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Reinventing Paris: 10 Radical Urban Designs

Reinventing Paris: 10 Radical Urban Designs

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo last year invited the world’s best architects to reinvent the city, with environmentally-friendly urban designs to transform sites such as public spaces and unloved tower blocks. The winning designs included a trio of new buildings in the 17th arrondissement which architects Nicolas Laisné Associés call ‘liveable gardens’.

Samsung Tests ‘Transparent’ Safety Trucks

Samsung Tests ‘Transparent’ Safety Trucks

Samsung has unveiled the first of its prototype Safety Trucks fitted with giant flat-screen displays. The trucks use cameras, wireless video and huge screens to let drivers behind see what is coming towards them without having to risk pulling out dangerously when overtaking.

Huge Cat’s Cradle Embodies The Great Fugues Of Bach

Huge Cat’s Cradle Embodies The Great Fugues Of Bach

When architect Gabriel Calatrava was commissioned for a set to accompany a performance of Bach’s Art of Fugue, he took inspiration from the children’s game of cat’s cradle. The installation has dancers, who act as musical notes, bend, pull, and fold the strings in tandem with the music.

British Designer Creates Fashion For Disabled People

British Designer Creates Fashion For Disabled People

A young British-born fashion designer who creates clothes especially for disabled people has been named one of the world’s brightest entrepreneurs. Lucy Jones has made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for her unique “seated design” collection.

Microsoft Tests Underwater Data Centre

Microsoft Tests Underwater Data Centre

Microsoft has tested a prototype data center that can operate undersea, eliminating one of the tech industry’s most expensive problems: the air-conditioning bill. It may also answer the growing energy demands of computing by using a turbine or a tidal energy system to generate electricity.

Global Innovation Fund: UK Launch Event

Global Innovation Fund: UK Launch Event

Nesta and the Center for Global Development are co-hosting the UK launch of The Global Innovation Fund on Tuesday 9 February. The event will introduce the Global Innovation Fund and its mission to invest in social innovations to improve the lives of millions of people in the developing world.

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