Design Boom

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last year we reported that MIT researchers were investigating how a fleet of autonomous boats could improve urban waterways in amsterdam. dubbed roboat, the research project saw the senseable city lab at MIT, directed by carlo ratti, collaborate with the amsterdam institute for advanced metropolitan solutions (AMS). together they envisioned a new kind of on-demand infrastructure comprising autonomous platforms that could combine together to form floating bridges and stages, collect waste, deliver goods, and transport people, all while collecting data about the city. 
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Design Boom

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‘caribou adventure’ is designed to meet the requirements of novice and semi-advanced river kayakers — its polyethylene hull makes it very durable and more suitable for not trained users. the prototype of the bottom part of the hull is built by craftsmen from the north of poland with a lifelong experience.
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Pack World

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New packaging and processing technologies and materials are becoming increasingly creative to enhance product differentiation. As a result, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals companies alike are exploring novel ways to elevate their image, implementing flexible, convenient formats like pouches and active packaging components like sensors.
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London-based designer Keiichi Matsuda imagines how augmented reality will define the workstation of the future in short film Merger

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US company Backdrop is aiming to ease the process of choosing the right paint, through a curated selection of colours and adhesive samples for testing on walls, along with an essentials kit and a redesigned can.
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Creative Applications

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Created by Media & Interaction Design students at ECAL during a one week workshop led by Thibault Brevet, The Center for Counter-Productive Robotics is a collection of experiments where a robot was programmed to perform counter-productive tasks, with intention to develop a more human-centric approach to automation and robotics.
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Wired

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Yesterday, Vladimir Putin presented his country with a belated Christmas present: the Avangard hypersonic missile. According to Russian media, it's capable of reaching Mach 20. And if its ability to conduct evasive maneuvers at high velocity is as good as the Russian president boasted back in March, it would render missile defense systems effectively useless.
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Design Boom

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paris based designer, claire lavabre, has taken an array of different objects to build the ‘la stanley’ ready made lamp. developed as part of a research project on lights and their kinetic effects – ‘lampade e altre progetti non finiti’ – lavabre created the piece during her one year residency program at villa medici in rome.
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This is Colossal

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D. Allan Drummond (previously) is an associate professor of biochemistry, molecular biology, and human genetics at the University of Chicago. A few years ago Drummond began turning his extensive research of fossils and prehistoric sea creatures into detailed computer renderings which he then 3D prin

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Mashable Magazine

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A new major study by Amnesty International has looked at the extent to which women are harassed on Twitter.

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Most popular colors in every decade of mankind are reflecting on our habits and our needs, the development of different industries, changes within our lifestyles, global politics and economy. With the fast development of technology all around us, revolutions are made in almost every segment of human life - music, film industry, cartoons, games, nightlife, food industry, the sex industry, and many others.
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Ministers give a timeline for the UK’s first carbon capture and storage project, as research funding is announced.

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Wired

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For the first time since the US retired the Space Shuttle in 2011, humans have taken off from American soil and gone into space. This morning, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rocketed two test pilots beyond Earth's boundaries and brought them back safely, in a giant leap toward finally making commercial space tourism a reality.
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Mashable Magazine

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Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind Technologies keeps pushing the bar of robotics, and now AI.

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An exhibition opening this weekend at the Design Museum in London showcases the work of four female designers, including a display of plants for a community garden and an installation exploring the body's circadian cycle.
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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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