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Off the Grid: Tesla’s Vision for Sustainable Energy

                    Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, announced a plan to produce lithium-ion Tesla brand home batteries that could potentially power your entire home or business. It seems as though Musk is interested in just about anything, from electric cars to space expeditions to building trains that look […]

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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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Passivhaus: The Passively Heated Home

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