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Sun, Sun, Sun, Here it Comes: Design Firm Proposes ‘No Shadow’ Skyscrapers for London

London is a city that is vibrant in every sense – it’s a city that never sleeps.While the city is rich culturally, socially, historically, and is a proven economic powerhouse, it has one downfall: it’s a rather dreary looking place no matter the season.  Those who live here always complain of the grey skies and the rain. And as this city only continues to grow there are 250 new skyscrapers planned for development. This has locals worried about being left in the shade, even on sunny days – although they do seem rare. That’s right, more new towers means less light.

Heat Your House With Candles For Pennies A Day With Egloo

Do you want to heat your house for pennies a day? Check out the Egloo! Utilizing the natural heat storing capabilities of terracotta, the Egloo provides a portable, convenient, and eco-friendly method of warming up a 215 sq. foot (20 sq. meter) room for five hours, even after the candles have gone out. 

Smart Manhole Covers Call For Help When Metal Thieves Strike

City managers in Hangzhou, China have turned to a new generation of “smart” manhole covers in an all-out effort to counter a rash of thefts by metal salvagers. The high-tech covers feature electronic tags that act as both silent alarms and tracking devices should a cover be removed without proper authorization.

Want A Better Way To Store Veggies? Orka Vegetable Keep Sacks Will Keep Them

Buying food in bulk makes a lot of sense -- right up until is starts going bad because you didn't have the right way to store it. One environmentally friendly wat to do this ia with the Vegetable Keep Sacks by Orka. Each sack is designed to keep your root vegetables fresh and unsprouted longer. Three different sizes are available for potatoes, onions, and garlic.

Bitybean Child Carrier: Big Idea, Compact Solution

I love when simple solutions evolve from complex problems. I also love when big products and product lines come from small businesses. Bitybean is a small company from a little town in northern Vermont which took a big idea and made it into the convenient Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier.

Defining Synereo Before It Redefines Facebook

There’s a new social network in town and if it's half as powerful as its hype, prepare to follow a whole new line of logic when you socialize online in the very near future. Synereo has been touted as the one to break the mold of all that went before. It’s the next-gen social ecosystem, a fully decentralized and distributed social network designed for the  Attention Economy.

Nab the Shooter: NYPD Combatting Gun Violence with ShotSpotter

Gun violence in New York City is on the rise. There have been 185 shootings reported so far this year, nearly a 22 percent increase from the same period a year ago. In the ‘Big Apple’ and in cities across the United States gun violence is ubiquitous, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year there are there are well over 80,000 nonfatal injuries and 31,000 deaths involving guns.

Want A New Taste In Sausage? How About Burrito?

Sausage is pretty tasty stuff and there is a whole lot you can do with it from spaghetti and chili, to omelets and sandwiches. Inventor Spot writer John Barker recently made a tasty meatloaf from Italian sausage. Any innovation in sausage can go a long way. In New Zealand a man in advertising has chosen to marry the banger (sausage) with a burrito. The resulting Bangerrito has been taking the lands down under by storm.

Solar Panels Soon To Become Radically More Affordable

Plug and play solar panels designed to reduce the costs of residential solar panel installation by minimizing the non-hardware costs - planning, installation, permitting, inspection, and interconnection - are now being tested. Once approved, the panels will more than half the cost of a typical residential solar installation, making solar power dramatically more accessible to home owners. 

Recyclable Polyester Fabric: Returnity For All Eternity

Austrian textile firm, Backhausen, is the owner of Returnity, a 100% recyclable fabric destined to last for years and years that can be applied to a diverse range of garments and furnishings. Read on to learn more about this amazing, innovative material.

Floating Nanogenerators Turn Wave Motion Into Sustainable Energy

At this point, we're all well aware of the growing need for renewable energy sources with solar panels and wind turbines increasingly being used to supply "green" power. Now researchers have found a new way to tap the motion of the ocean to produce renewable "blue" wave power.

Want Truly Unique Bandages For Your Medicine Cabinet? Boo Boos Truly Fit The Bill

If you have small children at home, chances are you have a good supply of cartoon-covered bandages stocked up in your bathroom medicine chest. But what happens when your kids get older? There comes a point when Kermit the Frog or Disney Princesses just aren't going to cut it anymore. For girls a nice invisible bandage will do. When it comes to the newly testosterone-fueled boys you need something more masculine. These Boo Boo Bandages are just the thing with images to make their cuts and scrapes look much worse.


Invention of the Week? Chin Up: New Drug Will Remove Double Chins in Two Days

As we get older fat in certain parts of the body is very hard to get rid of.A case in point is in the chin. And there are literally thousands of people who have spent years of enjoying a ‘good living’ lifestyle and which results in them having a double chin.For those who suffer the embarrassment of a double chin, good news has just arrived.

Want A New Look In Bath Towels? Think Crop Circles

Crop circles are enigmatic, mysterious, and even beautiful. You will soon be able to bring those qualities to your bathroom with Crop Circle Towels. They come in an array of greens and have real crop circle designs laid into the terry cloth field. You may never find such unique towels for beach and bath in your lifetime again.

 


Ward's AutoWorld 10 Best Engines List Names 2015's Most Innovative Motors

Since 1994 Ward's AutoWorld magazine has published an annual list of the ten "best" automobile engines available in the U.S. market. The 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines listing rates engines according to their power and torque, noise vibration and harshness (NVH), and their overall level of technical innovation.

Want An Easier Way To Hand Wash Laundry? The Scrubba Wash Bag Will Do It

There are just times, for whatever reason, you just have to wash out a few things by hand. This is not always the easiest chore to accomplish efficiently. That is until the Scrubba Wash Bag came onto the market. It is billed as the world's smallest washing machine. It is ideal for use both at home and on the road, and is completely portable. It is foldable and weighs just 5 ounces.

Facebook’s ‘TheFind’ Another Example: ‘If You Can’t Build It, Buy It’

Never to be outbeat, Zuckerberg's been wise enough to keep a finger on the pulse of consumer preferences in tandem with a keen eye on advertising opportunities. In so doing, one year ago, he shelled out an astronomical $19 billion to acquire the mobile messaging app WhatsApp. To put this in perspective, this one purchase was 19-times what he spent on Instagram in 2012 - and another example of Zuckerberg’s now standard modus operandi: If you can’t build, buy it!

Urban Supercar Looks Like A Lambo, Drives Like A Golf Cart

Modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador, the Lishidedidong Urban Supercar (yes, that is its real name) might look a lot more exciting than most entry-level electric cars but its beauty is only skin deep.

Want A New Way To Use Rock Hard Butter? Try This Grate Solution!

One of the problems that has faced mankind for many years is how to take rock hard butter that comes out of the refrigerator and make it useable quickly. Another is how to keep people from leaving toast crumbs in the butter. With the Butter Mill by Cooks Innovations the butter dish is a thing of the past and you store your butter in a gadget that grates the butter so that it warms much faster than the pat you would normally use.

Is Mass Customization The Future of Fashion?

Design and technology are merging to form the future of fashion. Known as mass customization, this technique allows customers to follow style guides and create their own original pieces. Read on to learn more about this amazing concept that seems an oxymoron.