science

These Innovative Materials Will Redefine Our Future

The new book Transmaterial Next, by Blaine Brownell, catalogues remarkable innovations in material science, from the lightest substances ever made to self-assembling robotic cubes.

The new book Transmaterial Next, by Blaine Brownell, catalogues remarkable innovations in material science, from the lightest substances ever made to self-assembling robotic cubes.

The Materials & Tools Taking Making Into the Future

The relationship between digital technology and craft underwent a rapid transformation from antagonistic to symbiotic in the past decade. Now a vanguard of makers, entrepreneurs, and institutions is taking the next step.

The relationship between digital technology and craft underwent a rapid transformation from antagonistic to symbiotic in the past decade. Now a vanguard of makers, entrepreneurs, and institutions is taking the next step.

Ecomimicry: What Designers Can Learn From Evolutionary Science

As building green becomes more common, we must aspire to harmonize with nature and explore evolutionary science—ecomimicry is the end of that exploration.

We all know the story of Charles Darwin. He took a tour of the Galápagos Island, conceived his brilliant idea about evolution, spent the next few decades working out the details, nearly got swiped by a young startup, raced to finalize his book on the topic, and in 1859 published On the Origin of Species, forever changing our understanding of…