Yogesh Dandekar

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Anki's Vector robot brings us one step closer to 'Star Wars' Droids

In my many years testing all sorts of gadgets, few things have elicited as much spontaneous joy as Anki's Cozmo, its adorable robot for kids. Mostly, that was because it had a personality. Behind all of the sensors, cameras and other hardware, there was a team of animators breathing life into it. …

Robotics

£40m new railway station in Solihull set to be ruled out

Moving Solihull Railway Station to a new location would be "problematic and expensive", likely to cost at least twice the amount of revamping the …

8 London Tube journeys that are quicker by foot

For the past two months, London's Underground has been sweltering due to the heatwave with temperatures on the Bakerloo Line reaching a staggering …

England

New Tube Map Shows Where To Find London's Quirkiest Food

From cronuts to bubble tea, to avocado-flavoured...well, anything, really, London's never short of a shiny new food fad.But, in a city this big, …

Ice Cream

This lightweight design software is an affordable alternative to Adobe Creative Cloud

On the spectrum of graphic design software, pro-level software suites like Adobe Creative Cloud sit at one end, while bare-bones, free-with-purchase …

Graphic Design

The Complex Engineering of the Simple Hook That Could Make Drone Deliveries Real

André Prager turns away from me for a moment, rummaging through a pile of stuff on the cart he has pulled into the small conference room. There are …

Drones

Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

All roads may lead to Rome, but once you get there, good luck taking the subway. The sprawling metropolis is expanding its mass transit system — a sluggish process made even slower as workers keep running into buried ancient ruins.<p>"I found some gold rings. I found glasswork laminated in gold …

Archaeology

Identity Illustration series by Ranganath Krishnamani

An illustration series that’s questioning our identities in this dominating global culture.Ranganath Krishnamani is a designer and illustrator who …

5 Stages in the Design Thinking Process

Design Thinking is a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex …

Design

CEO of a hyperloop company has some surprising thoughts on the future of transportation

Almost five years ago, Elon Musk suggested that passenger pods could zip through a vacuum tube at breakneck speeds. People — some high-profile …

Interactive Map Lets You Pinpoint Your Address on Earth Millions of Years Ago

Ever wonder where your house was located 300 million years ago? Thanks to software engineer Ian Webster, now you can. His interactive map tracks how the globe has changed over the course of the last 750 million years as tectonic plates caused landmasses to shift. And in a clever twist, the website …

Geology

The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy

At the end of 2011, Airbnb was entering hyper-growth with 13 international offices and over a million nights booked in 182 countries. But instead of popping champagne, Airbnb’s leadership enlisted Rebecca Sinclair, Head of User Experience Research and Design, to lead a nights-and-weekends …

Product Management

Eight eye-catching homes made from bamboo

Architects around the world are capitalising on the versatility of bamboo, so we've selected eight of the best homes that incorporate the material, …

Florida Is on Track to Build New Passenger Train System

The Brightline train company recently submitted a bid to run a passenger line between Tampa and Orlando, a move that’s been generally welcomed by …

Hyperloop One Co-Founder on the Future of Commuting – Bloomberg

Hyperloop One Co-Founder on the Future of Commuting<p>Hyperloop One Co-Founder on the Future of Commuting<p>Hyperloop One Co-Founder on the Future of …

High-speed Rail

Studio Gang proposes honeycomb-like One Delisle skyscraper for Toronto

US architecture firm Studio Gang has unveiled its first project for Canada: a Toronto skyscraper made up of stretched hexagonal volumes topped with …

Studios of Dutch architecture firms including OMA, MVRDV and UNStudio revealed in new photo series

The latest set of images from photographer Marc Goodwin offers a look inside 17 prolific architects' studios in the Netherlands.<p>OMA, MVRDV and …

MaaS Catalonia Manifesto

View original post.<p>Servitization and digitalisation are global trends upending many sectors. Transport and mobility are no exception. Decreasing …

In Pictures: 7 Most Picturesque Train Routes in India

01/07<p>Chennai-Rameswaram, Sethu Express - This bridge has historical significance and as per mythology, this bridge was built by Lord Rama so as to …

This fancy device turns your entire room into a screen

Augmented reality for the design-minded<p>Screen fatigue is real. Between phones and laptops and TVs, it seems as if the world is covered in glowing glass boxes.<p>At first glance it might seems as if Lightform, a new projector system that casts light onto any surface, is part of the problem. Then you …

This flashlight doubles as a mixed reality projector

It was inspired by a story about a time traveler.<p>“Immersive experiences” is one of those buzz phrases that describes an age-old part of being human: the feeling of being inside of a story, whether it’s verbal, written, or otherwise. But with the rise of virtual reality and augmented reality, …

India’s love for jugaad is destroying its cities

Look closely in almost any direction across the urban vista and you will see something which is not supposed to be there. An <i>istriwala</i> doing the neighbourhood’s ironing at a makeshift stand, often on the footpath, a rogue tea stand, or a pavement barber lathering the whiskery chin of a customer …

India

10 Books on Architecture You Can Read Online For Free

There are few things in this world better than books on architecture, especially when they're available to download for free! Following on from our …

Digital Modelling Tools Are Transforming Construction Industry

Words by STEPHEN COUSINS AND KATIE PUCKETT<p><b>With the latest digital modelling technologies, we can immerse ourselves in building and city designs,</b> …

The surprising link between infectious diseases and inclusive urban planning

Human societies have seen a significant decrease in mortality from infectious diseases over the past century. However, we must still struggle with ongoing pathologies we once thought were under control (cholera, tuberculosis, the plague, etc.) as well as the new ones that have emerged over the last …

Public Health

From Singapore to Amaravati: the battle to build India's new state capital

International planners behind the brand new smart city in Andhra Pradesh have come up against angry farmers, disappearing land records and ancient architectural beliefs. Despite these hurdles, is Amaravati still on track?<p>India’s grand scheme to create brand new “smart cities” along the lines of …

India

Why India should reject China's obsession with bigger, denser megacities

In the urbanisation race, India seems desperate to catch up with China. Yet this highly networked country can build a future where cities do not rule supreme<p>The world is in awe of China’s relentless capacity to produce gargantuan cities, each outdoing the most recent superlative that describes its …

Story of cities #26: Delhi's modernist dream proves a far-fetched fantasy

The planners of independent India’s new capital failed spectacularly in their attempt to create a poverty-free modernist utopia. Their legacy is a sprawling city awash with slums and hampered by bureaucracy<p>In the late hours of 14 August 1947, on the eve of Indian independence, Jawaharlal Nehru …

10 architects and designers that are championing afrofuturism

Afrofuturism has become the buzzword for the fast-growing creative scene across Africa. Here are 10 figures that are championing the movement.<p><b>Osborne</b> …

Black Panther