When the first astronauts landed on the moon, they used rakes to dig up rocks for research. Since then scientists have had to find ways to get planetary dirt samples without manpower. The engineers at Honeybee Robotics believe they’ve found a way—and it’s simpler than you’d think. Watch the video above to see how it works
Join Co.Design writer Shaunacy Ferro's conversation with Hannah Kreiswirth today at 4 p.m. Eastern, one of several live Q&As we’re conducting in the run-up to the Innovation By Design Conference on Oct. 15!
Kreiswirth is the creative director at Purpose, a company that supports movements for social change, launches organizations and platforms to fight for human rights, addresses gun violence and corruption, and more. Purpose combines technology, political organizing, brand strategy, and design to make a difference in the world. The company’s infographic, Everytown for Gun Safety, is a finalist in this year’s Innovation by Design Awards.
What if you could build a giant screen from countless tiny ones? Google is trying to enable just that.
"Until we discover matter to energy conversion, this might be the closest we can get.” - Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck
“This is the first device that we know of that can do three-dimensional, continuously multidirectional cloaking, which works for transmitting rays in the visible spectrum.”
Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.
Inside a virtual reality headset, digital sketches become awesome sculptures.
TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!
The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards and Conference bring together problem solvers from the worlds of business and design, exploring the newest ideas in everything from apps to architecture. Here are five reasons you won’t want to miss out.
OUR STAGE IS YOUR FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION.
Launch your design career—or transform your work and life—with design lessons from the likes of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers design partner John Maeda, Pentagram partner Paula Scher, and “Game of Thrones” costume designer Michele Clapton.
MEET THE BRAINS BEHIND TOMORROW’S BEST DESIGN IDEAS.
We’ll announce the winners of the 2014 Innovation By Design Awards, selected from a pool of 1,587 entries. Winners represent the best in everything from graphic design to paradigm-shifting healthcare. Check out our list of finalists here (including Chipotle's viral Scarecrow film)
GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE BEST DESIGN DESTINATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY.
Attend intimate Design Experiences at the headquarters of design-minded companies, like MakerBot, Etsy, and IDEO, and get inspired by secrets you learn in their own homes.
HOBNOB WITH DESIGN LEGENDS (AND UP-AND-COMERS).
They’re all here, whether from the new school (Vivian Rosenthal of 30 Weeks) or the old school (legendary ad man George Lois).
YOUR PEERS ARE DOING IT.
The Innovation By Design Awards and Conference draws 450 of the most talented designers and design-obsessed professionals. There will be ice cream, finger-painting, and booze. Do with that what you will.
Join us at Innovation By Design on October 15, 2014, at Metropolitan Pavilion and across the city. You can follow our journey to Innovation By Design on Co.Design and on Twitter using #BestDesignFC.
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