Researchers have developed a new manufacturing method which could bring down the cost of making a type of solar cell.

A team at Liverpool University has found a way of replacing the toxic element in the process with a material found in bath salts. The scientists say that this could have a "massive, unexpected cost benefit".

Our magazine discusses their favorite Nordic innovations. Our School of Design has multiple partnerships with Universities in Europe, and with our student and faculty exchange programs, we always learn something new with every visit. 

Pixel 77 provides a great list of free ebooks that can help you become a much better designer.

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“I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.” – Ray Bradbury Books have been, and still are, pivotal to our development as a species.

Fantastic Interview excerpts by the New York Times of an Interview with the chief designer @ Apple. Sir Jonathan Ive,

Jonathan Ive, center, Apple's design chief, on the set of "Good Morning America" last year with Bono, left, of the music group U2. When Steven P. Jobs led Apple, he created a core principle for the company’s designers and engineers: stay fully focused on making great products.

A self-powered artificial cardiac pacemaker that is operated semi-permanently by a flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator has been developed by researchers. The team's newly designed flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator directly stimulated a living rat's heart using electrical energy converted from the small body movements of the rat.