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Situ Studio in New York Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Makerspaces – The Future of Education

  Most traditional education systems focus on reading books and memorization to test how “smart” someone is. However with the world and technology moving forward so quickly, many believe that there is a significant need for places where people can, not only learn but also create and invent. Enter the Makerspace, a place where people […]

NaoRobot Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Meet Man’s New Best Friend, NAO Robot

  A robot that is a member of the family is something that is usually only dreamed up in Hollywood movies. Well not anymore. Swiss researchers have developed the NAO robot that is touted to be an “intelligent and friendly companion.” Kids and adults alike love technology and entertainment, so Swiss researchers have created a […]

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Vertical Gardens – Growing Organic Food Onsite

With the world becoming more interested in where their food is coming from, vertical and indoor gardens are becoming essential for growing organic food in small spaces – from home to restaurant. Along with the emergence of at-home vertical gardens, there are a few restaurants that have also started to grow their own plants and herbs. […]

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Off the Grid: Tesla’s Vision for Sustainable Energy

                    Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, announced a plan to produce lithium-ion Tesla brand home batteries that could potentially power your entire home or business. It seems as though Musk is interested in just about anything, from electric cars to space expeditions to building trains that look […]

GirlEngineer Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

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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Bugatti Develops New Hypercar Hybrid

Stealing a bit of the supercar spotlight back from Hennessey and its Venom F5, Bugatti insiders have gotten to talking about the successor to the legendary Veyron. The car will reportedly use a hybrid powertrain to make it qui...
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Enables 3D Printing of Alloy Metals

he technology to 3D print a single part from multiple materials has been around for years, but only for polymer-based additive manufacturing processes. For metals, jobs are typically confined to a single powdered base metal or ...
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Semifinalists To Be Announced For IAM3D Challenge

The inaugural American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3d) Challenge has officially launched.  The contest, which is designed to provide mechanical engineering and multidisciplinary/e...
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Ideation for Offshore Nuclear Plants at MIT

How do you make nuclear energy safely and cheaply? The answer is simple: Build it with well-tested existing technology and put it in a safe location, in a place where it can be easily cooled, and safe from events such as earthq...
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Amazon Explores Possibilities of Drone Delivery

mazon has petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for exemption from rules barring it from testing drones in the United States. The online shopping company made waves recently by showing off small unmanned aircraft...
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New, More Affordable 3D Printers in Development

wo new 3D printers are already crossing the price barrier, dropping to prices comparable to consumer-grade printers. One, the M3D Micro, is tagged at $349, and the other, the MOD-t, at $149. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign ...
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