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Meet Faraday Future’s All-Electric, 1000-Horsepower Sports Car

Posted January 6th, 2016 by Design-Engine

A sustainable, all-electric sports car with the ability to produce as much as 1,000 horsepower is possible – at least according to California automaker Faraday Future. Faraday Future’s FFZER01, a high-performance concept car, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and it is unlike anything we have seen before. At first glance […]

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Light L16 Camera – Looks Like a Smartphone, Shoots like a DSLR Camera

Posted October 12th, 2015 by Design-Engine

If you’re starting to feel your smartphone doesn’t deliver high enough quality images, the L16 camera, by new Silicone Valley startup Light, may be the next best solution. A camera unlike anything we have ever seen before, the Light L16 camera can be seen as a smaller substitute for producing the same high-quality photos DSLR […]

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This Indoor Smart Garden Discreetly Grows Plants and Herbs

Posted August 31st, 2016 by Design-Engine

The creators behind the Grobo call it the “Keurig for plants.” Yes, it’s really that easy to use. The Grobo is an indoor smart garden system that makes gardening super easy, even in places where having a personal garden never seemed like a possibility. The Grobo essentially takes all of the work out of gardening. It […]

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Engineers Solving China’s Traffic Problem With Elevated Bus

Posted May 26th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Solving China’s overwhelming traffic problem is going to require innovative ideas. One proposal is the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB,) a vehicle that would potentially transport passengers to their destinations by gliding over the top of cars that are stuck in traffic jams. Engineers behind the project explain that an elevator would be used to board […]

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Plans Proposed to Build Wooden Skyscraper in London

Posted April 11th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture, along with PLP Architecture and engineering firm Smith and Wallwork have proposed to build the tallest wooden skyscraper in London. The conceptual plan is an 80-story building that is 985 feet tall and provides over 1,000,000 square feet of space for 1,000 residential units. It would also be the second […]

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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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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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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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Meet the New Boss, the Butter Boss

Posted May 26th, 2015 by Design-Engine

One thing we’ve never had is portable butter – that is, until now. The guys at Y Line Product Design have created a way to make butter-lovers happier than ever before. The “Butter Boss” has a variety of uses, is made of heat-resistant material (the same kind your spatula is made of,) is easy to […]

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Ultraviolet LED + GFP Bacteria Project

Posted March 21st, 2011 by alexsimes

The senior BFA show at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago opened last Friday and is currently showing. For the show I presented a project I had made in the Bio Art class last semester. The piece was an Ultraviolet LED grid programmed to display Conway’s Game of Life. In addition GFP bacteria […]

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Disney Develops “Face Cloning” Technique for Animatronics

Posted August 23rd, 2012 by Design-Engine

The “uncanny valley” is one of the frustrating paradoxes of robotics. Every year, roboticists make humanoid robots that more accurately imitate human beings, but it turns out that the better the imitation, the creepier the end result. It’s that strange, hair-raising sensation one gets when visiting the Hall of Presidents at Disneyland. True, George Washington […]

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For The Window Seat Lovers, The SkyDeck Gives The Ultimate View of The Clouds

Posted December 14th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Windspeed Technologies, an aerospace engineering firm, has come up with something that gives a whole new meaning to traveling in luxury. The SkyDeck, a transparent dome installed on top of an airplane, will be able to give passengers 360-degree views while in flight – literally putting your head in the clouds. The inspiration for the […]

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The Glance Mirror: The Future of Reflective Surfaces

Posted June 23rd, 2017 by Design Engine

“The mirror business is a business I could really see myself in.” quotes Glance Displays CEO, Dave Krawczyk. The idea for the Glance Mirror appeared to Dave in a home technologies concept video back in 2011. Five years later, he finally had the skills, and team to start to make his dream a reality. The […]

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From “Made In China” to “Designed In China”

Posted January 13th, 2012 by Design-Engine

China may not be known for its designers but probably more for counterfeit and its traditional culture in Westerns’ minds. It may not have the fame of Italy in design world or Germany for the quality. However a paradigm shift is happening. We already were aware how fast China is developing. And the new generation […]

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Furbo, The New Gadget For Your Dog

Posted May 4th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Anyone who is a dog owner knows it can be difficult to leave your dog home alone. What’s a good way to tell your dog you still love them even though you are away? Treats! If only there was a way to feed them treats while you are away. This is where the new gadget […]

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MORPHtel – Hotel or Cruise Ship, or Both?

Posted December 7th, 2015 by Design-Engine

The MORPHtel is a luxury floating hotel designed by London designer Gianluca Santosuosso. This new concept falls under the category of floating hotel or “floatel” and is able to float and station itself on water or a city’s harbor. Yet, it can also cruise around the ocean – much like ships do. Does that mean this […]

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Autodesk’s Multi-Head 3D Printer Can Print Larger Objects in Less Time

Posted March 30th, 2016 by Design-Engine

As advanced as 3D printing technology has become, most printers can only print small objects very slowly. For larger projects,  3D printers first print smaller parts and assemble these parts into larger objects later. Autodesk’s Project Escher is revolutionizing 3D printing technology by allowing users to 3D print larger items much quicker than ever before. […]

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Five Steps to Using Sustainability Data in Design

Posted October 5th, 2016 by Design-Engine

How and why of using environmental impact data in design Have any of these innovative ideas for products with a strong ‘sustainability’ story crossed your desk lately?  Edible cutlery becoming mainstream just as France is outlawing disposable flatware; shoes that can now be made from carbon emissions or ocean plastic; LEGO  is spending $150m to find a sustainable replacement for their signature […]

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Roadless Wheel Concept Adjusts to All Terrains

Posted November 6th, 2013 by Design-Engine

  Graduate student Ackeem Ngwenya has combined the 6000 year-old wheel with modern materials to develop a new type of all-terrain wheel assembly that switches from narrow to wide tread at the turn of a screw. His Roadless wheel system, while envisioned for rural applications in his native Malawi, has the potential to be as […]

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Honda Testing Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications to Eliminate SMIDSY Accidents

Posted October 23rd, 2013 by Design-Engine

Here’s a term almost all motorcyclists run across in their first couple of years on the road: SMIDSY. It stands for “sorry mate, I didn’t see you” and it’s the standard apology we get when we’re sprawled across the bonnet of a car after its driver has pulled out in front of us. To be […]

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