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Engineers Solving China’s Traffic Problem With Elevated Bus

Solving China’s overwhelming traffic problem is going to require innovative ideas. One proposal is the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB,) a vehicle that would potentially transport passengers to their destinations by gliding over the top of cars that are stuck in traffic jams. Engineers behind the project explain that an elevator would be used to board […]

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Google Wants to Protect Pedestrians with Sticky Car Hoods

While autonomous technology has been improving, one thing that remains unavoidable is accidents. The main problem on the minds of many people is how to get self-driving cars to avoid crashing into pedestrians. Instead of just accident-avoidance technology, Google has also patented a sort of “human flypaper.” Google plans to place a strong adhesive on the […]

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HP Finally Releases Own 3D Printers

HP, the leader in digital printing, announced its first 3D printing system for large-scale manufacturing. The HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution claims to be different from other 3D printers and several companies, among them BMW, Nike and Johnson & Johnson, have already signed up to be the first ones to test the new printers. HP’s 3D […]

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New HTT Hyperloop Plans To Make It Levitate at 760 MPH

It’s been several years since Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk first shared his idea of the Hyperloop train. Despite Musk himself claiming he is just too busy with Tesla and SpaceX to work on the Hyperloop, several companies have been working on turning the Hyperloop concept into reality. One company in particular has introduced […]

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Layer Design Creates The First Customizable 3D Printed Wheelchair

We’ve seen many uses for 3D printing, yet few are aimed towards human-focused problems. London-based design studio Layer wants to do just that – they have designed a wheelchair to make users’ daily lives easier. The Go wheelchair by Layer would be the first consumer, made-to-measure wheelchair that will be manufactured using 3D printing technology. […]

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Designer Wai Lim Chan’s Jewelry Boxes Take Shape as Endangered Animals

Wai Lim Chan of Trigger Design, designer and participant in Design Engine training, has created some impressive designs. Wai Lim Chan’s “The Endangered” is a line of scented jewelry boxes that are shaped like endang...
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Engineering and Design Icon James Dyson to Make Electric Car

Renowned design icon James Dyson, head of the Dyson Corporation, has been revealed to be working on bringing an electric car to market. Dyson, known primarily for their innovations in the area of vacuum cleaners, has earned the...
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Autodesk’s Multi-Head 3D Printer Can Print Larger Objects in Less Time

As advanced as 3D printing technology has become, most printers can only print small objects very slowly. For larger projects,  3D printers first print smaller parts and assemble these parts into larger objects later. Autodesk...
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Samsung Designs Smart Windshield Specifically for Motorcycles

Samsung and Yamaha are collaborating on developing a “Smart Windshield” specifically to promote motorcycle safety. While they call this concept the Smart Windshield, the information synced from the user’s phone is actuall...
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Go Fast Take Chances: Savannah’s Roebling Road 2016

The Roebling Road WERA Race week started out flying from Chicago to Atlanta to visit my father.  He lives north of Atlanta where I stash the truck and trailer for the long Chicago winter.  My hope is always that that vehicle...
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Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes will be Available for Purchase Soon

Nike has unveiled its first pair of consumer-focused self-lacing shoes, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0. Nike prefers to call their technology “self-adapting” rather than self-lacing since the shoes will have two buttons on the sid...
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