3D-printed Playmobil hair helmet makes bike safety more fun for kids

October 10, 2016 by  
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Someone has come up with a brilliant idea to turn a Playmobil hairpiece into a helmet so kids will start wearing them. A duo of Swedish and Danish designers created a compelling prototype through 3D printing and color-matching the hair. With the right amount of consumer demand, you could find one in stores soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=91&v=QapmUU2d44U An estimated 75 percent of bicycle-related fatalities in child populations can be avoided with the use of a helmet , but statistics won’t get kids to wear them. Enter Simon Higby and Clara Prior from the Stockholm and Copenhagen offices of DDB , respectively. To increase the odds of children protecting their noggins while riding bikes , they figured the helmets would have be more attractive to them. Cue the Playmobil hair replica designed to help keep kids safe. Related: Lumos helmet keeps bikers safe with turn signals and brake lights With the help of Danish design company MOEF , the team created the helmet by 3D scanning the tiny plastic piece and 3D printing a sturdy helmet. The final product looks just like the Playmobil piece, perfectly fitted for a tiny human’s head. Sadly, only the prototype exists, but the team told Metro.co.uk they “would love to” produce them for the masses with the right know-how. +MOEF , Simon Higby Via  Metro.co.uk Images via YouTube (screenshot)

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3 tips from Caltech on how to keep project drift at bay

November 27, 2013 by  
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With the right approach, building owners can match actual energy savings with the theoretical. 

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VERGE SF 2013: What sustainable 3D printing looks like

October 16, 2013 by  
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3D printing isn't always green, but with the right materials it can reduce waste and energy use.

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Berlin’s Effizienzhaus Plus Home Generates More Energy than it Consumes and Doubles as an EV Charging Station

July 27, 2012 by  
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Germany has built a home that produces so much clean energy it can charge the family cars as well. Efficiency House Plus with Electric Mobility designed by a collaborative team lead by Professor Werner Sobek is a 130 square meter experiment that was built in December 2011. Commissioned by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development , the home produces twice as much energy as it consumes. Read the rest of Berlin’s Effizienzhaus Plus Home Generates More Energy than it Consumes and Doubles as an EV Charging Station Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: berlin , clean tech , eco design , Effizienzhaus Plus , electric vehicles , germany , green design , Solar Power , sustainable design , werner sobek

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Studio 505?s Textured Wintergarden Facade in Brisbane is Inspired by Nature

July 27, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Studio 505′s Textured Wintergarden Facade in Brisbane is Inspired by Nature Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , australia , brisbane , Brisbane shopping mall , facade , green facade , laser cut facade , nature inspired , stainless steel facade , studio 505 , Wintergarden

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3 ways IT can support greener behaviors

March 20, 2012 by  
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Sure, behavioral change can yield impressive progress in sustainability initiatives. But pair that with the right technology and the results can be tremendous.

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MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

April 12, 2010 by  
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A team of researchers at MIT has just announced that they have successfully modified a virus to split apart molecules of water, paving the way for an efficient and non-energy intensive method of producing hydrogen fuel . The team engineered a common, harmless bacterial virus to assemble the components needed to crack apart a molecule of water, yielding a fourfold boost in efficiency over similar processes

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READER TIP: Andrea Salvini’s Lush Green Walled Sustainable Neighborhood

April 9, 2010 by  
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New York -based architect Andrea Salvini ’s latest project is a lush green, mixed-use residential development on nearly 12 acres in the province of Caserta, Italy. Called simply “The Sustainable Neighborhood”, the design and site plan directly reflect the needs of this tightly knit community in which environmental regulations are becoming increasingly important. We particularly love the neighborhood’s verdant living walls, which were inspired by French botanist Patrick Blanc ’s designs and Jean Nouvel’s Musae du Quai Branly in Paris.

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Mill Street Brew Pub

March 7, 2010 by  
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The Good Egg

March 7, 2010 by  
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With Easter just around the bend, let’s take a moment to consider the delicious egg.  We’re not talking chocolate but the ones that hens go to so much trouble to lay.  The generous egg offers up loads of protein, vitamins, omegas and healthy fat.  Unfortunately, not all eggs are created equal.

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