Audio quality and ergonomic fit are undoubtedly the main qualities audiophiles would expect from good earphones. Reassurance of not being misplaced is equally important for good design of in-the-ear headphones. But having a pair of earbuds that come with boast style statement is a real jackpot for true music lovers.
Month: February 2023
Airbags are one of the most important safety innovations of recent decades. Engineers keep finding new ways to use airbags to save lives thinking beyond airbag systems used in cars. In our second post dedicated to this technology, we have collected a number of unparalleled protective designs that offer protection even from emergencies like earthquakes and avalanches.
Car air bags have proven their usefulness countless times. Research conducted in the USA by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that as of 2017, over 50,000 lives have been saved by frontal airbags. Designed to work with a seatbelt, they reduce the risk of serious head injury among drivers by 85 percent. But what about cyclists and bikers? Wearable airbags help protect them from accidents and crashes as well. Protective gear include inflatable trousers, a backpack that doubles as an airbag, and a bike helmet that deploys as a cushioned hood.
Sleeping under the stars is a great way to reconnect with nature and recharge. Driven by the desire to create an experience, where nature plays a major part, architects develop bespoke dwellings that blur the lines between indoors and outdoors and offer breathtaking views of the sky above us, with its myriads of stars and thoughts of the unknown.
Henry Matisse said, “An artist must possess nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.” These bespoke sculptures connect art and nature in most aspirational and peculiar ways, allowing people to explore the natural world and creating more profound meaning for themselves.
The frequency and severity of flood events is increasing as a result of climate change. Flood-resilient architecture prepares buildings to withstand flooding events, while supporting everyday quality of life. It considers the use of materials, construction methods and the style of home. By implementing flood-resilient design, architects can actively mitigate or minimize the effects of flooding.
Resilient design of built environments responds to natural and manmade disasters and disturbances—as well as long-term changes resulting from climate change. To alleviate the threats posed to our cities by climate change and rising sea levels, flood resilient design strategies are applied to individual buildings, communities, and larger regional scales.