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Older Arctic Sea Ice Disappearing

Arctic sea ice has not only been shrinking in surface area in recent years, it’s becoming younger and thinner as well. In this animation, where the ic
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Strong piece of evidence of the outcomes of climate change, we needed to do something about it 10 years ago, now most talk about "adaptation", but if still nothing changes, the level of "adaptation" will be almost impossible to meet by the great majority of human beings, grim future for us energy, oil-addicted species.
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Resisting Reduction: A Manifesto

Resisting Reduction: A Manifesto | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Designing our Complex Future with Machines.
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Surely the best and most interesting article I have read in several years. "We must view the world as many interconnected, complex, self-adaptive systems across scales and dimensions that are unknowable and largely inseparable from the observer and the designer"
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Dubai trials autonomous pods

Dubai trials autonomous pods | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) has completed initial tests of the world's first autonomous pods. The autonomous electric vehicles are fitted with a battery that supports 3 hours of operation.
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In one way or another autonomous transportation is coming, we like it or not.
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MindMeister: Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming

MindMeister: Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
MindMeister - Leading Online Mind Mapping Software. Millions of users collaboratively brainstorm & work on mind maps. Web ✓ iOS ✓ Android ✓ Try for free!
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Beautiful tool to create mind maps online
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ZQ | Zygote Quarterly

ZQ | Zygote Quarterly | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
the nexus of science and design in the field of biologically inspired design
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Super interesting online magazine dedicated to "the nexus of science and design in the field of biologically inspired design"
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GM to make autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals in 2019 | Electric Vehicles Research

GM to make autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals in 2019 | Electric Vehicles Research | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
General Motors filed a Safety Petition with the Department of Transportation for its fourth-generation self-driving Cruise AV, the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls.
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GM - car with no pedals and steering wheel for 2019! Things are getting interesting!
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Zero Waste Conference 2017 - Business Innovation Spark Talk, Martin Charter

"Circular economy is not about end of life, its about the use phase in the life cycle...about developing multiple lives and designing for durability."…
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Martin Charter talking about zero waste and circular economy at Vancouver Dec. 2017
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Making Sense Of Complexity – Extra Newsfeed

“Making Sense Of Complexity” is published by Sarah Firth in Extra Newsfeed
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Extraordinary illustration by Sarah Firth, making sense of complexity
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The Future of Truth, Nobel Week Dialogue 2017 - YouTube - YouTube

The Future of Truth, Nobel Week Dialogue 2017 - YouTube - YouTube | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
The Future of Truth Programme for 2017 Nobel Week Dialogue, 9 December 2017 at Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre/Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg, Sweden
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These days more than ever, proper, intelligent discussions about truth, what it is, what is not and what lies in the future of truth, is extremely important. In an age where anyone is an "author", "authority" and expertise are being questioned...
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Oil and gas companies are facing major technological disruption

Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil fuel giants in jeopardy. Their survival plans involve carbon storage and floating win
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Extraordinary example of what can be done, bright future if we want to believe in it, and invest in it!
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Waymo makes history testing on public roads with no one at the wheel

Waymo makes history testing on public roads with no one at the wheel | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Waymo's first product will be a driverless taxi service in the Phoenix area.
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Public road test of fully human-less vehicles!
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Waymo Reveals Why "Hand-Off" Between Autonomous Car and Driver is a Terrible Idea - Core77

Waymo Reveals Why "Hand-Off" Between Autonomous Car and Driver is a Terrible Idea  - Core77 | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Four years ago, Google's self-driving car team recorded some in-car footage that they've unsurprisingly kept under wraps, until yesterday. That footage is of what test users were doing while sitting in Google's (now Waymo's) self-driving car prototypes: "Napping, putting on makeup and fiddling with their phones as the vehicles traveled
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Human behaviour, always that tricky thing; in economics, sociology, psychology, design... you name it. Do you still believe we are rational beings?
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Ten principles of design thinking that deliver business value | McKinsey & Company

Ten principles of design thinking that deliver business value | McKinsey & Company | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
More than a feeling: Ten design practices to deliver business value
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Quite interesting, lots to discuss about, but for starters is worth the read "More than a feeling: Ten design practices to deliver business value"
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The value of design thinking 
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The value of design thinking 
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Tech Companies Are Starting to See the Value of Design

Tech Companies Are Starting to See the Value of Design | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
In this new era, Fortune 500 companies like IBM are hiring chief design officers and investing heavily in innovation centers.
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"The meaning of design is up for debate" this is just one perspective, there are others, but this adds to the general discussion of the future of design... very exciting times in deed!
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Porsche and Audi develop joint architecture for electric vehicles

Porsche and Audi develop joint architecture for electric vehicles | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
First models based on the PPE are planned for the end of 2021
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Porsche and Audi full electric architecture... "First models based on the PPE are planned for the end of 2021" Better late than ever!
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RSA ANIMATE: Crises of Capitalism - YouTube

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Crises of capitalism by David Harvey - food for thought!
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MakerBot Design Series: The Bike Saddle

MakerBot Design Series: The Bike Saddle | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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Beautiful example of some of the initial steps of the design process
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Cowlines. End to end integrated mobility

Cowlines. End to end integrated mobility | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
We take you to your destination integrating all modes of transport available, including public transit, bikesharing, carsharing and ridesharing. It's FREE
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Very interesting initiative happening in Vancouver, multimodal transportation made easy... or so it looks like, they are running a beta test in the next months.
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Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move closer | Energy Harvesting Journal

Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move closer | Energy Harvesting Journal | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers.
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Biophotovoltaics (BPVs, also known as biological solar-cells). These solar cells utilise the photosynthetic properties of microorganisms such as algae to convert light into electric current that can be used to provide electricity.
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Curbing climate change: Study finds strong rationale for the human factor

Curbing climate change: Study finds strong rationale for the human factor | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according to a new study that for the first time builds a novel model to measure the effects of behavior on climate.
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That small almost insignificant factor of human behaviour... there is hope though. Behaviour by design?
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A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms You Should Know – Learn

A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms You Should Know – Learn | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
A complete guide to type terms – illustrated.
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A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms
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Can a Million Tons of Sulfur Dioxide Combat Climate Change?

Can a Million Tons of Sulfur Dioxide Combat Climate Change? | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
It was one of the largest public
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Worst idea ever!!!
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Trends in electric-vehicle design | McKinsey & Company

Trends in electric-vehicle design | McKinsey & Company | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
What did we learn from a teardown and benchmarking of ten EV models?
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Super interesting, key for future:
-Native platforms
-Not yet dominant battery design
-EVs will get cheaper
-Need to innovate on business model
-Diversity in component supply
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This tiny ‘cell’ packs power – then can be tossed away - Faculty of Applied Sciences - Simon Fraser University

This tiny ‘cell’ packs power – then can be tossed away - Faculty of Applied Sciences - Simon Fraser University | design, systems and sustainability | Scoop.it
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Flat 1" diameter 1.5 to 3V for 100 minutes biodegradable disposable battery... wow!
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