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Navy May Need to Design Ships With Laser Guns In Mind

Posted July 9th, 2012 by Design-Engine

After more than 20 years of research and development, the Navy’s dreams of laser weapons are about to come true. But like the dog who chases the car and doesn’t know what to do when he catches it, the Navy’s thoroughly unprepared for its coming arsenal of focused-light weapons. A new congressional study warns that […]

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SOFA 2012 : Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design

Posted November 9th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Introduction: The Art Fair Company presents the 19th annual SOFA CHICAGO 2012 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611) Nov. 2 – 4. at Navy Pier. There were so many Glass Arts designed by a large number of international artists. These arts are made of a variety of materials such […]

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Tesla’s Home Battery Unveiled – The Powerwall

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Elon Musk, the brains behind Tesla, wants to make his new Powerwall home battery available to everyone and to change how we use and store energy. Think about it, you no longer have to rely on utility companies for energy – even in the case of a power outage. When news about the batteries first […]

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This Futuristic Turntable Plays Vinyl Records in Mid-Air

Posted November 28th, 2016 by Design-Engine

MAG-LEV, the first levitating turntable, is being called the “turntable of the future for the medium of the past.” MAG-LEV Audio, a Slovenian company, developed the unique turntable for people who want excellent sound quality and innovative design. The turntable’s platter is able to levitate using a series of magnets, making it look pretty futuristic […]

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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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The DOE National Lab System: The Most Important Pipeline

Posted March 27th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Design-Engine has a steady and consistent relationship with Sandia National Lab. Here there was a significant amount of Pro/E use among the staff and a steady stream of their people would make the trip to Chicago for Pro/E training that was customized to their skill levels and areas of focus. Sandia National Lab which is […]

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Navdy Heads-Up Display Lets You Text and Drive Safely

Posted October 17th, 2016 by Design-Engine

While we know we shouldn’t, many of us still glance at our smartphones while driving and oftentimes get easily distracted. One company plans to change how we interact with our connected devices. Navdy, the name of the company and the device, has developed a high-resolution heads-up display that sits on a car’s dashboard and projects […]

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The Apple Watch- Just an Extension of the iPhone?

Posted February 23rd, 2015 by Design-Engine

The Apple Watch seems to be the most fashion-forward product Apple has put out, yet despite boasting many fancy features, is it just an extension of the iPhone?      The Apple Watch is aiming to satisfy its variety of loyal customers by giving them the choice to customize their own watch. Starting at $349, […]

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HP Finally Releases Own 3D Printers

Posted May 18th, 2016 by Design-Engine

HP, the leader in digital printing, announced its first 3D printing system for large-scale manufacturing. The HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution claims to be different from other 3D printers and several companies, among them BMW, Nike and Johnson & Johnson, have already signed up to be the first ones to test the new printers. HP’s 3D […]

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Icona Neo – Small Car Fit For The Big City

Posted February 1st, 2016 by Design-Engine

Icona, an Italian design house based in Shanghai, has developed a fully electric and bold concept car, the Icona Neo. This compact car is especially fit for a big city, doesn’t leave a big carbon footprint and features quite an unusual design. The Neo concept car has a modern, sleek and asymmetrical design – taking inspiration […]

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Caterpillar Creates First Smartphone with Integrated Thermal Camera

Posted February 19th, 2016 by Design-Engine

When you think of Caterpillar, you don’t usually think of smartphones. The company behind the famous yellow and black construction machines has created a $600 smartphone with a built-in Flir thermal imaging camera. Duubbed the “Cat S60,” the smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow, is extremely durable, waterproof and also features a regular camera. The Lepton sensor […]

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Ducati Announces Wireless Airbag Jackets for Riders and Passengers

Posted April 2nd, 2014 by Design-Engine

Ducati has announced a new version of its stunning Multistrada 1200 sports-tourer (check out our video review) that wirelessly inflates airbag jackets for both rider and passenger in the event of a crash. A step forward from themotorcycle airbag Honda showcased in its Goldwing series, the Ducati system can protect the rider and passenger even once they’ve separated […]

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Drawthrough: The Personal and Professional Work of Scott Robertson

Posted February 10th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Here are some selections from Scott Roberston’s blog, Drawthrough JR. Head on over to follow work-in-progress updates on his future books and other creative experiments. You can the full size images HERE. Click To View Images:

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Snapchat Changes Its Name and Introduces Spectacles

Posted September 27th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Snapchat, or now the renamed Snap Inc., has introduced Spectacles, sunglasses with video technology that allow users to quickly record and share “memories.” Spectacles are Snap’s first foray into wearable technology. The sunglasses feature an integrated video camera that the company claims is amongst one of the smallest wireless cameras in the world and is capable […]

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Architects Design Dragon Scale-Like Cave House in Spain

Posted March 16th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Designed by architects Pablo Gil and Jamie Bartolomé, the Granada hillside property dubbed the “House on the Cliff,” posed quite a construction challenge due to having a steep inclination of 42 degrees. The Spanish villa, commissioned by a young couple, features a dragon scale-like zinc roof, an energy-conserving design and large windows for breathtaking views […]

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Tired of Sitting? The Altwork Station Lets You Lie Down at Work

Posted November 2nd, 2015 by Design-Engine

Have you ever wanted to just lie down at your desk? Now the Altwork Station lets you do just that and still get work done. The Altwork Station, which has been five years in the making, allows you to sit, stand or lie down – all with your monitor hanging above you. The workstation looks […]

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The Bitcoin: Theoretical, Virtual, Real or Subjective?

Posted June 28th, 2013 by Design-Engine

A few years ago the jury may have still been out on the viability of bitcoin and the subject still seems to have as many opinions as people.  The financial and business media seemed unanimously skeptical, and often dismissive while the techno-libertarians, coders and IT oriented seemed to give their full allegiance often with an […]

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Digital Neural Networks

Posted February 11th, 2011 by alexsimes

How is it that computers can be so highly functional across countless deterministic tasks yet have difficulty performing functions a child could easily do? If a child is given a a collection of photographs which contain the same dog, they would have no problem pointing out this fact. A camera communicating with an interpreting program, […]

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If You Can’t Stand the Heat… Get a Robot in the Kitchen!

Posted April 24th, 2015 by Design-Engine

There are some people who love to cook, and then there are those who would prefer not to. For those of you that aren’t so fond of cooking, how many times have you wished for a personal chef to create all your meals for you? A British company, Moley Robotics, has developed the next best thing […]

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Is It Creativity Or Is It Jargon?

Posted January 20th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Business leaders lean on terminology like “design thinking” to define and quantify the process for innovation. It doesn’t matter what you call the process, what we all desire is more creativity in the process. Creativity is elusive What is Creativity? Most of us don’t understand creativity, but all of us appreciate it. Marketers spend all […]

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