Whooshh Passage Portal uses AI to shoot fish through a tube over dams

Fish with migration paths blocked by a dam can be shot over the top via the Whooshh Passage Portal technology after being sorted by artificial intelligence. Whooshh Innovations is a Seattle-based company that is developing better technology to help fish migrate over dams. The Whooshh Passage Portal is their latest all-in-one system for fish passage. […]

Rotofarm by Bace proposes “rotary hydroponics” as sustainable source of fresh veg

Apartment dwellers can enjoy nearly 1.5 metres of indoor veggie patch using the Rotofarm by Bace, a countertop hydroponic garden where plants are rotated to grow more quickly. Like all hydroponic systems, the Bace Rotofarm works without soil, instead using mess-free nutrient and water reservoirs to feed its plants. With the addition of the rotary design, […]

London’s King’s Cross uses facial recognition to track visitors

King’s Cross in London is using facial recognition technology to surveil the tens of thousands of visitors that frequent the site each day, and Canary Wharf is “considering” following suit. According to a spokesperson for the privately owned area around King’s Cross station, the 67-acre site in central London is using the technology “in the […]

RoundAround dynamic “bridge” is made of autonomous boats

Carlo Ratti and his team at MIT’s Senseable City Lab have come up with a “bridge” made of continuously circling autonomous boats for a tricky patch of Amsterdam‘s waterway. The robot boats, appropriately known as Roboats, use cameras, lidar  – a detection system that uses laser –and algorithms to operate without human drivers. They communicate […]

Helsinki launches Think Sustainably digital service for residents and tourists

The city of Helsinki has revealed a first-of-its kind app and website meant to empower citizens, businesses and tourists to make more sustainable choices. The Think Sustainably digital service resembles a regular city guide, but with environmental sustainability as the primary factor. It is part of the local government’s Carbon Neutral Helsinki Initiative, which aims […]

Google Maps launches AR walking directions

Google has released a beta feature for its Google Maps service called Live View, which uses augmented reality to show users which direction to walk in. Launched on 8 August, Google’s Live View mode uses the phone owner’s camera, location data and visual information from Street View to tell them where to go when exploring an […]

Dezeen Day will tackle five critical issues facing architecture and design

The inaugural Dezeen Day conference in London on 30 October 2019 will address the future of cities, materials and education, as well as the circular economy and how to build a successful creative business. The five themes have been selected by Dezeen’s editorial team for their relevance and importance. Expert panels will discuss each topic, […]

Olafur Eliasson and Carlo Ratti collaborate on robot that charts the sun

Artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Carlo Ratti have collaborated on a celestial mapping robot that brings together their hit design brands Little Sun and Scribit. The product of the collaboration by the two creatives is a small robot that produces an illustration inspired by Eliasson’s social enterprise, Little Sun. Scribit is a drawing robot that […]

Samsung launches Galaxy Note10 to offer better experience for video editors and designers

Samsung has unveiled the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone series featuring an updated slim, cinematic form and stylus pen better suited to creating and editing content. Revealed today at the Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City, the Samsung smartphone is the narrowest version of the Galaxy Note series. Samsung has launched two different […]

Expandable lunar habitat could provide a base for scientific research in space

Puerto Rican start-up Instarz has revealed plans for a compact self-sustainable lunar habitat that would allow astronauts to live and work on the moon for up to a year. The Remnant lunar surface habitat was developed by Instarz to further human exploration into deep space by supporting eight astronauts on missions lasting up to 12 […]

Natuzzi launches Augmented Store for VR furniture shopping

The Italian furniture brand Natuzzi has embarked on what it calls “a new era of advanced, white-glove customer service” by launching a virtual-reality shopping experience. The brand’s Augmented Store is part of its New York City Madison Avenue showroom. It enables customers to enter a digitally rendered version of their own home in virtual reality […]

Teresa van Dongen’s Mud Well light uses microorganisms to create electricity

Bacteria from a boggy World War Two bomb crater generate kaleidoscopic light forms inside this telescope-like tube by Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen. The Mud Well installation is the latest iteration of Van Dongen‘s ongoing research into geobacter bacteria as an electricity source for human use. The microorganisms, which can purify water while naturally and […]

Strange furry creature stars in ad campaign for The Cunning Little Vixen opera

A furry, fox-like creature moves frantically in this ad, created by branding agency Superunion and animation designer Esteban Diacono for a performance of opera The Cunning Little Vixen. The designers tried to visualise a struggle between man and nature in the motion graphics. Their aim was to capture the emotionally charged spirit of the classic […]

Patent applications filed to claim ownership of designs for a machine

Patent applications have been filed on behalf of a machine called Dabus that used AI to design a plastic food container and a flashing light. If successful it would be the first time a machine has been recognised as the owner of a design by patent offices. Applications have been made to the US, EU and UK patent offices […]

Studio José de la O reveals objects designed by brainwaves

Designer José de la O has teamed up with technology firm Mirai Innovation to develop a way for people to manipulate the shape of a vase using only their thoughts. Working alongside Japanese company Mirai Innovation, Studio José de la O designed an experiment that allows participants to manipulate a generic computer model of a […]

Apple offers new augmented reality art tours in six major cities

Apple has collaborated with New York’s New Museum to launch a series of augmented reality (AR) experiences that will see six large-scale virtual artworks take over major global cities. Called [AR]T, the AR experiences will feature works by seven artists chosen by the contemporary art museum, that will pop up across London, San Francisco, New […]

OMSE uses augmented reality to create moving 3D typography for Printworks

London design agency OMSE has created an augmented reality campaign for cultural venue Printworks London that transforms static typography into immersive three-dimensional animations. The new creative campaign was developed by OMSE to promote the launch of Printworks‘ autumn-winter season of events across a variety of platforms. The existing graphic identity is based on the venue’s heritage […]

Jump through space and time on our Pinterest boards

We’re taking a glimpse into utopian and dystopian designs for the future on our updated Pinterest boards, from 3D-printed set design, to wearable technology and projects set in space. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Open the Pinterest app on your phone, tap the camera icon and scan the Pincode below to explore Dezeen’s feed. Read […]

Iceberg-making submarine aims to tackle global warming by re-freezing the Arctic

A team of designers led by Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha proposes re-freezing sea water in the Arctic to create miniature modular icebergs using a submarine-like vessel, in a bid to combat climate change. The Indonesian designer worked on the prototype with collaborators Denny Lesmana Budi and Fiera Alifa for an international competition organised by the Association […]

Lumi smart nappies track a baby’s sleep and how often they pee

Pampers has partnered with health software platform Verily, a sister company of Google, to create nappies that tell parents when their baby‘s nappy needs changing as well as monitoring their sleep patterns. Lumi consists of the nappy itself, an activity sensor, a video monitor with two-way audio and an accompanying app that tracks all the […]

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