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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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Volkswagen’s Sedric, The Self-Driving Lounge on Wheels

Imagining a world dominated by self-driving vehicles is something many automobile companies have taken part in. Volkswagen (VW) recently released their newest autonomous concept car, which they have aptly named Sedric – as in self-driving car. Sedric is VW’s first concept car created for level 5 autonomous driving. Meaning VW imagines Sedric as a fully […]

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Uber for the Sky: Drone Taxis Set to Fly in Dubai This Summer

It would be another world’s first for the city of Dubai – autonomous taxi drones are set to take flight this summer. Emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed plans for the Chinese-made EHang 184 drone to carry passengers to their destination without the need for a pilot.  While it may seem many years away, RTA […]

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High-Tech Compost, Zera, Turns Food Waste Into Fertilizer in 24 hours

While most traditional food composts are made to be kept outside, the Zera designed by Whirlpool’s WLabs, is an attractive indoor food recycler. As part of an Indiegogo campaign, the company claims the Zera can convert a week’s worth of food waste into homemade ready-to-use fertilizer in just 24 hours. According to Whirlpool, the average […]

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SOFA 2012 : Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design

Introduction: The Art Fair Company presents the 19th annual SOFA CHICAGO 2012 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611) Nov. 2 – 4. at Navy Pier. There were so many Glass Arts designed ...
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Design For Humanity Part Two: The Solar Oven and The Water Purifier

Throughout significant parts of the developing world the detrimental effects caused by the burning of firewood, charcoal and dung for cooking fuel remain an ongoing problem. Deforestation and the degradation of the environment ...
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2013 Milan Furniture Fair

As the largest designing trade show in the world, the 52nd International Furniture Fair promises to please as designers harness functionality and innovation April 9-14 in Milan. Internazionale del Mobile Salone, also known as M...
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Get in shape with the Jawbone UP

UP was designed to fit seamlessly in people’s lives. Real life. It’s a thoughtful combination of engineering and design, custom-made for how we live. UP is both flexible and strong. Sometimes UP needs to slide smoot...
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ROKU – The next generation of video streaming

Watching a movie at home used to mean ordering a DVD online, waiting for it to arrive, then having it sit on your coffee table for weeks until you were in the mood to watch it. Now, millions of people use Roku to choose what th...
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PARROT AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter

The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is the first quadricopter that can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet. By tilting your device, you control the direction of your AR.Drone, and by releasing it, the AR.Drone is instantly stabilized. ...
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