Robots that can reproduce could improve their design in ways we wouldn't think of but still within our control.
It’s okay in science fiction but not in real life: A robot (Robin Williams, left) who dreams of becoming human in the movie Bicentennial Man.
Science fiction can be good at predictiong soem of the technologies of tomorrow. But designers take note: not all those ideas are welcome.
Pedalling our televisions could save us a fortune in electricity – and keep us in great shape, too.
Recent events show that you can't always stop an attack, even when you prepare for one.
The treacherous toilet.
Public 'restroom' is a euphemism of the highest order. We don't find it restful.
Exterior of Light of the World Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
'I deeply believe that design will meet its true promise when designers engage in design for the sacred.'
A new real-time measuring buoy can change the way the maritime industry operates.
Enhanced data collection capabilities will ensure that information collected from the coastline will be seamless.
Looks like a Jag, emits like a Prius.
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Bond's nemeses usually want to destroy the planet but this one might help save it.
Walter Frentz photographed Adolf Hitler strolling with German diplomat Walther Hewel in the Berchtesgaden Alps, near the dictator’s mountain home.
The timing of Hitler's home renovations coincided with his public makeover as a statesman and diplomat.
Jefe Greenaway leads a sneak preview tours of the new Koorie Heritage Trust place.
This Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the Koorie Heritage Trust. The Trust will mark the occasion with the official opening of a new place in the Yarra Building on Federation Square. The move represents…
Google now has the unenviable task of redoing all iterations of its old logo.
It's not necessarily the redesign that matters – it's when and how you unveil it.
In a world that is already filled with clutter, simplicity is a strong message.
Google has unveiled its new logo, adopting a sans-serif typeface and retaining the same colours as before. But is it better or more practical than the logo it replaces?
Weavings from Indigenous bush dyeing and weaving workshops.
Being rooted is different from being connected or even grounded. As we know from our mobile phones, connectivity can be fleeting. Grounding is only at surface layers. Being rooted goes as deep in the earth as above in the sky, providing greater stability.
Every time and MP coughs, a gargoyle dies.
Some wild ideas have been put forward for the UK's seat of power over the years.
Completed in 2009, Citi Field is the home of the New York Mets – and part of a recent wave of new ballparks.
TV ratings are down, but the rebirth of the ballpark could be a reason that the sport still boasts the highest total attendance of any in the world.
Paperback and hardback editions of The Book of Days, an illustrated anthology edited, designed and produced in three weeks.
As well as a souvenir of the 2015 Sydney Writers' Festival this anthology is a compelling argument for the future of books in print. Book objects are talismans as much as vessels for the content they carry.
Burntwood School is up for the prestigious architectural prize.
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A university building and a school are two of the six buildings shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.
Many covers of Nabokov’s novel convey the false impression of Lolita as a young seductress.
The discrepancy between cover designs for Lolita – published 60 years ago – and the themes of the novel are stark. But that hasn't stopped hundreds of designers trying to get it right.
A green, pre-fab house.
The building sector globally currently consumes more energy than the transport sector or the industry sector. It is also the biggest polluter, with the biggest potential for significant cuts to greenhouse gas emissions compared to other sectors, at no cost.
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s interactive pen.
Cooper Hewitt's Pen is designed to be more interactive for visitors by allowing users to draw and play on the spot – keeping people engaged in the physical museum environment.