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Catalina Sea Ranch Aims to Bring Shellfish Farming Back to U.S.

Posted August 15th, 2014 by Design-Engine

arine biologists studying offshore aquaculture, such as the Catalina Sea Ranch mussel farm, need real-time data to conduct collaborative and transparent research. Catalina Sea Ranch (CSR) is the first offshore shellfish Ranch in US Federal Waters. It is using technology to monitor the environment and provide security surveillance. CSR uses a buoy staged with Verizon equipment to […]

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Are You an Invaluable Asset to Your Engineering Team?

Posted May 28th, 2019 by Sondra Ellingson

You’ve heard of the old adage, there is no “I” in team. It expresses a general truth that if you are to be truly successful at your goal, you most likely have another individual or team of colleagues that assisted along the way. Golf pros have caddies. Motorcycle and car racers have a pit crew […]

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This Dress is 3D-Printed and Requires Zero Assembly

Posted March 4th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Nervous System’s design studio has found a way to intersect fashion and technology. As part of exhibition “#techstyle” with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA,) they have created the Kinematics Petal dress, an intricate 3D-printed dress that emerges from the printer fully assembled and ready to wear. To create this type of dress, Nervous System had […]

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There is a New Electric Car Company in Town

Posted July 24th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Faraday Future, or as they would like to be known as “FF,” is a California-based electric vehicle company started in 2014 that is planning on delivering a slightly different kind of electric car. As they like to put it, they are designing and manufacturing “clean, connected, smart mobility for all.” Not only are they planning […]

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Apple iPhone 5 Review

Posted September 25th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Apple may not know it, but it has a lot to prove with the iPhone 5. Though it created the modern smartphone market with the original iPhone five years ago, the last year has seen its lead diminish. Serious competitors have begun nipping at its toes, all running Android, an operating system developed, updated, and […]

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This New Gadget Might Be The Cure For Your Insomnia

Posted November 16th, 2015 by Design-Engine

We know that not getting enough sleep comes with all sorts of negative consequences and our dependence on smartphones and gadgets usually only worsens our insomnia. British inventor Richard Mills has created a new technology that might actually help with those sleepless nights. The SleepCogni, similar in size and shape to a bedside lamp, places […]

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Bridging the Gap: Bridgewater Studio Brings Fantasy to Reality

Posted January 24th, 2018 by Eli Petrov and Liz Wisdom

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 […]

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France Passes Green Roof Law – Why We Should All Follow Their Example

Posted May 29th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Above: Chicago’s City Hall’s Green Roof (Image: National Geographic) A new law in France mandates that all new buildings in commercial zones need to be covered in either plants or solar panels, reports Agence France-Presse. But are the French the only ones realizing the benefits of having more green? Green rooftops and gardens are not […]

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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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Jealous Magazine Holiday Photoshoot

Posted November 9th, 2010 by justinanguyen

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 doing a spic-and-span cleaning of the office just a few minutes prior to their arrival. As the crew started setting […]

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Are Our Deep T-Shirts the New Louis Vuitton?

Posted December 19th, 2010 by justinanguyen

Back in 1994, when Ace of Base’s “The Sign” held the #1 spot of the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 chart, web and graphic designer Sam Jennings came up with the grande design of Deep Interactive’s logo. After working with Deep Interactive, he went on to work for Prince and NPG Records for several years, doing […]

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Personalized, Electronic Handgun Headed for Commercialization

Posted July 11th, 2012 by Design-Engine

The 100% electronic O’Dwyer VLe “Smart Gun” is to incorporate biometric authorizing technology that should enable it to meet new US requirements for “personalized” handguns according to a joint release from Metal Storm and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Legislation passed last year in the State of New Jersey requires that “three years […]

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Golden Ratio and CSS

Posted June 3rd, 2011 by alexsimes

When designing the visual aspect to a website or creating images in general the dilemma of choosing proportions inevitably comes up. By choosing proportions I mean the idea of designing a space to hold the informational content of a website or visual information of an image. Occasionally these decisions are made simpler when making the […]

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Hobbit Hole-Style Home Takes Luxury Living to a New Level

Posted July 25th, 2016 by Design-Engine

When you think of hobbit hole-style homes, you probably don’t think of luxury. However, the Underhill, designed by architect Arthur Quarmby, is a luxury four-bedroom property that boasts cleverly designed roof lighting, sliding windows and even it’s own swimming pool. Located in northern England, the Underhill home is partially buried into a hill by using […]

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Sleek Torpedo Scooter

Posted June 7th, 2011 by justinanguyen

The Torpedo Scooter …that’ll Break the Bank Design Engine appreciates sleek design in whatever form it may take. Anyone who knows Bart Brejcha knows that his true love/obsession are motorbikes. So with that thought in mind, we’d like to showcase a new children’s ride. Move aside Fisher- Price Power Wheels!! Czech designer Jerry Koza has […]

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Lightning Strikes Again: Fastest Electric Racing Bike to Hit the Streets

Posted September 14th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Electric Racing Bike Zero and Brammo are the two names that have already established themselves over the past few years in the fairly new and evolving field of Electric Racing Motorcycles. Both have emerged as leaders in the industry. Now, Lightning, a name which has earned reputation on the track for numerous first place and […]

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Two Competing Firms Plan to Actualize Hyperloop Technology

Posted May 28th, 2016 by Design-Engine

An LA based firm called Hyperloop One expects to make the high speed transportation technology a reality and has tested it’s new technology this month. The initial idea stems from an idea by Elon Musk who suggested and laid the groundwork for a system of high speed transport in a white paper in August of […]

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California Tech Hub SolidWorks User Group

Posted September 24th, 2018 by Design Engine

California Tech Hub SolidWorks User Group When: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 1PM – 3PM Presenter: Michael Run Where: Google X Labs   Location: Google X Labs Overview: Design and engineering with SolidWorks from an industrial designer’s perspective. Explore basic to advanced surface modeling to capture ideas for consumer product exploration. Analyzing surface continuity of […]

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Wearables Work Their Way into the Mainstream

Posted July 3rd, 2015 by Design-Engine

The word wearable has become a buzzword in recent months
 as a direct result of Apple who are literally on everyone’s radar 
for having released their much anticipated iWatch in April of this 
year. While no ground swell has yet resulted, the market is more 
highly visible than ever and the expectation now in June of 2015 […]

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Sunshine, Art and Motorcycles: Sportbike Racing In Miami

Posted January 16th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Homestead, FL December 7th 2014: Design Engine’s race team visited Homestead for the final race of the year 2014. It was a welcome escape from the frigid cold of Chicago to a warm, humid climate in the shadow of Miami. It would prove to be a weekend of sunshine, incredible artwork and intense racing, but, […]

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