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The SeaXplorer Mega-Yacht Can Break Through Ice And Access Remote Locations

If sailing on the Caribbean doesn’t sound exciting enough, the SeaXplorer promises to take owners to some of the most remote places in the world. Places that have not been accessible before will now be just a leisurely yacht trip away. Dutch company, Damen Group, developed the SeaXplorer to be able to break through ice, […]

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FLYBi Drone Goggles Let You See The World From Its Point Of View

You will want to add FLYBi to your Christmas list this year. A crowdfunded project, the FLYBi drone can give you a different type of flying experience. The FLYBi’s drone is connected to a pair of goggles that can display live-streamed videos while the drone is in flight. The goggles feature sensors that move along […]

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4D Printing May Help Create Self-Assembling Objects

While you’ve most likely heard of 3D printing before, scientists are now using 4D printing to create self-folding structures. This technology still employs 3D printing technology, but the components for 4D printing are made from smart shape-memory materials that, when in contact with heat, are able to assemble from a flat structure to a 3D […]

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Watch Out Tesla, An Electric Porsche Is On Its Way

Claiming to reach 80 percent charge in just 15 minutes, the Mission E is the newest concept car by Porsche. Displayed recently at the Frankfort Motor Show, this all -electric vehicle has some of the traditional makings of a luxurious Porsche, but also some particularly interesting and unexpected features. The 600-horsepower sedan is able to […]

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Google’s Project Soli: Control Your Gadgets Using Only Hand Gestures

Say hello to the future, or at least Google thinks so. Google ATAP’s Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology to help you tell your technology what to do, all without ever touching it. The Project Soli microchip is able to capture the sub-millimeter motions of your fingers at an incredibly […]

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DesignHouse’s REVEAL Kickstarter Supports Local Manufacturing

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Chicago Jobs and National Recruiting at the ERE Recruiting Conference

ne of the biggest challenges that face manufacturing, engineering and design organizations today is attracting and keeping great talent. The experience at The 2014 FALL ERE Recruiting Conference was nothing short of amazi...
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Design Engine Teams Up with Cantu Designs in Development of Culinary Creations

hose familiar with miracle berry, also known as miracle fruit, are aware of the curious reaction the berry causes the human palate. Sour lemons taste like sorbet, hot sauce takes on the guise of sweet glaze, and hoppy IPA’...
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Chicago’s Global Cardboard Challenge Provides Creative Outlet for Youth

In 2011, a nine-year-old boy named Caine Monroy could have easily joined other youth in the neighborhood playing sports or video games. Instead, Monroy chose to spend his summer at his father’s auto parts store, diligentl...
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Modscape’s Cliff House Redefines Living on the Edge

icture yourself waking up daily to a 180-degree view of the ocean without leaving the comfort of your living room. The owners of the as-yet-unbuilt Cliff House have teamed up with Modscape of Australia to design their comp...
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G-pod’s Storage Container Based Off-grid Living Space

ong Kong and Australia-based company G-pod has unveiled a new shipping container home that it hopes will stand out from the sizable competition thanks to a novel expandable design that increases usable floor space significant...
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