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Elon Musk Believes Artificial Intelligence is The Biggest Threat We Face as a Civilization

Posted July 17th, 2017 by Mila Medonaite

Billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk sees artificial intelligence as the biggest threat to humanity. Musk, speaking at the National Governors Association on Saturday, explained, “There certainly will be job disruption. Because what’s going to happen is robots will be able to do everything better than us. … I mean all of us.” […]

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Saab Electrified

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by Design-Engine

Not very long ago the idea of a Sino-Japanese consortium in-and-of itself may have been an anomaly (recent sabre rattling from China and Japan over some small islands illustrates the still fragile state of relations between the two countries.). The notion of a Sino-Japanese consortium buying up an iconic Swedish branded name with the intention of […]

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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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New York Wants You to Redesign Their City’s Trash Bin

Posted August 14th, 2018 by Eli Petrov

New York City has over 23,000 litter baskets outside. The most common design is the green wire mesh basket – due to the affordability and easy serviceability, the design has been left mostly the same since the 1930s. New yorkers feel that the wire basket is in need of a redesign. To find a new […]

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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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The Langham Hotel: Opening Summer 2013 In Chicago

Posted March 6th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Since the creation of Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’ in 1863, The Langham Hotel has upheld its pedigree in the hospitality industry. Today, over a hundred years after the first Langham opened its doors in London their design legacy spans over four continents. Currently designing their third US hotel, The Langham Chicago is set to open […]

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Design Engine Teams Up with Cantu Designs in Development of Culinary Creations

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Design-Engine

hose familiar with miracle berry, also known as miracle fruit, are aware of the curious reaction the berry causes the human palate. Sour lemons taste like sorbet, hot sauce takes on the guise of sweet glaze, and hoppy IPA’s taste like fruit-infused beers. Participants in Design Engine | Education’s training courses and CCS racers who […]

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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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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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DesignHouse’s REVEAL Kickstarter Supports Local Manufacturing

Posted November 11th, 2014 by Design-Engine

ickstarter and Chicago design have gone hand-in-hand since its inception in 2009. The global crowdfunding site has helped endless creative projects and designs gain the backing they need to launch their concepts to the next level. Scott Wilson, founder and principal designer of the Chicago-based design firm MINIMAL, implemented Kickstarter in 2010 to raise capital […]

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The Wearable Wave of the Future

Posted June 5th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Think back with me for a moment before we think forward. Remember that scene in 1989’s Back to the Future II where Marty McFly travels to the future with Doc to save his future children? Immediately Doc endows Marty with a jacket and shoes infused with technological advantages. Your jacket adjusts to just the right […]

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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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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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DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION and ANSYS, Inc. Announce Training Partnership

Posted November 20th, 2014 by Design-Engine

Chicago & Boston – Product Design Training Expert DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION today announced a partnership to teach their innovative Workflow-Based FEA curriculum in the powerful and popular software, ANSYS® Mechanical™. “This represents a great opportunity for us to share our innovative curriculum” says FEA Instructor, Jim Shaw. “Our focus is on the workflow, and how Finite Element Analysis (FEA) fits into the overall design process […]

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EcoXPower Powers Bicycle Lights and Charges Mobile Devices Simultaneously

Posted September 5th, 2012 by Design-Engine

EcoXPower by EcoXGear is another take on a concept which most Gizmag readers will be familiar with: harnessing the kinetic energy produced while one pedals a bicycle in order to convert it into electricity and charge a smartphone or similar device. Though we’ve covered several products of this nature in the past, such as Nokia’s […]

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The Highest Performing Street-Legal Electric Vehicle Ever

Posted June 5th, 2013 by Design-Engine

The world of electric vehicles was always kind of, well, docile. Then, to our delight, Tesla changed the game with it’s Roadster, and the eco-conscious got to have some fun. But now, the Roadster’s discontinued, and there’s a void in the “I want to go fast but not spoil the ozone” sect. Don’t despair too much (and […]

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Three Potentially Lucrative Future Business Models for Electric Cars

Posted December 30th, 2015 by Design-Engine

While electric cars have been available as a mass market item since 2011, they still represent less then 1 percent of the vehicles sold nationally. As the market share for electric cars grows and they become more fully mainstreamed we are likely to see new industries which will accommodate, enhance and improve the electric vehicle […]

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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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Israel and Cycling – Cycle on the Recycled: A $9 Cardboard Bike Set to Enter Production in Israel

Posted September 19th, 2012 by Design-Engine

By: Julie Ma The last time your purchased something made entirely from cardboard, chances are it was a box to pack up your belongings. While the sturdy material is perfect for moving your stuff, an inventor from Israel has figured out a way to make cardboard move you. Using nine dollars worth of materials, bicycle […]

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The Flying Car: Getting Closer to Takeoff

Posted September 27th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Two distinctly different approaches to a decades-old dream will soon become a reality. One of the biggest disappointments for an entire generation of us who grew up reading the likes of Popular Science or Popular Mechanics was the often touted dream of the flying car. With the exception of the hovercraft, the flying car is […]

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