Nickey Janse van Rensburg

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3D printing gets metal with European Space Agency's AMAZE project

If you're invested in the future of 3D printing, the London Science Museum was the place to be today, as the European Space Agency and its partners hosted a consortium to celebrate the launch of the AMAZE project. AMAZE, which stands for Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient …

How not to run a women in science campaign

In June last year, the European Commission released a teaser video for a new campaign to recruit young women to science: "Science: It's a Girl Thing!" It was met with a loud and global WTAF.<p>If you somehow missed the resulting outrage, watch it now and have a mini one all of your own. Even if you …

Women in science: 'My job at Mozilla wouldn't have existed seven years ago'

Mozilla, the company that created Firefox, the web browser to rival Internet Explorer, has this year launched its first ever science programme. On Ada Lovelace Day, Barbara Kasumu catches up with Kaitlin Thaney, the young woman leading it.<p>If you thought Mozilla was only about the Firefox web …

Dynamic Private Residence In Argentina Sports Generous Social Areas

Nestled in a wave of natural green and located in a peaceful retreat in Pinamar, Argentina, the Costa Esmeralda is a venture that takes you away from …

Complex Urban Living Space in São Paulo: Planalto House by Flavio Castro

Two large perpendiculars volumes make up the Planalto House, an imposing modern residential project designed by architect Flavio Castro in São Paulo, …

Modern Holiday Retreat in Hampshire, England: The Woodpeckers Project

Envisioned by Goss Visualisations, project Woodpeckers is a visualization for Strom Architects, soon to be developed in New Forest, Hampshire, …

Compact House Inspired by the Popular Tetris Game in Toronto

Tetris, the game, reminds me of my childhood. It’s always nice to bump into projects that are somehow related to that period of time. For those of …

The Student Hotel Amsterdam

Accommodations while traveling often break the bank and when you’re a student studying overseas you’re probably on a tight budget. The Student Hotel …

Design

Disney Researchers Create A Way To Make Geared Figures That Look Amazingly Life-Like

For centuries the creation of geared automata has been sort of a dark art. To design a mechanical device to move like a human or animal was a trick in itself and to build the gears and rods necessary to propel the thing was even trickier. A team of Disney researchers, however, have created a system …

Vote: New Entries for Friday 9.13.13

Room for Color entries are pouring in and all those room owners want to be one of your favorites so they can move on to the finals. Remember, you can …

DTI Logo

I am completely smitten with the portfolio of architecture and design firm Canny, based in Melbourne, Australia. They build custom homes that are a …

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

The Perfect Office - iPhone 5C, Foldaway Electric Bike and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

Articles about 7 modern stone homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven …

Graphic: The relentless rise of carbon dioxide

Ancient air bubbles trapped in ice enable us to step back in time and see what Earth's atmosphere, and climate, were like in the distant past. They …

A Device That Converts Sunlight Into Hydrogen Fuel

Canned sunshine!<p><i>Editor's Note Although batteries are great for some things, they aren't quite up to storing large-scale solar power for later use. That's why many people are trying to make fuel from light instead.</i><p>"The idea is to take the energy in light and store it as a fuel we can use later. So …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …