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American Green Marijuana ATM Dispenses Legal Goodies Vending Machine Style

Around here, we've seen vending machines of all categories, and they tend to be a fan favorite. The features on marijuana vending seem to have particular appeal among our readers, and with the changing laws, the competition is getting fierce when it comes to naming the most innovative concept.

Unlike The Titanic, Ships Made From This Metal Will Be Truly Unsinkable

Materials scientists have developed a new metallic foam that is less dense than water, meaning that ships built from this material can continue to float regardless of structural damage. Though this is not the first example of a lightweight metal composite, this is the first that is also strong and stable enough to endure the challenges of a marine environment making unsinkable ships a realistic application.

Tsū Goes To The Dogs For Red Nose Day USA

In its very short tenure (only 7 months old), Tsu as a social network has earned an international reputation as a donor to worthy causes. Founder and CEO Sebastian Sobczak assembled a team of developers to create an ecosystem to accomplish two very unique functions. One was to pay its users 90% of its total daily ad revenues (previously unheard of in the social media space), and secondly it would distinguish itself further as a charitable. .

Photochromia: Garments Transform Patterns in Sunlight

Now you see it and now you don't. This is no rabbit pulled out of a hat but rather technology of the highest caliber. Read all about photochromia, the color-changing textile that responds to sunlight.

MediaTek Announces First Deca-Core Smartphone Chip

More cores is better. Right? MediaTek seems to think so. The Helio X20 SoC packs a whopping 10 ARM cores, and support for a certain cellular wireless standard should allow Android smartphones bearing the chip to show up in the US.

Want to live to be 500 Years Old? Call the Buck Institute for Research Aging

Could humans someday live to be 500 years old? Celebrating a birthday of that ripe old age just may become a reality, according to a team of researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California. However, would quadrupling the lifespan of humans have a detrimental effect on our environment? And, do us humans really want to live to be 500 years old to begin with?

Robot Taxi Could Bring Us Johnny Cabs On The Spot

Japanese mobile internet company DeNA and Tokyo-based autonomous vehicle technology development firm ZMP Inc. have teamed up to form Robot Taxi, a joint venture company charged with laying the groundwork for driverless urban transportation.

Let Your Toddler’s Imagination Set Sail With HABA’s Swing Ship Ahoy

HABA is known for its high-quality, wooden toys for babies and children. The company is committed to making their toys using non-toxic materials and sustainable practices. HABA’s Swing Ship Ahoy, is one of the company’s newest products in their line of award winning toys. Get ready for your toddler’s imagination to set sail with this swing perfect for sea-exploring, pirate-loving toddlers.

Sorry It's Over: Breakup Business On Demand

What can't you outsource these days? Whether you perceive that as good or bad, there are options available to hire people to do the jobs that you're not skilled for, or that you simply don't want to do. Some of them are just plain unusual, uncomfortable, and they take advantage of modern trends.

Making The Most Out Of Quirky.com For Inventors

Quirky.com is a great site aimed at inventors and something you can take advantage of to market your ideas into products, but not everything makes it to the production floor. How can you maximize your chances for your idea to become a product?

The First Autonomous Semi Truck Gets Its Driver’s Licence

Automaker Daimler has revealed the first ever driverless tractor-trailer that is authorized to navigate public roadways. If you are intimidated by the notion of such a massive vehicle barreling down the highway un-manned, have no fear – the trucks still require the presence of a driver to deal with any situation more taxing than freeway cruising. The release of the autonomous Freightliner Inspiration is still notable, however, for providing long-haul truckers with the opportunity for a much more relaxing journey and giving the rest of us a glimpse into the future.

Clockwork Twenty2 Motorcycle Reimagines & Reengineers The Classic Honda CB750 Sportbike

Hailed as the world's first superbike, the game-changing Honda CB750 debuted in 1969 and went on to sell over 400,000 units over a ten-year production run. How do you top that? Try the Clockwork Twenty2 Motorcycle, a 1978 SOHC CB750 modernized, upgraded and dressed-up to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Invention of the Week? Now Smell and Feel the Action with FeelReal

FeelReal is a new virtual reality mask and helmet that will soon hit the market.This invention is proven to give you new sensations through smells and senses of wind, heat, water mist and vibration present in virtual worlds.So, will it be a ‘sensational’ hit among gamers? And, will it turn children and teens into contrived avatars?

Joy Baby Urinals Make Potty Training Less Ugly

Every stage and phase of parenting has its fair share of good, bad, and ugly moments. Our kids go through a lot of transitions and milestones from birth to preschool, and we need to make a lot of decisions during each of them. From our baby’s first time rolling over to their first words and steps, we lose sleep from worry and anticipation of the next big step. Will potty training be as ugly as the stories told by experienced parents? Maybe. But not all parts need to be ugly. Joy Baby potty training urinals for boys make things a little cuter.

Tiny DNA Sequencers Yield Big Results In The Fight Against Ebola

The ability to sequence the genome of a virus in the field is invaluable, allowing the source of the infection to be tracked and providing epidemiologists an important weapon in stopping the spread of disease. Until now, however, DNA sequencers have been large, fragile, and extremely slow to deliver results. A UK company, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, has changed all that with the release of the MinION -- a handheld DNA sequencer that can be plugged into a laptop to deliver results as they are available.

Ultimate Hauling Machine: The Top 10 “What If?” BMW Pickup Trucks

In 2011 BMW tantalized us with a one-off M3 E93 pickup concept and regardless of BMW execs stating a pickup “does not fit to our genes and our culture,” rumors of the company's April Fool's joke becoming reality just won't go away. Some BM-double-ute fans can't wait, it seems, as these ten bizarre pickups perfectly illustrate.

Saygus V² Smartphone Packs Dual Micro SD Memory Card Slots

Are you the type who downloads way too many movies and TV shows for viewing on your phone? Perhaps consider upgrading to Saygus' 5" Android-powered V², which will take two micro SD cards for a grand total of 464GB of storage capacity. Take that, um... everyone.

4 Anti-Aging Devices That Really Work And Take Years Off Your Looks

If you are looking for ways to preserve your youthful looks without cosmetic surgery, then anti-aging gadgets may be an appealing option. But with so many choices, it’s hard to know what works and what doesn’t. To help you make your selection, here's what my research shows are four of the best reviewed anti-aging devices currently available...

Fashionable Electronics: Thumbs Up for NailO Wireless Trackpad

Fashionable electronics is a burgeoning trend in wearables that is all about creating small microchips and  sensors that fit into even smaller gadgets. Read on to learn more about researchers at MIT and the wireless track pad they have invented that sits on your thumb.

Sit Down, Suck It In, Improve Back Pain On The Gaiam BalanceBall® Chair

I did try to use one of these big balance balls as a chair at one time, but every time I got up from my desk, the darn thing rolled away. Once it even rolled away while I was sitting down on it, and I hit the floor so hard I thought my butt was broken....