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Solar Tech Innovations Offer New Capabilities

Korea – Solar panels on cars aren’t just reserved for luxury brands or experimental vehicles. Hyundai and Kia have both announced plans...Read More

Honda Program Offers Cash Back To Those Who Charge Their Cars During Off-Peak Hours

USA -Many drivers have experienced the benefits of owning an electric car, especially when it comes to saving money on fuel. Honda is looking to...Read More

Designed to Reuse

USA – Family-run KoffieStraw produces reusable straws made completely of silicone. The soft straws come in two lengths and are a good fit for...Read More

Have Your Cocktail and Eat Your Straw Too

UK – As part of their goal to reduce plastics used in their operations, Diageo has created an innovative solution to cocktail straws –...Read More

Facial Recognition App Helps People Remember Faces at Event

Australia – At large events, it can be difficult to remember every individual’s name and face. The team behind Social Recall sought to...Read More

New Font Aids Memory and Helps You Learn Study Notes

Australia – A team of designers and behavioral scientists at Australia’s RMIT University have developed a new font called Sans Forgetica...Read More

Cars Made Easy

USA – Car subscription service Canvas is backed by Ford, offering exclusively Ford and Lincoln vehicles, currently available in LA and San...Read More

Get The Car You Want When You Need It

USA – Flexdrive is a subscription service that allows you to select a car via its app, pay a weekly fee — which differs from car to car...Read More

Autonomous Robot Can Replace Bees As Pollinator

USA – There is a great deal of concern about the rate at which honey bees are disappearing due to colony collapse disorder. Bees are the...Read More

Autonomous Robot Dog Could Be Used In Construction

USA – Autonomous robots are impacting a myriad of industries. Usually, these robots are designed to perform repetitive simple tasks. Boston...Read More

Flying Car Uses All-Electric Power

USA – Many companies are working on creating the world’s first mass-market flying car. Kitty Hawk, backed by Google founder Larry King,...Read More

Danish Bicycle Brand Unveils Its First Electric Car

Denmark – Biomega, the Danish company known for its stylish, electric city bicycle, has announced the creation of its first electric car....Read More

WeWork Promotes Its Members’ Products in Rotating Shop

USA – Shared workspace company WeWork has opened a retail space called WeMRKT that will feature the products of the various startups and...Read More

New Space Combines Co-Working with Children’s Education

Hong Kong – The co-working company Campfire has added children’s education to its spaces to allow parents more flexibility. The Campfire...Read More

Company Creates Sunglasses from Coffee Waste

Ukraine – The coffee industry is known to produce tons of waste in the form of water, cherry pulp, husks, and leftover grounds. While some of...Read More

Ecological Packaging Material Made From a Plant

Netherlands – Don Kwaning, a graduate at Design Academy Eindhoven, is using the pith of soft rush to create an ecological packaging material....Read More

Waze Collaborates With Fiat To Create A Navigation-Friendly Car

Italy– The navigation application Waze has helped users find their destinations and maneuver local traffic for years. Now the app has...Read More

Navigation Service Gives Drivers A Simpler Way To Maneuver The Roads

UK– What3words is partnering with leading automobile manufacturers to create a new navigation system involving a three-word address system...Read More

Digital Teacher Educates Children About Renewable Energy

New Zealand – Vector, New Zealand’s largest distributor of electricity and gas, has partnered with artificial intelligence company Soul...Read More

Screen-Monitoring App Teaches Children Responsibility and Family Values

Australia – Spending excessive time using technology can encourage anti-social behavior and parents may often find it difficult to limit the...Read More

Spray-on Fabric Creates Clothes Out of a Can

UK – British company Fabrican has created a spray-on fabric that instantly sprays onto any surface. The technology combines engineering,...Read More

Company’s Brand Flexibility Lets It Quickly Create New Cosmetics

UK – Innovative brand Be for Beauty is on a mission to fast-track the cosmetic creation process. Over the next three years, the company plans...Read More

Anti-Energy Drink Promotes A Better Night’s Rest

USA – Anyone looking for a product to keep them awake will find most supermarkets contain a plethora of caffeinated beverages available to do...Read More

Multi-Sensory Magazine Advertisement Helps People Sleep Better

Sweden – Furniture company IKEA has released an advertisement in the United Arab Emirates called the IKEA Somnig advertisement. Somnig means...Read More

