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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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Makers, Reshoring and the Future of American Manufacturing

As globalization has become more and more prevalent in America’s economy, motivation to move production and manufacturing overseas has grown. Offshoring often offers cheaper labor with less restrictions in foreign countries as opposed to the United States. However, while this trend may mean higher profit for companies, it can also mean less jobs for American […]

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The Apple Watch- Just an Extension of the iPhone?

The Apple Watch seems to be the most fashion-forward product Apple has put out, yet despite boasting many fancy features, is it just an extension of the iPhone?      The Apple Watch is aiming to satisfy its variety of loyal customers by giving them the choice to customize their own watch. Starting at $349, […]

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2015 Chicago Auto Show

The annual Chicago Auto Show opened to the public at McCormick Place this past weekend. Thousands of attendees filed into the convention center to get a glimpse of newly designed models and concepts from the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world. Chicago’s autoshow boasts the titles of the largest and longest running auto show, with […]

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The Hyperloop’s Transition from Science-Fiction to Reality

Founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk’s idea of the Hyperloop has received funding for $8.5 million and plans to raise an additional $80 million in 2015 alone. His idea, which to many seems crazy and fantasy-like, is being backed by many big names that don’t think he’s so crazy. The Hyperloop […]

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The 2013 Mobile World Congress

Recently held in Spain, the largest Mobile World Congress to date revealed the extent of technological innovation in the mobile world as techies from across the globe flooded the streets of Barcelona. The Global System for Mobi...
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The story of the RYNO electric microcycle – in the inventor’s own words

Six years ago, Portland-based engineer Chris Hoffmann was driving with his 13-year-old daughter Lauren to go fishing. On the journey, out of the silence, Lauren said, “Daddy, I’ve been thinking about this one-wheeled motorc...
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Cloud Storage Comparison Guide

Following Microsoft’s recent relaunch of SkyDrive as OneDrive, there is a little more parity and competition at the top of the cloud storage market. How do the options stack up against each other though? This article prov...
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EcoXPower powers bicycle lights and charges mobile devices simultaneously

EcoXPower by EcoXGear is another take on a concept which most Gizmag readers will be familiar with: harnessing the kinetic energy produced while one pedals a bicycle in order to convert it into electricity and charge a smartpho...
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Smart Tech Firearm Challenge offers US$1m to advance gun safety

While legislative solutions to curbing gun violence in the US continue to meet fervent opposition, the Smart Tech Foundation, formed to incentivize free-market solutions to firearm safety, aims to take a different route. Throug...
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NEST – The Learning Thermostat

Tony Fadell helped design the iPod and he ran the iPod and iPhone divisions of Apple for years. Nest has decided to reinvent a tech item that hasn’t seen much innovation in decades: the thermostat. According to Nest, ther...
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