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Whitaker Studio’s Futuristic Shipping Container Home Set to Begin Construction in 2018

Whitaker Studio’s Joshua Tree Residence takes shipping container architecture to the next level. Commissioned by a Los Angeles-based film producer, the home’s design takes inspiration from an earlier concept by Whitaker Studio intended for an office building that was never realized. Set to begin construction in 2018, the home’s starburst configuration was carefully planned by the […]

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Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks World Record, Traveling 1,102 Miles on A Single Charge

California-based company Proterra believes their electric buses could be another step towards removing our reliance on fossil fuels. Proterra’s Catalyst E2 Max Electric bus set a new world record for the longest distance traveled – 1,102.2 miles – by an electric vehicle on a single charge. The 40-foot bus packs a hefty 660kWh battery, as […]

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Eviation Unveils All-Electric Private Jet

Eviation Aircraft released the first prototype of an all-electric airplane. Named the “Alice”, the zero-emission aircraft has the capacity to carry nine passengers and two crew members and has a range of roughly 600 miles. Eviation Aircraft markets the Alice as a commuter plane that could be used to book short trips between major cities […]

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The Proposed Improvements to Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

A fresh set of renderings for the transformation of Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive have been revealed. The new plan calls for a 70-acre park extending out into Lake Michigan as well as upgrades to the beaches at Oak Street and Ohio Street. The new proposals have been developed by the state and city departments of […]

Events

Event Showcase: Humanscale’s “Beyond Sustainability” Discussion

The 4th floor of the Soho House set the scene for a thoughtful and compelling presentation about sustainability in furniture design. The presenter was Jon Strassner, Director of Workplace Strategy at Humanscale. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2007, Jon is passionate about Humanscale’s role in the Net Positive Movement. Jon has been a speaker at […]

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Audi’s Digital Rear – View Mirror Moves From Racetrack to R8 e-tron Production Vehicle

Audi’s digital rear – view mirror, which made its debut in the R18 e-tron Quattro and R18 ultra race cars at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, is set to enter small scale production at the end of this year in the Audi R8 ...
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Microsoft Announce Windows Phone Event for Sept. 5

The launch of Windows Phone 8 is getting closer, and now there’s a specific announcement date on the calendar. Nokia and Microsoft have invited the press to a joint Sept. 5 event in New York City, where they are expected to d...
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The Future of Hovercraft

Empowered by Design-Engine, Kicked out by Kickstarter, and now a go on IndieGoGo: Mercier-Jones presents the Future of Hovercraft. For unexplainably “not meeting Kickstarter’s guidelines” this project hit a road block rig...
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Prototype GHOST Military Watercraft Claims A World’s First

If you combined a stealth jet fighter and an attack helicopter and stuck them in the water, what would you get? Well, according to the folks at New Hampshire’s Juliet Marine Systems (JMS), you’d get the GHOST marine...
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World’s First Finger Camera – Air Clicker

You want to take the photo without camera, just using your fingers – it’s possible! Appropriately called Air Clicker, new concept designed by Yeon Su Kim will allow you to use nothing more than your hands to capture images....
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Daniel Simon Creates Livery for HRT Formula 1 Car

Visual artist and automotive futurist Daniel Simon has created a striking red and white livery for Hispania Racing’s new Formula 1 car. Called the F111, the new racecar has been developed by the outfit’s own enginee...
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