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Plane Flies From Japan To Hawaii Without Carrying Any Fuel

Swiss aviators Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are flying around the world in a plane using only solar power, and they have just completed the most challenging leg of the journey. The 4,480 mile trip over the Pacific Ocean required 117 hours and 52 minutes of flying time and broke records in both distance and duration of solar-powered flight.

5 Best Vacuums For Pet Owners

Have a pet and need a vacuum that can handle the needs of a pet owner? Pet dander, fur, hair, skin and feathers are a challenge to clean up in our homes. To make a 'clean sweep' of your home, you're going to need some strong suction to remove your pets' shedding.  Here are five of the best vacuum cleaners that, as it happens, specialize in pet hair!

3-D Printed Blood Vessels: A New Dimension in Transplant Procedures

Read on to learn more about the latest advances in 3-D printing and artifcial blood vessels, which are essential to maintaining the health of human organs.


Fish-Shaped Mobile Battery Sparks Devices, Smiles & Appetites

There's something fishy about the 6000mAh SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN, a mobile battery that puts portable power in the palm of your hand. Modeled after a taiyaki (a delicious traditional Japanese pastry) with glowing golden eyes, the SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN is a high-efficiency lithium ion battery that charges all sorts of mobile devices while sparking your appetite in the process.

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Tsū World

What does March Madness and the Tsu social network have in common? First introduced in 1984, the former has become one of the most popular annual sporting events in the United States. Created by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division 1 Basketball, it’s an elimination tournament played each March in the United States. The latter is a new social network platform developed by Sebastian Sobczak and launched in October, 2014.

Is GinzVelo The Future For Sustainable Transportation?

An inventor from Woodbridge, Virginia, says his invention is going to greatly change how we travel around cities and suburbs. Peter Ginzburg is the brainchild of GinzVelo, which is a human electric hybrid. Question is will it be a hit on the streets? And, will the average commuter actually be able to afford one?

Award Winning WorryWoo Monsters Teach Kids To Embrace Their Emotions

Before Disney and Pixar released Inside Out, a movie about 11-year-old Riley and her personified emotions, artist Andi Green was drawing “the monsters in her head” to help her express complicated feelings. By turning her emotions into lovable characters, she was not only able to embrace them, but was able to talk about them and share them with others. There began the journey from sketches of monsters to the award winning WorryWoo Monsters plush toys and book series.

Unique Flying Fire Fighter To The Rescue

An inventor in Japan has developed a very unique firefighting aerial vehicle that will help put out fires in places where fire trucks and helicopters can’t get to. How does this device actually work? And, will fire departments around the world adapt this new technology?

Secure Beginnings Are Breathable, So Safest Mattresses For Baby

Looking for a safer crib mattress for your baby? When my partner and I were expecting our first child, we quickly learned that back is best when it comes to a sleeping baby. This is because it reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  The people at Secure Beginnings wanted to make the safest sleeping environment for our children even safer, so they created what may be the safest crib mattress on the market.

Innovative Stretchy Sensors: Wear An Alarm System On Your Sleeve or Skin

A major factor in saving lives, whether it  concerns a health diagnosis or industrial setting, is early detection. Developed by Australian researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), read all about the new stretchy sensor  that can alert wearers to dangerous exposures to toxic substances.


Zotac Zbox MA760 Has Quad Cores, Quad DisplayPorts

Running AMD's fastest mobile APU, Zotac's latest addition to its lineup of mini PCs offers a whopping four DisplayPort connections for four-monitor setups, backed up by relatively fast Radeon graphics.

Cuppow BNTO Turns Your Extra Canning Jars Into Handy Lunchboxes

Unlike the trusty sandwich, most healthy lunches can’t just be thrown in a baggie. The BNTO by Cuppow is a canning jar adaptor that turns any wide mouth canning jar into a two compartment lunch box.

Nursery Meets Nursing Home: Seattle Caregiving For Youngest And Oldest Generations

Getting older is no joke. Many older adults find themselves unable to live independently, disconnected from loved ones, and depressed because of the many life changes that they can't control. Nursing homes and other similar senior care organizations have tried to make the aging lifestyle as enjoyable as possible, and one is taking a whole new approach.

Want Grilling To Be Even More Of A "Guy Thing?" Use Lava!

The one part of cooking that most, if not all, men believe falls under the male purview it is grilling. It is a form of cooking that is heavy on equipment and shiny tools. If there is one way to make this activity even manlier it would be to use more power -- as in volcanic power. As a part of Syracuse University's Lava Project two guys decided to put the power of molten rock to the test -- with some steaks, salmon, and hot dogs.

Insulin MicroNeedle Patch Promises To Make Life Easier For Diabetics

Diabetes is an extremely common group of metabolic disorders with approximately 387 million sufferers worldwide in 2014. Type 1 diabetes, the more severe form, stems from a failure of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin. It often must be treated by regular injections of the hormone, a not entirely pleasant state of affairs for sufferers and one that is not always reliable. Now researchers have found a new way to deliver insulin that’s both painless and practical using a patch covered in microneedles.

Invention Of The Week? Space Case 1 Is High-Tech

So, is there such a thing as the smartest suitcase in the world?Well, there is now, according to Planet Travel, who has invented Space Case 1. And now you can have one, or a set of them for that matter.

Want A New Way To Ingest Coffee? How About Coffee Balls?

Every summer comes the fair season and with it comes the battle for the most memorable food that can be eaten off a stick or with your fingers. This year the top contender appears to be Deep-Fried Coffee Balls. It is a simple idea that has coffee lovers drooling and lining up for a taste. The product first showed up earlier this month at the San Diego Fair.

Running Shoes Printed from Synthetic Biological Material Have A Life Of Their Own

A new concept for running shoes concerning proto-cell technology has been created by London designer and researcher, Shamees Aden. 3-D printed from synthetic biological material, these shoes have the capacity to repair themselves overnight. Read on for more on these amazing future wearables.


Is It The Last Straw App Or The First Brigade Social Network?

Attempting to find that next paradigm shift in social networking seems to be the name of the game in the year 2015. The first generation of social networks paying users for their content — including the popular Tsu, followed by Bubblews, Bonzo Me, bitlanders and Seen — were the first on the scene with a new twist. Now half way through the year, ‘polling apps’ seem to be the network du jour. . .

White Line Fever: The Top 8 Dedicated & Innovative Traffic Lanes

Today's trend towards an ever more inclusive society now extends to the highways and biways of our lives. That means drivers had better learn to share the road with everything from web-footed wanderers to oblivious earbud-equipped texters.