Auto Retailer Designs Family Friendly Dealerships

UK– Lookers, a car dealership chain based in the UK, has started to shape all of its locations to better cater to families who are shopping for...Read More

Ford Offers Shoppers Interactive Showroom Experiences

UK– Ford is empowering customers to lead their own shopping experience with its new location at the Arndale shopping center in Manchester. The...Read More

Radio Station To Calm Vet-Bound Cats

Canada – Pet food supplier WHISKAS recently created a radio station tailored toward calming cats in transit. Called Cat Calm Radio, the program...Read More

Virtual Vet Consultations Offer Pet Owners Less Stress

Canada – There are few things more stressful than having a sick or injured pet. While the vet can help diagnose the issue, trips to the office...Read More

Singapore Airlines To Offer Passengers Wellbeing Meals And Exercises

Singapore – International commercial airline Singapore International Airlines is jumping on the passenger wellness bandwagon with new in-flight...Read More

Brands Are Motivating Consumers By Gamifying Health And Wellness

UK – As health, wellness and fitness become evergreen trends, today’s consumers are looking for innovative and seamless ways to...Read More

Renault Created A Technician Training Hub To Enhance Customers’ Experiences

France– Renault designed 12 classrooms and workshop areas to train 300 apprentices, aiming to provide shoppers with better customer service and...Read More

Repair Service Provides Customers With Network Of Brand-Certified Mechanics

UK– Parts manufacturer Eurorepar’s service will partner with local garages and mechanics to fix any kind of car, helping customers...Read More

Hotel Turns Old Linens Into New Pajamas

USA – Hotels, especially large, high-end hotels, use a huge amount of linens and towels. When these become worn, they are often thrown out. To...Read More

Service Lets Users Donate Their Used Clothes in Exchange for Vouchers

UK – ReGAIN is partnering with top retailers across the United Kingdom to help people swap old, unwanted clothes for gift cards and coupons. By...Read More

Casper Creates A Lounge For Visitors To Nap On Demand

USA – The mattress brand is convincing the city that never sleeps to catch some shut-eye with its luxury sleep incubator, a clever brand...Read More

Hermès Offers Shoppers Retail Respite At Its Pop-Up Café

France – Hermes gives visitors a place for a break after a long day of shopping with its quiet, tucked-away courtyard attraction, maintaining...Read More

Digital Accessories Allow BMW Motorcyclists A Safer And More Connected Ride

USA– Being a motorcycle rider has never been easier now that BMW has released Motorrad, the luxury brand’s answer to every...Read More

Bosch System Can Warn Drivers of Unseen Hazards

Germany– German auto supplier Bosch is developing smart-city technology that connects vehicles with infrastructure to provide safety alerts....Read More

Timeshifter App Helps Travelers Avoid Jet Lag And Enjoy Their Trip

USA – Timeshifter, a company that has been helping astronauts, elite athletes and top CEOs avoid jet lag using its sleep research and...Read More

Westin Hotels To Offer Guests A Curated Fitness Program

USA – The hospitality chain teamed up with online retailer Goop Inc. to create special workout sessions (G. Sport Sessions) that include...Read More

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  • 8 Great Movies With Heroic Engineering November 18, 2019
    The new film, Ford v Ferrari, has us thinking about other movies where engineers get their due for problem-solving and invention. These aren't space operas or faster-than-light theories, but real problems solved by methodical processes. Apollo 13. Engineers on the ground scramble to save astronauts from an accident in space. Ford v Ferrari. Race engineers […]
  • Using Batch Manufacturing to Produce Personal Products November 18, 2019
    Of all professions, musicians are certainly the most attached to the craftsmanship of their instruments. In an age where repetitive tasks are increasingly assigned to machinery, recreating the magic of a custom-made guitar is an invaluable advantage.   Fender, symbol of musical revolution whose products are associated to artists such as Jimi Hendrix, are now […]
  • How AI at the Edge Is Defining Next-Generation Hardware Platforms November 18, 2019
    The Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning (CAEML) has been very active in the newly-established machine learning track at DesignCon, helping to present many quality papers from the hardware design community. Celebrating its third anniversary this year, CAEML has been at the forefront of machine learning and its applications in hardware and electronic design. […]