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5 Mind-Blowing Ways Supermaterial Graphene May Soon Change Your World

It has been over a decade now since the first reported measurements on the new material “graphene”. Consisting of just a single layer of carbon atoms, graphene is one of the strongest, thinnest and most flexible materials and its remarkable electronic, thermal and structural properties led to its immediate hailing as a ‘supermaterial’. Here are five possible applications taking advantage of the various superior properties of graphene that may change our world for the better.

Hello Creepy Kitty: Huge Needle-Felted Cat Head Mask!

Old and busted: Cat in the Hat. New creepy hotness: Cat IS the Hat! Crafted from needle-felted wool at the Japan School of Wool Art, the one-of-a-kind colossal cat head adds a daring dash of Doctor Moreau to any chic ensemble.

Mademoiselle Alma LEGO Love Design Jewelry Makes Mother's Day Gifts Easy

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? An up-and-coming designer known as Mademoiselle Alma has created fun and funky wearable art called LEGO Love Designs that's perfect for gift giving and personal accessories. These original handcrafted designs show off your geek chic style using LEGO bricks and Swarovski crystals that are sweet, fun and funky for women and kids of all ages.

Want To Really Go Through A Laundry Cycle? Get A Bike

Anyone who has ever done laundry knows that there is a lot of cycling going on with a washing machine -- the wash cycle, the rinse cycle, and a couple of spin cycles. So it seems only natural that inventors and designers would take this to the next level and create a bicycle that does the laundry while you exercise. The latest design to enter this strange competition is actually a stationary bicycle and not a refitted street bicycle.

Juicing For Tsū Dollars At BambuCycles

If you’re one of the 3.5 million users who have flocked to the Tsu social network over the course of the last six months, you’re aware of its unique monetization model, where users benefit from its advertising revenue [90% split amongst all members based on the popularity of their content]. And you’re probably also aware that their peer-to-peer payment feature allows users to transfer . . .

The Joinery of South Africa: Fashion Activism Takes Hold

The Joinery fashion brand stands for sustainable fashion and the belief that everyone can do something to make this a better, greener world. Read on for more on this revoltuionary new program.

Want A New Taste In A Quick Energy Snack? How About Pizza?

Clif Bars are a great way to keep your energy up while out hiking, biking, or rafting. One of the problems with their products (and those produced by other companies) is that the flavors have always been on the sweet side of the scale. Finally they are venturing into the savory and salty side with their new Pizza Margherita Flavor Energy Food. Woo-hoo!

The Prettiest Pink Shade Comes As Green Lipstick

We've all heard that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince, and now you can look good doing it. The prettiest shade of pink actually comes in green! Just like a fairytale, Lipstick Queen's lipstick - aptly named Frog Prince - will transform before your eyes. Is this magical lipstick just a gimmick or does it actually work?

Hong Kong Unveils the Faces of Litter

Beware litterbugs in Hong Kong.The “Faces of Litter” campaign is now running portraits of DNA-profiled litterbugs on outdoor ads at bus stops, subway and train stations, and on highway billboards.Littering has long been an epidemic in Hong Kong. But will science can help prevent this behavior?

Keep Your Deceased Loved One's Scent In A Perfume

Smells easily evoke nostalgia in all of us and can transport us to a favorite place or date in time. They can also remind us of the special people in our lives, and one team of research developers has found a way to bottle that scent. After your loved one passes away, you can keep their scent as a fragrant perfume. Is this innovative idea awesome or just too creepy?

Want To Clean Your Mattress? Start Vacuuming

If there is one thing in every home that people often don't think of cleaning it is the mattresses. They are said to gain weight over their lifetimes because of the dirt, dust, and dead skin that accumulates inside. It can be difficult to try to vacuum with the cleaner you use on the rest of the house. That is why Dyson has come up with the Dyson V6 Mattress Vacuum.

Underground Trashcans Keep Waste & Litter Out Of Sight & Smell

Why throw trash ON the ground when you can throw it IN the ground? That's the idea behind 20 giant underground trash bins put in place by the Chinese city of Taiyuan.

Invention of the Week? Medi-Pod Could Help Save Lives in War Zones

Transporting blood and organs is normally done with the aid of ambulances, motorbikes, or even helicopters. But could it all be done more quickly and efficiently while delivering them over battlefields or into areas where natural disasters occurred? Enter James King. The inventor from Ireland has developed Medi-Pod. Question is, will his invention be widely used among military and disaster relief organizations from around the world?

Best Electric Juicer For The Price? We've Got Two!

Love the taste of fresh-squeezed juice? You're not alone. Thousands of people search for electric juicers each month in hopes of finding the very best electric juicer on the market. After considerable research, we found the Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL was not only getting high marks with consumers and consumer sites, but it's also the #1 best selling electric juicer on Amazon.

Cushion Compacts Are An Easy, On-The-Go Foundation Fix

Makeup touch-ups are inevitable, but when you're on the go, fixing foundation isn't exactly easy. Most women know the unfortunate end of the day blotchiness caused by the oil and dirt of the day mixing with your foundation. Unless you want to carry around your liquid foundation, powder compact and a brush, there isn't a great way to get extra coverage. Laneige BB Cushion Compact could be your all-in-one solution to fixing makeup throughout your day. Could a cushion be your answer to foundation faux pas?

Want To Cut The Calories In Your Rice? It's All About Chemistry

Rice is a popular food the world over, especially in Asia. It tends to be fairly high in starchy calories that can eventually turn into fat if one isn't tearing about wearing it off. While the obesity epidemic has not really hit Asia yet, people there are starting to gain weight as they are eating more and more rice. What to do? Scientists in Sri Lanka have found a simple fix in the way rice is prepared that can cut calories by up to 50%.

Take Control of the Weather with WEZR

We all like to know what the weather will be like before planning our day. While there are lots of weather apps out there, a new one called WEZR has just launched and its inventors claim it’s the industry’s most precise weather tracker. So, what will the forecast be for this new invention that is expected to hit the market later this year? 

Want Your Book Shelf To Really Grab You? It's Tentacle Time

There is no reason in the world that keeping your books on a shelf has to be boring or unimaginative. You can add a touch of creepy whimsy with these awesome Tentacle Attack Bookends. They will truly highlight your voyage to see if you can read every book on the planet. Too bad those tentacles can't help you turn the pages faster too.

Chinese Bullet Train Smashes World Rail Speed Record

China Railway's CRH380A high-speed train has broken the world speed record for commercial rail travel. Will this news make operators of Japan's famous Shinkansen (Bullet Train) blink? If they do, they just might miss it.

Lumo Play Turns Any Room Into An Interactive Playspace

Imagine an iPad or Android tablet big enough and strong enough to walk, jump, and dance on. And imagine access to over 100 interactive games geared to get children moving, laughing, and learning. Now imagine being able to have that in your living room with one small projector. Stop imagining and get ready for Lumo.