Winners of the 5th annual CIAS Motor Trend International Design Contest were announced at the California International Auto Show, held in Anaheim, CA. Contestants were challenged to design a tuner car for the year 2020. Taking the top award (and $2,500 cash prize) for best of show, Steve Cook of Portland, OR redesigned a Dodge Charger R/T (below). The contest is aimed at amateur, student, and professional designers who, this year, had to choose a car make and model, and then include features applicable for the year 2020.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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