environment
Dyson Imagines Massive Floating Rubbish Vacuum to Suck up Man's Plastic Crap

James Dyson's sketched out the idea of a new form of sucking machine, one so large it requires a barge to house it. The idea being to set it free and let it "mine" rivers of all the floating plastic junk that's been chucked into them since man first invented plastics. Read More >>

giz meets
Mr Fix-It: Sir James Dyson On The Problems That Can't Be Solved

Sir James Dyson is many things. He’s a genius, an inventor, designer and a quintessential British gentleman. He’s renowned for pushing the boundaries of innovation and fixing things that never needed repair to innovate some of the coolest appliances on the planet. He lives to fix problems the world can’t see, but what most people don’t think of is the fact that Sir James is still a human being, with problems even he can’t solve. Read More >>

design
Sir James Dyson: It's Time to Nurture British Engineers

Sir James Dyson is on a mission to reignite British design and engineering after opening the Royal College of Art Dyson building. The central feature of this space will be a set of 40 incubators for young designers and engineers to cultivate British invention, where the chosen start-ups will be given working space, industry mentors and access to angel investors to help commercialise their ideas. Once each start-up has made their business viable they will fly the nest making room for new designers and engineers to replace them. Read More >>

wish you were here
How to Turn Any Wheelchair Into an Electric Scooter

Since electric wheelchairs don't run forever, users will often still rely on a manual version for getting around the house. But depending on their physical condition, switching between devices can be difficult. So the IWA, or Independent Wheelchair Assist, adds a temporary electric drive to any chair. Read More >>

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Giz Meets James Dyson, to Talk About Robots, Steve Jobs, and You

Clad in neon orange-soled shoes and a neoprene jacket, James Dyson may be an intimidating interview subject, but he's still just a man. A man who's carved a billion-pound business out of keeping our homes clean, and more recently, cool or warm at the push of a button. Last week, he gave us over an hour of his time, the best of which we condensed into this four-minute long video. Read More >>

design
Young Designers of the World, the James Dyson Award Is On Once Again

In addition to making vacuum cleaners that suck, and hand-driers that blow, Dyson also grooms young designers by supporting them with the annual James Dyson Award, which asks students around the world to invent a product that solves a problem. They've just put the call out for this year's awards, which will net the winner £20,000. Read More >>

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