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In the past, designers had product ideas and then sought materials to make them. From viruses to flexible fibers, new and unusual materials are increasingly the starting point for innovative designs.
April 25, 2012, 5:00 AM PDT | By Reena Jana
After carefully vetting a range of materials and blade designs, an emergency room doctor and a Sandia Labs engineer have reinvented the essential tool for first responders: trauma shears.
April 25, 2012, 3:03 AM PDT | By Mary Catherine O'Connor
What are the best and worst things about the most recognized green building standard?
April 24, 2012, 9:46 AM PDT | By Sun Joo Kim
To survive the influx of the six billion people who will live in cities by the year 2050, scientists and designers predict that cities will come alive.
April 23, 2012, 7:59 AM PDT | By Sun Joo Kim
With stylish, iconic projects that range from a $40 vase for IKEA to KLM’s business class cabins, designer Hella Jongerius wisely partners with high-profile businesses to boost her...
April 23, 2012, 5:00 AM PDT | By Reena Jana
IBM’s newly issued multi-touch floor covering technology could give a new layer of smarts to smart buildings, and smart cities.
April 23, 2012, 3:30 AM PDT | By Mary Catherine O'Connor
Eco-friendly design may not be as trendy as it once was. But a list of ten high-performing “green” structures highlighted by the American Institute of Architects shows how it still has...
April 22, 2012, 10:17 AM PDT | By Reena Jana
New York-based company has designed a locative printer to go with faux-vintage-photo app Instagram. It’s Instagram meets photobooth.
April 21, 2012, 6:00 AM PDT | By Beth Carter
The buzz around the innovative idea to put a park in an underground abandoned strain station is only growing now that they have surpassed their Kickstarter goal by over $50,000
April 20, 2012, 6:00 AM PDT | By Beth Carter
Embrace mistakes and missteps, suggests Tina Seelig, executive director of Stanford University’s Technology Ventures Program–because failure offers information that leads to improved...
April 20, 2012, 5:00 AM PDT | By Reena Jana