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Architect Turns Old Abandoned Factory into His Stunning Home

Spanish Architect Ricardo Bofill spent 45 years converting an abandoned World War One-era concrete factory into his home. Bofill first discovered the concrete factory just outside of Barcelona in 1973. Now having named it La Fábrica, he explained on his website, “I found enormous silos, a tall smokestack, four kilometers of underground tunnels, and machine […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Elon Musk’s Latest Venture, The Boring Company

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed in a recent TED talk how he plans to build a vast underground transportation network that would transport cars on an electric skate – all so traffic could be avoided. The Boring Company, as it’s officially named, was born out of Musk’s frustration with Los Angeles’ legendary traffic […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Scewo, The Most Stylish Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

A group of master students from Switzerland want to solve a common wheelchair problem – the difficulty in using a wheelchair to climb stairs. The Scewo wheelchair uses rubber tracks to safely climb staircases and is even stable enough for spiral staircases. The designers behind the one-of-a-kind wheelchair plan to bring it to market by […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

The All-In-One 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC Machine

In the ever changing world of 3D printers, it can be hard for a company to set itself apart from the competition. Snapmaker plans to do just that with its Kickstarter campaign for its extremely reliable and durable 3D printer featuring an all-metal design that can be converted in a laser engraver or CNC machine […]

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Volkswagen’s Sedric, The Self-Driving Lounge on Wheels

Imagining a world dominated by self-driving vehicles is something many automobile companies have taken part in. Volkswagen (VW) recently released their newest autonomous concept car, which they have aptly named Sedric – as in self-driving car. Sedric is VW’s first concept car created for level 5 autonomous driving. Meaning VW imagines Sedric as a fully […]

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The Mercedes-Benz Pickup Truck is Here

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the X-Class truck, what they call the world’s first true “premium” pickup truck. Specifically, the X-Class concept truck focuses on two major models called the stylish explorer and powerful adve...
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BMW’s Futuristic Self-Balancing Motorcycle Doesn’t Require Any Protective Gear

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Navdy Heads-Up Display Lets You Text and Drive Safely

While we know we shouldn’t, many of us still glance at our smartphones while driving and oftentimes get easily distracted. One company plans to change how we interact with our connected devices. Navdy, the name of the company...
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