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Designing New Urban Landscapes

The sustainable city of the future may be neither completely rural nor urban, says Kees...

Melting Ice and Rising Seas

As the planet warms and glaciers and polar ice caps melt, the icy world is fast disappearing, says...

The Reality of Online Learning

"Learning is construction, not just reception," says Justine Cassell from Carnegie Mellon...

More Than The Eye Can See

"Imagine a world where all the materials it took to build the Golden Gate Bridge can fit in the...

Why Does Vision Matter?

Over 703 million people could get their sight back with a simple pair of glasses. Jordon Kassalow...

Nature and Risk

Biodiversity is the foundation for human civilisation yet people treat nature shabbily, says Jon...

The Precision Patient

"The balance of power has shifted from infectious disease to the disease of old age," says Jeremy...

The Future of Machine Intelligence

"47% of future jobs will be taken by machines, but they can't do wisdom, sensitivity or tenderness...

The Power of Participation

A tweet, Facebook like, or e-petition are tiny acts of political participation. But they can scale...

Big Data to Build Better Cities

Gerhard Schmitt from the Singapore-ETH Centre says we need to understand the city as a complex...

Closing the Skills Gap with Machine Learning

We don't have the resources to give all learners the rich experience they need, says Emma Brunskill...

The Materials Design Revolution

We currently know less than 1% of compounds, but scientists have developed a new tool - inspired by...

Changing Health Behaviours

Half of all deaths are caused by the health choices of patients, says Dominic King from Imperial...

Caring Economics

The days of power hungry Homo Economicus are numbered, says Dennis Snower from Kiel Institute for...

The Wisdom of Ants

Deborah M. Gordon from Stanford University has discovered the "Anternet". She says studying the...

Designing Better Distribution Channels

Innovative design of distribution channels can get products to the rural poor, says Debbie Aung Din...

Fabrication in the Digital Age

Daniela Rus from MIT wants to make everyday robots accessible to everyone. She shares her vision of...

The Future of Online is Offline

From Bhutan to the United States, more people are choosing to shop online. Cyriac Roeding explores...