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Elon Musk Believes Artificial Intelligence is The Biggest Threat We Face as a Civilization

Posted July 17th, 2017 by Mila Medonaite

Billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk sees artificial intelligence as the biggest threat to humanity. Musk, speaking at the National Governors Association on Saturday, explained, “There certainly will be job disruption. Because what’s going to happen is robots will be able to do everything better than us. … I mean all of us.” […]

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Events

Design Engine Open House

Posted July 6th, 2018 by Design Engine

We have settled into our new neighborhood, but we haven’t had a chance to throw a get together with food, drinks, and friends yet. So, we will be doing that on July 26! This is a great opportunity to network with those in the design and engineering industry or to ask questions about our services.  If […]

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Product Reviews

A New American Classic: The Halcyon 50 from Janus Motorcycles

Posted August 1st, 2013 by Design-Engine

The attraction to vintage is about more than just the past; it’s about embracing history as we look to the future. Creating a new breed of iconic out of their shop in Indiana, Richard Worsham and Devin Biek of Janus Motorcycles have captured the essence of vintage with the Halcyon 50. A moped enthusiast, Biek […]

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Industry News

Saab Electrified

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by Design-Engine

Not very long ago the idea of a Sino-Japanese consortium in-and-of itself may have been an anomaly (recent sabre rattling from China and Japan over some small islands illustrates the still fragile state of relations between the two countries.). The notion of a Sino-Japanese consortium buying up an iconic Swedish branded name with the intention of […]

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Bathroom/Washroom

Motorcycle Toilet

Posted June 22nd, 2011 by justinanguyen

The Motorcycle Toilet This design of the good ol’ loo may expensively replace thin paper seat covers or those saran-wrapped seats that cycle through with a press of a button prior to excusing yourself. Because if these two technologies are not available, then why not utilize a motorcycle-inspired toilet designed by Nelson Ayala. And knowing […]

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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Beyond Archimedes: Engineers of Classical Antiquity and Lost Technologies

Posted November 16th, 2012 by Design-Engine

It is acknowledged by many classical historians that the burning of the Library of Alexandria may well be one of the most horrific losses humankind has suffered in terms of centuries of lost development and advancement not to mention the loss of historical knowledge, drama and the arts. While it may be hard to quantify […]

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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Daniel Streng and IDEE

Posted June 11th, 2018 by Design-Engine

Daniel Streng is a designer of furniture. He is quite knowledgeable about design and marketing strategies and sometimes uses these strategies to reach potential clients. For some years now he has worked with IDEE, a Japanese furniture company. I had the chance to interview him and in this article I’ll introduce IDEE and Daniel Streng’s […]

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Liquid Robotics Offer Wave Glider Robots to the Military

Posted September 13th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Liquid Robotics, developer of the Wave Glider autonomous robotic surface platform for ocean surveying is broadening its activity to offer government and military solutions by establishing the new Federal Business unit. The new unit is expected to double the number of employees over the next months, in anticipation to the growing potential and interest from […]

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Product Reviews

Oakley Launches Goggles with GPS, Bluetooth, Text Messaging, Jump Analytics, and More

Posted October 30th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Oakley has just rolled out what might be the goggles to rule all goggles. The technology-packed AirWave snow goggles have GPS, jump analytics, caller-id, text messaging, Bluetooth, and music controls, all available from a heads-up display. The first feature of these goggles is the heads-up display. Without this display, none of the other features would […]

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Book Reviews

THE MIRACLE BERRY DIET COOKBOOK

Posted January 22nd, 2013 by Design-Engine

THE MIRACLE BERRY DIET COOKBOOK Moto and iNG restaurant in Chicago has always been known for its amazing selection of food. The experience at either of these restaurants is something you will be talking about for years to come. Molecular Gastronomy, which is what the owner of both Moto and iNG uses to create their […]

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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Design and Engineering Software Packages Overview

Posted October 8th, 2012 by Design-Engine

This article does not claim to be authoritative or in depth yet is merely an overview of the various 3D software most commonly used by engineers and industrial designers. With this is mind it hopes to lend some insight that might be helpful to those wishing to learn more about the capabilities and strong points […]

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Lime to Relaunch in Denver
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Lime to Re-Launch in Denver

Posted September 18th, 2018 by Ariel Berchtold

Mobility Action Plan in Action Just a few short weeks after being removed from Denver’s streets, dockless scooters are set to make a comeback. Denver residents woke up one May morning to find hundreds of bright-green scooters strewn across the city. The scooters, part of  The Mile High City’s “Mobility Action Plan,” were put in […]

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Product Reviews

CROSSKIX – Shoes of The future

Posted March 4th, 2013 by Design-Engine

CROSSKIX A former instructor at Design Engine has created a cool new style in active footwear. His design is currently running on KICKSTARTER Why CROSSKIX? Here are some questions we asked the designer of CROSSKIX Alfred Santillan. 1. What inspired you to develop a shoe (how many sizes are available?) 3-13 (mens and womens). I […]

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VW XL 1: The Hottest New Diesel Plug-in!

Posted March 19th, 2013 by Design-Engine

One of the more notable cars that made a splash and garnered much attention at the Geneva Auto Show this month was the Volkswagen diesel electric plug-in XL 1.  More importantly VW has stated they will bring this long nurtured concept to market although in a rather limited run of 250 to be available exclusively […]

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Events

Afterburn: Design for Manufacturability Using SolidWorks

Posted October 18th, 2018 by Scott Froemming

AFTERBURN: Design for Manufacturability Using SolidWorks WHAT: Design Engine is hosting our AfterBurn networking event with a discussion in our Chicago studio.  Join us Thursday, October 18th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at 4043 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60613. Food and beverages will be provided. Doors open at 5:00 PM once class wraps […]

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Events

Progressive International Motorcycle Show 2013

Posted February 18th, 2013 by Design-Engine

The Progressive International Motorcycle show was held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. It featured: MOTOGP Experience Celebrity appearances J&P Cycles ultimate builder custon bike show – Featuring the world’s leading customized bikes and offering the largest prize purse of any builder competition on earth, the progressive open road experience the Podium […]

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Blister from Riding Snowmobiles
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Racing

Tips for Avoiding Blisters and Developing Healthy Calluses for Motorcyclists

Posted March 19th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Bart’s Blister from a hard day of riding snowmobiles. Avoid Blisters! Develop Calluses! Maintaining healthy hands for riding is key if you want a productive summer. Some of the most common problems motorcycle riders have are preventing the development of unwanted blisters and building calluses. Many people overlook the fact that hand health is important […]

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GSXR 600 Design-Engine’s New Logo & Vinyl Graphics

Posted May 3rd, 2012 by Design-Engine

Design-Engine has a new logo in an effort to bring all the Design-Engine sites together. As we continue to grow, it becomes more and more important that Design-Engine markets itself appropriately. The thinking behind the design of our new logo was that we wanted it to be versatile to all the different industries that Design-Engine […]

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Events

The 25th Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Posted May 15th, 2013 by Design-Engine

One of the most influential design events of the year, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York provides a platform for the design world to showcase their innovations, network and create. Located at  New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 18-21, with 26,000 designers and manufactures from over 30 different countries, this […]

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Events

Barber Motorcycle Museum

Posted August 1st, 2003 by Design-Engine

The Barber Motorsports Motorcycle Museum Leeds, AL. When a designer or engineer thinks of a Museum we think of MOMA or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Or perhaps we think of the Museum of Science and Industry? Probably the last thing that comes to mind is a motorcycle museum. This Summer I took several weeks […]

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