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High-Tech Compost, Zera, Turns Food Waste Into Fertilizer in 24 hours

While most traditional food composts are made to be kept outside, the Zera designed by Whirlpool’s WLabs, is an attractive indoor food recycler. As part of an Indiegogo campaign, the company claims the Zera can convert a week’s worth of food waste into homemade ready-to-use fertilizer in just 24 hours. According to Whirlpool, the average …

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Design House – Revitalizing Chicago’s manufacturing prowess, one company at a time.

Two years ago, we wrote about a new development in Chicago design called Design House.  What have they been up to since then? A quick refresh on the Design House concept and mission:  the organization seeks to help revitalize Chicago business and manufacturing by bringing design thinking to local makers and by leveraging their strengths …

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Propella’s Minimalistic and Affordable Electric Bike

Most electric bikes (e-bikes) are expensive and it can be especially difficult to find one under a $1000. Propella Electric, a Seattle-based startup, has created an e-bike that is affordable, lightweight, minimalistic in design and still manages to look and feel like a regular bicycle. Early backers can expect to pay about $699 for their …

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New, More Affordable 3D Printers In Development

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo new 3D printers are already crossing the price barrier, dropping to prices comparable to consumer-grade printers. One, the M3D Micro, is tagged at $349, and the other, the MOD-t, at $149. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a company called M3D concluded three weeks ago, with more than $3.4 million raised through the sale of …

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