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Is Paper The New Metal?

In the development of new high performance materials, there are two highly desirable features: strength and toughness. Unfortunately, these have always been considered mutually exclusive. Now, however, materials scientists may have delivered a solution from an entirely unexpected source: paper.

Invention Of The Week? Cruise On A Floating Hotel

A Serbian architecture and design firm is now offering travelers the best of both worlds: a fancy hotel on the water. Yes, you get to cruise hotel-style while floating down a river. Question is will their invention set sail?

Corsair Bulldog: Console-Size, 4K-Capable Living Room Gaming PC

With a strong focus on 4K-res gaming, Corsair has brought together their PC case, cooling, and power expertise for their Bulldog DIY PC kit. It'll handle some really high-caliber hardware, all while being small enough and quiet enough to fit into your home theater setup.

Swap-O-Matic: Whimsical Vending Machine Faciliates Trades

We all have those items that hang around our homes for months or years that collect dust untouched. Sometimes, however, we develop a sense of attachment to those items, and just don't want to see them discarded. Trying to sell pre-loved items to collectors, thift stores, or by holding a yard sale is a whole lot of effort with little payout. This inconvenience leads many of us to hoard things we wouldn't allow to take up valuable space in our homes. A new business concept uses technology to offer a whimsical solution.

Hyperkin Smart Boy Morphs Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy

Time to dust off those old GB cartridges. Hyperkin's Smart Boy smartphone cradle intends to make your iPhone or Android phablet into Nintendo's circa-1989 handheld console, going so far as to include a working cartridge slot.

Don't Let The Dark Stop You From Paddleboarding, Get NightSUP The LED Paddleboard

Paddleboarding is becoming an increasingly popular water sport and hobby. If you haven't tried it, you certainly should. And if you've discovered it and are looking for an added element of adventure, you should check out the NightSUP LED paddleboards. These glowing vessels allow you to traverse waters in the dark.

Shift Sneaker Can Change With A Million Color Choices

 

Believe it or not, when it comes to sneakers, now one size truly can fit all. Meet the Shift Sneaker that digitally transforms to render a million different looks all in one shoe.


Turn and Brake With The Lumos Bicycle Helmet

A team of inventors out of Boston have developed a clever new bicycle helmet. Lumos is equipped with lights, letting motorists know when you are turning and braking. Will this invention really help keep cyclists safer on the big city streets?

 


Could Plastic Roads Be A Sustainable Alternative?

While we generally associate plastics with the untenable generation of material waste, this need not necessarily be the case. Dutch consortium VolkerWessels hopes to demonstrate that building plastic roads may in fact be a more environmentally friendly option for our transportation infrastructure.

Alpackalypse: The World's First Whitewater Packraft

How would you like to have the convenience of packing your raft in your backpack, yet still have the ability to tackle some tough currents? You may have a tough time finding one, unless you're looking at an Alpackalypse Raft, the world's first whitewater packraft.

Nourish Is Your Personal, Intelligent Countertop Supplement System

If you're a fitness nut or somebody who just starting to work out and get in shape then you know that supplements and health shakes can give you the extra push you need. Most of us though just stick with the basic protein shake mixes found in local health stores. Our bodies need more than just traditional protein shakes, however, and Nourish wants to make sure you are supplied with the best supplement suggestions possible.

Get Answers From Real Doctors On Telegram Messenger

iCliniq.com have just launched a Telegram bot so that you can ask their doctors anything from the comfort of your smartphone, messaging them any time, anywhere. Questions are answered within a matter of hours by their team of 800+ doctors across 71+ specialities, for just $19 a month.

Turtle Taxi: For Travelers Who Like Life In The Slow Lane

An innovative cab company called Turtle Taxi caters to those who aren't in any rush to reach their destination. As their name implies, Turtle Taxi drivers take it slow and steady – they might not win any races but the ride won't cause you to lose your hare, er, hair.

The Betri Concept Bike Reflects The World Of Tomorrow Through The Form Of A Bike

The Betri Bike is a work of art. Designer, Clement Boutillion, deals with shapes in many fields, and he put that to use in designing the Betri Bike. This design marries the concepts of the world of tomorrow and bike in a sleek, contemporary unit.

Ollie Is An App-Enabled Robot, Not Your Father’s Remote Control Car

A few years ago founders Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson’s Colorado based company, Sphero, introduced us to the Bluetooth controlled robotic ball by the same name. They now want us to meet their newest creation. Ollie is a souped-up, customizable app-enabled robot. This machine is not your father’s remote control car.

Rotterdam Is Getting A Giant Floating Funhouse

Is Rotterdam on your bucket list to visit? It probably will be fairly soon anyway.  The Dutch Windwheel will house hotel rooms, apartments, rotating cabins, commercial space, restaurants and so much more. So, what's in it for you and yours?

Bacteria Might Be Used As Live Robot Brains

Scientists published a report this week in which a computer model was used to investigate the possibility of employing bacterial colonies to control mechanical devices like robots. The results were remarkably positive. Read on to find out how this new “living brain” development will impact everything from ecology to medicine.


SoulLite Bamboo Ski And Hiking Poles Are Environmentally Friendly And Versatile

Founded by former U.S. Ski Team members, Soul Poles produces quality, Eco-friendly ski, hiking and walking poles. Now, they've designed an Eco-friendly, interchangeable ski/hiking pole. The SoulLite pole is not only versatile and durable, it was made with the environment in mind.

Add Thumbs Up To Family Game Night, Get Two Back

Call me old fashioned, but I look forward to the day when all three of my kids are old enough to establish a family game night. My family of five is still a few years away from sitting down to a board game or the introduction to poker; but the idea that I will be able to play a game with them is thrilling. I will be adding Thumbs Up to our family’s rotation of games.

5 Products That Will Make Your Workout Tougher

Have you been looking for an edge in your training--something that will help get you quicker, stronger or bigger? These 5 products can help you do that. They are affordable solutions that add an extra element of toughness to your workout, so that you can break out of a rut or get past a plateau in your training.