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Iraqi Expat Wins British Invention Award: An Inspiring Story

If you like stories of personal struggle that end well, you will like this one. It's about an Iraqi citizen who fled Iraq with his family to avoid the death squads of Saddam Hussein, worked day and night to support himself through the University of Derby in the East Midlands of England, invented a device....

Sharing A Meal Begins In The Oven! "Brivet" by DK Ahn

DK Ahn's new designs, debuting at the London 100% Design show, are a small but varied banquet of practical, cultural, intuitive and spiritual sides of the artist, as well as the enormous talent, both as a designer and an inventor, Ahn possesses to express those sides.

Russia’s Super Rich: Submarines Trump Yachts

What are wealthy Russians pouring their money into these days? Yachts appear to be a passing mundane fad, and one super rich man has upped the elitist ante not only by buying his own submarine but by making it himself! Read on, no matter how deep your pockets may be.

Russia’s Navy and European Scientists Unlock Secrets of Creation

A huge new contraption created by the Russian Navy may well help European scientists uncover the answers to a number of fundamental scientific questions. Read all about the world’s largest particle accelerator, a landmark of modern physics, and don’t forget to …stand back.

Close-Up of the (Soon to be in Production) Toyota iQ

Toyota has been pushing the new iQ since it was first seen at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show. Now, the little car has a full production model ready for the road and Toyota has given us a preview of what to expect at the Geneva Motor Show this year.

Can Design Teach Us Better Judgment? The "View" by DK Ahn

It's rare for such a young designer to communicate a profound behavioral observation about people and attempt to teach them an opposite behavior all at once in the same design. Does DK Ahn succeed?

Mirror, Mirror, On The... Ball Light Stand

Tom Dixon's newest addition to his Mirror Ball lighting series is an awesome space-age collection of Mirror Balls ... On A Stand! You can drop kick it if you like. You never have to worry about seven years of bad luck.

Creator of World’s First Spaceship Honored on Moscow’s City Day

The first weekend in September is important in Moscow, for it marks the birth of the Russian capital with parades and entertainment. Read all about the famous Russian rocket scientist pioneer being honored at this special celebration.

Edgy Japanese Eraser Has 28 Corners

Students, businessmen, artists, basically anyone who uses a pencil will at some point need an eraser, and the best eraser to use is a new one with sharp corners - which quickly get rounded with use. Not so with the Kadokeshi Plastic Eraser from Japan, which has - count 'em - 28 corners!

Hydrogen Bacteria: One Solution To Rising Gas Costs?

A Russian-born scientist living in the United States believes he may have found a cheap way to produce hydrogen, which may serve as a buffer against the ever-rising costs of petrol… Read on and perhaps…fill er up!

Playful Storage Solutions For The Future At 100% Design

Though only two years old, Creosa was chosen by 100% Design to participate in its 100% Futures show, representing the best of what's to come. Creosa has created some very playful, downright fun, storage designs you've got to see!

 

Moscow’s Fiberglass Pyramid: New Harmony, Ancient Secrets

Russia’s new age healing trend has its roots in the ancient worlds of Egypt and Mexico, and is centered in Moscow and a fiberglass pyramid that promises positive energy. Can it be so? Read on and learn more about the potentially magical powers of harmony.

10 Hilarious International Pet Ads

Whether we have pets or not, most of us are familiar with their idiosyncracies, as well as those of their owners. Like great cartoonists, pet product advertisers exaggerate, or play on, the absurdity of those idiosyncracies... and that's what makes the ads so darn funny. Here are 10 ads you've got to see!

Solitude Bathtub Sets Sail At 100% Design

Ok, so first you're going to ask yourself, what does this Solitude Bathtub have that I don't already have. You know the answer? Everything!

BlackBerry Technology Now in Russia: Encryption Delays Ended

BlackBerry technology has been delayed in Russia but that’s all over now. Read all about the several thousand BlackBerry smart phones that are expected to go on sale via Russia’s two leading mobile operators.

God Bless My Computer!

Antivirus software may cure most cranky computers but that's not enough for a growing number of Japanese techies whose mantra is "in God we trust".

10 Masterpieces of Contemporary Design From Christie's Historic Sale

Christie's, the London-based auction house, which has restricted itself to the sale of original antique art and design for 250 years, will be auctioning its first outstanding pieces of contemporary design at Rockefeller Center in New York City on September 8, 2008. This gives private design collectors the opportunity to bid on items from some of the most renowned furniture designers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Russian Re-armament: Are Long Range Goals Too Long for the Su-34 Bomber?

Russia’s re-armament program has been approved until the year 2015. The replacement of Su-24 Fencers with SU-34 Fullback Fighter-Bombers has begun, but some say the process is taking too long. Read on for details, and…bombs away!

Russians Develop Hardware For Forecasting Earthquakes From Space

The “Vsplesk” (Burst) Experiment, which will involve a crew at the International Space Station, is expected to yield new methods for the real-time forecasting of earthquakes. Read on and…be amazed.

Angel To Get Wings At 100% Design!

Ms. Kimberley Langstone,19, began what was to be the Angel project while at Stratford-upon-Avon College studying Fashion and Textiles. It was there that she perfected a special sewing method to make Angel. Now, exclusively handled by Within4Walls, the interior couture Angel is certain to take on wings!