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Mind-reading device gives paralysed people ability to communicate
A brain-computer interface records “yes” or “no” answers for paralysis sufferers.
A Couple of Little Things: A performative installation
An interactive food installation by eating designer Marije Vogelzang.
A new way to experience the township of Khayelitsha
Food as a way to experience a South African township.
The RAGAMUF: A sustainable chair rug for the home
Each rug is made from excess fabric from the textile industry.
Artificially intelligent spider robots
Bots_alive are intelligent and autonomous robot creatures.
Man-made Glass Mountains shimmer in the Israeli desert
Millions of tiny glass shards piled up to artfully create glass dunes.
Sexual expression and exploration in Joanne Leah’s risqué portraits
Photographer Joanne Leah boldly tackles female sexuality.
A quirky alternative look at human anatomy
Fruits as body parts by Marwane Pallas.
South African tech start-up creates security system for low-income families
Jonga is a low-cost security system for township residents.
Emerging photographer Daniel Effah on the representation of Africa abroad
African artists in the diaspora are often caught between two worlds.
The modern pantsula
South African photographer Kgomotso Neto Tleane unveils new work.
A chainless bicycle for the urbanite
Ikea introduces the stylish, low maintenance Sladda for non-cyclists
Electronics meet street wire art
Artist Ralph Borland takes street wire art to a new level.
Smart glasses to help people living with dyslexia
University student designs a pair of smart glasses for people who have difficulty reading
A lightweight material that is 10 times stronger than steel
MIT researchers created 3-D printed forms of graphene that are ten times stronger than steel
South African filmmakers reimagine an apartheid identity
Filmmakers Kelly-Eve Koopman and Sarah Summers on their new webseries Coloured Mentality
How can we respond faster to epidemic outbreaks?
The Ubuntu containment bed can easily be assembled for a rapid response to an outbreak
Concave roof design collects rainwater to cool the interior
This crafty double roof design collects rainwater and cools the interior of the home in arid regions
Could the flying B-Droid help bees with pollination?
Scientist develops another robotic pollinator
Wheelchair-friendly baby stroller for differently-abled parents
A high school student has created a baby carrier wheelchair for a differently-abled parent to stroll with their newborn
How an artist is helping rebuild Haiti
The Konbit Shelter is a sustainable building project in Haiti
Spying on a thief in this fascinating documentary
Film student Anthony van der Meer made a documentary tracking his stolen phone and the thief who stole it
Anti-Human: An avant-garde photo series from the Kolor Art Collective
Rio de Janeiro’s Kolor Art Collective present their latest photo series highlighting animal abuse
South African jewellery designer Stacy Beukes on the value of community
We talk to the South African jewellery designer behind the brand A Ring To It.
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