We all had a favored toy when we were children -- one that we would have been devastated to lose. One train company, First Great Western, in England has taken this thought to heart and has created a website where they post the photos of the stuffed animals that have been found lost on their trains. This way children can be united with their lost loves and parents can breathe a little easier.
by Amber Leventry
What comes first, the toys we put into our children’s hands or the interests and skills of our children who play with toys? Our children are influenced by everything around them. Music, television, books and toys shape at least part of who they become. Inspired by their childhood toys to become engineers, two women created Roominate, wired, design-it-yourself, building kits. Roominate is not only meant to feed into the curiosity of a young female engineer, but also to decrease the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
The WitStar Concept car might look smart but one particular feature is particularly half-witted: a transparent “Fish Pod” separating the vehicle's rear seats. While an in-car aquarium could be justified as luxury option, most would see it as at least frivolous; at worst outrageous... and one can just imagine what the fish think.
by Samantha Pankey
What if you could get the benefits of exercise without stepping foot in a gym, on a track, a court, without waking up early to get in your run, make your yoga class, go for that bike ride? What if you could just drink something and get the kind of calorie burn you would if you put in a couple thousand meters on the rower? Nestle scientists may not be far off from developing that "magic potion."
by Serena Dorman
"No Shave November" is upon us. This Movember, show off your beard and/or mustache pride with some of these Top 10 Rdiculous Bearded Movember Gift Ideas.
by Laurie Kay Olson
If there is one concern that all iPhone users share is that of the safety of their phone's screen. To drop the phone in the midst of its use can leave you feeling completely disconnected from society, not to mention in need of a new phone. Corning has developed a new Gorilla Glass that can keep your iPhone safe in a drop from the height of a meter.
The holidays are almost here yet you're still scouring the 'net, trying to find those innovative gifts guaranteed to please your car-lovin' friends, family members and co-workers. Well stop that scouring (you're scratching up my monitor), we've come up with 10 innovative new holiday gift ideas that should satisfy the most jaded car lover.
by M Dee Dubroff
Neclumi is the creation of a Polish collective known as panGenerator and represents the latest in wearable electronics. Read on to learn more about this innovative, light-projection-based interactive necklace.
by Steve Levenstein
Toshiba's former floppy disk factory in Yokosuka, Japan had been sitting idle since 1994. Rather than allow a valuable asset to deteriorate, the company boldly performed an innovative makeover to the plant, which now GROWS plants for profit.
Porsche's innovative C88 sedan concept is a rolling case of “what might have been”. Designed in the mid-1990s yet still looking remarkably contemporary today, the C88 could have been “The Chinese VW Beetle” if only China's government had not withdrawn their support for the project.
A new light bulb that will be on the market in the spring of 2015 will no doubt out-smart thieves who make their living by way of home break-ins. The BeOn burglar deterrent, a new smart light bulb that was just launched on Kickstarter earlier this month (November 2014), will be a valuable tool for homeowners who want to scare off burglars, possible intruders, and vandals.