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Play Mat connects parents to autistic kids
The Electronic Play Mat is designed to promote interactive play between autistic children and their parents or caregivers to build communication.
5 projects that are looking into the possible future of humans on Mars
To celebrate International Day of Human Space Flight here's a look at some projects that are looking into space exploration.
Beijing’s Smog Free Tower turns polluted air into jewellery
Smog-ridden Beijing is investing in new age solutions to tackle their air pollution problem.
China surges forward in the space exploration race
Three major new space programmes prove China’s cosmic ambitions.
A bamboo city built for communal living
Penda explores the idea of a sustainable urban village made out of bamboo and rope.
The world’s largest air purifier is touring the smoggy cities of China
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Tower (which works like a vacuum cleaner for dirty air) is travelling to China.
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.
Wai Architects: Architecture as a tool for addressing social issues
According to WAI Architects, architecture might not save the world but it has the power to make people’s lives miserable.
William Kentridge’s "Notes Towards a Model Opera" opens in Beijing
The UCCA in Beijing mounts a retrospective of William Kentridge’s work and introduces his new installation, a projection inspired by China’s socialist operas.
Daan Roosegaarde's Smog project is a true example of a smart and social city.
Matali Crasset has proposed to create a community centre in Beijing where residents can interact and experiment with creativity.
Stefano Giovannoni has designed a smartphone that is the first of its kind in size and capabilities.
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