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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 more tourists to the area, the skywalk – which is suspended between […]

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Magic Mirror Takes In-Store Shopping to Another Level

Online shopping has become more convenient for many people than taking a trip to the mall, but a “magic mirror” might make the whole in-store shopping experience more enjoyable. With online shopping, information about customers’ preferences is gathered and makes the whole shopping experience less hectic. So what’s a retailer to do? Neiman Marcus is […]

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Will Daimler’s Self-Driving Truck Threaten Some Jobs?

No doubt many people cringe at the idea of self-driving vehicles. What happens in the case of an emergency when there is no human to take control of the wheel? Automaker Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, unveiled the first truck of its kind, the Freightliner Inspiration, which essentially drives itself. We say essentially because there is […]

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Tesla’s Home Battery Unveiled – The Powerwall

Elon Musk, the brains behind Tesla, wants to make his new Powerwall home battery available to everyone and to change how we use and store energy. Think about it, you no longer have to rely on utility companies for energy – even in the case of a power outage. When news about the batteries first […]

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Drone Technology to Plant 1 Billion Trees Per Year

We destroy about 26 billion trees through lumber, mining, agriculture and urban expansion each year. In the past, there weren’t many solutions using technology for the deforestation problem until recently, a former NASA environmental engineer, Lauren Fletcher developed a plan to use drones to plant an estimated one billion trees each year. That’s about 36,000 […]

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DesignHouse’s REVEAL Kickstarter Supports Local Manufacturing

ickstarter and Chicago design have gone hand-in-hand since its inception in 2009. The global crowdfunding site has helped endless creative projects and designs gain the backing they need to launch their concepts to the next lev...
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Chicago Jobs and National Recruiting at the ERE Recruiting Conference

ne of the biggest challenges that face manufacturing, engineering and design organizations today is attracting and keeping great talent. The experience at The 2014 FALL ERE Recruiting Conference was nothing short of amazi...
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Design Engine Teams Up with Cantu Designs in Development of Culinary Creations

hose familiar with miracle berry, also known as miracle fruit, are aware of the curious reaction the berry causes the human palate. Sour lemons taste like sorbet, hot sauce takes on the guise of sweet glaze, and hoppy IPA’...
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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, diligentl...
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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 comp...
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