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Category: Science & Technology

The tragedy and remedy of paper

One of man’s most important inventions is a flimsy sheet of wood pulp that became the heart of human’s first long-distance communication, among its many other uses. Of course, there have been various writing surfaces used beforehand—tortoise shells, wood, parchments, anything where the ink drips and stays like a warning sign for others to read. […]

Fit to eat: the case of edible foodware

Single-use plastic cutlery has changed the way consumers eat outside their homes. Convenient, yes. But for the better of the environment? No. Plastic Pollution Coalition reports that America alone uses 100 million pieces of these plastic utensils per year—a large percentage that contributes to about 270,000 tons of plastic waste produced globally. Six million tons […]

Eyes on Mars: Humanity’s Venture in Conquering Space

Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin has already said it: humans should be on Mars. It could be a stone shot in empty space—a far-flung daydream. Or it could be a vision of the future, one that will give earth-dwellers an alternative before the planet succumbs to a crippling disease brought about by climate change. What was […]

Tapping the collective power of positivity

One can escape the bad weather, a bad menu, a bad styling, but certainly not bad news. They’re everywhere, peering through the unexpected folds of a Facebook timeline, a Twitter trend list, a sentimental Instagram post, or a column in a newspaper picked up for a play at the crossword. They’re carried through word of […]

NASA’s idea for making food from thin air just became a reality — it could feed billions

Here’s why you might eat greenhouse gases in the future. The new food. By ROBBY BERMAN 19 July, 2019. Re-posted from Big Think The company’s protein powder, “Solein,” is similar in form and taste to wheat flour. Based on a concept developed by NASA, the product has wide potential as a carbon-neutral source of protein. […]

LIFE IN FLUX – To Challenge Apathy in the 21st Century

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“My sole aim is to leave everything in suspension, in flux, in order to avoid our community solidifying into a conventional academy. Our initial resources may be few, but our spirits are high, receptive, and excited, and that seems to me to be the most important thing right now”. Walter Gropius, architect, founder of the […]

Fab Lab Hub @ Molecule – The future of manufacturing

A Molecule / Fab Lab Alliance: At Molecule Design1226 Flagman Way, Santa Fe NMOpening reception: 5pm to 7pm, Friday, November 2, 2018FabLab work on display through November 30, 2018 Molecule Design and Fab Lab Hub in Santa Fe, NM, are pleased to announce a pop-up show by creators working with local Fab Labs. Opening with a […]

Metamorphica & The Dance Macabre: Paul Kingsley Squire

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Metamorphica & The Danse Macabre is an ongoing project drawing inspiration from mythology, symbolism, pop culture and contemporary fashion, by London-based artist Paul Kingsley Squire. Molecule came across Paul’s work by chance while looking through the printed work by a UK-based print studio we recently started to work with. Paul’s pieces stood out with undeniable […]

Out of this World – Santa Fe Institute launches an Interplanetary Project with Galactic Ambitions

Re-posted from The Santa Fe Reporter, July 12, 2017, by Julia Goldberg Science fiction lovers will probably recognize the galactic tribunal trope from any number of graphic novels, books or films. Santa Fe Institute President David Krakauer introduces the notion of cosmic judges rendering decrees on humanity as part of a thought experiment: “I’m so interested […]

Urban Farming at Molecule

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Join us for a special urban farming educational event at Molecule Design in Santa Fe. A free fun opportunity for families and individuals to learn about growing your own food, sustainable planting and ideas for small space and vertical gardening. With local experts present to talk and answer your home garden questions. This opportunity is […]

2016 Molecule Green / Woolly School Garden

Our Green Molecule / Woolly School Program is a partnership between us and Woolly Pocket, the manufacturer of the famous Woolly Pocket and the Living Planter2. We will be donating a planter system on an annual basis, if we find receptivity to the program. Our 2016 recipient is Mother Nature Center, in Santa Fe, NM. […]

Gabriela Ligenza launches 3-D printed hats for Ascot

These stunning 3-D printed hat designs by Gabriela Ligenza caught yours truly by surprise! Design thinking like this lightens our step and inspires a smile. We love Gabriela’s work. Molecule becomes an instant fan! Interview by Dezeen Magazine. Re-posted June 20, 2014 Milliner Gabriela Ligenza, who originally trained as an architect and interior designer, has launched […]

Design Lab Awards Pre-Fab Architecture and Digital Dresses – Santa Fe, NM

Written by Ellen Berkovitch, October 11, 2012. Re-posted from Adobe Airstream   Design Lab at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art last Friday night presented entries including a tornado house fantasy design for windy midwestern cities, an urban backyard chicken coop with implications for the biological clock of the chickens, and “intriguing innovations in form” across visionary […]

Women in Industrial Design: Where my ladies at?

  How do we encourage more females to become industrial designers? Re-posted from GOOD Design, by Alissa Walker, Aug 2010 When I catch wind of a design conference my fingers go scurrying across the keyboard towards the URL. But I don’t go clicking on the glamorous location (usually a hotel ballroom) or the glitzy parties (usually […]

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