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Google To Use Drones To Give Internet Access To All

About 4.2 billion people in the world still don’t have Internet access. Most of us have grown up with Internet access and a life without it just doesn’t seem possible. Google plans to solve this problem by using solar-powered drones to beam high-speed Internet back to Earth. They call it “Project Skybender.” Google is currently […]

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Is This Engineless Aircraft The Key To Aviation On Mars?

Airbus Perlan II will be the first engineless aircraft to fly at the edge of space using nothing but wind. The glider is said to be capable of reaching altitudes of 90,000 ft and if it succeeds it’s scheduled trip in June, it will become the highest plane in history – engineless or not. An […]

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Icona Neo – Small Car Fit For The Big City

Icona, an Italian design house based in Shanghai, has developed a fully electric and bold concept car, the Icona Neo. This compact car is especially fit for a big city, doesn’t leave a big carbon footprint and features quite an unusual design. The Neo concept car has a modern, sleek and asymmetrical design – taking inspiration […]

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2015’s Breakthrough Product: The Hoverboard

This years breakthrough product which made it’s way into the public consciousness and on to peoples holiday wish lists is the self-balancing two wheeled scooter popularly known as the hoverboard. The name hoverboard “however inaccurate” seems to have stuck and now these handless segways have become one of this years best selling products among teens and […]

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The Newly Completed Shanghai Tower is Now The Second Tallest Building in The World

After six years of construction, the Shanghai Tower in China is finally complete. This $2.4 billion project has an interesting, twisting design that is not seen in most modern day skyscrapers. Rising at over 2,073 feet (623 m) tall, the Shanghai Tower is now the second tallest skyscraper in the world, coming in second to […]

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Magic Mirror Takes In-Store Shopping to Another Level

Online shopping has become more convenient for many people than taking a trip to the mall, but a “magic mirror” might make the whole in-store shopping experience more enjoyable. With online shopping, information about custo...
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Will Daimler’s Self-Driving Truck Threaten Some Jobs?

No doubt many people cringe at the idea of self-driving vehicles. What happens in the case of an emergency when there is no human to take control of the wheel? Automaker Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, unveiled the first tru...
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Tesla’s Home Battery Unveiled – The Powerwall

Elon Musk, the brains behind Tesla, wants to make his new Powerwall home battery available to everyone and to change how we use and store energy. Think about it, you no longer have to rely on utility companies for energy – ev...
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Target On His Back; CCS RACES @ Autobahn Country Club May 2-3

May 2-3 2015 These blog posts are really geared less at racing and more about the fun off course in the paddock. Champion Cup Series finally made it to Autobahn Country Club For the first time in 10 years, the
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Drone Technology to Plant 1 Billion Trees Per Year

We destroy about 26 billion trees through lumber, mining, agriculture and urban expansion each year. In the past, there weren’t many solutions using technology for the deforestation problem until recently, a former NASA envir...
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Homage to a Visionary (Homaro Cantu 1976-2015)

                    It was in late 2004 that we at Design Engine first made the acquaintance of Homaro Cantu or Omar, as we have since called him. We heard a lot about the leg...
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