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Innovative Robo-Spider Dress Isn't Scary. It's Awesome.

We can all agree spiders are--for the most part--scary. But Dutch artist Anouk Wipprecht found inspiration in the creepy crawlies and utlized their structure in an amazing 3D-printed robotic dress. Wipprecht's creation is more than a dress, though, it's a total defense system. Yes, this ensemble is awesome, but this is one spider dress you don't want to mess with.

Bomber Barrel: Duffel Bag For The Modern Individual

There's nothing fancy or chic about a duffel bag. There shouldn't be. It is a tote meant for utility, but that doesn't mean it has to be overly simple, cheap or ugly. The Bomber Barrel is the modern duffel bag--sleek in design, just the right size and with features that put it a level above ordinary duffel bags.

Versatile Wearable Tech: A Sheet of Paper That Doubles As a Scarf

Is that a sheet of  paper you are wearing around your neck or is it...something else?  Read all about the Paper Scarf from Little Factory that transports wearable tech to new and unexpected levels.

Leak Free: Business Has A Simple Solution To Feminine Hygiene Worldwide

The unique needs of a woman are not always recommended by men, but that matters less when there are businesses working hard to make our lives easier. A startup with the desire to better the lives of women around the world is also choosing to give back, proving they're not just about tapping into the revenue in the market.

Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.

Zipadee-Zip Keeps Baby Sleeping Through The Swaddle Transition

If you have a baby who slept through the night at a very early age, napped well, and didn’t throw a fit the moment you left the room, congratulations, you gave birth to a unicorn. Most parents don’t get such a rare creature. For the rest of us, we need a little guidance and help to get our babies to sleep. One of the tried-and-true methods is swaddling. But even while asleep, babies figure out how to wiggle out of the best made swaddle and then wake themselves up with startle reflexes. Zipadee-Zip is the answer to this swaddle problem.

Orange Sky Laundry: Non Profit Mobile Laundry For The Homeless

It's the season of giving - or at least it should be. So rather than focusing strictly on for-profit businesses, it's a great time to look at some of the charitable ones out there that are focusing on making a difference year-round. One of the cooler non-profit organizations we've come across lately focuses on offering clean clothing to those who need it.

Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.

Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.

Innovative Digital Fabrication: 4D Printed Dress Made With Kinematics

Digital fabrication is exploding in the world of fashion design, making it possible to print almost everything under the sun (except maybe the sun). Read on to learn more about one company's plunge into 4-D printing.