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    DIGITAL FITNESS

    May 9 • At New York’s Asphalt Green Fitness Center, training is digital these days. With its flashing diodes and illuminated displays, the hall for the communal interval training class looks more like a gaming arcade or a Tron film set. The training class is interactive and guides athletes along fluorescent and flashing training points that respond to touch [&hellip...

  • FRUITY THINGS FOR THE PRIVY

    Japanese designer Kazuaki Kawahara has taken a look at a really mundane item. And given it a fresh packaging. He wraps individual toilet rolls in paper that imitates crisp fruit in vibrant colours: strawberries or kiwi, watermelon and orange. It was an obvious idea, Kawahara says: In Japan, a little roll of toilet paper is quite [&hellip...

  • CIGARETTE BUTT VOTING

    Cigarette butts shouldn’t be on the street, but that’s where they often end up. TU Berlin recently carried out research and discovered that there are some 2.7 million butts in each square kilometre of open space in Berlin. When it rains, the nicotine residue from the cigarette filters and tobacco goes straight into the environment. [&hellip...

  • BUSINESS CARDS WITH VALUE-ADDED

    Despite the all-embracing digitisation of our lives, business cards remain an indispensable part of everyday business. Millions of them change hands each year. And many different methods are used to ensure that the information on the card stays in the memory. Here we present two particularly original ideas. ECGs are all about heart rates. Which [&hellip...

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