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Since announcing that they were working on an actual working hoverboard late last month, Lexus has been sporadically teasing Back to the Future fanatics and the curious general public alike with quiet updates on the board’s development. So far, what we know about “Slide” is that it uses magnetic levitation and liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors…

There has been much fanfare around 3D printers in recent years. Meanwhile, you rarely hear about the laser cutter in mainstream media. Honestly, I am not sure why. Perhaps it is because the laser cutter doesn’t have a charismatic evangelist like Bre Pettis. Hey laser cutter manufacturers, I’m pretty charismatic and available, wink wink. It…

With over 86% of the world’s existing engineers being male, it might appear that inspiring a new generation of female engineers is an uphill battle. Thanks to recent efforts to make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) a more appealing career field for girls however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Already, we’ve seen…

It appears that inventing self-driving electric cars and launching rockets into space hasn’t been enough to keep serial inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk grounded as of late. The founder of Tesla and Space X has been teasing the tech community over the past few weeks with hints towards a new product that’s “not a car”.…

Remember when you use to make things? Potholders, paintings, LEGO creatures, messes? You need to get back to that, and  The 100 Day Project may just be the kick in the ass you need. It’s the brain child of Elle Luna & The Great Discontent, a quarterly print pub and online magazine. The project kicks off on April…

While it’s common knowledge that crowdfunding has changed how products are brought to market, the process of going from grassroots Kickstarter campaign to viral success has also introduced entirely new challenges for ensuring that supply chains and vendors are capable of meeting necessary manufacturing requirements that thousands of eager backers – and not to mention…

In this brand-spankin-new series, we’re going to feature a wide variety of designer-turned-entrepreneurs who have elevated their design and engineering skills into functioning businesses. Among other details we’ll cover include how these entrepreneurs leveraged their industrial design and/or mechanical engineering knowledge to create a business, how they work, how they market their products and ultimately,…

How would you connect the budding thinkers of the future with the best of the innovative tools to realize their dreams? It’s simple: take it to their door step. Well, that’s what North Carolina-based Betaversity’s BetaBox is designed for anyways. The shipping container-turned fablab packs more than enough practical and clever tools that bring some…