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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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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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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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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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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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The Magic of Pixar and Maya

Posted July 16th, 2018 by Eli Petrov and Liz Wisdom

Last Friday we went on a work field trip to discover the magic behind Pixar Animation Studios through an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. Since we offer classes using Maya software, we wanted to understand Pixar’s relationship with it, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. We […]

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Carbon Fiber: The Road to Affordability

Posted January 17th, 2013 by Design-Engine

In early 2006 I had been been in steady contact with some of the designers/engineering staff from Cannondale with the intention of sending an instructor to their facility to raise the level of their Pro/E 3D skills. While it is often helpful to have a vendor send in some sample 3D drawings to fully understand […]

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Electrification 2.0, A Second Act for Tesla

Posted January 19th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Tesla Motors the company that brought back the electric car form the wilderness and in fact gave allure and glamour to electric cars in the guise of the boutique 2 seater performance car is now gearing up for what may be the make or break of the California based company. The introduction of the Model […]

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G-pod’s Storage Container Based Off-grid Living Space

Posted September 11th, 2014 by Design-Engine

ong Kong and Australia-based company G-pod has unveiled a new shipping container home that it hopes will stand out from the sizable competition thanks to a novel expandable design that increases usable floor space significantly. The G-pod Dwell can also operate off-grid and optional extras include a rainwater collection unit and solar array. Not to be confused […]

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Is The ArcaBoard The First REAL Hoverboard?

Posted December 29th, 2015 by Design-Engine

A hoverboard, by definition, should hover. Recently, many so-called “hoverboards” have become all the rage, even though they don’t actually make you fly. The ArcaBoard, a new type of hoverboard, is different because it actually hovers off the ground. Arca Space Corporation in New Mexico developed the fan-powered Arcaboard to be able to hold up […]

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The Technology Behind the Red Bull Stratos Stunt Dive

Posted October 15th, 2012 by Design-Engine

It was a historic moment: daredevil Felix Baumgartner plunged from the edge of the stratosphere down to earth–a record-setting 120,000 feet, and at speeds that eclipsed the sound barrier. It’s BASE jumping so extreme that it almost counts as space exploration. In addition to being inherently dramatic and heart-pounding, Baumgartner’s mission (Red Bull footed the […]

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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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Vinci, The First AI-Enabled Headphones That Don’t Require a Smartphone

Posted December 12th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Vinci smart headphones play music all on their own – no phone required. The voice-controlled, wireless headphones can also act as an activity tracker, get directions and even read back text messages. Vinci headphones are powered by AI and over time will learn from the users listening habits and preferences to anticipate what the user […]

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Lurkin’ At The Burton Snowboards Headquarters

Posted October 3rd, 2010 by joelkoster

September 13 – 17th.  Burlington, VT Design Engine sent Alias-Maya instructor, Joel Koster, to the Burton Snowboards Headquarters in Burlington, Vermont… Burton’s snowboard bindings design team was looking for another intuitive 3D capability to put in their industrial designer’s tool-belt; so, they told Design Engine Education to send somebody on over. They initially were looking […]

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Glowing Plants: Natural Lighting With No Electricity

Posted April 30th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Create GLOWING PLANTS using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler’s software – the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting. What is Synthetic Biology? All living organisms contain an instruction set that determines what they look like and what they do. These instructions are encoded in the organisms’s DNA — long and complex strings of molecules […]

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The Undiscovered Option: The Diesel Electric Hybrid

Posted December 10th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Much attention has been given to electric vehicle hybrids such as the Prius and Volt over the past few years. However somewhat less attention to diesels as a whole. One option that has hardly been explored and remains completely unavailable in North America is the diesel electric hybrid. While the Prius with it’s petrol/electric hybrid […]

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Floating Design: Olivier Grossetête Creates Pont de Singe Bridge

Posted December 14th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Bringing daydreams to life is what French artist Olivier Grossetête does best. Known for his visionary installation designs, this year for the United Kingdom’s Tatton Japanese Park Biennial, Grossetête designed Pont de Singe Bridge. Themed around flight, in an effort to test the boundaries of design this is Grossetête’s second floating infrastructure. “I like to […]

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Cloud Storage Comparison Guide

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Design-Engine

Following Microsoft’s recent relaunch of SkyDrive as OneDrive, there is a little more parity and competition at the top of the cloud storage market. How do the options stack up against each other though? This article provides a comparison of the main players – Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Apple iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive. […]

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Smart Tech Firearm Challenge Offers US$1m to Advance Gun Safety

Posted April 10th, 2014 by Design-Engine

While legislative solutions to curbing gun violence in the US continue to meet fervent opposition, the Smart Tech Foundation, formed to incentivize free-market solutions to firearm safety, aims to take a different route. Through its Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge, it believes circumventing the political debate and fostering innovation in smart gun technology is a […]

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Christopher Jenner Masters Elegance In Design with Chicago Diptyque

Posted January 2nd, 2013 by Design-Engine

No stranger to high-end boutiques, Wicker Park embraces its newest competitor, Parisian shop diptyque. With boutiques in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Dubai and New York diptyque has created a worldwide persona of sophistication. The locations designer, Christopher Jenner captures foreign elegance fit for a king in his newest creation. Recently awarded British Breakthrough Talent of […]

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