Danish designers propose using roaming 3D-printing robots to repair environments

Buildings and coastlines could be monitored by fleets of autonomous repair robots, according to a Danish initiative that advocates “freeing” 3D printers to fix global problems. Called Break the Grid, the initiative is... Read more »

Annie MOORE algorithm matches refugees to best-suited US cities

Researchers have developed an algorithm to match refugees arriving in the US with the city where they are most likely to find employment and a good quality of life. Developed by researchers... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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,... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »