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Want To Reduce Your Waste? Eat Your Coffee Cup

KFC is teaming up with Seattle's Best Coffee in introducing an edible coffee cup called the "Scoff-ee Cup." The first ones will be sold in certain select stores in England later this year. The concept is designed to reduce waste and the billions of coffee cups adding up in landfills. KFC is about as well known for making coffee as Seattle's Best is for making chicken. This partnership could change all that.

Crowdsale & Cryptocurrency Fuels Next-Gen Social Network Synereo

If a new social network is going to break the mold of everything that went before, it's going to require a social media marketing strategy that’s just as innovative. In a follow-up to my blog post ‘Defining Synereo Before It Redefines Facebook,’ the programming team behind Synereo are relying on cryptocurrency to serve as legal tender when users register for their network, via a new crowdsouring mechanism called a ‘crowdsale.’

Bin 8 Bottle Is Eight Handy Kitchen Tools In One

The Bin 8 “Kitchen Tool Like Bottle” is a stylish storage solution for those tired of searching for that essential utensil lurking unseen in kitchen drawers and cupboards.

The Works of Iris Van Herpen: Unique, Geek and Chic

Dutch fashion designer, Iris Van Herpen, has developed a line of garments constructed from a fine steel mesh for her autumn 2015 ready-to-wear collection. Unique and far out, to say the very least, read on for more about this  amazing designer and her extraordinary work.

10+ Gadget Gifts For Older Dads And Grandpas

There are so many new gadgets out this year that Dads and Grandpas would love. They cover the gamut from low tech to high tech, while all being user-intuitive. In looking for the best gift ideas out there for older dads and grandpas, I searched for gadgets that are not the usual boring ideas. My picks are for some of the most effective and best rated gadgets on the market. Perfect for Father's Day and just in time to use this summer!

 

Get Rid Of Old Or Unwanted Tattoos With Simple Cream BLTR

Tattoo removal is painful and difficult. For those who can afford laser removal, you can expect several uncomfortable appointments. For those who can't afford it, you're stuck with that tie dye unicorn you got over spring break. A Ph. D. candidate at Dalhousie University is working on an affordable solution to help those with unwanted tattoos. Soon, you might be able to say farewell to that unicorn mistake!

7 Best Pet Fountains To Give Fresh Water To Your Dogs and Cats

Fresh running water does have great appeal, even to pets.  And when you think about it, who wants to drink out of a bowl or a glass of water that's been sitting there for a day or more?  Perhaps that's why best way to give your pets water is not the 'pet bowl,' it's the 'pet fountain,' where water flows constantly, or on demand. There are many fresh water pet fountains on the market, but I thought these 7 stood out as the best in terms of quality and design...

 

Sun, Sun, Sun, Here it Comes: Design Firm Proposes ‘No Shadow’ Skyscrapers for London

London is a city that is vibrant in every sense – it’s a city that never sleeps.While the city is rich culturally, socially, historically, and is a proven economic powerhouse, it has one downfall: it’s a rather dreary looking place no matter the season.  Those who live here always complain of the grey skies and the rain. And as this city only continues to grow there are 250 new skyscrapers planned for development. This has locals worried about being left in the shade, even on sunny days – although they do seem rare. That’s right, more new towers means less light.

Heat Your House With Candles For Pennies A Day With Egloo

Do you want to heat your house for pennies a day? Check out the Egloo! Utilizing the natural heat storing capabilities of terracotta, the Egloo provides a portable, convenient, and eco-friendly method of warming up a 215 sq. foot (20 sq. meter) room for five hours, even after the candles have gone out. 

Smart Manhole Covers Call For Help When Metal Thieves Strike

City managers in Hangzhou, China have turned to a new generation of “smart” manhole covers in an all-out effort to counter a rash of thefts by metal salvagers. The high-tech covers feature electronic tags that act as both silent alarms and tracking devices should a cover be removed without proper authorization.

Want A Better Way To Store Veggies? Orka Vegetable Keep Sacks Will Keep Them

Buying food in bulk makes a lot of sense -- right up until is starts going bad because you didn't have the right way to store it. One environmentally friendly wat to do this ia with the Vegetable Keep Sacks by Orka. Each sack is designed to keep your root vegetables fresh and unsprouted longer. Three different sizes are available for potatoes, onions, and garlic.

Bitybean Child Carrier: Big Idea, Compact Solution

I love when simple solutions evolve from complex problems. I also love when big products and product lines come from small businesses. Bitybean is a small company from a little town in northern Vermont which took a big idea and made it into the convenient Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier.

Defining Synereo Before It Redefines Facebook

There’s a new social network in town and if it's half as powerful as its hype, prepare to follow a whole new line of logic when you socialize online in the very near future. Synereo has been touted as the one to break the mold of all that went before. It’s the next-gen social ecosystem, a fully decentralized and distributed social network designed for the  Attention Economy.

Nab the Shooter: NYPD Combatting Gun Violence with ShotSpotter

Gun violence in New York City is on the rise. There have been 185 shootings reported so far this year, nearly a 22 percent increase from the same period a year ago. In the ‘Big Apple’ and in cities across the United States gun violence is ubiquitous, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year there are there are well over 80,000 nonfatal injuries and 31,000 deaths involving guns.

Want A New Taste In Sausage? How About Burrito?

Sausage is pretty tasty stuff and there is a whole lot you can do with it from spaghetti and chili, to omelets and sandwiches. Inventor Spot writer John Barker recently made a tasty meatloaf from Italian sausage. Any innovation in sausage can go a long way. In New Zealand a man in advertising has chosen to marry the banger (sausage) with a burrito. The resulting Bangerrito has been taking the lands down under by storm.

Solar Panels Soon To Become Radically More Affordable

Plug and play solar panels designed to reduce the costs of residential solar panel installation by minimizing the non-hardware costs - planning, installation, permitting, inspection, and interconnection - are now being tested. Once approved, the panels will more than half the cost of a typical residential solar installation, making solar power dramatically more accessible to home owners. 

Recyclable Polyester Fabric: Returnity For All Eternity

Austrian textile firm, Backhausen, is the owner of Returnity, a 100% recyclable fabric destined to last for years and years that can be applied to a diverse range of garments and furnishings. Read on to learn more about this amazing, innovative material.

Floating Nanogenerators Turn Wave Motion Into Sustainable Energy

At this point, we're all well aware of the growing need for renewable energy sources with solar panels and wind turbines increasingly being used to supply "green" power. Now researchers have found a new way to tap the motion of the ocean to produce renewable "blue" wave power.

Want Truly Unique Bandages For Your Medicine Cabinet? Boo Boos Truly Fit The Bill

If you have small children at home, chances are you have a good supply of cartoon-covered bandages stocked up in your bathroom medicine chest. But what happens when your kids get older? There comes a point when Kermit the Frog or Disney Princesses just aren't going to cut it anymore. For girls a nice invisible bandage will do. When it comes to the newly testosterone-fueled boys you need something more masculine. These Boo Boo Bandages are just the thing with images to make their cuts and scrapes look much worse.


Invention of the Week? Chin Up: New Drug Will Remove Double Chins in Two Days

As we get older fat in certain parts of the body is very hard to get rid of.A case in point is in the chin. And there are literally thousands of people who have spent years of enjoying a ‘good living’ lifestyle and which results in them having a double chin.For those who suffer the embarrassment of a double chin, good news has just arrived.