Researchers Find a Way to Make Wood Translucent

Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have developed a translucent wood paneling called Optically Transparent Wood (TW) that could transform the way we incorporate sunlight into architecture. It’s created by removing the chemical lignin from the wood veneer and then impregnating it with a transparent polymer. Lars Berglund, a professor at KTH, believes the new material could be used in anything from …

The World’s Most Heat-Resistant Material Discovered

Engineers from Brown University have discovered a new material that’s so durable, it can survive at the center of Earth’s core. In fact, the substance—which is made from a combination of carbon, nitrogen and hafnium—has such a high melting point, it can withstand 7,460 degrees Fahrenheit—roughly two-thirds of the Sun’s surface temperature. Researchers discovered the compound through computer simulation and have yet to actually synthesize …

Interview: Nike ACG Senior Design Director Matthew Millward

Talking work with Errolson Hugh, the modern athlete and internal directives on the launch of the Spring 2015 collection

Blending complex, rich design narratives into every product is one of the reasons that, since it’s start in 1964, Nike remains one of the world’s most fascinating brands. A passion for innovation lives in the halls of the Beaverton, Oregon-based sportswear behemoth and it’s a creative culture that has made way for some of the most beloved athletic designs in history. While this spirit lives …