Nissan Will Make Its Electric Cars “Sing” To Pro ...

Are electric cars too quiet? Nissan has an innovative new solution to help make them safer – by helping make cars that “sing.”

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How Chicken Feathers Could Be The Future Of Home Insulation

It takes some serious Non-Obvious thinking to dream up using discarded chicken feathers as a super efficient home insulation material – but that’s the idea from a London duo who created “Aeropowder” and are testing its fire safety before making it a commercial product. I love these kinds of stories because it takes something we

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Peercel Lets You Ship Packages By Sending Them With Stranger ...

What if you could have a stranger hand deliver your package internationally? While intriguing on paper this idea has many challenges given security concerns and the relative inconvenience of actually delivering. With all the potential pitfalls, what would it take for an idea like this to succeed? Adding a social community could be the key.

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Japan’s Hottest Wedding Photo Trend: Couples Sealed In ...

Nothing says forever like getting vacuum sealed in plastic to be photographed with your newly beloved. Tokyo-based photographer Haruhiko Kawaguchi describes his quirky portrait idea …

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Canada Offers Third Gender Option Of “Intersex” ...

On August 24th the Canadian government approved a provisional measure to allow individuals who identify as neither male nor female to select a gender neutral “intersex” option on official documents.

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The NuturePod Offers A Scary Prediction Of Future Parenting

Sometimes art is the best way to shine a lens on how our culture may be changing for better or worse …

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IKEA Creates 72 Regional Versions Of Its Iconic Catalog … ...

From zooming in on kitchen photos (because Chinese kitchens are smaller than American ones) to changing the food that appears on tables to match regional palates, the catalog …

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The Future of Elevators Could Go Sideways

What if elevators went sideways? They might soon thanks to a new system invented and being tested by German elevator producer ThyssenKrupp.

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How “The Backscratchers” Are Reinventing The Agency Mode ...

Back when I worked in the agency world, I remember the angst every time an unreasonable demand came in from a client without a “proper” brief.

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MIT Shares Theory On Why Some Neighborhoods Evolve

Why do some neighborhoods evolve and gentrify while others don’t? This fascinating story is about a joint research program between MIT and Harvard to identify what causes urban change.

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