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MakeVR Wants to Make 3D Design Easy and Collaborative

Sixense, a tech leader in virtual reality gaming controllers, enters 3D printing by launching its MakeVR Kickstarter next week. We got a hands-on look at the new 3D design program and what makes it different from other CAD software.<p><b>The time for 3D printing is now.</b> With printers becoming more and …

Non-Pneumatic Tires Finally Hit the Commercial Sector. Will Polaris Roll Over the Competition?

Ever since we saw Resilient Technologies' Non-Pneumatic Tires being tested out on Humvees, we wondered if it would ever trickle down to the civilian …

Between the Copenhagen Wheel and the FlyKly Smart Wheel, Powered Bicycle Wheels are On the Way

We first looked at the Copenhagen Wheel, a powered bicycle wheel with a self-contained motor and batteries, when it won the James Dyson Award back in …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

Cold Spraying, a.k.a. 3D Painting: An Additive Technology That Can Restore Worn Metal Parts

That's the hook gear for a Singer 111w155, an industrial sewing machine much-beloved by (and cloned for) those who produce upholstery and heavy-duty …

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The Energy Fix: How To Clean Up Fracking's Bad Rep

If fossil fuels are to remain a large part of the nation’s energy mix, engineers need to reduce their environmental impacts.<p>Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have opened up huge reservoirs of oil and gas across the U.S. The Energy Information Administration predicts that production of …

Infographic: How Much it Would Cost for the Entire Planet to Switch to Renewable Energy

As Inhabitat readers know, we live in a time marked by rising emissions, melting ice caps and the looming threat of climate catastrophe. Fortunately, …

Frankfurt Auto Show: Mercedes Can't Say Nein to the Nine-Speed Transmission

Our first in-person look at the 9G-Tronic, the second 9-speed automatic transmission in the automotive world.<p><i>Marc Urbano</i><p>When Mercedes-Benz introduced the refreshed E-Class this summer, the model lineup expanded to a staggering 12 variations of coupe, sedan, convertible, and wagon. And that's just …

Toyota Pioneer Eiji Toyoda Dies at 100

Long before they were a seemingly invincible monolith responsible for commercial juggernauts like the Corolla and Camry, the Toyota Motor Corporation was a scrappy manufacturer with a bit of an inferiority complex. During the early days, the Japanese manufacturer had so much to learn that founder …

Quick Bike-Preservation Tips for the Home Mechanic

It's hard to keep your two-wheeled pride and joy looking and riding like it just rolled off the bike shop floor after many years and miles. But a few simple steps will help you preserve your bike in the best possible condition.<p><b>Keep it Clean</b><p>A clean bike is a well-riding bike. Clean your bike after …