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Publications 1st Chapter, Paperback version "This Is Service Design Thinking"

Publications 1st Chapter<br>Paperback version This Is Service Design Thinking<p>DesignThinkers Group co-authored the European Design Award Winner ‘This is …

Should Your Product Connect To The Internet Of Things?

Smart Design’s Gordon Hui outlines three essential questions to ask before you connect your “dumb” product to the cloud.<p>Thanks to widespread Internet adoption and over 10 billion connected devices around the world, companies today are more excited than ever about the Internet of Things. Add in the …

Would Lincoln Drive a Lincoln? “Namesake Motors” Pairs Cars With Their Human Counterparts

How fitting that a project so concerned with names has such a simple, straightforward title itself.<p><i>Namesake Motors</i> is a collaboration between art director Jimm Lasser and photographer Ray Gordon that brings to life the figures behind the names bestowed upon certain car makes, and then pairs them …

Fungus Is The Internet Of The Plant World

New research finds that plants regularly communicate through a vast, underground fungal network.<p>Fungus. Even the word itself feels like fungus. Slimy. Dirty. Sticky. In need of medicinal foot creams. That’s fungus in my book, and please don’t play the “but mushrooms are fungi!” card. Science be …

Digital Lumens Brings Smart LEDs to Hazardous Locations

Lighting hazardous environments like chemical plants, fuel processing facilities, and dusty grain operations with a high risk of fire is tough. The …

A longer life for lithium-sulfur batteries

Electric cars have still got it tough in the German marketplace. They are too expensive and their range is too short. This is an opportune time for a …

Could Your Smartphone Lower Your Electricity Bill?

In the summer of 2011, Texas experienced a heat wave that had electricity providers sweating. So many homes were cranking the air conditioning that …

Biological Computer: Stanford Researchers Discover Genetic Transistors That Turn Cells Into Computers

Researchers at Stanford University announced this week that they've created genetic receptors that can act as a sort of "biological computer," potentially revolutionizing how diseases are treated.<p>In a paper published in the journal "Science" on Friday, the team described their system of genetic …

Loop.pH's Algae Curtain-a Is a Living Photosynthesizing Textile Installation That Provides Bio-Fuel

The Algae Curtain-a is living photosynthesising textile installation that was developed as part of the Energy Futures Project by studio Loop.pH in …

How These Political Hitmakers Are Schlepping Towards A New Marketing Model

Schlep Labs, the entity behind election hits like “Wake The F*ck Up,” is looking to bring a crowd-forward creative approach to non-political brands too.<p>As we noted in our recent roundup of political creativity, the most memorable election-related ads, with a few exceptions, tend to come from …

IAmA Community-Focused Innovator: The Secret To Reddit’s Success

Fresh from its own presidential moment, Reddit is hitting the road on a tech-finding, community-building mission. Here, Alexis Ohanian and Erik Martin talk about the key to Reddit’s culture.<p>When President Obama showed up on Reddit’s “IAmA/AMA” question and answer forum in late August, the site had …

PICNIC Festival To Explore The Shift From Top-Down To Bottom-Up

Amsterdam festival addresses the cultural and business impact of a networked world.<p>We are officially in the age of democratized everything. Entrenched systems have been buckling under the disruptive pressure of participation and instant feedback for years. Business, education, politics, …

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Old Spice Mixes Business With Pleasure, Football With Breakfast, In Latest Ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq7bXoeoMsY<p>Trading up pectorally enhanced pitchman Terry Crews for the Green Bay Packers’ Greg Jennings, the latest from Old Spice is as delightfully weird as it ever was.<p>We’re not quite sure how “Champion”-flavored deodorant equates to mixing business with pleasure, …

FarmedHere: The Nation's Largest Indoor Organic Farm Now Growing in Chicago

The nation's largest indoor organic farm is now churning out greens and herbs to supply the Chicago area with fresh, local produce. FarmedHere …

Phinergy's Recyclable Aluminum-Air Battery Could Power Electric Vehicles for Thousands of Miles

Range anxiety is a much-discussed concern among drivers—and potential drivers—of electric vehicles, and in attempt to thwart it, automakers are …

10 Excellent Ads For Green Living, From Top Designers

The environmental charity Do The Green Thing tapped 23 top-tier designers to envision a poster campaign to help save the planet.<p>Good ads are continuously making us buy stuff we don’t want, and even stuff we don’t <i>want</i> to want. But unlike limited-time-only fast food curiosities and all those other …

New Microbe Could Turn Carbon Emissions in the Atmosphere Into Biofuel

Scientists at the University of Georgia just announced that they have found a way to capture and transform carbon dioxide into useful industrial …

Researchers Create Efficient, Recyclable Solar Cells from Trees

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology‘s Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE), in collaboration with Purdue University have …

Clean Energy

Using fluctuating wind power

Incorporating wind power into existing power grids is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means turbines generate power …

Super batteries? Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries

Ribbons of vanadium oxide and graphene become ultrafast charging and discharging electrodes for lithium-ion batteries in new research. The ribbons …

Can We 3D Print Our Way Out of Climate Change?

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Tech optimists’ crush of the decade is surely 3D printing. It has been heralded as …

Researchers develop washable wearable computing

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3-D printers: putting a factory on every corner

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>People love the idea of 3-D printers. These devices can build (or print) all kinds of things from toys and (gulp) guns to …