Wired

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To help cure the planet’s ailments, Zhen Dai suggests antacid. In powdered form, calcium carbonate—often used to relieve upset stomachs—can reflect light; by peppering the sky with the shiny white particles, the Harvard researcher thinks it might be possible to block just enough sunlight to achieve some temperature control here on Earth. Dai’s work calls for a custom-­designed test balloon that, pending an independent committee’s green light, is set to release up to a kilogram of calcium carbonate 12 miles above the US, in what will be the first solar geoengineering experiment in the lower atmosphere. Small onboard propellers will stir the payload into the air.
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First algorithms figured out how to decipher images. That’s why you can unlock an iPhone with your face. More recently, machine learning has become capable of generating and altering images and video.
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Mashable Magazine

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Imagine someone demonstrating a jet plane 15 years before Kitty Hawk. Imagine someone demonstrating a smartphone 15 years before the first cellular networks were even launched. Imagine someone demonstrating a controlled nuclear chain reaction 15 years before Einstein formulated e=mc2.
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Every morning, she checks in with herself. Brushed teeth? Check. Ate breakfast? Check. Meditated? Check. When she completes her yoga and meditation routine, centering herself for the day, she taps a dime-sized hexagon with the date on it on the "Every Day" calendar she’s created. It lights up with warm encouragement, like a gold star sticker you’d get in grade school.
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Roman Tolici is well known throughout the local and international art scene for almost 20 years now. He is part of the famous 2000s generation of painters but he stands out from the rest of his colleagues due to his easy-going style and an accessible registry of images. Seeing as contemporary art is

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Design Boom

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richard buckminster fuller (1895-1983) was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century and his legacy is increasingly relevant in our age of diminishing resources and technological development. in the 1920s he was already envisioning housing, transportation, mapping, engineering, and construction systems that anticipated what we are living today. and although he’s mostly known for the iconic geodesic dome, it was his ability to think across disciplines like science, engineering, architecture, design and art what really led him to achieve important and lasting contributions.
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Core 77

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Chitin is a fibrous substance found in crab and shrimp shells, and the last time we looked at the stuff, Chinese scientists were using it to make an eco-friendly adhesive. Now researchers at Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are using chitin, along with cellulose from tree fibers, to make a transparent bioplastic.
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Often times during vacations and sabbaticals we feel this compulsive itch to keep working, which is why Amble's business model is so intriguing. The new program is offering designers the chance to lodge in cozy properties otherwise not available to the public, in exchange for the completion of a design project. Amble partners with nonprofits, conservancies, and small towns to provide the design briefs as well as discounted lodging in return. The program recently launched online with a pilot program happening this November in Yosemite National Park.
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Creative Review

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Martin Parr is renowned globally for his own distinctive documentary photography, which focuses especially on the minutiae of everyday life, often overlooked by others. As both President of Magnum Photos and as a collector, he has also always been a great champion of the work of others.
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Logo Design Love

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Although the focus is on Cruz Novillo’s logos, he found recognition in a varied career as an artist, sculptor, graphic designer, publisher, and illustrator. Born José María Cruz Novillo in Cuenca, central Spain, in 1936, Cruz Novillo first studied law before, in 1957, beginning a career as a cartoonist at Clarín Advertising in Madrid.

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A full-size model of Church of the Light takes centre stage in a survey of Tadao Ando’s 50-year career – even though the architect told Dezeen his latest projects are his best work.

Tadao Ando: Endeavors at The National Art Center in Tokyo is an exhibition covering the architect’s entire career. It starts with his transition from professional boxer to self-taught architect, then follows progress of the Osaka office he set up in 1969.

The show presents models and sketches of Ando’s most acclaimed works, alongside an installation recreating the interior of the architect’s studio and a video showing his involvement in post-disaster reconstruction in Japan, through tree-planting programmes.

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Design Milk

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For the first time, rice grown in diluted saltwater has yielded a crop sufficient enough to be commercially viable, according to a new study by Chinese scientists. The research team led by agricultural scientist Yuan Longping, also known as China’s “father of hybrid rice,” planted 200 types of rice in spring in the coastal city of Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong Province and then subsequently tested their resilience to saline-alkali soil and diluted saltwater; four types of rice showed particular promise. If successful on a large scale, these salt-resistant rice varieties could turn previously non-arable space into productive agricultural land.

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Although the focus is on Cruz Novillo’s logos, he found recognition in a varied career as an artist, sculptor, graphic designer, publisher, and illustrator. Born José María Cruz Novillo in Cuenca, central Spain, in 1936, Cruz Novillo first studied law before, in 1957, beginning a career as a cartoonist at Clarín Advertising in Madrid.
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The Griffin Art Prize has announced the ten shortlisted artists for this year’s awards. The prize, now in its sixth year, highlights “some of the most exciting contemporary artists in painting and drawing”.

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Retail Design Blog

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Oktra designed the offices of online hiring platform CareerBuilder, located in London, England. Career Builder is a global leader in human capital solutions and have the largest online job site in the UK. Broadbean, acquired by Career Builder in April 2014, is a recruitment software company that develops software for the recruitment and staffing industry.
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Design Curial

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2017 is the 10th year of the Design Museum’s Annual Designers in Residence programme, which gives selected emerging designers the space, support, funds and platform to develop their work over a period of seven months. This year, the designers get the use of their own residency studio in the new Design Museum in west London, which will showcase the culmination of their work at the end of the programme. The theme for this year’s programme is ‘support’: we met the four designers responding to it.

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Industrial designer Julian Maynard, of Maynard Design, talks of a childhood filled with making things. The now international practice delivers on huge-scale public realm projects, ranging from wayfinding, street furniture, competitions and massive infrastructure projects such as new railways. It’s unlikely that you’ll see a kettle or toaster in his portfolio – perhaps something his former tutors at the RCA wished they’d known about – as his interest lies more with semiotics and human behaviour while interacting with products. Nevertheless his work and approach is pioneering, and forms the foundation for his expanding practice.

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Smashing Magazine

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If you’re stuck in a job you hate and have dreams of becoming a designer and working in a creative role that fills you with excitement daily, the road to entering this completely new industry can feel daunting.
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