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The All-In-One 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC Machine

In the ever changing world of 3D printers, it can be hard for a company to set itself apart from the competition. Snapmaker plans to do just that with its Kickstarter campaign for its extremely reliable and durable 3D printer featuring an all-metal design that can be converted in a laser engraver or CNC machine […]

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Volkswagen’s Sedric, The Self-Driving Lounge on Wheels

Imagining a world dominated by self-driving vehicles is something many automobile companies have taken part in. Volkswagen (VW) recently released their newest autonomous concept car, which they have aptly named Sedric – as in self-driving car. Sedric is VW’s first concept car created for level 5 autonomous driving. Meaning VW imagines Sedric as a fully […]

Industry News

Uber for the Sky: Drone Taxis Set to Fly in Dubai This Summer

It would be another world’s first for the city of Dubai – autonomous taxi drones are set to take flight this summer. Emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed plans for the Chinese-made EHang 184 drone to carry passengers to their destination without the need for a pilot.  While it may seem many years away, RTA […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

High-Tech Compost, Zera, Turns Food Waste Into Fertilizer in 24 hours

While most traditional food composts are made to be kept outside, the Zera designed by Whirlpool’s WLabs, is an attractive indoor food recycler. As part of an Indiegogo campaign, the company claims the Zera can convert a week’s worth of food waste into homemade ready-to-use fertilizer in just 24 hours. According to Whirlpool, the average […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Toyota Thinks We Should Be Emotionally Connected to Our Future Cars

Toyota believes vehicles of the future should be built with the philosophy of “kinetic warmth,” the belief that mobile technology should foster an emotional connection with the user and should be warm, welcoming and most importantly, fun. For this, Toyota’s CALTY Design Research team designed the Concept-i, an autonomous vehicle with onboard AI Agent “Yui” […]

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New Honda CB750 Concept Motorcycle

The Future of the Cafe-Racer Above is a new concept of the Honda CB750 done by Igor Chak. The design is full of lines with sharp corners that make the bike look tough while still being aerodynamic and light. The motorcycle is p...
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Travel From Europe to Australia in 90 Minutes?

The SpaceLiner, a hypersonic spacecraft, could potentially take you from the USA to Australia in just 90 minutes. The company behind the project, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR,) plans to build the spacecraft b...
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AFTERBURN: A group for Engineers and Industrial Designers in Chicago

AFTERBURN: A group for Engineers and Industrial Designers in Chicago DESIGN-ENGINE EDUCATION will continue our Afterburn User group meetings held after work on the last Thursday night of each month.  The Afterburn meetups are...
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SOFA 2012 : Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design

Introduction: The Art Fair Company presents the 19th annual SOFA CHICAGO 2012 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611) Nov. 2 – 4. at Navy Pier. There were so many Glass Arts designed ...
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Kickstarting: A Portable Printer That Turns Phone Pics Into Polaroids – Impossible Instant Lab

By: Kyle VanHemert The Impossible Project’s Instant Lab photo printer is just wacky enough to make sense. In 2008, at the closing of a Polaroid factory in Enschede, The Netherlands, Dr. Florian Kaps, an enthusiast of all thin...
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Designing a Chess AI

In 1996 IBM’s Deep Blue, a chess computer, beat the world champion, Garry Kasparov. This marked the first time a computer was capable of defeating an expert chess player under normal tournament rules. However, Kasparov be...
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