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"Once you understand the blockchain, you wonder why no one thought of it before"

The blockchain may not be pretty, but it is a design classic, says Paul Coletti.<p><b>In the latter half of the 20th century</b> the refined application of …

Blockchain

Philips Lighting announces move into Wi-Fi alternative LiFi

Philips Lighting, the world's largest lighting company, has announced its move into emerging technology LiFi – LEDs that can wirelessly transmit data …

TED Talks

‘I created Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Steve Bannon

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private company, will take a radically different approach to other …

Nuclear Energy

New York's The Shed releases updated images and programme details

More details about the expandable cultural venue at Manhattan's Hudson Yards have been revealed, including construction photos, new interior …

Sou Fujimoto unveils designs for Swiss university centre made of stacked cubes

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a learning centre for the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, which will comprise a stack of glass …

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Piccolo seed packaging rebranded to look like miniature book collections

London-based studio Here Design has created a new brand identity for Italian seed company Piccolo, including updated packaging designed to look like …

Graphic Design

My year of living ignorantly: I entered a news blackout the day Trump was elected

Being a news junkie left me well-informed but simmering with rage. Unplugging from the media made me feel better, but is it a cop-out?<p>Like a lot of people I know, I’m a news junkie.<p>My particular weakness is the radio. It’s what I shower to, dress to, cook to, clean to. I drink my coffee to the New …

Quizzes

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could …

Lyndon Johnson

5 Books About the Future Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The Tesla boss is always thinking ahead.<p>Elon Musk has become one of the world’s most ambitious and successful leaders by building tools of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.<p>It's a step toward designer drug development.<p>One of …

Genetics

8 Staggering Predictions From Ray Kurzweil

You'll never die, for starters.<p>Want to know what the future’s going to be like? There’s no better person to ask than Ray Kurzweil, the intellectual …

Singularity