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Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) previously designed a tomato factory that was made out of tomato jars, so it should perhaps come as no surprise that for its planned carbon fiber museum, the firm will be making use of... carbon fiber – on the inside, anyway. Assuming it goes ahead as planned, the museum will be home to what CRA calls the world’s largest archive of acrylic fiber technology.Continue Rea
Although optical fibers are highly effective at data transmission, they're also relatively brittle. An experimental new type of optical fiber addresses that limitation, by incorporating a core made of liquid glycerol.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Empa, Fiber Optic, Data Transfer
MAP studio reveals the design of the seventh MPavilion in an ongoing series at the queen victoria gardens, australia. The post MPavilion 2021 is a shimmering kaleidoscopic urban lighthouse designed by MAP studio appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Commissioned to create a private showroom for a collection of enviable cars, Arup and Unism have designed a cave-like lair that would be meticulously engineered to help ensure the vehicles are kept in perfect condition.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Arup, Building and Construction, Aston Martin, Cars, Luxury
architects compartment S4 carried out intensive research on the functioning of cowsheds to build a healthy environment for the cattle. The post bamboo cow shelter in india is designed by compartment S4 to improve cattle health appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The cyclical processes of planet Earth informed fashion designer Iris van Herpen's latest collection, which includes dresses made from Parley for the Ocean's recycled-plastic fabrics. Read more
the monumental new museum is designed without straight lines or right angles, echoing the geometry of the universe. The post world’s largest astronomy museum, designed by ennead architects, opens in shanghai appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Shimoda, a bag brand within the Mac Group, has launched a new crowdfunding campaign for its Explore Series v2 backpacks. Billed as the perfect bag for travel, adventure, and landscape photographers, the upgraded packs have several new features over their predecessors. The Explore Series v2 is available in three sizes: 25L, 30L, and 35L sizes. Shimoda’s founder and lead designer Ian Millar s
Although running may seem to be one of those things that we "just do," there are right and wrong ways of going about it seriously. Invented by French physiotherapist Vieilledent Frédéric, the iKinesis system is intended to help runners get it right.Continue ReadingCategory: Sports, LifestyleTags: Running, Coach, Kickstarter
If you're going to check how fish are affected by hydroelectric dams, it's particularly important to monitor tiny, delicate individuals. That's why US scientists have developed what is claimed to be the world's smallest fish-tracking tag.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Fish, Tracking, Ecology, Acoustics 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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