Category Archives: Design

Drifting Apart Automaton

http://www.thehouseofautomata.com A contemporary piece by the 14 Ball Toy Company, (Paul Spooner and Matt Smith). Always a happy ending the couple are re-connected by the power of love.

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Engines of Ingenuity No. 422: SHOT TOWER

by John H. Lienhard Click here for audio of Episode 422. Today, we let nature do our work for us. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the … Continue reading

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THE MAKING(English Version) (314)The Making of Steel Balls

This edition of the series of programs explaining the technology used to produce items that are familiar in our daily life features ‘Steel Balls’. A bicycle wheel spins smoothly because the wheel axle contains ball bearings. The steel balls inside … Continue reading

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Running Backwards, Doing Laundry and Other Unusual Hobbies

Gardening, cooking, knitting, reading. We all have hobbies. But some people pursue more unique pastimes. Like what? Well, some win more claw machine prizes than they know what to do with, set world records for running backwards and travel great … Continue reading

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Science fiction could save us from bad technology

Technology firms should use more design fiction to explore and avoid potential negative consequences, such as AI bias. The short film Slaughterbots depicts a near future in which swarms of micro drones assassinate thousands of people for their political beliefs. … Continue reading

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Beetle-Inspired Coffee Table Features Fold-Out “Wings”

By Emma Taggart on July 15, 2020 “I truly believe that the best designs are found in nature.” Nature is an endless source of inspiration for many artists and designers, many of whom reimagine natural forms and colors as part … Continue reading

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Engineers design a reusable, silicone rubber face mask – ScienceBlog.com

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a new face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks. Unlike N95 masks, the new masks were designed to be easily sterilized and used … Continue reading

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How The Staircase Made The Victorians Suffer | Absolute History

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb finds out just how dangerous the Victorian staircase actually was.

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What “defund the police” really means

JOIN SUBSCRIBED It’s not as radical as it sounds. Become a Video Lab member! http://bit.ly/video-lab Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Among those protesting police brutality in the US, there is a slogan that’s taken hold: “defund the police.” The key … Continue reading

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Design Ethics of Humane Technology | Pawel Pokutycki | TEDxErasmusUniversityRotterdam

As an interaction designer, thinker and lecturere, Pawel Pokutycki talks about the relationship between technology and society. His unique perspective shows us the importance of incorporating ethics into design processes to ensure that we remain in control of the technologies … Continue reading

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