Top 25 Finalists in the 2010 Electrolux Design Lab Competition

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Refrigerator of the future.

It’s not always easy to predict the future, but if we are asked to design for a particular scenario, then the job gets easy. For its 2010 competition, Electrolux Design Lab went with the theme: The 2nd Space Age; this essentially translating to designing a home environment for the year 2050, when 74% of the global population are predicted to live in urban areas. Student designers had to predict how people will prepare and store food, wash clothes, and do dishes. Quite a task but plenty of surprises from across the globe! Here are the Finalist 25, the countdown has begun! (Pics)

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Universal Display’s Flexible AMOLED Display Communication Device

Universal Display’s Flexible AMOLED Display 

The meadows of thin and flexible displays get a much need boost with every demonstration of a flexible OLED display. And what better a place than the CES 2009, to make that difference. Capitalizing on the opportunity, Universal Display has announced to exhibit a new kind of a wrist-worn flexible OLED communication device at Digital Experience 2009, an event which forms the part of the Consumer Electronics Show.

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Eco-friendly Designer Lightbulbs

Eco-friendly Designer Lightbulbs 

 New bulbs are called Plumen

Now that we’re moving on from traditional lightbulbs to more eco-friendly designs, designers have much more freedom with what they do with light. Design house Hulger is tackling light bulbs as their next big object, using the twisting tubes as pieces of functional art that you won’t want to hide behind a shade.

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Solar-Powered TV By Sharp Unveiled

Solar-Powered TV By Sharp Unveiled 

 Sharp´s 26-inch low-power TV prototype paired with a solar module.

For the 1.6 billion people living in areas without utility-supplied electricity, Sharp has designed a TV that can get 100% of its power from the sun. The company plans to exhibit the 26-inch LCD prototype at the Hokkaido Toyako Summit, or G8 Summit, in Hokkaido, Japan, on July 7-9.

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