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Ekasi Water Cap
17 Jun 14
Peter Krige has prototyped a pressure-tight closure that can be fitted onto easily available parts to create a shower for unplumbed homes.
1 Jul 14
This electric push scooter by industrial design outfit eLabs is a made-in-South-Africa solution to inner-city congestion.
8 Jul 14
This future-forward, environmentally friendly material finds an artful application in a project by Dutch designer Ineke Hans.
15 Jul 14
Faithless percussionist Sudha Kheterpal wants to shake up the world to create clean energy for people without access to electricity.
The possibilities of bioprinting
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22 Jul 14
Now that 3D bioprinting is becoming a reality, speculative designer Agi Haines explores the possibilities of new and improved replacement organs.
A helping hand
29 Jul 14
A new smart tool from MIT Media Lab is blurring the lines between handmade and digital technology. But that's not a bad thing.
5 Aug 14
Building with bamboo is not new but researchers at MIT are exploring new ways of creating construction products from the sustainable resource.
A water pump for remote farmers
19 Aug 14
A new foot-operated irrigation device is capable of tripling the revenue of smallholder farmers, says its manufacturer.
26 Aug 14
Product designer Alejandra Olivera turns seaweed into a new eco-friendly insulation material for informal housing.
A step up
7 Oct 14
Michaella Janse van Vuuren's latest pieces take her technical proficiencies to new heights – and onto the fashion runway.
A toy that teaches empathy
15 Oct 14
Canadian industrial designer Ilana Ben-Ari’s puzzle game teaches the creative skills children won’t find in textbooks.
Shining a light on workers’ safety
28 Oct 14
The new Halo Light is a multi-task light that ensures construction workers are visible from 600 metres away.
Replicating the mother's womb
4 Nov 14
A new infant care system proposes radically improved incubators that transmit the mother's heartbeat, breathing and voice.
A next-generation tree harvester
10 Nov 14
Like the insect it is named after, the Gerridae harvester is light on its feet and the environment.
Matali Crasset on making baskets in Bulawayo
11 Nov 14
The French designer tells us in her own words about her time spent with Zimbabwean weavers developing baskets based on the gourd.
A safer and speedier rescue
13 Nov 14
Spark Design and Innovation's inflatable raft uses an innovative tilting mechanism that makes it easier to pull rescue victims out of the water.
Technology and textiles, knitted together
20 Nov 14
Dutch designer Borre Akkersdijk has created an eye-catching suit that is a wearable connected platform – with technological applications way beyond that.
The special power of disgust
15 Dec 14
It's time for aesthetics to reconsider the role of disgust as an emotion, says Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Merel Witteman.
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