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Coming Soon: Bionic Hands, Knees And Ankles

When The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man series were aired on television, the bionics parts were still in the imagination of writers and producers and viewers. Now a bionic arm is close to becoming a reality (except for the fact that it's not really bionic, because it doesn't have any sensory, motor or electronic capabilities). The technology is in fact a basic pulley system, implanted in a human hand, to allow for a more natural grasping function while using less muscle energy.

Want To Serve Your Tea On A Topographical Tray?

There are all sorts of serving trays out there, but none are quite as unusual as the Confluence Tray. This tray takes me back to 8th grade science class when we learned how to make a topographical map. In that case it was the fictional Mount Blobberdink. In this case you can name all of the mountains and valleys yourself. Perhaps the plateau upon which you rest your tea pot could be Mount Darjeeling.

Store And Transport Over Three Meals At Once With The Innovator 300

Are you someone who packs your lunch every day? Are you a health-conscious meal planner? If so, have you found a lunch box or food storage product that fits your needs? Sometimes that can be hard for the lunch-packers of the world, that is unless you're familiar with the Innovator 300.

Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance. So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill. 


A Baker's Delight: The Infinity Oven is Smoke Free and Fuel Free

A team of engineering students from the University of Cambridge just unveiled a new “freshly baked” invention.Daniel Cox, Keno Marie-Ghae, Leyla Sudbury, and William Hatcher (from left to right in photo) are the inventors of the Infinity Oven, which is a cost-effective solution that allows bakery owners in developing countries to utilize the powers of the sun to bake and even cook in a more sustainable manner – fuel free and smoke free.

Siri v. Cortana - Who Gets The Last Laugh? (Videos)

For those who’ve been following the Siri versus Cortana ‘war of words’ on TV, you're most likely of the inclination that Apple dropped the ball with its iPhone 6 iteration -- because, Microsoft has been laughing all the way to the bank with its latest Windows smartphone commercials for the new HTC One®.

The iBag Innovation: Locks After Credit Limit is Hit

Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.

Affordable, Colorful, Functional - The New Misfit Flash Fitness And Sleep Monitor

The Misfit Flash is set to be one of my favorite sports trackers out there. Like the Shine that came before it, the Flash makes a nice change from the dull, functional sports trackers already on the market, and it's cheap! It tracks your steps taken, and your sleep, beautifully.

Watch These Adorable Little Cheerleader Robots Dance With Perfect Coordination

Two words, folks: robot cheerleaders. The Murata Cheerleader is the latest all-too-adorable mascot bot designed by sensor and component manufacturer Murata.It's also a pretty good dancer, too.

Want A Mug That Warns Coworkers Away?

There are times when it would be handy to be able to warn your coworkers or boss away -- especially before you've had your coffee. This clever Grenade Mug comes with a warning and a way to take care of any complaints coming your way while you are working on said coffee, especially on those days when you need three or four before you can be considered truly human.

Having A Bad Day? Find A Stranger To Cuddle With Cuddlr App

Cuddling is good for your health, and now you can do it with strangers with new app for iPhone, Cuddlr. It's intended to connect you with consenting adults for safe, fun, non sexual snuggling. There is some logic behind it: cuddling has been said to release Oxytocin, the hormone that helps people with autism and schizophrenia overcome social deficits.

Want A Red Nose Handy Just In Case?

An Emergency Clown Nose -- it is the sort of thing that everyone should have on hand in their medicine cabinet for those times when nothing else will do. Seriously. After all laughter is said to be the best medicine and it is. This rosy little ball, when placed on the caregiver's nose and used according to directions is very likely to cause waves of laughter especially in small children.

Increase Your Odds Of Conception By 20% At Home With Stork

The Stork is a drug-free device that helps you to conceive from the comfort of your own home. Today it's available to buy over-the-counter in US pharmacies. It consists ofa  "conceptacle", worn by the male during sexual intercourse to collect semen, and an applicator that delivers this semen to the cervix after intercourse.


Move & Groove Dance Game Will Get Your Family Up Offa That Thing

Move & Groove is a fun and creative way to get your family dancing. It’s also a way to introduce your child to game play without the stress of winning and losing. Those are not bad lessons, but since this game is meant for toddlers 18 months and up, Move & Groove is about learning simple rules, taking turns, and fun movement. With cards that tell you to waddle like a duck and raise the roof, you will be sure to get up offa that thing.

Float On: This Tiny Robot Octopus Has Finally Taken To The Sea

A team of Greek researchers has been hard at work for the past year or so on a robotic octopus. Just this past week, they went public to show their progress. Where once the little guy puttered along through the ocean, now it's almost indistinguishable from the real creature.

Want A Spring Toy That Moves Like Magic But Doesn't Slink?

We have all known the joy of playing with a simple spring through the Slinky, but that isn't the only spring out there that is amazing and magical to goof around with. There is also the Toroflex Kinetic Spring Toy. While this spring can't walk downstairs alone or in pairs, it can do a bit of moving and climbing under the right conditions, When not in use it even stores flat.

Volkswagen Tristar Concept Pickup Hints At Tomorrow's Transporter

VW doesn't often produce pickup trucks but when they do, they're some of the most interesting pickup trucks in the world. Take the newly unveiled Tristar concept pickup. The sharp-looking, diesel-powered Tristar features a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and pampers drivers with an interior mobile office complete with espresso machine.

Want To Keep A Bit Of Your "Health Tonic" In A Steampunk Flask?

When you are out to take the old airship for a spin it is nice to have a little something something on hand to nip at once in awhile. So when you do strap on the goggles and get ready to go you may want to make sure you fill up this way cool Capt. Jules' Everlasting Steampunk Flask. That way you will be well packed and stay well hydrated throughout your sojourn.

Pregnant? Download Your Own Personal Baby Expert - BabyBuddy

About to be a mum? Well you should download Baby Buddy, a newly released smartphone app for mums to guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby's life, supporting the health and wellbeing of you and your baby.

South Korean Researchers Have Invented A Robot That'll Probably Be An Awesome Pilot

South Korean researchers have invented what might well be the world's first robotic pilot. Although PIBOT might not look like much, the team says it's fully equipped to operate a commercial airliner. Who says robots need wings to fly?