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DARPA Developing Bionic Hands for Amputees

The Defense Advanced Research Protection Agency (DARPA), the research powerhouse for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now developing a sensing bionic hand for injured veterans.It’s an innovative and ambitious program that brings new hope for veterans who are casualties of war.

Solo Oven Cuts Cooking Down To Size For Single Chefs

Forever alone but never not hungry? The Solo Oven from Recolte makes dinner for one an even more personal experience that, much like your love life, takes up hardly any space and is barely noticeable.

Hydrobike Takes Cycling To The Water

If you're a water sports enthusiast, or if you just like to enjoy time drifting on the lake, you'll want to check out the Hydrobike. This water vehicle is a cross between a bike and a pontoon boat, and not only will it give you a fun way to enjoy the open water, it will also give you a good workout.

Acooo Mechanical Keyboard Has Upgradeable Android PC Built-In

The backlit, Cherry MX switch-toting OneBoard Pro+ keyboard from Acooo is more than it might seem. Hiding inside is a relatively powerful computer running Android, which can apparently be upgraded using a clever slot-in module setup.

Invention of the Week? The Invisible Umbrella Keeps You Dry with Air Jets

Ah, the umbrella – it’s been around for over 3,000 years and it has barely changed in style or design.However, a Chinese inventor is about to change all that.You see, Chuan Wang from Nanjing, China, along with colleagues from the Aeronautics and Astronautics departments at both Nanjing and Beijing universities, have invented what’s called the Invisible Umbrella, which is also coined the Air Umbrella.

Lace Front Brows Are Ideal For Cancer Patients

Eyebrow styles come and go. Skinny brows were in, but thick, full and natural brows are making their comeback. For men and women undergoing chemotherapy, brow trends feel irrelevant. The effects of the treatment mean many patients lose all their hair, including their eyebrows. Cancer patients can find a solution with lace front brows.

MIT’s Social Network For Wearing Your Heart On Sleeve & Elsewhere

Over the course of the last year, social networking has definitely been evolving. With start-ups such as Tsu and A+ launching innovative monetization models, which pay their users for their content — and major players like Facebook and Twitter adding videos to their playbill, as they attempt to capitalize on the lucrative YouTube market - the playing field has certainly changed.

Head Transplants The Way Of Future Medicine?

Limb and organ transplants have been a pivotal part of modern medicine for years, and aren't really news to anyone in this day and age. That being said, one aspect of medical transplants that has never really been put into practice is the transplant of one human head to another body. Clearly there are obvious reasons as to why this practice has never taken place, and the primary one being that the technology to reattach a severed spinal cord doesn't exist...for now...

Want To Seek Your Fortune In Fast Food? Use Future Fries!

There is little that can move mountains like a good advertising campaign. In this case it was a mountain of potatoes in Sweden. The restaurant chain Sibylla gave patrons of their burgers a chance to try their new fries last November. To get people to engage with the new product, named Future Fries, the company set up a campaign telling people that their fries could predict the future.

Viktor and Rolf Couture Inspired by Van Gogh’s Paintings

Viktor and Rolf's spring/summer  2015 haute couture collection was inspired by the  timeless oil paintings of tormented artist, Vincent Van Gogh. His colorful landscapes, still life and florals  were the visual cues for  this amazing dress collection. Read on to learn more.

New RAM Technology Promises Faster, Cheaper And More Energy Efficient Computing

A newly commercialized data storage technology promises to combine the best features of hard disk drives and random access memory to deliver faster computer performance at a lower cost and with less power consumption. Using what's known as spin-transfer-torque magnetic random access memory (SST-MRAM), computer memories may finally be able to have their cake and eat it too!

Want To Create More Energy From Wind? Build A Tree

Many acres of land around the world have been given over to wind turbines to produce much needed electricity from what have been euphemistically termed "wind farms." They create a great deal of noise and some people find them unsightly. Not only that, if apocalyptic science fiction movies are correct, those giant blades will one day get loose and cause major death and destruction when the storm to end all storms hits. Now there is Tree Vent. A smaller, quieter, and more stylish way to harness wind energy.

Does Tsū or A+ Get The Top Grade?

Tsu (pronounced ‘Sue’) -- the social network that pays you for your content -- scaled past 3 million users this past week in less than 5 short months. Based on a monetization model where ninety percent of its advertising revenues are actually distributed to its members, its algorithm weighs views, likes, comments, shares and numbers of followers in a somewhat modified MLM scheme to determine the payouts.

Want A New Mode Of Transportation? Try Rollkers

There are many people around who still remember the old roller skates that you would strap onto your shoes and then try to skate around the neighborhood. Fast forward a few decades, take the design into the 21st century, and add a small battery-powered motor to each one, and you get the next generation of skates. The creator, Paul Chavand, has named them Rollkers.

Ukrainians Patch Shot-Up Vehicles With Loose Change

Drivers in the Ukraine have stumbled upon a cheap way to repair bullet-blasted vehicles. All it takes is a handful of pocket change, a glue gun and plenty of camouflage paint. Mind you, it helps to have survived the attack in the first place.

Worry Eaters Consume Fears And Anxieties Eating At Children

Fears, worries, and nagging thoughts are normal and tend to sneak up on us at night as we try to get to sleep. As adults, we tend to know how to manage those stressful thoughts. Anxiety is also a normal part of childhood, but children can have a harder time than adults when it comes to putting things into perspective or words. Their worries seem big and scary and linger like the mythological monster under their bed. Gerd Hahn’s Worry Eaters are plush dolls that happily carry worries that consume children.

Tap Your Skin to Control Your Smartphone

The skin is indeed the “next frontier” for new wearable devices. The days of reaching into your pocket to take a call on your smartphone will soon be a thing of the past, according to a team of American and German computer scientists. You see, researchers from Saarland University in Germany and Carnegie Mellon University in the US just unveiled iSkin, which is smart patch that can be placed anywhere on your body.

Eggs That Taste Like Fruit: The Latest Culinary Marvel

You may not like green eggs but how about orange?  Orange flavored eggs, that is.  While eggs that taste like fruit sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book or Willy Wonka factory, orange flavored eggs or "yuzu tama" are very much real.

Brooke Roberts Design: Brain Scans Transformed into Knitwear Patterns

Cardiac radiographer and designer, Brooke Roberts, has utilized digital technology to transform mundane MRI brain scans and medical imagery  into exciting, innovative patterns for  garments. Read on to learn more.

Big Step Forward Made In The Quest For 3D Printed Organs

A recent breakthrough in 3D bioprinting is putting researchers closer than ever to being able to print transplantable organs on demand. Scientists report the discovery of a new "bio-ink" system which allows them to 3D print live cells in an organ-like material that is biodegradable, self-healing, and permeable to cell nutrients.