How the Railroad Industry Invented, Then Immediately Discarded, the Barcode
KarTrak, an innovation originally built for the rail system, was quickly discarded by train operators. But without it, we wouldn’t have modern barcodes.
Dutch Designers Just Launched an Anti-Surveillance Coat
KOVR designs coats and bags interlaced with a metalliferous fabric that renders your phone untraceable and the computer chips in bank cards unreadable.