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Creepy Elfoid Cellular Phone Humanizes Mobile Telecommunication

The Elfoid “portable tele-operated android” from Japan's ATR is an innovative communication medium designed to take cellular phone communication technology to the next level... whether you want to go there or not.

Clogstrom Caterpillar Clogs: These Kids' Sandals Are Functional And Super Cute

Finding shoes that kids will put on and keep on can be a challenge. The odds of children’s shoes fulfilling their purpose are higher if the shoes are easy to put on and fun to look at. Clogstrom Caterpillar Clogs are both functional and cute—their Tank Clogs are too!

Daily Table: Shop For Cheap Meals At Grocery Store That Stocks Aging Food

If there's anything that we've learned over the years of featuring grocery stores and restaurants, it's that the food industry is incredibly picky when it comes to the produce they use. Vegetables that are a little misshapen find themselves at the bottom of trash bags, and food nearing its best before date is considered unsavory before its time. There are some kind souls out there, however, that take pity on this unwanted food, and create businesses specifically to carve out a place in life for neglected eats.

Robots “Learn” To Overcome Injury

Though they have become increasingly advanced, there remains a major difference between most robots and their animal counterparts: the ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. Three-legged dogs can learn to run again, but broken robots require human repairs. Now, researchers have reported a major breakthrough, a robot that can suffer a broken limb and independently establish a new gait to work around the damaged area.

Invention Of The Week? Illumiloon Helps Disaster Victims

Natural disasters are a reality across the United States, more so than ever before. But a team of inventors at Yale University are coming to the rescue. They have developed Illumiloon. Question is will first responders utilize this new signaling device?

Obama Sushi Adds Good Taste to the Executive Brunch

"Obama Sushi" made by an exceptionally creative sushi chef pays tribute to America's 44th president in a most unusual - and dare I say, tasteful - manner.

Teenager’s Brilliant Vision Creates Navigation Device For the Visually Impaired

At the tender age of just twelve, Canadian, Alex Deans, has proven himself to be as special and ingenious as his invention, the iAid, a navigation tool for the visually impaired. Read on to learn more about this gifted boy and his amazing inventive talent.

Special Yarns (Not Tall-Tales) Forge New Wearable Tech Frontier

It's a techy, not-so-top secret that two industry giants, Google and Levi Strauss, have created the first wearable tech that is gesture-interactive. Read on to learn more about these innovative 'Smart Jeans" and Project Jacquard.

8 Dog Potties That Are Better Than Trees

Need a great indoor dog potty for your dog or puppy? Many possible scenarios might make you look into getting a new potty for your doggie, other than the obvious one of potty training your dog. If you want to have the option of having your dog go to the bathroom inside the house, there are some really good indoor toilet options now available. If you need reviews and recommendations, here are my top 8 picks for dog potties that are better than trees...


MGH Researchers Close To Growing Human Limbs

Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have announced big news: they have discovered a way to grow a rat’s forearm. So, what does this mean for humans? And how long will it take for humans to have bio-engineered limbs?

Perfect Pitch On Parking Lot Roof Suits Chinese Soccer Superfans

You've really gotta love soccer to play it deep in the heart of the city, especially when the list of available fields starts and ends at zero. A group of Chinese futball fanatics took matters into their own feet, er, hands by building their very own private playing pitch on the roof of a downtown car park.

The History of Lipstick And It's Slightly Gross Origins

Both women and men can recognize a tube of lipstick. It likely hasn't changed much in recent years - Same tube, same general appearance, same method of application. But did you know that the history of lipstick is filled with things like crushed beetles? Here's a quick history lesson on the amasing lipstick.

Bitcoin & Tsū Microdonations Usher In New Wave Of Charity Giving

For most charities, before the web and smartphones, donations came in the form of checks, received by snail mail. Yes, faster than the pony express of the previous century, but yet a very slow process. Toward the latter part of the 1900s, with credit cards becoming an accepted form of payment, coupled with the Internet as a distribution channel, the speed and frequency of fundraising increased markedly.

Biblio-Mat: Book Vending Machine Dispenses Surprise Reading

If you're a book lover, then you're probably already aware that the printed book industry has come down to feast or famine due to the popularity of e-publications. Many readers do still favor holding an actual book in their hands, but people in the business of selling them still need to come up with creative tactics. This concept combines a couple of our readers' favorite subjects - vending machines, and surprises!

Tokyo Hotel Offers Rooms With A View... Of Godzilla!

Visitors to the Hotel Gracery in downtown Tokyo's Shinjuku could find their picture window view blocked by a 40-ft tall statue of Godzilla's head. Not that anyone's complaining, mind you.

ICON Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab: Guts & Glory Revisited

The Dodge Power Wagon is an iconic 4x4 with roots going back to Dodge's WC series World War II military trucks. It seems only natural, therefore, that ICON Inc of Chatsworth, CA is offering a fully modernized 1964 Hemi-powered Power Wagon that picks up, so to speak, where this classic Crew Cab left off.

Rubie’s Children’s Costumes and Rompers Are Perfect For Geeky Parents

People have children for a lot of reasons. We hope to pass on our values, traditions, and passion for our favorite sports teams. And if geek love is a powerful force in the house, parents eagerly wait for the opportunity to introduce children to their favorite movies, comic book series, or cartoon characters. Fly your geek flag, parents. From Star Trek rompers and Vulcan ears to Justice League character costumes for newborns, cosplay has never been more fun.

How Do You Contain A Material So Hot It Vaporizes Everything It Touches?

That question is one of the major challenges facing proponents of fusion energy. Fusion power generation attempts to mimic the processes occurring in center of stars by heating atoms to incredibly high temperatures and pressures such that they slam together with enough force to fuse, thereby releasing energy. The problem is that the temperature required to achieve such a reaction is on the order of 150 million degrees Celsius, ten times hotter than the center of the sun and a heat level that no material on Earth can withstand.


Take ‘Flike’ On A New Flying Bike

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s a Flike.

A team of inventors are now developing Flike, which is a cutting-edge, all-electric personal flight device.

 So, will this new invention fly when it hits the market? 


Zombie Apocalypse Summer Camp For The Brainy Big Kid In You

June is here, and if you're a parent, it's time to start considering what summer activities you will enroll your children in before registration is full. That's all fine and well, but why should your kids have all the fun? Adult camps are becoming a new trend, and there's one challenging option that will see if your 'grown-up' lifestyle has prepared you to survive without losing your mind.