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The World’s Highest and Longest See-Through Bridge Opening this July

If you have a fear of heights, China’s Zhangjiajie skywalk may be a way for you to face your fears (or maybe faint from the mere thought of walking across and seeing nothing but the drop below you.) In an effort to attract more tourists to the area, the skywalk – which is suspended between […]

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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 customers’ preferences is gathered and makes the whole shopping experience less hectic. So what’s a retailer to do? Neiman Marcus is […]

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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 truck of its kind, the Freightliner Inspiration, which essentially drives itself. We say essentially because there is […]

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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 – even in the case of a power outage. When news about the batteries first […]

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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 environmental engineer, Lauren Fletcher developed a plan to use drones to plant an estimated one billion trees each year. That’s about 36,000 […]

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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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If You Can’t Stand the Heat… Get a Robot in the Kitchen!

There are some people who love to cook, and then there are those who would prefer not to. For those of you that aren’t so fond of cooking, how many times have you wished for a personal chef to create all your meals for you? A...
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The Power of Social Media for Your Business

                        The most successful businesses understand the importance of having a strong social media presence, and know how to harness the power of social ...
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Manned Mission to Mars – Just 39 Days?

Currently, to travel to Mars it would take about nine months. NASA’s newest space exploration idea, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is proposing to be able to send humans to Mars in about six weeks...
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Amazon Shipping in 30 Minutes or Less – Possible with FAA Approval

Order a package, receive it in 30 minutes or less. Sound too good to be true? Well Amazon doesn’t think so. The largest Internet retailer in the world is planning to have packages shipped using drones, they are calling this n...
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