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Street art and energy inform Kronk’s Zakifo redesign
The Zakifo Musik Festival comes to Durban, South Africa with a look inspired by culture, street art and energy.
AbsorbPlate cuts calories by reducing grease on your plate
The dinner plate’s design has perforations in its surface to trap excess grease.
Tea shirts: clothing made from tea
A tea by-product could be a more sustainable material for clothing manufacture.
BaseLantern: a new project by BioLite
The BaseLantern portable lantern is designed for off-grid usage.
Mover Kit: Make-it-yourself technology
This toy introduces kids to coding and the technology behind their gadgets.
Parallel: Si MacLennan and Ross Symons collaborate on a new project
The two artists have incorporated their unique styles into a colourful creation.
SkinTrack: the next step in wearable technology
The new device uses your arm’s surface as a touch-screen, extending the interface of the smartwatch.
John Radcliffe Studios documents the regular lives of refugees
Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015–16, is a photography series that hopes to portray a less sensationalist account of the refugee crisis.
Mimicking the womb
An artificial placenta could revolutionise care for premature babies.
Recycled materials unite on a grand scale with Collage House
The Mumbai home is made from a collection of recycled and found materials.
Wear Your Label wants a stigma-free society
Wear Your Label gets people talking about mental health through fashion and jewellery design.
When life hands you elephant dung, make paper
Kenyan entrepreneurs are protecting their environment by turning elephant dung into paper.
Oded Ezer designs the Life/Death t-shirt
Tel Aviv-based graphic design artist Oded Exer designed a t-shirt to help refugees.
"Inside Ya Body" looks inside the body for inspiration
Jack Sachs' solo installation takes a quirky, animated look at the inside of the human body.
Three innovative solutions to water shortage in South Africa
These three ideas were submitted to Hack4Water, an initiative aimed to help solve some of SAs water challenges.
Treating mental illness with virtual reality
An Oxford University study tested virtual simulation on sufferers of severe paranoia, with positive results.
The FoodShare Truck: Fresh produce at affordable prices
The travelling food market offers fresh produce at cheaper prices to locals that otherwise can’t access or afford it.
Transforming London’s Trafalgar Square into a crazy golf course
Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, the undulating course will be futuristic, functional, fun and free for the public.
Recent innovations in nanowire technology could lead to self-cooling clothing
A more flexible, environmentally sound, safer nanowire array has the potential to revolutionise occupations like fire fighting.
Play Sea Hero Quest and help scientists understand dementia
Scientists and game developers have teamed up to create a game that contributes to Alzheimer’s research.
Shared Studios launches a new Portal to Rwanda
The project designs futuristic portals, allowing users to reach out across the globe and communicate with each other face-to-face.
Green Product: Wirework takes a contemporary twist on traditional crafts
The South African self-help project uses recycled materials to create functional art.
Chimera IoT: a Kenyan startup designing smart homes
The recently established company adapts Western technology to African specific conditions.
A self-healing biomaterial is the closest yet to mimicking human muscle
New biomaterial possesses extreme stretchability, self-healing and endurance properties; all revolutionary in the development of artificial skin and muscle.
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