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Equity Investments — The New Crowdfunding

Would you invest 100$ into a crowdfunding start-up? Sure. But, how helpful is that as an investor? Translating an innovative concept into a thriving business is a complicated and unpredictable proposition. Traditional banks are often reluctant to fund vulnerable startups with what they perceive as unproven ideas. Considering

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A Portable Color Guide by PANTONE Studio

Transform your inspiration in a connected studio workspace all in the language of PANTONE. When your core consumers are print designers and the world is becoming increasingly digital, you look for new ways to sustain your grip on the industry. Discover color harmonies, values, and cross references

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IDSA’s Most Innovative Tech Brands of 2016

Founded in 1965, the nonprofit Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations for industrial design professionals. IDSA has thousands of members in dozens of Student Chapters, Professional Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the United States and internationally. IDSA sponsors the annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), the world’s most

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Can Art Change the World?

With the record Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has, it is no surprise that spectators are skeptical about the Olympics being held in the city. But can art truly help a city stuck in its own political turmoil? That is thee question artists have spitefully proved

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Graphene — the Only 2D Material Known to Mankind

In simple terms, graphene, “is a thin layer of pure carbon; it is a single, tightly packed layer of carbon atoms that are bonded together in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice,” according to Jesus de La Fuente CEO of Graphenea. It is the only 2D material

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What the Hell is an Autonomous Suitcase ?!

ATTENTION ALL FELLOW TRAVELERS: The First and Only Robotic suitcase is here!  COWAROBOT R1, moves on its own, frees your hands, and makes travel less of a drag! If you ever want to pull the luggage yourself instead of having it follow you, just touch

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DIY Self-Sustained Solo Cup Hydroponic Kit for AeroGarden Seed Pods

It all started out as part of a proposal for a science grant…but the ball kept rolling even after ANDesign Lab’s drought-adaptive garden sensor proposal was submitted. Just like that–the next idea struck–a DIY Self-Sustained Hydroponic Kit for AeroGarden Seed Pods. List of tools:  Plastic Cups

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World’s First Zero-Star Hotel

Ever heard of an open-air hotel? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like…but give it a look before you give it your dismay.   Think about their mission statement  “the only star is you” as a five-star hotel’s motto, rather than a standard hotel rating…and you get: The

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No More Normal TV – 2D to 3D Converter

Phew. Finally. The initial thought of how awesome watching regular television in 3D first occurred to me while watching a live game…”How cool would it be to be watching someone get dunked on in 3D?!” Now I can watch all TV in 3D thanks to Edison 3D.

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This is LA: TURF war

Materials & Applications‘s mini-golf project: TURF by nine architects, designers and artists considered topics relevant to Los Angeles today— including all aspects of topography and terrain, drought and lawns, parking and traffic, nature and neighborhood, housing typologies and identity — to create relevant obstacles in the form