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Millennials love their smartphones and bikes. Cars? Not so much. This could spawn a new generation of smart bikes for hipsters and obsessive cyclists, starting with Helios handlebars.
14 | June 6, 2013 3:00am |
We're trying to build better artificial hearts, so will a hybrid biological and mechanical model succeed where others fail?
June 1, 2013 9:06am |
Finding ways to maximize space in cities is becoming more than a new design challenge -- it's becoming crucial.
May 7, 2013 6:36am |
Farm simulation games have evolved beyond workday time wasters into tools that help government experts and NGOs to educate rural African farmers.
May 30, 2013 8:29pm |
Keep the function but improve the experience -- how a team of architects created a supermarket oasis.
May 21, 2013 6:15am |
The EU says imposing penalties on Chinese firms will give "life-saving oxygen" to European businesses.
June 4, 2013 8:17pm |
MELBOURNE -- Wish someone had taught you how to be confident or how to find a job you love? Melburnians are picking up some life lessons and new skills as part of a trend in "altucation."
4 | May 15, 2013 2:30am |
Princeton University scientists have successfully combined organic tissue with electronics, potentially extending the boundaries of human hearing beyond natural limits.
2 | May 14, 2013 6:55pm |
This new platform tries to revolutionize the intranet.
June 4, 2013 12:10pm |
Known as the "Paris of South America" for its Belle Époque architecture, Argentina's capital Buenos Aires is also home to prime examples of Brutalist buildings designed by Clorindo Testa.
1 | May 2, 2013 1:06pm
A new app from Berlin-based navigation company Skobbler stands out, thanks to hybrid navigation technology that works both online and offline.
5 | June 4, 2013 3:00am |
From December 5-9, influencers from the worlds of culture and business convene in South Florida for Design Miami. This year, there's a focus on interdisciplinary creativity.
2 | December 4, 2012 10:06pm |
BARCELONA -- Ear plugs that you can actually hear through. Cubes of silence in the middle of busy squares. Peace from the city racket is coming to a Spanish city near you.
3 | May 13, 2013 3:06am |
IBM's new appliance is designed to bring order to the billions of web-connected devices that will be part of our everyday lives by the end of the decade.
2 | April 30, 2013 2:34pm |
Whether controlled by one fingerprint or thousands, new gun designs may prove revolutionary for gun control legislation.
32 | April 30, 2013 4:47am |
From the cradle to the grave, a typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. The biggest gas-emitting step might surprise you.
16 | June 2, 2013 9:29pm |
Your window might be an unlikely place to plug-in your smartphone, but a team of designers has made that possible with a novel take on the portable charger.
1 | April 29, 2013 7:31pm |
Compared with traditional hand-washing, the GiraDora doubles productivity, reduces back pain, and prevents clothes from getting moldy.
4 | May 1, 2013 1:41pm |
The six-week-old baby from Ohio had a rare condition that caused his airway to collapse.
1 | May 30, 2013 12:04pm |
In thinking about powerhouse design cities, Philadelphia might not spring to mind. But the City of Brotherly Love is home to "one of the most important design festivals in the country."
1 | October 8, 2012 3:00am |