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Chicago’s Global Cardboard Challenge Provides Creative Outlet for Youth

In 2011, a nine-year-old boy named Caine Monroy could have easily joined other youth in the neighborhood playing sports or video games. Instead, Monroy chose to spend his summer at his father’s auto parts store, diligently working on an arcade constructed completely of cardboard. He spent hours building and designing his arcade, developing security for […]

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Modscape’s Cliff House Redefines Living on the Edge

icture yourself waking up daily to a 180-degree view of the ocean without leaving the comfort of your living room. The owners of the as-yet-unbuilt Cliff House have teamed up with Modscape of Australia to design their compact dream home, delicately perched above open water, hanging off the cliff’s edge. Cliff House redefines “living dangerously” with its vast floor to ceiling […]

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G-pod’s Storage Container Based Off-grid Living Space

ong Kong and Australia-based company G-pod has unveiled a new shipping container home that it hopes will stand out from the sizable competition thanks to a novel expandable design that increases usable floor space significantly. The G-pod Dwell can also operate off-grid and optional extras include a rainwater collection unit and solar array. Not to be confused […]

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“Project Hieroglyph” Envisions Stories for a Brighter Future

op culture has painted a darkly dystopian vision of the future. But a new book hopes to harness the power of science fiction to plot out a more optimistic path for the real world. Just glancing at this week’s movie listings, those in the US can see humans battling super apes for world domination, a […]

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Gerry Judah Sculptures at Goodwood Festival of Speed

rtist and sculptor Gerry Judah is matter-of-fact about an unusual aspect of one commission. “I had to create a triumphal arch to hang a Ferrari.” Such is the work he is used to now. Since 1997, Judah has been building enormous, car-themed structures for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in the grounds of […]

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James Dyson Award 2013 finalists

James Dyson will announce the winner of the international student design award that carries his name in a little over a week, so it’s an opportune time to take a closer look at the finalists. This year, Dyson has 20 final...
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Roadless wheel concept adjusts to all terrains

  Graduate student Ackeem Ngwenya has combined the 6000 year-old wheel with modern materials to develop a new type of all-terrain wheel assembly that switches from narrow to wide tread at the turn of a screw. His Roadless ...
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Honda testing vehicle-to-vehicle communications to eliminate SMIDSY accidents

Here’s a term almost all motorcyclists run across in their first couple of years on the road: SMIDSY. It stands for “sorry mate, I didn’t see you” and it’s the standard apology we get when we’...
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Cota system transmits power wirelessly at up to 30 feet

In 2008, Gartner Research released a report in which it identified the number one IT grand challenge as “Never having to manually recharge devices.” Physicist Hatem Zeine has invented what he believes to be the ans...
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From the Real World to Arcade Games

Majority of motorsport games is all about cars – from Gran Turismo to Need for Speed. Despite the thrill of igniting the nitros and finishing the course with an excellent time, drivers can’t do the same tricks and stunts th...
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life – Book Review by Bart Brejcha

"If your a product designer, architect or industrial designer you must read this book! The 1850′s was a boom in design & invention. People invented things that had no purpose. It must have been a remarkable time...
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