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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 […]

Industry News

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. […]

Adobe Workshops

Photoshop Level One: Dec 16-17

Adobe Photoshop Level 1 Course Duration: 16 / 32 / 40 hours  Tuition: $150 / $275 / $325 USD Overview: The purpose of this Adobe Photoshop training course is to get you acquainted with the basics of Photoshop and to rapidly familiarize you with all the possibilities of the software. This course will also train […]

Product Reviews

BioLite FirePit: Making Fires Toasty Instead of Smokey

If you are an outdoors lover like me, you probably like to go camping , grill food, or sit outside at night with friends around a warm fire. Man has been doing these activities since he learned how to make a fire, and i’m sure once the initial excitement of this essential discovery wore off, […]

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Layer Design Creates The First Customizable 3D Printed Wheelchair

We’ve seen many uses for 3D printing, yet few are aimed towards human-focused problems. London-based design studio Layer wants to do just that – they have designed a wheelchair to make users’ daily lives easier. The Go wh...
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Whirlpool is Crowdfunding a Home Brewing System

Most traditional beer fermenting methods can take a month or more to produce quality home-brewed beer. Whirlpool has decided to tap into the home-brewing beer industry by crowdfunding their own system for making beer at home. W...
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Chicago’s Futuristic Cable Car Skyline Project

The “Chicago Skyline,” a proposed project by architecture firms Davis Brody Bond and Marks Barfield, plans to create a network of aerial cable cars to provide visitors with a unique perspective of Chicago. Preliminary desig...
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Non-Degreed Detail Designers: Reassessing the Engineering Job Market

For those of you that are unemployed: If you specialize in something other than what you have done in the past, you can increase the chances of obtaining a job. Do you remember in the 90’s when it was easy to get a job as...
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Creo Surfacing Level 3: Custom Surfacing

Creo Surfacing Level 3: Custom Surfacing Course Duration: 16 or 40 hours depending upon your project. Tuition: Price based on scope of project and number of participants.  Please call 312.226.8339 for a quote. Overvie...
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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Lithium Ion: Clearing The Air

Over the past few months the media has focused much negative attention on the travails of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  While on one hand this plane has solely ushered in a new era in aviation history by virtue of it’s agg...
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