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A shark-deterrent wetsuit and it's not what you think

12 Mar 2015 Morvarid Akhbari
Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek sui...

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A garden in my apartment

14 Oct 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles — researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many variations at once and quickly arriving at the optimal system. ...

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How giant websites design for you

24 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale.

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The walkable city

27 Mar 2014 Milad Moodi
Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" -- by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.

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How to rethink environmental folklore

27 Feb 2014 Milad Moodi
This talk is a bold call for us to let go of tightly-held green myths and think bigger in order to create systems and products that ease strain on the planet.

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Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

20 Feb 2014 Milad Moodi
As Michael Green details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe carbon - sequestering wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary !

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