at Bureo Inc. are working hard to protect our oceans.
Bringing wooden skateboards back to the future
Imagine skateboarding through the streets of a bustling metropolis on boards made from 100 per cent recyclable bio-composite wood.
Senegalese inventor is empowering communities through solar power
Dubbed as Senegal’s “Mr. Sun”, Abdoulaye Touré has been designing solar powered ovens since the 1990s and is now taking his solar powered dreams across Africa.
5 ways IKEA is innovating sustainably
Today is IKEA’s annual Democratic Design Day. We take a look at how the progressive retailer is leading ready-to-assemble furniture towards sustainability.
Non-profit Sole Hope fights “jiggers” in Uganda
American entrepreneur Asher Collie founded non-profit Sole Hope to help children in Uganda fight the “jigger” parasite.
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