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Need This New Invention? Fantasy Coffins As Art

The art of making special, beautiful coffins is many hundreds of years old -- from the sarcophagi of ancient Egyptians to the figurative caskets for the chiefs and priests of the Ga people in Africa. Over the past few decades this has evolved into an amazing art form practiced by artists in Ghana. You can be buried in pretty much any kind of coffin you choose -- from a Mercedes, to a Coke bottle, to a chicken.

Robotic "Injector" Pills Could Revolutionize Modern Medicine

Prolific inventor (and possible mad scientist) Mir Imran has created a robotic pill which could replace injectible drugs. This would have been impossible just a few years ago, but now it might well become a common sight in medicine. What's more, it could very well replace syringes altogether.

This Game Knows When You're Afraid...And How To Make It Worse

If you're a fan of survival horror, have I got a treat for you today. I'd like to introduce all of you to Nevermind: a horror game which keeps track of how scared you are...and uses that knowledge to terrify you even more. Pretty intriguing, no?

Sitting + Sitting + Sitting = Disability For Folks Over 60

A new study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine indicates that sitting too much not only leads to heart disease, but is a risk for disability among men and women over 60, regardless of how much exercise they get at other times.

Great Invention Idea? Human Turd Scale!


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I have a friend who tries to calm my food fears by reassuring me that something that doesn't weigh a pound cannot make me gain a pound. Fine! But what about the bag of chocolate covered nuts (they're filled with protein) I ate this morning? The one I forgot to weigh on my food scale? How much of that have I got sitting inside of me, threatening the needle of my bathroom scale? read more »

Flying Batbots Could Soon Take To The Sky

The way bats move their wings while in flight could serve as inspiration for a new generation of flying robots. Researchers are examining closely how fruit bats use their wings to manipulate the air around them. An understanding of these processes could in turn help them produce better designs.

Looking For Novel Ideas: 26th DuPont Awards For Packaging Innovation

Once again, DuPont is looking throughout the packaging industry for the year’s most innovative, environmentally responsible and overall fantastic designs. If you’ve recently helped to design a consumer friendly bag, box, wrapper, container or other piece of professional packaging, it’s your time to shine!

Need This New Invention? T-Shirt Imprinted With Tide-Infused Ink

Manufacturers actually adding Tide to clothing ahead of time is not exactly a go-to thought. Since it is a gimmick aimed at the chronically laundry-challenged -- college students -- it makes a lot more sense. The t-shirts come with a variety of scenes of mothers crying over the enormous pile of laundry their kids have brought home for them to do was created by Leo Burnett, the company's ad agency in Poland.

EXIT: Scary Business Has Visitors Escape From 'Saw' Inspired Situations

There is a big business in scaring people, and it is a concept that doesn't just find people knocking down its haunted doors for Halloween. Many major tourist areas across North America feature haunted houses and mazes that have people lining up to pee their pants as people jump out of the shadows. While the more traditional scare providers are still successfully operating, there is a new type of terror in town competing in the market, and it creates a unique and scary experience that rivals some popular, nightmare inducing movies.

Harvard Researchers Have Turned Termites Into Robot Builders

A group of scientists at Harvard University have just developed the latest in biomimicry: a group of autonomous construction robots whose behavior is based on real-world termites. It is hopes that these TERMES, as they're called, will eventually create a fully automated work-force.

Mutt Collars? Just For Dogs, At Mutt Couture

Think dog collars and leashes are boring?  Then you haven't seen the designer "mutt wear" from Mutt Couture....

Need This New Innovation? The Lazy Zipper Zip-On Tie

Tying a tie isn't the sort of skill that everone excels at, even if they have been recognized by the Scouts for their knot-tying skills. Of course, your could always go with a clip on tie, but that can look cheesy and won't hold up if someone grab's you by it. While normally this is not a problem, it could become one if someone is trying to save you from falling into a pit of vipers. In that case the Lazy Zipper Tie is just the answer.

Need This New Innovation: Fluffy Monster Chair

Who wouldn't want a giant fluffy, furry round monster taking up some corner of their of their home? Well, okay, there are some people who are so conservative that they wouldn't want this in their home, but to be honest, I don't know very many of them. The Gigantic Hairy Fish Ball ‘Moyee' is a wonderfully amusing piece of functional art by Singaporean designer Jason Goh, and comes from one of his childhood daydreams.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bitcoins But Were Too Broke To Ask!

Despite the fact Bitcoins were found to be the currency of choice for one online kingpin to conduct drug deals on the Deep Web, and despite the fact the current market rate for ONE Bitcoin has risen from $0.75 in 2011 to an astronomical $1000 today - does not mean you shouldn't know as much as possible about this decentralized virtual currency.

Need This New Innovation? Candlelit Meal At McDonald's For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is upon us once again and it is time to be making those all-important plans to impress your significant other with how romantic you can be. This can be a pricey proposition, and if you have left it until the last minute, reservations at that special restaurant are likely long gone. And if your wallet is a bit on the slender side these days you could use a break anyway. So how about a nice candlelight supper at McDonald's.

Urb-E Is An E-Scooter That Folds Up

The Urb-E Electric Scooter is perfect for the trendy, start-up employee or the over-zealous college student. Designed to traverse 20+ miles on one charge, and topping out at 15 miles per hour the Urb-E goes from transportation method to rolling luggage in a few simple motions. With two models available, a three-wheeled version and a more agile two-wheeled version, will the Urb-E be right for you?

A Look At James Dyson's New Robotics Laboratory

As some of you have likely already heard, British inventor Sir James Dyson this weeek launched a collaboration with The Imperial College in London to the tune of £5 million (approximately $8.34 million USD) . The purpose? To found The Dyson Robotics Laboratory. Pretty cool, right?

Eight Great Games For Couples To Play This Valentines Day

I've heard it said before that the couple which plays together stays together. I'm not entirely certain how true that is, but it's worth a try, right? This Valentine's Day, why not pick up a few games to play with your sweetheart? It's not like there's any shortage of great co-op titles, after all.

Solve The Stabilizer Leg Suspension Challenge, Win $1,000!

The crew at Novative Designs Inc. are looking for a creative solution to a problem concerning one of their hauling machine’s stabilizing legs, and if you can solve it, you could earn up to $1,000 for your design expertise!

Exercise Your Thighs Every Which Way: The Omnidirectional Thigh Trainer

Never fear, you can achieve perfectly sculpted thighs, especially now that the Omnidirectional Thigh Trainer exercises your thighs every which way and then some....