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Parametric Tape Measure Reinvents The Traditional Tape Measure

Cameron Bowen, a recent Royal College of Art graduate, has developed the Parametric Tape Measure, which blends the world of fashion with technology by enabling tailors to generate digital fabric patterns and simultaneously maintain the intimacy of the fitting process.Read on to learn more.

St Louis' Grown-Up Friendly Playground

It's summertime, and as far as I'm concerned the season is all about fun and adventure. Travel may not be in the budget, but that doesn't mean you can't have new experiences that make 2015 a memorable year. It's easy for adults to fall into the trap of "acting like grown ups" or putting all the focus on creating fun times for the children. But there's nothing wrong with letting loose, getting back to basics, and having the kind of fun you may have forgotten you can have as an adult. One business has made playtime happen.

Robot Turtles: A Board Game To Teach Preschoolers Computer Programming

A growing trend in children’s games is the combination of technology and traditional toys. Toys like Avakai, apps like Osmo, or video games like Bloxels require children to play with actual wooden dolls, puzzle pieces, and blocks in order to get the most out of their smart toys and iPads. This is because inventors know it is best to learn with tangible concepts and toys. Computer programming is fair game too. Robot Turtles is a board game which teaches kids the fundamentals of programming and coding.

NYC Will Soon Have World’s First Underground Park

A forgotten slice of New York City will soon be transformed into the world’s first underground park. But the big question is how will a team of inventors actually pipe in sunlight way down below?

Swim In Movies: A New Take On The Retro Drive In Concept?

Every summer, many Americans flock to the drive in movie theaters to see their favorite retro flicks or new blockbuster releases. Although drive in movies are still popular today, there are far fewer operating theaters than there were a few decades ago, and some things have changed. Speakers no longer have to be pulled through your car's window as was once necessary (now, audio is available through a specified radio station), for example. What hasn't changed are the kids in pajamas or the pickup beds loaded with blankets and teenagers. But now, one concept could totally reinvent the drive in - and driving isn't even part of the equation.

Detecting Cancer By Levitating Cells

Scientists use magnetic levitation as a means of sorting cells and are able to differentiate between white blood cells, red blood cells and various types of cancers. The method, which is relatively straightforward and scalable, could offer incredible value to researchers and clinicians.

GoodWorld & Tsū, Social Networks With Charitable Algorithms

A new era of ‘social giving’ has entered our zeitgeist. Fundraising is no longer an activity practiced solely by wealthy philanthropists. Folks who have a passion for giving don’t have to be members of the elite, the likes of the Bill Gates or the Jimmy Buffets of this world. Today’s social networking is providing folks of lesser means with a conduit to working for the greater good.

EquiptBaby Complete Diaper Bag Has It All, Including A Portable Bassinet

Parents often feel the pressure of having it all—successful career, perfect marriage, ample time to stay in shape, and quality time to themselves. Perfection is not realistic, nor is having it all, all of the time. While moms and dads work to find balance in their lives, it is realistic for them to want baby gear that makes parenting a little easier. When it comes to leaving the house with a baby, parents need a diaper bag that will provide success, not frustration. Parents can’t always say the same thing, but EquiptBaby Complete has it all

Walker Stalker Cruise: Norwegian Hosts Zombie Apocalypse Sea Escape

If you love zombies and The Walking Dead (and who doesn't these days), then there are a number of different businesses that provide you with apocalypse survival experiences, and the latest is a popular cruise line that's setup one of the coolest ones to date.

Ten More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks

Japan has the market cornered on weird & bizarre drinks – new and ever-weirder concoctions seem to hit the store shelves daily. Some have strange names, others have odd ingredients, and a few are just so bizarre one has to wonder what their creators were, um, drinking when they came up with the concept. Following up on our original list, here are Ten More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks!

Invention Of The Week? Set Your Pace With Doppel

New wearable technology is a huge trend these days.And a company based out of London, UK, just took the craze to a whole new level. So, how does this “empathic technology” wind you up or wind you down?

Invention Of The Week? Set Your Pace With Doppel

New wearable technology is a huge trend these days.And a company based out of London, UK, just took the craze to a whole new level. So, how does this “empathic technology” wind you up or wind you down?

Move Over, Siri: Meet Amazon Echo And Alexa

Have you ever wanted Samantha from Her without all the nagging or Siri without having to press a button? Well, now you can with Amazon Echo's Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that does it all. Featuring a free companion app, Echo keeps working even when you're away from home.

Plane Flies From Japan To Hawaii Without Carrying Any Fuel

Swiss aviators Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are flying around the world in a plane using only solar power, and they have just completed the most challenging leg of the journey. The 4,480 mile trip over the Pacific Ocean required 117 hours and 52 minutes of flying time and broke records in both distance and duration of solar-powered flight.

5 Best Vacuums For Pet Owners

Have a pet and need a vacuum that can handle the needs of a pet owner? Pet dander, fur, hair, skin and feathers are a challenge to clean up in our homes. To make a 'clean sweep' of your home, you're going to need some strong suction to remove your pets' shedding.  Here are five of the best vacuum cleaners that, as it happens, specialize in pet hair!

3-D Printed Blood Vessels: A New Dimension in Transplant Procedures

Read on to learn more about the latest advances in 3-D printing and artifcial blood vessels, which are essential to maintaining the health of human organs.


Fish-Shaped Mobile Battery Sparks Devices, Smiles & Appetites

There's something fishy about the 6000mAh SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN, a mobile battery that puts portable power in the palm of your hand. Modeled after a taiyaki (a delicious traditional Japanese pastry) with glowing golden eyes, the SOSOGE! TAIYAKIKUN is a high-efficiency lithium ion battery that charges all sorts of mobile devices while sparking your appetite in the process.

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Tsū World

What does March Madness and the Tsu social network have in common? First introduced in 1984, the former has become one of the most popular annual sporting events in the United States. Created by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division 1 Basketball, it’s an elimination tournament played each March in the United States. The latter is a new social network platform developed by Sebastian Sobczak and launched in October, 2014.

Is GinzVelo The Future For Sustainable Transportation?

An inventor from Woodbridge, Virginia, says his invention is going to greatly change how we travel around cities and suburbs. Peter Ginzburg is the brainchild of GinzVelo, which is a human electric hybrid. Question is will it be a hit on the streets? And, will the average commuter actually be able to afford one?

Award Winning WorryWoo Monsters Teach Kids To Embrace Their Emotions

Before Disney and Pixar released Inside Out, a movie about 11-year-old Riley and her personified emotions, artist Andi Green was drawing “the monsters in her head” to help her express complicated feelings. By turning her emotions into lovable characters, she was not only able to embrace them, but was able to talk about them and share them with others. There began the journey from sketches of monsters to the award winning WorryWoo Monsters plush toys and book series.