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  • A Snapshot of the Future

    The first photograph was taken in 1814, by Joseph Niepce, using a camera obscura. Exactly a century later, in 1914, the very first 35mm still camera was developed. Fifty years later, in 1973, Polaroid introduces one-step instant photography. Just ten years after that, the first digital camera was demonstrated. Image Source: shafe.co.uk Now ...

  • The Past, the Present and the… Furniture?!

    During most of the 20th Century, furniture design had been pacing towards Modernism. Now, firmly rooted in an era of Contemporary furniture design, speculation is beginning to be made on where the future of furniture lies, and what the next innovations might bring to the table, or the chair. Various movements ...

  • Retinal Prosthetic could give Sight to the Blind

      A pioneering new device to allow the blind access to sight is being researched and developed by leading scientist Sheila Nirenberg. The device is making waves, and could be used on humans within the coming few years. Sheila Nirenberg’s field is the study of how the brain processes information. This study ...

  • The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

    Christmas Day, or the day of “Christ’s Mass”, is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus. Christmas Day is generally celebrated on the 25th December, and while originated as a Christian religious holiday, it has now come to be celebrated by many non-Christians, and is celebrated as a cultural ...

  • The Dawn of Home-Based Health Monitoring

    With 133 million Americans suffering from chronic disease, improvements in home-based health monitoring systems are constantly being striven for. Today, most medical machines inside the home remain unconnected to the doctors and nurses responsible for taking care of the patient. For every device transmitting data to healthcare providers, four do ...

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Prophesising and predicting the future is not just something that only happens in science labs, not is it reserved for Religious cults. Looking into the future has worked its way into popular culture such that film after film are rolled out in cinemas doing their bit to satisfy our urge to know what is likely  [ Read More ]

Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain: they were all male, and none of them are still with us. Other than that, there appears to be little that connects the three men. Abraham Lincoln is reported to have dreamt, two weeks prior to his assassination, about being shot dead. Charles Dickens was visited by one  [ Read More ]

The first photograph was taken in 1814, by Joseph Niepce, using a camera obscura. Exactly a century later, in 1914, the very first 35mm still camera was developed. Fifty years later, in 1973, Polaroid introduces one-step instant photography. Just ten years after that, the first digital camera was demonstrated. Image Source: shafe.co.uk Now we’ve hit the  [ Read More ]

Last year (2011), we saw record levels of greenhouse gases, and almost record levels of ice melting in the Arctic sea. The temperature of 2011 was the 11th highest to ever be recorded. Europe and Africa saw droughts and heat waves. We saw extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme dry, and extreme wet. Population levels hit  [ Read More ]

Where do vegetables come from? If you answered “the supermarket” then maybe you need to get back in touch with nature. Recent trends have seen demand for allotments gardens or community gardens soar, particularly in inner city areas. Image Source: tillyscottage.com Over the last decade, there has been a global population shift. Most of the  [ Read More ]

During most of the 20th Century, furniture design had been pacing towards Modernism. Now, firmly rooted in an era of Contemporary furniture design, speculation is beginning to be made on where the future of furniture lies, and what the next innovations might bring to the table, or the chair. Various movements have been seen to  [ Read More ]

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