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The Proposed Human-Powered Floating Gym for Paris

Italian firm Carlo Ratti Associati unveiled designs for the Paris Navigating Gym, a human-powered 66-foot long fitness vessel that can accommodate about 45 individuals. The fitness vessel features Technogym-built ARTIS machines, which take energy produced during workout sessions and convert it into other forms of energy. For now, the idea is a concept that is […]

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This Futuristic Turntable Plays Vinyl Records in Mid-Air

MAG-LEV, the first levitating turntable, is being called the “turntable of the future for the medium of the past.” MAG-LEV Audio, a Slovenian company, developed the unique turntable for people who want excellent sound quality and innovative design. The turntable’s platter is able to levitate using a series of magnets, making it look pretty futuristic […]

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The Flying Drone Made for Selfies

AirSelfie is a flying camera that is small enough to fit inside of your smartphone case. As you may have guessed the AirSelfie is meant for taking selfies, without the hassle of having to hold up a selfie stick till your arm hurts. The AirSelfie drone connects to iOS or Android phones via Wi-Fi and […]

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Vespa Reveals Its First Electric Scooter

The most iconic scooter brand in the world is working on releasing an electric scooter. The Vespa Elettrica Electric Scooter will have the same style, agility, ease of use and riding pleasure of a regular Vespa while being cheaper-to-run, eco-friendly and providing “technological and innovative connectivity solutions.” Although Vespa has been in existence for about […]

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The First Hyperloop System Will Travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 Minutes

Hyperloop One plans to build the first commercial hyperloop transportation system to go from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in about 12 minutes. Working off of Elon Musk’s famous idea, Hyperloop One signed a deal with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority to figure out how to build this system in Dubai. While exactly where the Hyperloop […]

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A 3D Pen That Runs on Plastic Bags and Bottles

Plastic, it’s everywhere. It’s also the primary material 3D printing pens use to create sculptures. The company behind the Renegade 3D pen believes there is a better solution for 3D printing pens rather than using specially...
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Cyclotron – The Spokeless, Smart Bike You Can Order Now

The creators behind Cyclotron believe their smart bike embodies the future of cycling. It is an advanced and versatile smart bike that is fully connected, powered by it’s own app and has a ton of innovative features. The spok...
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Onak Canoe: From Suitcase to Canoe in 10 Minutes

Conventional canoes take up an ample amount of storage space and aren’t very easily transported. The Onak canoe features a pre-folded design that can be easily and quickly converted into a carrying case making traveling and s...
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Google Launches Project Bloks, a Physical Toy System to Teach Kids Coding

Learning to code can be a difficult process that involves sitting in front of a computer screen for hours. To make it more fun and to cater it to children, Google has developed a Lego-like toy system named Project Bloks. This s...
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Phantom 3 Vector Vinyl Wrap Downloads

That’s the lovely Sondra Ellingson acting up as we often do with the Chicago skyline.  Drone Attack! At Design Engine, we dabble with vinyl wraps, as we have an on-staff graphic designer that needs to stay busy. The Ph...
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An Engineer’s Perspective on the Museum of Science and Industry

I’m an engineering student, not an English or Journalism major. But, like my boss and Design Engine owner, Bart, says, “Engineers can do about anything. All they need is practice.” So, here goes a little bit of my writing...
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