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Teaching Young Girls to be Engineers

                            In the field of engineering only about 11% of engineers are women. Everything around us is created and designed, from your smartphone to your doorknob. We need engineers to keep everything efficient and moving forward. Likewise, it is important to create more […]

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Makers, Reshoring and the Future of American Manufacturing

As globalization has become more and more prevalent in America’s economy, motivation to move production and manufacturing overseas has grown. Offshoring often offers cheaper labor with less restrictions in foreign countries as opposed to the United States. However, while this trend may mean higher profit for companies, it can also mean less jobs for American […]

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The Apple Watch- Just an Extension of the iPhone?

The Apple Watch seems to be the most fashion-forward product Apple has put out, yet despite boasting many fancy features, is it just an extension of the iPhone?      The Apple Watch is aiming to satisfy its variety of loyal customers by giving them the choice to customize their own watch. Starting at $349, […]

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2015 Chicago Auto Show

The annual Chicago Auto Show opened to the public at McCormick Place this past weekend. Thousands of attendees filed into the convention center to get a glimpse of newly designed models and concepts from the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world. Chicago’s autoshow boasts the titles of the largest and longest running auto show, with […]

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The Hyperloop’s Transition from Science-Fiction to Reality

Founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk’s idea of the Hyperloop has received funding for $8.5 million and plans to raise an additional $80 million in 2015 alone. His idea, which to many seems crazy and fantasy-like, is being backed by many big names that don’t think he’s so crazy. The Hyperloop […]

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GE’s New “Smart” Wind Turbine

GE’s new 1.7-100 wind turbine, the second of it’s “Brilliant” series made it’s debut in Chicago at the WINDPOWER 2013 expo held at McCormick Place from May 5th through 8th. GE’s Brilliant ser...
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The 25th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair

One of the most influential design events of the year, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York provides a platform for the design world to showcase their innovations, network and create. Located at  New York ...
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Canon 6D – Wifi and Iphone Compatable

Canon 6D – Wifi and Iphone Compatable As the full frame DSLR market grows ever-more crowded though – Canon, Nikon and Sony each offer at least two full frame models – the appeal of the 6D may well rest on thin...
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SMARTWALLIT – Never Lose Your Keys or Wallet Again

So, what is SmartWallit? SmartWallit is a revolutionary device that allows you to keep track of your wallet. It will prevent you from leaving your wallet behind, so you will not have to awkwardly stand at the register frantical...
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The Evolution of Refrigerator Design

On the evening of March 4th, 2013, I attended an IDSA sponsored mixer that was tied into the Housewares show that was going on that day. While I was sufficiently impressed by the UIC innovation center where the event was held, ...
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3,587.1 Miles Traveled On A Gallon Of Gasoline At This Year’s Eco-Marathon

Dominating at this year’s Eco-Marathon Americas, Canadian team Alerion Supermileage from Laval University showed the world what is possible for the future of fuel efficiency as their prototype CT2.0 traveled 3,587.1 miles on ...
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