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2018 Chicago Auto show

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Chicago auto show media preview days. With that, photographers were able to walk through the floors and take pictures of the vehicles without fighting through crowds or taking dozens of attempts to capture a photo without a person walking through the frame.  One of the best […]

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Bridging the Gap: Bridgewater Studio Brings Fantasy to Reality

Let me just start by saying, this place is awesome! Selfishly, I had wanted to set up a tour to play with their awesome BB8 replica as the nerdery is strong with me, but when I visited Bridgewater Studios I got much more than I had expected. They even have their own real-life robot! Three […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Carpet Cloak for Invisibility

“For generations, the topic of invisibility has been of great interest. Although it was once dismissed as science fiction, it has now become reality on a small scale. Physics textbooks around the world must be rewritten and scientists must admit that they were wrong” (Michio Kaku). In 2011, two independent research teams, one from MIT […]

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Top Down Design: And its History

  Brief History of Top Down Design It all starts with Mil Spec standards. “MilSpecs”, are used to help achieve standardization objectives by the U.S. Department of Defense.  Part of  that specification basically states that if you don’t own the oceans during war time that you can’t get replacement parts for your war logistics if […]

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ThingWorx, Augmented Reality, and IoT in the workplace

AR/VR, along with the Internet of Things (IoT), has been talked about for a few years now as the next big thing. To help get it straight, Techcrunch explained it like this: Virtual Reality (AR): places users inside the virtual world, immersing them. Augmented Reality (VR):Overlays virtual objects on the user’s real world, augmenting it. […]

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Jealous Magazine Holiday Photoshoot

On Sunday, November 7th, the crew of Jealous Magazine utilized the Design Engine office for their Holiday Party themed photoshoot. Joel Koster, Maya/Alias instructor by day & janitor by night (haha, jk), had just finished d...
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Frenchman Sets Record for World Longest Hoverboard Flight

A jet ski champion from the south of France named Frankie Zapata has set a new distance record for hoverboards by traveling 2252 m (1.4 miles).  The flight, as captured on the accompanying video, was witnessed and certified by...
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Japanese Architects Create Apartment Building For Bikers

Japanese architects Yuji Nakae, Akiyoshi Takagi and Hiroshi Ohno have teamed up to build an apartment house complex specifically designed for motorcycle enthusiasts. Called ‘NE apartment’, the 8-unit apartment build...
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The shape of the building, designed by Los Angeles-based Clive Wilkinson Architects, was angled to evoke a futuristic bike helmet.

This Motocross Company’s Office Kinda Makes Me Want To Quit My Job And Ride Dirt Bikes All Day

When motocross apparel company Fox Head Inc. decided to move its headquarters to an 82,000-square-foot warehouse in Irvine, California, the company wanted to ensure that its boxy new digs would stand out. As a company that ou...
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Berrista Coffee Opening in Irving Park Neighborhood

Molecular gastronomy chef Homaro Cantu will open his new cafe Berrista Coffee on Chicago’s northwest side this Friday. With a menu based around the flavor-altering miracle berry, this new concept is sure to attract gourme...
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BMW’s Futuristic Self-Balancing Motorcycle Doesn’t Require Any Protective Gear

BMW imagines a future where mobility is connected and adaptable to the environment. As part of BMW’s year-long centennial celebration, the company revealed Motorrad, the motorcycle of the future that relies on self-balancing ...
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