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Teaching Young Girls to be Engineers

                            In the field of engineering only about 11% of engineers are women. Everything around us is created and designed, from your smartphone to your doorknob. We need engineers to keep everything efficient and moving forward. Likewise, it is important to create more […]

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Makers, Reshoring and the Future of American Manufacturing

As globalization has become more and more prevalent in America’s economy, motivation to move production and manufacturing overseas has grown. Offshoring often offers cheaper labor with less restrictions in foreign countries as opposed to the United States. However, while this trend may mean higher profit for companies, it can also mean less jobs for American […]

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The Apple Watch- Just an Extension of the iPhone?

The Apple Watch seems to be the most fashion-forward product Apple has put out, yet despite boasting many fancy features, is it just an extension of the iPhone?      The Apple Watch is aiming to satisfy its variety of loyal customers by giving them the choice to customize their own watch. Starting at $349, […]

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2015 Chicago Auto Show

The annual Chicago Auto Show opened to the public at McCormick Place this past weekend. Thousands of attendees filed into the convention center to get a glimpse of newly designed models and concepts from the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world. Chicago’s autoshow boasts the titles of the largest and longest running auto show, with […]

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The Hyperloop’s Transition from Science-Fiction to Reality

Founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk’s idea of the Hyperloop has received funding for $8.5 million and plans to raise an additional $80 million in 2015 alone. His idea, which to many seems crazy and fantasy-like, is being backed by many big names that don’t think he’s so crazy. The Hyperloop […]

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Argon Employs Computational Fluid Dynamics in Developing Argon 18 Triathlon Bikes

Canada’s Argon 18 delivered one of the most unexpected but clearest category winners with their entry-level E-80 last year. Their new E-118 produces similarly standout performance at the premium end of the scale. Strik...
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Production Jobs Return to the U.S.

WHITEWATER, Wis. — In 2001, Generac Power Systems joined the wave of American companies shifting production to China. The move wiped out 400 jobs in southeast Wisconsin, but few could argue with management’s logic: ...
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Student-designed bicycle device designed to save lives

Many people are afraid of riding their bicycles on busy roads full of motorized vehicles, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only are bikes slower and offer less protection than cars, but they can also be more difficult...
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Blurry photo? Lytro Illum allows you to refocus after shooting

Three years after Lytro introduced the first light-field technology camera that allows users to refocus a photo after it is taken, the company is back with a bigger, bolder offer – the Lytro Illum. Unlike the eponymous fi...
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TellSpec hand-held scanner identifies what’s in your food

Figuring out whether the fries on your plate contain traces of trans-fat, or if those celery sticks are truly pesticide-free can be tricky, if not impossible. That’s why Isabel Hoffmann along with mathematician Stephen Wa...
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Smart Tech Firearm Challenge offers US$1m to advance gun safety

While legislative solutions to curbing gun violence in the US continue to meet fervent opposition, the Smart Tech Foundation, formed to incentivize free-market solutions to firearm safety, aims to take a different route. Throug...
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