Design trends are all about sustainability these days, and repurposing what would otherwise be garbage fits right in. So why shouldn't we expect to discover that an Austrian design company, Mischer' Traxler, created batteries from Nespresso's used coffee capsules to power clocks and small radios?
A multipurpose aid and rescue vehicle, the Aid Necessities Transporter, alias ANT, was designed by Brian Lee, a 24 year-old design student at Monash University in Australia when he submitted his entry to the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Target 2020 competition. It was announced this week that Lee's ANT design, inspired by the anatomy and mentality of ants, won the competition.
You can lead a kid to salad, but can you make him eat it? That is the question the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is exploring, providing $2 million in grants to food psychology experts to explore.
This Fall the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has selected its first Student Ambassador team, a group of exceptional students at 14 universities that are charged with encouraging and leading the creation of socially beneficial technologies and bringing them to commercialization. No easy feat, but the NCIIA will give them plenty of support.
Koninklijke Philips Electronics has a rare esprit. It caters to people, folks like you and me, in a way many other companies don't even aspire to. This time Philips designed an airport gate that is passenger focused and friendly, rather than expedient, one that cares about our comfort and well-being, unlike the airline you are about to board.
....The trick will be to hunt your dog down when you take out your vacuum so he will let you brush his fur with a vacuum cleaner.