Ethiopia’s First Satellite Launching in 2019

With China’s financial assistance, Ethiopia will be sending its first-ever observatory satellite into space next year. The capsule is heading into the skies for three to five years in order to collect data on climate and weather changes. Costing $8 million to design and produce, the satellite will launch from China, but have control based out of Ethiopia. While it seems like a joint venture by the …

“UPPRINTING FOOD” at Beijing Design Week 2018

Exploring the future of food analysis and 3D-printed meals in China and beyond

Human-centered design and sustainability have rightly become global priorities. In China, more often known for its megacities and high-speed urbanization, these were core themes at this year’s Beijing Design Week (BDW). As global resources shrink and climate change will soon impact the way we eat, food becomes a key aspect of sustainable development—especially in China, where the richness and diversity of local food culture struggles to keep …

Climate Change Poses a Threat to Coffee

The coffee industry is actively combatting the effects of climate change. From providing seeds to monitoring production and suggesting new agricultural practices for their partner growers, larger coffee companies are using their knowledge and resources to help everyone adapt. And there’s no choice: between rising demand for top-quality beans and the potential for supply disruption. Of the organizations, Starbucks has spearheaded farm development, especially in …