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Propella’s Minimalistic and Affordable Electric Bike

Most electric bikes (e-bikes) are expensive and it can be especially difficult to find one under a $1000. Propella Electric, a Seattle-based startup, has created an e-bike that is affordable, lightweight, minimalistic in design and still manages to look and feel like a regular bicycle. Early backers can expect to pay about $699 for their […]

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Google To Use Drones To Give Internet Access To All

About 4.2 billion people in the world still don’t have Internet access. Most of us have grown up with Internet access and a life without it just doesn’t seem possible. Google plans to solve this problem by using solar-powered drones to beam high-speed Internet back to Earth. They call it “Project Skybender.” Google is currently […]

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Is This Engineless Aircraft The Key To Aviation On Mars?

Airbus Perlan II will be the first engineless aircraft to fly at the edge of space using nothing but wind. The glider is said to be capable of reaching altitudes of 90,000 ft and if it succeeds it’s scheduled trip in June, it will become the highest plane in history – engineless or not. An […]

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Icona Neo – Small Car Fit For The Big City

Icona, an Italian design house based in Shanghai, has developed a fully electric and bold concept car, the Icona Neo. This compact car is especially fit for a big city, doesn’t leave a big carbon footprint and features quite an unusual design. The Neo concept car has a modern, sleek and asymmetrical design – taking inspiration […]

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2015’s Breakthrough Product: The Hoverboard

This years breakthrough product which made it’s way into the public consciousness and on to peoples holiday wish lists is the self-balancing two wheeled scooter popularly known as the hoverboard. The name hoverboard “however inaccurate” seems to have stuck and now these handless segways have become one of this years best selling products among teens and […]

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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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DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION and ANSYS, Inc. Announce Training Partnership

Chicago & Boston – Product Design Training Expert DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION today announced a partnership to teach their innovative Workflow-Based FEA curriculum in the powerful and popular software, ANSYS® Mechanica...
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Unfasten Your Seatbelts: The Google Driverless Car is Here!

Much of the reporting about Google’s driverless car has mistakenly focused on its science-fiction feel. While the car is certainly cool, just watch the video below about a 95%-blind man running errands. The gee-whiz focus sug...
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The Highest Performing Street-Legal Electric Vehicle Ever

The world of electric vehicles was always kind of, well, docile. Then, to our delight, Tesla changed the game with it’s Roadster, and the eco-conscious got to have some fun. But now, the Roadster’s discontinued, and there...
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GE’s New “Smart” Wind Turbine

GE’s new 1.7-100 wind turbine, the second of it’s “Brilliant” series made it’s debut in Chicago at the WINDPOWER 2013 expo held at McCormick Place from May 5th through 8th. GE’s Brilliant ser...
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Design Engine delivers Industrial Design seminar @ Purdue University

With the advent of a new winter semester at Purdue University, brings in the unfortunate realization there are another three more months of limited sun. To break the winter funk Industrial Design professor Steve Vissor called o...
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