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Skyscraper made out of wooden numbers
Anders Berensson Architects is set to transform an old parking lot in Stockholm into a multi-use wooden skyscraper.
Skull echoes offer solution to current password systems
German research team look into skull echoes as new passwords to access private accounts or devices.
Search engine uses ad revenue to plant trees
Ecosia is a search engine and social initiative that uses income generated from search ads to fight global deforestation.
Plastic card melts to fix or modify anything
FORMcard is a play dough type of substance that aims to become as ubiquitous as sticky tape or Prestik.
A floating UFO to call home
Italian boating company designs a flying saucer-like house boat for living and sailing on the sea.
Gloves translate sign language into speech
Two university students are bridging a communication gap by turning sign language gestures into spoken English.
Advertising billboard doubles as Zika mosquito trap
Two Brazilian agencies are creating awareness around the Zika virus while alleviating the problem.
A biodegradable alternative to harmful plastic packaging
AMAM takes top prize at the Lexus Design Award for its zero waste solution to packaging pollution.
Seymour Chwast set to launch Kickstarter campaign to publish new anti-war book
Prolific designer Seymour Chwast plans to crowdfund his illustrative epic, “At War with War”.
Dutch designer creates flexible wood for furniture range
Designer Carolien Laro contradicts the notion of wood as a rigid material with her springy wooden furniture.
Zero-maintenance, low-cost water filtration bucket
The ProCleanse Water Filtration system is designed for the people who have no access to clean water.
Japan’s invisible trains will take off in 2018
Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima designs trains with a reflective surface that mirrors the surrounding scenery.
Skyfarm could be the future of urban agriculture
Stirk Harbour + Partners’ vertical farming tower poses a solution to the global food crisis.
MOSSMANIA takes over the interior space
Italian brand brings furry foliage into their product designs
Seminas Hadera: Designing a positive identity for Ethiopia
Addis Ababa-based creative agency uses visual communication to shape an image of Ethiopia that is true to its culture.
Microbots absorb pollutants from industrial wastewater
New nanotechnology innovation addresses heavy metal contamination of natural water sources.
Electric fork simulates salty taste in food
Japanese researcher develops a fork that adds a salty taste to sodium-free food.
Artificially intelligent furniture of the future
Carlo Ratti Associati unveils a digitally transformable sofa that morphs into different forms.
PIXO changes the way we use our tablets
Oscar Diaz designs a solution for an everyday tech-related problem we didn’t even know we had.
Innovative origami material paves the way for shape-shifting architecture
Foldable material designed by Harvard engineers can change its shape, size, and volume.
Standing wheelchair developed to improve the reach and mobility of a paraplegic person
Rehabilitation team designs an adjustable wheelchair to help paraplegic people be more productive in daily activities.
The UK’s first transparent solar bus shelter
Energy-generating bus shelter sets the standard for solar glass infrastructure in city spaces.
Eco-friendly trap designed to stop spread of virus-carrying mosquitoes
An innovation made from old car tyres helps contain mosquito-related virus outbreaks in Guatemala.
Illume Creative Studio: Illuminating Africa through creative communication
Rwandan communications agency helps Rwanda’s growing brands and businesses express themselves.
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