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Situ Studio in New York Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Makerspaces – The Future of Education

  Most traditional education systems focus on reading books and memorization to test how “smart” someone is. However with the world and technology moving forward so quickly, many believe that there is a significant need for places where people can, not only learn but also create and invent. Enter the Makerspace, a place where people […]

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Meet Man’s New Best Friend, NAO Robot

  A robot that is a member of the family is something that is usually only dreamed up in Hollywood movies. Well not anymore. Swiss researchers have developed the NAO robot that is touted to be an “intelligent and friendly companion.” Kids and adults alike love technology and entertainment, so Swiss researchers have created a […]

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Vertical Gardens – Growing Organic Food Onsite

With the world becoming more interested in where their food is coming from, vertical and indoor gardens are becoming essential for growing organic food in small spaces – from home to restaurant. Along with the emergence of at-home vertical gardens, there are a few restaurants that have also started to grow their own plants and herbs. […]

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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 […]

GirlEngineer Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

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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EcoXPower powers bicycle lights and charges mobile devices simultaneously

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Much of the reporting about Google’s driverless car has mistakenly focused on its science-fiction feel. While the car is certainly cool, just watch the video below about a 95%-blind man running errands. The gee-whiz focus sug...
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SMARTWALLIT – Never Lose Your Keys or Wallet Again

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Design Engine delivers Industrial Design seminar @ Purdue University

With the advent of a new winter semester at Purdue University, brings in the unfortunate realization there are another three more months of limited sun. To break the winter funk Industrial Design professor Steve Vissor called o...
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The Langham Hotel: Opening Summer 2013 in Chicago

Since the creation of Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’ in 1863, The Langham Hotel has upheld its pedigree in the hospitality industry. Today, over a hundred years after the first Langham opened its doors in London their desig...
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