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Todd St. John: HunterGather and primitive design practices
Simple visuals bring complex ideas to life at Todd St. John’s studio, HunterGatherer.
Mini-washing machine powered by peddling
Yi Jiang’s Drumi is a washing machine that uses less water than a normal washing machine and no electricity.
Transparent solar panels: Any surface could be a power source
Researchers are developing a completely transparent solar panel and it’s set to be a game-changer.
Mobile app encourages creative thinking to beat cancer
Cancer survivor Conn Bertish beat the disease with treatment and creative thinking and is now encouraging others to do the same.
Google SA takes top prize for green innovations
Google Head Office in SA has won top honours at the International Green Interior Awards.
Modular housing is Dublin's solution to homelessness
Modular housing units have been put forth as the ideal solution to homelessness in Dublin.
Self-sustaining vertical forest to tower above the rest
Stefano Boeri Architetti is constructing the second vertical forest in Switzerland.
Sun tracking cell inspired by ancient Japanese art
Researchers have tapped into the past to find solutions to energy problems in the modern world.
Photographer captures the tensions revealed by devastating floods
Floodwaters are both devastating and inspirational for photographer Gideon Mendel.
Thermal sponge table designed to save energy
A French design studio has revamped the humble table, turning it into a device to control the temperature in a living space.
Healthcare wearable provides stats at a glance
Vivi makes it possible for a surgeon to check a patient’s vitals without looking away.
Could the future of sex be robotics?
Tech advancements have seen the development of the most lifelike humanoids to date, but what does this mean for the relationship between man and machine?
VizSnap: Facilitating photography for the blind
The visually impaired take photos too, says Dustin Adams, the designer of VizSnap.
Bar game takes the mystery out of urban planning
“Cards Against Urbanity” pokes fun at the pains of urban planning in a cynical, yet educational way.
Emoji keyboard highlights the plight of refugees
Virtual emoji keyboard lets the social media generation show they care about the plight of refugees.
Solar power brings clean water to remote Mexican village
The introduction of a solar powered water purification system sparked a new economy in a remote Mexican village.
Ants inspire the super material of the future
A 10-year study into the properties of fire ants has put researchers on a path to a self-healing material.
Safer: The beautiful, wearable panic button
Leaf Innovations have designed a line of jewellery that could save your life.
Takeout container turned mini-greenhouse makes growing food a snap
Homegrown’s Takeout container makes the perfect mini-greenhouse for growing organic food.
Smartphones at the forefront of healthcare in Africa
Diagnosis, monitoring, and a treatment plan could be sent via a smartphone with Vodacom’s healthcare apps.
A pocket-sized flashlight powered by body heat
This inventor's flashlight is powered by body heat and is expected to be a step towards living without batteries.
Jonathan Lee gives us insight into Google's rebranding
Google's rebranding is a step towards tackling the world's complex problems with simple, accessible design.
Julia DeVille turns death into art
Taxidermist and jeweller Julia deVille uses reimagined dead animals to celebrate life.
Virtual landscape could predict Alzheimer’s disease years before onset
Scientists in Germany claim to have found a way to detect Alzheimer’s disease using a virtual maze.
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