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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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Crutches Finally Get a Redesign

It’s about time someone redesigned crutches. It is already bad enough to deal with restricted mobility – being on crutches shouldn’t be a miserable experience. Mobility Designed created the M + D crutch and reimagined crutches to be painless by improving upon common problems involving under arm crutches and forearm crutches. Mobility Designed explained, “We’ve focused our […]

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Net Zero Design Offers Example for Sustainable Living

It’s been two years since the November 2013 completion of Walgreens Net Zero energy store in Evanston just north of Chicago and the building has achieved many accolades including platinum LEED certification in addition to...
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Smart Rug Features Motivational Messages and Turns Off Only When Stepped On

It’s easy to over sleep by hitting the snooze button every morning. How about a device that doesn’t let you hit snooze? The Ruggie, created by Winsom Tam, is a soft, memory foam smart rug that features a pressure-sensitive ...
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Meet Faraday Future’s All-Electric, 1000-Horsepower Sports Car

A sustainable, all-electric sports car with the ability to produce as much as 1,000 horsepower is possible – at least according to California automaker Faraday Future. Faraday Future’s FFZER01, a high-performance concep...
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Three Potentially Lucrative Future Business Models for Electric Cars

While electric cars have been available as a mass market item since 2011, they still represent less then 1 percent of the vehicles sold nationally. As the market share for electric cars grows and they become more fully mainstre...
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Is The ArcaBoard The First REAL Hoverboard?

A hoverboard, by definition, should hover. Recently, many so-called “hoverboards” have become all the rage, even though they don’t actually make you fly. The ArcaBoard, a new type of hoverboard, is different because i...
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For The Window Seat Lovers, The SkyDeck Gives The Ultimate View of The Clouds

Windspeed Technologies, an aerospace engineering firm, has come up with something that gives a whole new meaning to traveling in luxury. The SkyDeck, a transparent dome installed on top of an airplane, will be able to give pass...
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