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Smart Adds Ebike to Trio of Zero-emission Vehicle Line-up

PRESS RELEASE<p>PHOTO CAPTION: smart ebike debutes at 2010 Paris Auto Show.<p>smart Ebike is powered by 250 watt electric motor and 36 volt lithium ion …

Daimler, BASF Produce smart Forvision Solar Concept Car

EVWORLDwire<p>PHOTO CAPTION: smart Forvision concept electric car.<p>Car incorporates multiple ideas for holistic electric mobility.<p>Published: …

Adidas Partners with Conservationists to Create Shoes Made out of Ocean Trash

Sports retailer Adidas recently teamed up with a conservation organization called Parley for the Oceans to put the ocean's overwhelming amount of trash to good use. In a world's first prototype, the two groups created a shoe whose upper construction was harvested from ocean plastic and illegal …

Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow recreate Stone Age tools with 3D-printed handles

Designers Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow have created a range of 3D-printed handles to give the ancient multipurpose hand-axe a series of specific …

Whoa: Watch Scientists Use Sound Waves to Make Things Levitate

With every new year comes change, and change can be scary. Thankfully, we know that there's at least one way 2014 will be like every year that came …

Core77 2013 Year in Review: Top Ten Posts

<b>Core77 2013 Year in Review</b>: <i>Top Ten Posts</i> · Furniture, Pt. 1 · Furniture, Pt. 2<br>Digital Fabrication, Pt. 1 · Digital Fabrication, Pt. 2 · Digital …

Beyond Things: The Internet of Everything Takes Connections to the Power of Four

Over the last year, I (and many of my colleagues) have spent a lot of time talking about the Internet of Everything (IoE) and how it’s transforming …

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Design Thinking

How Lippincott, the branding and strategy firm behind Coca-Cola’s swirl, Starbucks’s logo, and Samsung’s global identity, fuses creativity and analytics.<p>I lead an unusual company. Lippincott, part of the highly analytical management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, is the creative force behind the …

The New, Improved Shapeoko 2 Open-Source CNC Milling Machine Is Available Now from Inventables for Less Than $650

Last week saw the opening of <i>Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital</i>, the first major museum show of digitally-fabricated art, architecture and …

Next Year, Your Smartphone Might Actually Charge Itself Using Solar Power

Tired of budgeting how much time you spend using your smartphone? Wouldn’t it be great if smartphones could just simply recharge themselves?<p>Well, …

Single family house by Pascal François Architects

Belgian studio Pascal François Architects has completed a two-storey house in rural Belgium that slots beneath the roof of an old stable block (+ …

Forget coding – this app turns sketches into working computer games

Pixel Press allows people of all ages to create a computer game with only pencil and paper.<p>18 Oct 2013<p>Earlier this month, we wrote about AppSeed – …

Designers: Learn To Code! Here’s How To Start

When you start experimenting with code, you find that the new tool helps you do your job better. Just think of it like getting punched in the face for the first time–once it happens, you realize it’s not that bad.<p>A friend, formerly a competitive fighter, once asked me: “Have you ever been punched …

A Photographer Finds Order And Chaos In Disassembled Gadgets

Todd McLellan tears apart design classics to expose their hidden complexity.<p>It’s kind of insane, when you stop and think, that it’s now completely commonplace for many of us to replace our cellphones every year. Whether you’re a serious early adopter, or you fall prey to a drop and a shattered …

A 3-D Printer For Every Home! (Yeah, Right)

The term “3-D printing” is tossed around by geeks as if it’s going to be a ubiquitous, domestic technology of the future. That’s just silly.<p>There are a few Holy Grails on the Internet–things that thou shalt not touch because the Internet is still pretty much run by geeks. You can’t criticize the …

The Blue Leaf Water

Watering is an innovative water purifier intended for singles. It can be wall mounted and features a blue leaf that indicates the number of glasses …

Brand New IDEO: Chicago Sketches Sine Waves to R&B

On Monday, IDEO Chicago's team filled the room with goodness. We kicked off the Make-a-Thon exercise by posting inspiration from the Six Themes …