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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?

Scientists Create First Synthetic Tree

Researchers have created a synthetic "tree" - a centimeter-sized hydrogel with nanopores that can pull water just like real trees pull moisture up their tall trunks.

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.

Scientists Launch Largest Study of Near-Death Experiences

Death is not a specific moment, but a process, researchers explain. They're investigating the experiences of people during cardiac arrest who begin that process, and "come back."

Electricity from Dirt: Is it Possible?

It turns out wind power, solar power and lunar power are not the only possible renewable energy sources for our future. Dirt power might be next. There are already plans for use of it in places of Africa that are off-grid.

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!

 

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!

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.

MBI: The Newest Technology In Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, meeting in Washington, DC this weekend, will be hearing about the results of experiments with a new technology for detecting breast cancers in women with dense breasts. It is called Molecular Breast Imaging, MBI, and it employs a radioactive tracer that is absorbed more by abnormal cells than healthy cells.

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!

Folding Light Could Lead to Tiny Cell Phone Cameras

In a standard camera lens, light is focused onto a single point in order to magnify a scene. In telescopes, on the other hand, lenses work differently, by reflecting light back and forth to achieve greater magnification. This idea can also be thought of as "folding" light.


Too Much Thinking May Cause Obesity

A study in Canada has shown that too much thinking may lead to overeating.

Sony Bravia Waterproof TV Gets Wet With You

Sony's new Bravia XDV-W600 portable digital TV isn't afraid to get wet, so channel surf to your heart's content - ocean optional!

Studio Lawrence Debuts 'Dutch Flowers' Wall Tapestries At 100% Design

The Dutch design team of Bart Eijking and Patrick O’de Louwere of Studio Lawrence are readying for the debut of Dutch Flowers at the 2008 100% Design show in London in two weeks. Dutch Flowers is a series of custom-made,100 percent wool felt, wall tapestries created with a new technology, also developed by Studio Lawrence.

Creepy Stuffed Animals Feature Your Child's Face

Does owning custom stuffed animals with the face of your child or significant other seem somewhat creepy? Well yeah, kind of - but you can have one anyway, courtesy of Sha@lark, the Japanese company who came up with this odd idea.

Chew Up! Study Finds Gum May Help Reduce Stress

In a study presented at the 2008 10th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, new findings showed that chewing gum may help reduce stress.

Russian Health Care: Renovation, Innovation Or Death

Why do some compare Russian doctors to inventors and magicians? How do they improvise every day to compensate for the lack of adequate equipment in the country’s hospitals? Read on and be grateful for whatever medical care you are lucky enough to receive.

Cute Rabbit Trash Bag - It's White to go Green!

One of the hallmarks of modern Japanese design is the "Why didn't I think of that?" factor, epitomized in these ultra-cute "Rabbit-kun" plastic bags. With just 3 tiny appliqués, an ordinary trash bag becomes a toney tote - now's the white time to go green!

Study Questions Whether or Not We Really Need Sleep

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison are wondering whether sleep is an essential part of life or something that has evolved over time to avoid stress and kill time.

Lighting Is Hotter Than Ever In Interior Design!

Light is in for the upcoming 100% Design Show in London. Light as in lighting, but not necessarily as in lamps. Light for surprise, light for illusion, light for dimension, light for fun, effect, maybe even for utility, as to enable better sight. Whatever light is for, it's in and it's exciting!

What's $1000 For YOUR Dog's Food Bowl?

Okay, you don't have to spend $1000 for the Hugx Diamond Kiss Ergonomic Dog Bowl, you can still buy the non-diamond award winning Hugx Ergonomic Dog Bowl for your dog for $100 or, if she's small, even a little less. The price? Well $100 is high and $1000 is even higher, but the Hugx (pronounced "hug kiss") just won the 2008 Pet Fashion Week Lifestyle Innovation Award for a reason!

Table Tennis Gets Sexy!

Table Tennis learned a thing or two from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, a feast for the eyes in a number of ways with beach volleyball, swimming and track events showcasing beautiful bodies in magnificent motion. Not wanting to be left out, table tennis (or ping pong) is getting sexier as its star players seek more, er, exposure.

Floating Car Parks Planned For Moscow

The Russian capital is besieged with cars and not enough places to park them. Moscow’s river will soon become the site of floating car parks and people and vehicles that may or may not be able to swim. Read on, but bring your life preserver.

Russians Create New Rehabilitation Device: Hope For Faster Recovery From Stroke

Russian scientists have created a new device that will allow patients who have lost the ability to walk due to stroke or head injury to recover at a faster rate. Read on for the hopeful details.