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Electrically Charged Water Could Make Your Food Safer

Food borne illnesses are a major drain on global economic and public health systems while also causing extreme discomfort and occasionally death in those afflicted. In the United States, over a fifth of reported food-derived illnesses arise due to contaminated fresh produce. To alleviate this, most produce sold is cleaned using relatively unpleasant solvents like peroxides or chlorine solutions. Now researchers report a new environmentally friendly method of destroying pathogens on the surface of food using that most benign of solvents, water!

China's First 3D Printed Car Can Only Get Better

China's first 3D-printed car is an impressive feat of technology considering it took just one month to design and build it. On the downside, the Tuhaojin or “Golden Local Tyrant” (we kid you not) LOOKS like it took just a month to design and build.

Smokeable Wearable Tech: Set the World and Other Places On Fire!

Meet the world's first (and second) smokeable hoodie. Alarm the fire department, impress your friends and read on for more on this incredible innovation.

Get The Perfect Pout Without Surgery With Fullips

Perfect your pout without going under the knife. Whether your lips are thinning from age or you were born with thin lips, you can still give full lips a try with Fullips Lip Enhancer. For a temporary pout, this suction cup invention offers a solution for your smile.

No Cell Service? Stay Connected No Matter What With GoTenna

Tired of losing cell signals or incurring roaming charges? All of that's about to become a thing of the past with the upcoming goTenna, a pocket-size device for picking up and bouncing signals via VHF radio waves from IOS and Android devices.

Want To Feel Like You Are Showering Outdoors? The Rain Soft Shower Will Do the Job

There is something special about a good shower. You don't just get clean -- you relax, recover, and renew.  Perhaps this is why we love the idea of walks in the rain, or standing under a waterfall. Designers Naser Nasiri and Taher Nasiri have created a shower that they have dubbed Rain Soft. This unique shower allows the user to choose between dancing in the rain and enjoying a warm waterfall.

ASRock Builds World's Only Mini-ITX Intel Haswell-E Motherboard

Now you can build an 18-core Xeon workstation and have it approach the size of a shoebox. ASRock has bravely chosen to cram Intel's X99 chipset and a strong set of features into the ITX form-factor, with its new X99E-ITX/ac motherboard. Some caveats apply, though.

High-Tech Tissue Box Holder Features Hands-Free Mist Moistener

From the First World Problems Solved department (also known as Japan) comes the Wet Tissue Maker tissue box holder. A built-in infrared sensor and concealed water mister ensure you'll never suffer the heartbreak of dry tissues again.

Difference Between Invention and Innovation? Join The Debate

Ever asked yourself how innovation differs from invention? Well I did, and the answers I found may surprise you! In search for a clear distinction I came across a large group of professionals on LinkedIn who have been discussing this paradox for over 4 years. While it seems that a clear business definition exists, a holistic version is still up for debate. For a thorough overview of the 800+ LinkedIn comments courtesy of the headstrong professionals, follow me through my endeavor to restore a comprehensive perspective in a very disordered debate.

Invention of the Week? Liquidity Nanotech Unveils Naked Filter – Clean Water for Everyone

A team of inventors based in Alameda, CA, are on a mission to provide the world with clean and healthy water. Liquidity Nanotech just launched the Naked Filter on Kickstarter and it’s getting lots of financial backers. The Naked Filter is revolutionary in every sense in that the water you drink is more than effectively filtered.

The Top 10 Weird & Bizarre Mercedes-Benz Pickup Trucks

Mercedes-Benz has announced their intent to bring an MB pickup truck to market by the end of the decade... Bubba will be confused! Images of the proposed F150-fighter are merely artist's renderings at the moment but since non-factory conversions are surprisingly abundant, let's check out 10 of the stranger real imitation Mercedes-Benz pickups.

Ruff: Pauline van Dongen’s Newest 3-D Wearable Tech

What if the clothes we wear suddenly had their own personalities instead of reflecting ours?  Meet Ruff, the newest 3-D printed responsive collar by Pauline van Dongen, whose inspiration came from the ruffled collars of centuries past.

Dior Stick On Eyeliner Patches Simplify Your Makeup Routine

Dior has come up with a super simple way to get the perfect eyeliner – peel and stick. The patches, which are laser cut, mimic the look of precisely drawn on eyeliner.

Facebook’s Parce Minces Things, Not Words

Two short years ago when Facebook was in a buying frenzy acquiring any new software service with a pulse, it purchased Parse for the paltry sum of $85 million. This was an historic move as this mobile app development platform has now officially entered the Facebook into a race for the goose that lays the golden eggs, namely the Internet of Things (IoT).

Ingenious App 'Ignore No More' Gets Kids To Return Your Phone Calls

Tired of your tweens and teens blowing you off when you call and text them? Put an end to it once and for all with an ingenious app called Ignore No More that ensures your kids will answer your calls and texts.

Textured Paint To Debut On The New Peugeot 208

French automaker Peugeot is debuting textured exterior paint on the new Peugeot 208 supermini due to be introduced in June of 2015. Displaying a finish that's not quite matte and not exactly satin, the textured paint is rough to the touch and tough as they come: Peugeot guarantees the finish for the life of the car.

Want To Make Your Snacking Less Noticeable? Try "Glass" Potato Chips

When you see a bag of Lay's Mango Salsa Flavored Potato Chips you may think that you've seen just about everything when it comes to chips. But you may not have seen Glass Potato Chips. While they look like they might be some glass design concept they are actually made of potatoes -- well, sort of. These chips are more derived from potatoes rather than made of thinly sliced potatoes.

China Panda Researchers Find Panda Suits Suit Pandas

Researchers at China's critically endangered Giant Panda sanctuary are offering panda parents a helping hand raising their cubs... a warm, furry, and oddly familiar helping hand.

Kit Kat Apple Pie & Carrot: A Neat Easter Treat That's Not Just For Bunnies

Japanese Kit Kats are famous – or infamous – for flavors ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. We'll have to slot the brand new, limited edition, Easter-themed Apple Pie & Carrot flavor firmly in the latter category even though it was the top entry in a public poll. Can you imagine what flavors didn't make the cut?

Fujitsu's Lifebook GH77/T Is Half Tablet, Half Desktop PC

While its 15.6" touchscreen makes it large for a tablet, Fujitsu's latest Lifebook uses its matching oversized dock, plus some top-secret wireless technology, to attain desktop-class performance. Too bad about the battery life, though.