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Smart streetlights powered by pedestrian footsteps
Clean-tech startup EnGoPlanet harnesses kinetic energy to potentially power cities around the world.
Student thesis initiates award-winning community food project
Blank Plate: The culinary design curriculum helping to navigate life in a ‘food desert’.
The Readi box provides communication in catastrophic situations
Should all else fail, this speaker unit helps you to keep in touch during a disaster.
When I think about you I text myself
Love in the time of human and machine: Control your impulse to send an emotional drunk message by sending it instead to a surrogate robot number.
Control your fear of public speaking with ROC Speak
This computer programme can help develop your communicative skills via your browser.
Fodder: the pop up dining experience that turns eating into an agricultural act
Can we connect with the animals we consume by being fed their feed?
This rooftop farm changes the way we think of agriculture
Brooklyn-based urban agricultural pioneers Gotham Green built the world's largest rooftop farm.
Raising East New York: The effect of poverty on the family unit
Social documentary photographer Phyllis Dooney challenges the stereotype of the deadbeat dad.
Yogita Agrawal on design for impact in India
Design Indaba Global Graduate Yogita Agrawal shares two of her projects: a wearable that uses human movement to power a light and a soap pen to improve hygiene.
Waste Not: Aliza Eliazarov turns trash food into works of art
This photographer is highlighting the global food crisis with her images of salvaged food.
Mapping the invisible world of microbes with bees
How insects are helping a team of scientists and designers understand our microbial surroundings.
Students create seaweed-based yarn to tackle fashion industry pollution
BioEsters is a bio-based material that presents a sustainable yarn alternative for designers.
6 ways we could change mobility and transport in the city
From sensory deprivation clouds to government enforced carpooling, here are the ways design can address the challenges of transport.
Art meets clean energy: Customisable solar panels blend in with any roof
SolarSkin, a Sistine Solar product offers colour-matched photovoltaic panels in an artful way and retains its revolutionary technologies in renewable energy.
SHE: Sanitary pads made from discarded banana tree material
Sustainable Heath Enterprises (SHE) manufactures affordable sanitary pads made from banana tree fibres to keep Rwanda’s girls and women in school and work.
Bringing bones to life: Artist prototypes a hand grown out of stem cells
Artist Amy Karle’s Regenerative Reliquary is an open-source biotech project showcasing a human hand grown out of stem cells.
WellBe: An anti-stress bracelet for personalised well-being
The WellBe bracelet monitors your heart rate and uses a patent-pending algorithm to determine your stress and calmness level.
The Hubble Cantata: A live VR experience of the cosmos
The Hubble Cantata taps into Virtual Reality, live performance and high-tech sound engineering to introduce New Yorkers to the cosmos.
Addressing packaging waste one pizza box at a time
GreenBox is a reconfigurable pizza box designed for multiple use
Are edible cups the future of tableware?
LOLIWARE is a line of all-natural, seaweed-based cups that are completely safe to eat
We talk to South African ceramicist Andile Dyalvane
Andile Dyalvane’s first solo exhibition is set to open in New York’s Friedman Benda gallery this month.
Fashion student designs utilitarian garments for refugees
Parsons Fashion Design senior Angela Luna creates a collection of transformative clothing for refugees.
Ending world hunger is a matter of logistics
Transfernation is an online platform that aims to tackle hunger by redistributing food waste.
BaseLantern: a new project by BioLite
The BaseLantern portable lantern is designed for off-grid usage.
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