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The resignation of Joichi Ito for accepting donations from sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is the latest in a wave of departures, protests and torn-up sponsorship deals dubbed "toxic philanthropy". His departure follows similar storms at the Design Museum, the Serpentine Galleries and the Whitney Museum.Read more
Unity's valuation has climbed to $6 billion after the company signed an investment deal that will finance a $525 million tender offer to common shareholders. ...
Now in its fourth instalment, SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition continues to bring out the very best in student engineering teams from all around the world, with the 2019 edition again pushing the boundaries of the experimental transport technology. The reigning champions from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) returned to fend off their challengers, setting a new speed record in th
Steven Holl Architects and Architecture Acts, in association with Nagata Acoustics, have been selected to design a new concert hall in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The building's unusual form is described as an "instrument in its case" and will sport an eye-catching zinc roof that has solar panels installed... Continue Reading Planned concert hall hits a sustainable note Category: Architectur
Taking into account even the most horrendous of shower-time singers, the vocal prowess of humans goes mostly unmatched in the animal kingdom. But scientists in Scotland have now found success training grey seals to mimic the human voice and even belt out the melodies to some well-known tunes, a skill they say may hold lessons for those studying speech disorders in people... Continue Readin
We've seen a few versatile drones now that can adapt themselves to different modes of transport, with the AquaMav that dives in and out of the water like a seabird turned flying fish one particularly impressive example. Equally so is a new quadcopter developed at Israel's Ben-Gurion University, which flies like a regular quadcopter but turns its propellor arms into wheels to keep moving on
the autonomous vacuum cleaner even goes into a self-reflection on how its life purpose is for the entertainment of others. The post hacked roomba robot screams in pain when it hits into things appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Born of a Chinese-American partnership, the Qiantu K50 electric sportscar has been unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. With 320 kW (430 hp) of AWD power and a solar panel on the roof, the Qiantu looks a bit like Porsche made an Audi R8, and is designed for American roads... Continue Reading Mullen's Qiantu K50 electric sports car hits the New York Auto Show Category: Aut
Back in 2014, Bulgarian architects Mihail Klenov and Martin Angelov introduced the Halfbike, a minimalist stand-up trike designed for short commutes. That was followed in 2015 by the improved Halfbike II. Now, they've upped their game once again, with – you guessed it – the Halfbike 3... Continue Reading Third incarnation of radical seatless trike hits Kickstarter Category: Bicycles Tags
Jonny Hughes, one of the developers behind comedic ski lift-building game When Ski Lifts Go Wrong, talks with Gamsutra about the design and development of this silly physics puzzler. ... is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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