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Mark Cuban Reinvents the Hoverboard, But Calls It a “Rideable”

Billionaire and Shark Tank Star Mark Cuban seems to agree that for a hoverboard to be a hoverboard it has to actually…hover. His team at Radical Transport has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Radical Moov, an “electric rideable” that looks very similar to those exploding hoverboards but promises to be much, much safer. The […]

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Architect Turns Old Abandoned Factory into His Stunning Home

Spanish Architect Ricardo Bofill spent 45 years converting an abandoned World War One-era concrete factory into his home. Bofill first discovered the concrete factory just outside of Barcelona in 1973. Now having named it La Fábrica, he explained on his website, “I found enormous silos, a tall smokestack, four kilometers of underground tunnels, and machine […]

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Elon Musk’s Latest Venture, The Boring Company

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed in a recent TED talk how he plans to build a vast underground transportation network that would transport cars on an electric skate – all so traffic could be avoided. The Boring Company, as it’s officially named, was born out of Musk’s frustration with Los Angeles’ legendary traffic […]

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Scewo, The Most Stylish Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

A group of master students from Switzerland want to solve a common wheelchair problem – the difficulty in using a wheelchair to climb stairs. The Scewo wheelchair uses rubber tracks to safely climb staircases and is even stable enough for spiral staircases. The designers behind the one-of-a-kind wheelchair plan to bring it to market by […]

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The All-In-One 3D Printer, Laser Engraver and CNC Machine

In the ever changing world of 3D printers, it can be hard for a company to set itself apart from the competition. Snapmaker plans to do just that with its Kickstarter campaign for its extremely reliable and durable 3D printer featuring an all-metal design that can be converted in a laser engraver or CNC machine […]

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Pro/Engineer vs SolidWorks: Proving Form with Both

Rapid Fire 2010 How fast can you change your model? How It Went Down For years I have seen and been a part of discussions on forums stating whether one CAD tool is better than another. Industrial designers have told me that the...
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Digital Neural Networks

How is it that computers can be so highly functional across countless deterministic tasks yet have difficulty performing functions a child could easily do? If a child is given a a collection of photographs which contain the sam...
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EARLY PRESS RELEASE: T-Splines exhibiting at SolidWorks World 2011

Provo, Utah – January 18, 2011 – T-Splines, Inc., creators of precise and flexible 3D surface modeling and organic design tools with full industry standard compatibility, today announced that it will exhibit at the SolidWor...
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Are Our Deep T-Shirts the New Louis Vuitton?

Back in 1994, when Ace of Base’s “The Sign” held the #1 spot of the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 chart, web and graphic designer Sam Jennings came up with the grande design of Deep Interactive’s logo. Afte...
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RetroFuturism: The Tomorrow of Yesterday or The Past Rewritten?

Retro-futurism is a “trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced prior to about 1960”. Blending old-fashioned “retro” styles with futuristic technology, retro-fu...
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