Researchers from the UCL Energy Institute plot 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet. At any given moment, the world’s oceans are teeming with fleets of
I'm alone on a freezing planet blanketed in snow; pine trees the color of rusted metal hang heavy with white powder. It's minus 163 degrees Celsius (minus 261 Fahrenheit), but my suit keeps me warm. For
Supply-chain management software gets sexy. But should it? Farewell’s website has the familiar look and feel of a startup software launch in the mid-2010s: highly saturated, widescreen colors; slick-as-hell
Google is moving forward with its plans to allow Bluetooth beacons to broadcast location-based information and URLs to your phone. The Bluetooth-based technology is designed so that a subway can tell when
A Ford materials engineer tells us everything we ever wanted to know about designing the fragrance of your car. There are more than 100 different materials inside your average car. And they all smell something.
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A frame tailored for the foam mattress craze. Thanks to companies like Casper, Tuft & Needle, and Wright, there’s been plenty of innovation in the mattress department in the last couple of years. But Hoff
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An early champion of user-friendly design, Fiskars tackles your toolshed. “We have a saying here that even the simplest things can be made better or smarter,” says Steve Stokes, a design engineer at Fiskars.
A Google designer shared what he learned working on Cardboard so that you don’t have to suffer so much. Virtual Reality is a nascent technology, in which all of the studied rules and clever UI elements
Donald Thomson’s water bottle solution? Throw them on the roof. Donald Thomson, a 56-year-old, Canadian-born builder, entrepreneur, and self-taught designer, launched ‘A’Gua-brand water bottles in Costa
Alan Cooper, a UX pioneer, argues that independent consultants offer one value you can never buy: perspective. Alan Cooper is a pioneer in the software world: In the 1970’s, he created seminal business
How the Ducati Monster breathed life back into the motorcycle. Try to think of a vehicle, any consumer product, from the early 1990s that still looks good. The Land Rover Defender and The Simpsons still
8,400 of them are on Flickr. The Apollo astronauts who landed on the moon between 1969 and 1972 did so with chest-mounted Hasselblad cameras so they could record every piece of history. Now you can see
The times the "Great Galactic Ghoul" plagued NASA, the Russians, and other agencies. Opportunity and Curiosity are both going strong, roving on the surface. MAVEN, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey,