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Scientists design liquid barrier to protect coral reefs from UV damage
4 Apr 18
As the world’s temperatures rise, a threat to marine life is mounting in the form of sun bleaching. These researchers may have the solution.
This designer uses bacteria to make colourful silk scarves
5 Apr 18
Are microorganisms even more useful than we previously thought?
The People’s Fridge is an effort to reduce food waste and combat hunger
6 Apr 18
The city’s first community fridge is where the needy can help themselves to fresh food at zero cost.
Alexandra Fruhstorfer uses design to find creative solutions for environmental problems
9 Apr 18
She explores the impact of alien species through food as well as how to make clothes more sustainable through a different kind of yarn.
Designer Ying Gao uses fingerprint recognition to identify strangers
10 Apr 18
These ‘smart’ garments form part of her Possible Tomorrows project.
Scientists are working on a pill that mimics the effects of exercise
13 Apr 18
Scientists are a step closer to developing exercise in a pill to help the chronically lazy, elderly, and those medically unable to exercise.
See the novel ways these designers are innovating healthcare practices
16 Apr 18
From beautiful colostomy bags to a USB stick that’s also an HIV testing kit, these projects affirm that the future of healthcare is in safe hands.
Copenhagenize Design Co. is making moves to see more bicycles in urban areas
17 Apr 18
“The bicycle is the most powerful tool in our urban toolboxes to fix our cities.”
Iwo Borkowicz on finding housing solutions that serve both tourists and locals
18 Apr 18
The young architect who was a Global Graduate at Design Indaba 2018 talks about his upcoming project in Tanzania.
Robotic traffic officers direct cars on Kinshasa’s roads
18 Apr 18
Solar-powered robotic traffic cops have been “hired” to regulate the disorderly traffic in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Feel people smile with Simon Dogger’s handheld device for the visually impaired
23 Apr 18
“Being able to understand other people is about the quality of dialogue which is actually about the quality of life.”
Life Kitchen offers free cooking lessons for people living with cancer
25 Apr 18
Life Kitchen is extending classes and has teamed up with designers to create a special range of plates, totes, and t-shirts.
Grigri Pixel is uniting creatives on two continents through urban interventions
27 Apr 18
The projects, which brings together African and European artists, was recently selected in the culture category for the FAD design prize.
This warning system could detect a drought earlier than ever before
28 Apr 18
Here's how MIT researchers are using the leaf surface to detect drought conditions.
This design festival is stitching together India's design community
30 Apr 18
"It was one of its kind in the Indian design history. I’m not aware of any other festivals organised on such a massive scale."
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