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Segway’s Alternative to Those Exploding Hoverboards

Posted June 10th, 2016 by Design-Engine

If you’ve heard of the super-popular hoverboards, you have likely also heard that they have the tendency to explode, causing many of them to be banned for use in public. Ninebot by Segway has developed the MiniPro, a similar product to that of the hoverboards but unlike the exploding hoverboards, the MiniPro is certified with […]

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47 Moto CafeFighter – Bringing Together Quality, Style and Innovation

Posted June 7th, 2016 by Design-Engine

47 Moto, in collaboration with Kent Solberg Design (KSD,) is bringing an impressive, new motorcycle to the market. The 47 Moto CafeFighter is a street motorcycle designed by highly experienced enthusiasts bringing together quality, style and innovation. 47 Moto explained, “[The CafeFighter is] delivered in a unique and stylish package appropriately developed for a contemporary […]

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Whirlpool is Crowdfunding a Home Brewing System

Posted June 2nd, 2016 by Design-Engine

Most traditional beer fermenting methods can take a month or more to produce quality home-brewed beer. Whirlpool has decided to tap into the home-brewing beer industry by crowdfunding their own system for making beer at home. Whirlpool’s Vessi is a system that can ferment, carbonate and dispense home-brewed beer in as little as seven days […]

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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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Google Wants to Protect Pedestrians with Sticky Car Hoods

Posted May 24th, 2016 by Design-Engine

While autonomous technology has been improving, one thing that remains unavoidable is accidents. The main problem on the minds of many people is how to get self-driving cars to avoid crashing into pedestrians. Instead of just accident-avoidance technology, Google has also patented a sort of “human flypaper.” Google plans to place a strong adhesive on the […]

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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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Layer Design Creates The First Customizable 3D Printed Wheelchair

Posted May 10th, 2016 by Design-Engine

We’ve seen many uses for 3D printing, yet few are aimed towards human-focused problems. London-based design studio Layer wants to do just that – they have designed a wheelchair to make users’ daily lives easier. The Go wheelchair by Layer would be the first consumer, made-to-measure wheelchair that will be manufactured using 3D printing technology. […]

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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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Will Chicago Be Home to The George Lucas Museum?

Posted April 27th, 2016 by Design-Engine

A futuristic museum may be coming to the Second City. The architects at MAD have previously received approvals from Chicago City Council members for their proposed design of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. However, some critics of the project think it may not be the best project for Chicago. The museum would house many […]

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Breakwater, Chicago’s Floating Resort

Posted April 15th, 2016 by Design-Engine

It’s almost summertime in Chicago and that means plenty of outdoor activities. The team behind Breakwater Chicago has given us a look into new renderings of their floating vessel project, Breakwater. First proposed in 2014, Breakwater is essentially a floating 300-by-100 foot party barge that features outdoor decks, swimming pools, stores, bars and restaurants. This […]

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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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Designer Wai Lim Chan’s Jewelry Boxes Take Shape as Endangered Animals

Posted April 6th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Wai Lim Chan of Trigger Design, designer and participant in Design Engine training, has created some impressive designs. Wai Lim Chan’s “The Endangered” is a line of scented jewelry boxes that are shaped like endangered animals. Chan hopes these jewelry boxes will help represent the importance of cherishing precious moments with your loved ones. Chan explained the jewelry […]

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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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Samsung Designs Smart Windshield Specifically for Motorcycles

Posted March 25th, 2016 by Design-Engine

Samsung and Yamaha are collaborating on developing a “Smart Windshield” specifically to promote motorcycle safety. While they call this concept the Smart Windshield, the information synced from the user’s phone is actually displayed on a transparent screen placed beneath the windshield. Many of us know about the dangers of using our smartphones and driving, yet […]

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Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes will be Available for Purchase Soon

Posted March 21st, 2016 by Design-Engine

Nike has unveiled its first pair of consumer-focused self-lacing shoes, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0. Nike prefers to call their technology “self-adapting” rather than self-lacing since the shoes will have two buttons on the sides of each shoe that will allow the user to tweak how loose or tight they want their laces to be. All […]

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New Tent-Like Design Proposed for Google Headquarters

Posted March 18th, 2016 by Design-Engine

The latest proposal for Google headquarters in Mountain View, California features an open, sustainable, publicly-accessible design topped by a large tent-like canopy. This is the first time Google is building their own headquarters, as they have previously only leased office spaces in existing buildings. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Heatherwick Studio designed the project to […]

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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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BMW Celebrates 100 Years With This Insane Concept Car

Posted March 9th, 2016 by Design-Engine

BMW’s Vision Next 100 concept car is truly a car of the future, and we mean way into the future. BMW celebrates 100 years by imagining a car for a time when self-driving cars are commonplace; along with other gadgetry we could only imagine in future vehicles. Among the glaring differences you may notice in this […]

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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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NASA Wants to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet

Posted March 2nd, 2016 by Design-Engine

NASA plans to resurrect supersonic travel by giving Lockheed Martin $20 million to develop a preliminary design for a “low boom” supersonic passenger airplane that could potentially take you anywhere in the world in six hours or less. NASA administrator Charles Bolden explained, “NASA is working hard to make flight greener, safer and quieter – […]

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