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How 3D Printing is Helping to Save Dying Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems and up to a quarter of all ocean species depend on them for food and shelter. However, according to the Planetary Coral Reef Foundation,around 25 percent of the planet’s coral reefs have already disappeared and anestimated two-thirds of all coral reefs are currently at risk. In Southeast Asia specifically – home to the most species rich reefs on earth – 88 percent  of reefs are facing extinction. Let that sink in for a moment.

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How to Prepare Yourself to Study Design in School

If you’re thinking of studying design in school, you’ll want to do everything you can to maximize your chances of gaining a place in a good course. If you’re aiming high, you may want to do everything you can to secure a seat at one of these prestigious institutions and elevate your career prospects. Most courses are non-specific in what subjects prospective pupils study in high school, though some may ask for a top grade in an art or design related subject, which could include art, design and technology, graphic communication, textile design or photography. 

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The 10 Best Schools to Study Design Around the World

Design affects everything we do and shapes how we experience the world as we know it, and design degrees cater to the diversity of this creative and wide ranging field. As part of your design degree, you will be encouraged to develop your own creative and unique design style, in whatever discipline that may be – ranging from web design and graphic design to product design and additive manufacturing.

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Smart Roads: Highways of the Future

From driverless cars to commercial space travel, technological innovations in the transportation world are moving fast and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is hitting the road too – welcome to the concept of Smart Roads.

Road and traffic system advances implemented through “smart roads” are starting to play an increasingly important role in such modernization, and for good reason. The US road network alone exceeds 6.58 million km, or 17,947 square miles of land. By 2035, there’s expected to be 2 billion cars on the road worldwide – double the estimated 2010 figure.

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3D Printing the Green Industrial Revolution

Going “green” is something most of us have been trying to do for a while now. Whether it’s cutting down the amount of plastic we use, recycling as much as possible, switching off the lights when we leave a room or eating less meat, there are so many ways in which we can and are doing our bit for the environment. Less topical, however, is the fact that 3D printing can lower our negative impact on the world around us.

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Spaceports: Space Travel for the Everyman

Historically, space travel has been a reality consigned solely to highly trained astronauts. We earthlings could only catch glimpses of space through books, the internet, documentaries and Sci-fi movies. But that’s all set to change. The prospect of the everyman being able to journey into space - through commercial space travel via spaceports - is becoming increasingly tangible.

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