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Saildrone maps the ocean floor between San Francisco and Hawaii

Seventy per cent of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans; more than 80% of it is largely unexplored and barely mapped. Among the reasons for this are the heavy […]

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Stand-up paddleboard made of old wind turbines

Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP for short, is booming and has now taken over rivers, lakes and seas. SUP has grown into a sporting trend among the young and old and […]

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Flush-mounted, subsurface EV charging points

Do charging points for electric vehicles really need to look like boxy petrol station pumps? Or are there less voluminous and more practicable solutions for cities that are notoriously short […]

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BMW Group presents innovative concepts for a cargo bicycle and e-scooter

The traffic density in city centres has increased significantly in recent years. Bicycles represent the most promising way out of this situation. They can be used flexibly, produce zero emissions […]

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Farmer designers. Exhibition in Bordeaux

The modern era has fostered the idea that people can control the environment and make nature serve them without limits. These days we know where that leads. The crises we […]

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China develops new maglev train

Maglev trains don’t just achieve high speeds – aspects such as safety and reliability, high transport capacity, comfort, environmental friendliness and low maintenance costs also play an important role. China […]

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Design Biennale Zurich. Installations under the title of “Clash”

Do the analogue and the digital oppose one another? What design potential is there in cultural differences? How do expectations and reality interact? When does the natural start to become […]

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Growing online trade in counterfeit products. Daimler adapts its brand protection strategy

The Stuttgart-based automotive manufacturing group Daimler has stepped up its fight against counterfeit products and for better brand protection. The focus last year was primarily on safety-related products such as […]

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Design study. Voith designs the paper production line of the future

Combining technical innovation and design is a challenge when creating large machines and complex systems, otherwise known as capital goods. The technology group Voith has produced a visionary design study […]

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Universum Olivetti. Community as a tangible utopia

Olivetti is a company that was driven by design and social ideas from an early stage, even if that now seems to be somewhat forgotten. It is thanks to Adriano […]

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Stellantis starts its own design agency

The newly formed, multinational automotive group Stellantis includes brands such as Opel, Citroën, Peugeot, Vauxhall, Fiat and Chrysler. The group has now established a design agency that is also available […]

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Partial success for Lindt. Gold Bunny enjoys trademark protection

The Easter bunny, wrapped in gold foil and with a bell on a red ribbon, is widely known. With a market share of 40% (2017), the Lindt “Gold Bunny” is […]

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eCulture Convention. The economic and cultural impacts for the digital age

Design involves an interaction and connection between art and economics. The eCulture Convention is a forum for experts around the world to discuss developments in art, culture and business, and, […]

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Art and design courses in Great Britain. More than 50% drop in students from the EU

Alumni of the Royal College of Art in London don’t just include James Dyson and Jasper Morrison, but also Konstantin Grcic, Peter Schreyer and Stefan Sielaff. The UK has previously […]

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WISA and ESA have developed a nanosatellite made of wood

The small box measures just 10 by 10 by 10 centimetres. WISA Woodsat is a CubeSat, a type of nanosatellite, which is built from standardised elements but with surface panels […]

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