Atomik is vodka brewed from grain grown in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Scientists have created Atomik, a bottle of artisan vodka made from rye grown on land in Ukraine abandoned since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, to prove that it’s safe to farm. Atomik vodka has been triple distilled then diluted to 40 per cent using uncontaminated groundwater drawn from an aquifer in the town of Chernobyl, 10 […]

Daniel Libeskind unveils design for Maggie’s Centre in London’s Hampstead

Daniel Libeskind is the latest architect to design a Maggie’s cancer care centre, releasing visuals of building covered in angled timber louvres that is set to be built in London. The Maggie’s Centre will be located by the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north London. Prefabricated wooden louvres will form the facade, angled to provide sun shading […]

Lemay Michaud designs minimal Strøm Nordic Spa in Quebec City

Visitors to this spa in Quebec, which was designed by Canadian firm Lemay Michaud, can enjoy views of the Saint Lawrence River from its pools, waterfalls, hot tubs and sauna. The local architecture studio designed Strøm Nordic Spa, or Strøm Spa Nordique, to reference the hues of Quebec’s rugged landscape, which undergoes extreme freezes during […]

ElectroDermis researchers make stretchy wearable tech that sticks to the skin

Wearable devices can be stuck onto the stick like plasters, using a new method pioneered by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. A combined effort from engineers at the school’s Soft Machines Lab and Morphing Matter Lab, ElectroDermis is a new way to apply electronics to the skin, whether it be for medical, fitness or lifestyle […]

Foster + Partners reveals New York City boathouse featuring zig-zag roof

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to build a timber boathouse on Manhattan’s Harlem River for a non-profit that teaches local teens to row. The British firm designed the boathouse for Row New York on a plot on the banks of the Harlem River, located in the uppermost tip of Manhattan. “This timber boathouse will fit […]

Smart chest binder promises to ease pain for trans people

Transgender men and non-binary people have a safer, more comfortable option for chest binding in the form of Breathe, a smart garment designed by Loughborough University student Miles Kilburn. The student designer created Breathe as his final year project in Loughborough‘s Industrial Design and Technology course. The product caters to people who practice chest binding, […]

Benedetta Tagliabue and Patricia Urquiola complete Maggie’s Barcelona at Sant Pau Hospital

Benedetta Tagliabue – principal of EMBT – has completed a Maggie’s Centre for cancer care at an art nouveau-hospital in Barcelona, with interiors designed by Patricia Urquiola. Located in the grounds of the Sant Pau Hospital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Spain, the Kálida Sant Pau Centre is the first building created by the Maggie’s Centres charity in […]

Contraceptive jewellery offers alternative method of birth control

Contraceptives and other drugs could be administered through an earring, using a method invented by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The researchers have developed a small contraceptive patch that sticks to an earring back, as well as other jewellery such as rings, necklaces or wristwatches. With the drug absorbed through skin contact, the […]

Photos reveal new children’s hospital by Renzo Piano under construction in Uganda

Italian architect Renzo Piano is building a major new health facility, the Centre of Excellence in Paediatric Surgery, in Uganda. Renzo Piano Building Workshop has unveiled photographs of the new children’s hospital, which is currently under construction in Entebbe, on the banks of Lake Victoria. The project, set to be the studio’s first in Africa, is […]

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