An invasive mussel species—Zebra Mussels—has caused environmental disturbances in the Great Lakes for decades. A group of resourceful design students decided to use the pesky creatures to make stunning blue glass.
Scientists invented a wearable device that sends prompts to users to guide what they dream about for a sweeter shut eye experience.
Lithium ion batteries are an essential item in today’s technological age, but they are harmful to the environment. As a result, scientists are searching for alternative and more sustainable materials to develop batteries. Two unlikely, but promising materials are diamonds and durian fruit.
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While wellness remains top of mind given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some flooring manufacturers also are combatting another health concern—the mounting consequences of our warming planet. Action to reduce carpet waste, four billion pounds of which end up in landfills each year, is imperative as product demand rises, especially on the heels of the Carpet & Rug Institute’s recent announcement to suspend a $4 million voluntary product stewardship program.
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As airport design shifts, replacing contact points with smart technology, experts predict this could be the beginning of the end of long security lines and maze-like gridlock.
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Scientists have found antibodies that could successfully block infection from the Covid-19 virus. These unique ‘nanobodies’ are found only in llamas and other camelids—likely due to a genetic mutation.
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Take a look at how educators, architects, and designers throughout the industry are making strides to reduce their carbon footprints in the rise of "come-to-carbon" moments.
Lyft recently announced its daring plan to use only electric vehicles by 2030. The company also committed to increasing equity in transportation for vulnerable communities. Other leading companies may be inspired to follow suit.
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Dr. Eijiro Miyako has developed a method for pollination using soap bubbles. Miyako’s soapy concoction successfully fertilized a pear orchard in Japan. This could provide an alternative to bee pollination, which has declined along with the bee population.
Architectural firm CannonDesign has developed a new product that can protect healthcare workers while testing people for COVID-19. Known as the COVID Shield and resembling a telephone booth, the apparatus is a three-sided box with nitrate glove extensions that healthcare workers can step into and test patients, without being exposed to droplets.
Startup company Virgin Hyperloop One is developing a fast and sustainable transportation system that could be available to the public by 2030. Imagine being able to travel at the speed of airplanes in driverless levitating pods?
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In Camémbaro, Mexico, the Nopal plant has a lot of potential as a biofuel source—it doesn’t need much water or additional land space, and it’s already used to power industrial buildings. In the near future, it could also power cars.
An experiment by Trung Phan, a student at Princeton University, found that bacteria are able to work together to eat their way out of a broth-filled maze. What does this mean? It could tell us more about how the single-celled organisms communicate, offering clues into human health.
SpinLaunch is developing a 100+ yard-wide centrifuge that could propel rockets into orbit by rapidly spinning and launching them into the air. If all goes well, the technique could change the nature of space travel.
Apple is developing technology that will be able to generate group selfies, a lost pastime in the age of social distancing, by combining individual selfies into one photo.
Startup company Module has developed affordable modular homes that can expand by stacking additional floors. What’s more? They’re energy efficient too.
What does it take to create a digital village? One bank in India set out to do just that, introducing cashless banking and widespread WiFi access to several rural villages in the country to help improve economic output.
The Harvard University Graduate School of Design awarded Daniel Fernández Pascual the prestigious 2020 Wheelwright Prize to further his research proposal Being Shellfish: The Architecture of Intertidal Cohabitation. With the $100,000 travel grant, Fernández Pascual plans to examine the use of seaweed and discarded marine shells as sustainable binding agents for buildings.
A pasta producer near Naples, Italy, is testing a mix of hydrogen and natural gas as fuel in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, making use of boilers that also provide heat to dry and sterilize noodles.
Design firm LPA created a California office space that consumes an estimated 70 percent less energy than one of comparable size, type, and location. How? A mix of smart lighting and space planning for starters.
Adidas and Allbirds, the sneaker startup, are joining forces to design a performance shoe with the lowest carbon footprint ever.
A Swiss research team has found a way to create iridescent chocolate with shimmering rainbow hues.
A new book by Julia Watson, Lo—TEK. Design by Radical Indigenism, sheds light on a design movement based on indigenous philosophy and vernacular architecture to build a more sustainable future. Think aqueducts and bridges made of living tree roots.
Afghanistan's all-girls robotics team, the Afghan Dreamers, found a way to build emergency ventilators out of car parts, arming healthcare workers with much needed equipment during the pandemic.
Even NASA's technology experiences glitches now and then. About a decade ago, its Spirit rover got stuck in a sand trap on Mars, unable to wriggle free. But engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed a series of motions that could help future rovers blaze ahead, even in challenging terrain.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a “thermal camouflage” material that enables wearers to hide from heat-detecting sensors, including infrared cameras and night-vision goggles. Can your jacket do that?
Though wind turbines are challenging to recycle, one Danish startup has found a way to transform old blades into an ultra-resistant mix of fiberglass and industrial glue, creating noise-reducing barriers for highways and factories.
LEDs have become the gold standard of energy efficient lighting, but lighting researchers estimate that manufacturing them actually releases more than double the amount of carbon dioxide than manufacturing more conventional lighting.
Some scientists are turning to ultraviolent germicidal irradiation, similar to bringing the power of sunlight indoors, to zap pathogens out of the air in public spaces in hopes of curbing the spread of coronavirus infections.
Lizards may offer leads on evolution, a new study shows, drawing on data in countries struck by hurricanes that suggests cataclysmic weather can reshape entire species.
Japanese designer Rie Sakamoto saw potential in an often overlooked household staple: rubber bands. The designer knit them together to create her Rubber Band collection as part of her thesis project for Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan.
Container ships transporting goods from one corner of the world to another emit large amounts of carbon and greenhouse gases as they glide through the sea, but now the industry is working to change that with cleaner fuel.
Design professors share tips and tricks for creating your own face mask at home.
Two Italian engineers—founders of a company that makes items such as earthquake sensors and silicone bandages—take their country's ventilator valve shortage into their own hands.