Innovation
"Ice" to Meet You: The Mini-Submarines that Could Re-Freeze the Arctic

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany outlined an ambitious plan to use miniature submarines to spray trillions of tons of artificially-created snow over western Antarctica, in an effort to halt the ice sheet’s collapse and save coastal cities across the world from sea level rise.

Cat Allergies Could Become a Thing of the Past

Scientists in Switzerland are working on a vaccine for cats that could bring relief to pet owners with an ill-fated allergy to them. The research group, HypoPet AG, claims their vaccine already shows some success in neutralizing a known allergen in our feline friends.

Fashion Makes Way for Innovative Eco Collections
The Future Points to BYOB Vending Machines
What’s Really in Your CBD?

Designers Take Back Time With The Help Of Manufacturers

与任何其他技术进步相比,互联网的出现为改变当今设计的实现方式做了更多的工作。当然,个人电脑的激增增强了设计师的工作方式,但互联网无法估量的价值在于它能够以极快的速度创造新的市场,促进思想和形象的交流,并引发广泛但富有成效的合作。对卓越的需求使得今天成为一名设计师非常具有挑战性。然而,该行业的增长趋势减少了设计师的巨大负担。它被称为“经销商设计师的崛起”,虽然这些人并不是这个行业的新手,但他们能够大幅减轻客户对设计师的要求的压力正在浮出水面。

Facebook Wants to Read your Mind
Will Your Next Smart Device be a Succulent?
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The Electric Scooter Wars Are Fully Charged

Lyft has joined the likes of services such as Uber and Bird who have been integrating their vehicles into cities like Washington D.C. Coming later to the game has the advantage of working out the kinks from the other services to create a better model.

Corona Tackles Plastic Pollution with Stackable 6-Packs

In an innovative bid to remove all plastic from their packaging, Corona parent company Group Modelo is working on an open-source, stackable solution to bringing your own beer. 

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Colgate Jumps on the Eco Train with Reimagined Toothpaste Packaging
Meet the Water Bottle That Cleans Itself
Another Beloved Brand Goes Green

CRISPR Therapy Tackles Some of Humanity's Worse Genetic Ailments

CRISPR may only be six years old but it's already made some impressive, and infamous, waves in the scientific community. Currently scientists around the world are using the gene-editing technology in several clinical trials and research efforts to correct some of humanity's most debilitating genetic ailments. Some of these conditions included Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, inherited childhood blindness (specifically Leber’s congenital amaurosis type 10), and sickle cell disease. 

Nestlé and Unilever Push U.S. Government for A Price on Carbon
Tezuka Architects Designs Super-Cute, Bubbly Nursery School
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Would You Live in A 19th-Century Shopping Mall?

What happens to the shopping malls abandoned for online retail convenience? In most cases, they become derelict edifices of pre-internet capitalism. But America's oldest shopping mall, the Arcade Providence, is getting a new lease on life thanks to Northeast Collaborative Architects. The firm transformed the building into a mixed-use, multi-unit housing project with 48 charming and affordable micro-apartments that start at just $550 a month in rent. 

These Designers Are Shaping the Future of Water

Can design help solve the global water crisis? If so, how? That was the prompt given to designers by A/D/O by Mini and Jane Wither Studio for the Water Futures Design Challenge. Over 2,000 designs from over 30 countries were submitted, and on April 4th the winning projects were debuted. Read on to learn more about the winners and cast a vote for your favorite project. 

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In The Future, People Will Move Through Cities In Multi-Directional Elevators

它可能听起来很奇妙,甚至是Wonka-esque,但未来的城市居民将不是徒步导航他们的城市,而是通过一个名为MULTI的多向电梯系统。 MULTI最初于2014年提出,可以利用磁悬浮技术在未来的“悬挂城市”中上下移动多个人的舱室。 squareone的设计总监Kostas Poulopoulos说,这些悬挂的城市将创造一个“三维巨型网格,将塔楼和多层水平扇区结合成一个24小时的城市中心,用于生活,工作和娱乐。”

Oslo Commits To Green Living With Wireless Taxi Charging
SETI's New Mixtape For E.T. Promises To Be Cosmically Cool
New Algorithm Turns Doodles Into Hyper-Real Imagery In Seconds
Get Busy Living Sustainably Or Get Busy Dying Sustainably

讨论死亡可能是禁忌,但事实是,在我们停止驾驶汽车或捡垃圾后很长一段时间,我们现代人类继续陷入困境。棺材生产浪费了天然木材资源,防腐剂将有毒化学物质浸入水中,火化将化学物质排放到空气中。这就是为什么总部位于纽约的设计师Shaina Garfield发明了Leaf,这是一种可持续的棺材,借助真菌绳和松木表面自然分解身体。

Biodegradable Planters May Be Key to Reforestation

There's no question that reforestation is a critical component to combating climate change, but the manual labor and cost are frequently-cited deterrents to getting it done. Two Brazilian brothers may have found a solution to the problem. Their biodegradable planter protects seeds and saplings from ants and helps keep them adequately watered, enabling the baby plants to grow into the giants that people think of when they hear "rainforest".

Crustaceans a New Contender in the Fight to Find Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics
New 3-D Printer Uses Light to Create Bespoke Objects In Just 2 Minutes
Toronto's Quayside Neighborhood Is Going To Be Incredibly Cool and Green

Snøhetta Debuts New Chair Made of Recycled Fish Nets and Steel

据环海洋公司称,每年约有705,000吨渔具在海洋中丢失或丢弃。这是很多原始尼龙,一种坚固耐用的材料,在海洋中无用地漂浮,更糟糕的是,扼杀成千上万的鲸鱼,海狮和其他海洋动物。一旦问题变得明显,整个行业就会聚集在一起收集这些废弃的鱼网并将其转化为可行的新产品。国际知名设计公司Snøhetta参加了2019年斯德哥尔摩设计周的比赛,他们的S-1500椅子由再生渔具和重新定位的钢制成。由于它采用当地采购的可回收材料,因此S-1500拥有市场上最低碳足迹之一。 

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Office Warfare Is Over Thanks To This Temperature-Regulating Fabric

Almost no one can agree on what the perfect temperature is, and when you're in an office, it becomes very apparent. Good thing a team at the University of Maryland may have introduced the perfect solution. They developed a new fabric that both allows heat to leave the garment and locks it in, depending on the body's temperature. It could be the perfect solution for not only athletes and bickering coworkers, but also the elderly and babies who require constant comfort.

Teen Designs Prosthetic Arms Using Legos, Dubs Himself "Hand Solo"

David Aguilar had an elegant solution to a rare genetic condition. The bioengineering student built his first mechanical arm out of Lego bricks at age 9, and since then has built three more. But he's not stopping there: he has more in the works for those in need.

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Ica & Kostika Launch Nature-Inspired, 3D-Printed Killer Heels

Retail in 2019: More Subscriptions, More Sustainability, and More Startups

There's no doubt that online retail has changed the "how" of shopping, but this unbelievably expansive marketplace has opened up new possibilities for the "what" of shopping, as well. 2018 saw a proliferation of subscription services and new approaches to familiar markets. 2019 continues that trend, but with greater emphasis put on sustainable materials,  social inclusivity, and crowd-sourced design. 

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