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Carlo Ratti: Utopia or oblivion

Regarding the Internet of Things, architects could stimulate (without imposing) the developmental lines along which our environment evolves. Domusweb: There is much talk today...

Mobility scaled to life

Displayed as a prototype at the recent “New Old” exhibition in London, the Scooter for Life by British designers PriestmanGoode intercepts the mobility needs of a wide section...

ITT: an Italian research model

The director of an international group of scientists conducting research into humanoid robots and intelligent materials at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa,...

XtreeE Pavilion: biomimetics and additive manufacturing, it is the architecture of the future

Dassault Systémes and XtreeE have given a demonstration of the future of architecture, engineering and constructions with the XtreeE Pavilion, a structure inspired by forms found...

Made in Italy Graphene

Design and research come together in a helmet combining high mechanical, heat and safety performance, pushing the boundaries of innovation in the industrial development of new...

Graphene: A hyper-material for sport

The addition of graphene to traditional materials brings a new and unexpected mass distribution to skis, revolutionising their bindings and design. One example is the Head...

Industry 4.0. The future is now

TheFabLab held an exhibition on the RS Components and Siemens stand at the Maker Faire in Rome, with Massimo Banzi present, highlighting the impact of new instruments introduced...

Mobility made in Sweden

In the coming months, Volvo will ask ordinary citizens to use 100 self-driving cars in Gothenburg in Sweden. The world’s largest test of self-driving cars on public roads, this...

Lexus Design Award 2017

Now in its fifth year, the design award sponsored by the Japanese automobile giant focused on the theme “Yet” in a challenge to combine seemingly incompatible elements...

New potential for materials

For years, Skylar Tibbits and Jared Laucks, co-directors of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, have been conducting research on 4D printing and programmable materials. Tibbits talks to...