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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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Genetic Algorithms for Optimization

A genetic algorithm is a search heuristic for optimization given a set of guidelines. The algorithm works with different kinds of strings of data that represent an object. The purpose of the algorithm is to select ideal output ...
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Enables 3D Printing of Alloy Metals

he technology to 3D print a single part from multiple materials has been around for years, but only for polymer-based additive manufacturing processes. For metals, jobs are typically confined to a single powdered base metal or ...
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Enjoy Your Vices at Berrista Coffee

Most coffee shops create items that are full of sugar, artificial sweeteners, preservatives and additives, so what about one that tries to do the opposite and use natural ingredients? Berrista Coffee, located in Old Irving Park...
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Female Designers Aim to Promote Universal Design

Women in design are working towards one common goal, to turn design and engineering into universal design. They concentrate on design equality, not just for males and females, but also for people with disabilities and the elde...
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Space X Launches Privatized Space Travel into the Mainstream

Space travel, the next frontier, has largely been a governmental expedition to this point in history. SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk are working to privatize this process and successfully transition space travel and explorati...
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2015 International Motorcycle Show

The International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Chicago, sponsored by Progressive, features motorcycles, parts, equipment, tools, and various attractions and entertainment all under one roof. Attendees can check out the jaw-dropping...
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