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The SeaXplorer Mega-Yacht Can Break Through Ice And Access Remote Locations

If sailing on the Caribbean doesn’t sound exciting enough, the SeaXplorer promises to take owners to some of the most remote places in the world. Places that have not been accessible before will now be just a leisurely yacht trip away. Dutch company, Damen Group, developed the SeaXplorer to be able to break through ice, […]

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FLYBi Drone Goggles Let You See The World From Its Point Of View

You will want to add FLYBi to your Christmas list this year. A crowdfunded project, the FLYBi drone can give you a different type of flying experience. The FLYBi’s drone is connected to a pair of goggles that can display live-streamed videos while the drone is in flight. The goggles feature sensors that move along […]

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4D Printing May Help Create Self-Assembling Objects

While you’ve most likely heard of 3D printing before, scientists are now using 4D printing to create self-folding structures. This technology still employs 3D printing technology, but the components for 4D printing are made from smart shape-memory materials that, when in contact with heat, are able to assemble from a flat structure to a 3D […]

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Watch Out Tesla, An Electric Porsche Is On Its Way

Claiming to reach 80 percent charge in just 15 minutes, the Mission E is the newest concept car by Porsche. Displayed recently at the Frankfort Motor Show, this all -electric vehicle has some of the traditional makings of a luxurious Porsche, but also some particularly interesting and unexpected features. The 600-horsepower sedan is able to […]

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Google’s Project Soli: Control Your Gadgets Using Only Hand Gestures

Say hello to the future, or at least Google thinks so. Google ATAP’s Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology to help you tell your technology what to do, all without ever touching it. The Project Soli microchip is able to capture the sub-millimeter motions of your fingers at an incredibly […]

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Geothermal Energy: The Overlooked Renewable

Throughout the years 2006 through 2009 Design Engine would receive sporadic visits from an enigmatic Frenchman who had a scheme for a geothermal energy project he wanted us to work on with him utilizing 3D drawings and renderin...
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The Wearable Wave of the Future

Think back with me for a moment before we think forward. Remember that scene in 1989’s Back to the Future II where Marty McFly travels to the future with Doc to save his future children? Immediately Doc endows Marty with ...
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France Passes Green Roof Law – Why We Should All Follow Their Example

Above: Chicago’s City Hall’s Green Roof (Image: National Geographic) A new law in France mandates that all new buildings in commercial zones need to be covered in either plants or solar panels, reports Agence France...
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The Difference is Clear with New Solar Cell

MIT start up Ubiquitous Energy will soon bring to market the first generation of truly transparent solar panels. The firm uses term Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrator to describe this new approach which uses the the inf...
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Meet the New Boss, the Butter Boss

One thing we’ve never had is portable butter – that is, until now. The guys at Y Line Product Design have created a way to make butter-lovers happier than ever before. The “Butter Boss” has a variety of uses, is mad...
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The World’s Highest and Longest See-Through Bridge Opening this July

If you have a fear of heights, China’s Zhangjiajie skywalk may be a way for you to face your fears (or maybe faint from the mere thought of walking across and seeing nothing but the drop below you.) In an effort to attract mo...
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