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Piloting this underwater drone is like flying
OpenROV is a few steps away from completing its open-source underwater drone called Trident.
Alternative grocery store eliminates waste with self-service gravity bins
The Original Unverpackt eliminates packaging to cut waste and offer customers a buy-what-you-need alternative.
Japan's space yacht is over 100million kilometres away from Earth
Engineers in Japan successfully launched a solar sail to test the applications of solar power in deep space missions.
Breast milk pasteurisation app streamlines donation process
FoneAstra is an app designed to ensure the quality of donated breast milk, saving the lives of hundreds of babies.
Personalised 3D replicas allow doctors to take surgical practice runs
Could a 3D-printed model of a patient’s heart make organ surgery easier, safer and faster?
Ackeem Ngwenya on design for rural Africa
Designer and recent graduate Ackeem Ngwenya says scarcity in Africa is a blank canvas for designers.
Trailer: Ackeem Ngwenya on design for rural Africa
Designer and recent graduate Akeem Ngwenya says scarcity in Africa is a blank canvas for designers.
RE-AINBOW: The storm refuge built from broken materials
This Vietnamese district used old construction materials to create a structure strong enough to withstand heavy storms.
Narrowing in on some of Japan’s most peculiar creations
Edible art, wearable tech, and candy designs are all part of what makes Japan’s tech scene one of the craziest.
The Global Apollo Program: Making renewable energy cheaper than coal
The Global Apollo Program aims to assemble the greatest scientific minds to tackle renewable energy development.
Death is an opportunity for design
Ideo and the Zen Hospice Project have pioneered the way to an expressive, palatable death.
Buddy: The next generation smart wearable for dogs
Lighting, GPS tracking, health sensors, and home automation are all features in Squeaker’s new dog collar.
The history of apartheid is still alive in contemporary South Africa
Startling juxtapositions show the patterns of apartheid are still alive in modern day South Africa.
Zuby Onwuta on ThinkAndZoom, the revolutionary tech wearable
Tech innovator Zuby Onwuta has designed a tech wearable that will help the visually impaired perform daily tasks.
Chew your coffee: It’s good for your brain
Go Cubes may be the next best thing for those willing to forgo the artsy coffee-crave Instagram post.
Yonamine explores African history through art
Angolan artist Yonamine creates ever-changing art in a variety of disciplines.
Heart-In-A-Box: The device set to revolutionise transplant surgery
A medical device company has created a box capable of keeping organs alive long after removal from the body.
Zero-waste, ethical fashion is possible
Rachel Faller's clothing manufacturing company Tonlé succeeds on scraps and she says other businesses can do it too.
Redesigning the human body
Bigger is not always better, says artist Arne Hendricks, calling for the downsizing of the human race.
Forced to flee: Visual tales of Myanmar's child refugees
Erika Berg's book is a visual representation of the plight of Myanmar's minorities who are forced to flee ongoing violence in the country.
Inventors use gravity to create safe, clean light
A light powered by gravity is GravityLight’s solution to the health and environmental hazards of kerosene lamps.
Eatwell is tailor-made for people with Alzheimer's disease
Something as simple as tableware could ease the everyday troubles of Alzheimer's patients.
Surviving severe drought is top of this designer’s priorities
Design graduate Jaime Tai uses a natural sugar to help ensure drought survival.
Three innovative ways to combat toxic air
Three student designers have proposed interactive, health conscious ways to deal with air pollution.
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