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Nursery Meets Nursing Home: Seattle Caregiving For Youngest And Oldest Generations

Getting older is no joke. Many older adults find themselves unable to live independently, disconnected from loved ones, and depressed because of the many life changes that they can't control. Nursing homes and other similar senior care organizations have tried to make the aging lifestyle as enjoyable as possible, and one is taking a whole new approach.

Want Grilling To Be Even More Of A "Guy Thing?" Use Lava!

The one part of cooking that most, if not all, men believe falls under the male purview it is grilling. It is a form of cooking that is heavy on equipment and shiny tools. If there is one way to make this activity even manlier it would be to use more power -- as in volcanic power. As a part of Syracuse University's Lava Project two guys decided to put the power of molten rock to the test -- with some steaks, salmon, and hot dogs.

Insulin Patch Promises To Make Life Easier For Diabetics

Diabetes is an extremely common group of metabolic disorders with approximately 387 million sufferers worldwide in 2014. Type 1 diabetes, the more severe form, stems from a failure of the pancreas to produce sufficient insulin. It often must be treated by regular injections of the hormone, a not entirely pleasant state of affairs for sufferers and one that is not always reliable. Now researchers have found a new way to deliver insulin that’s both painless and practical using a patch covered in microneedles.

Invention Of The Week? Space Case 1 Is High-Tech

So, is there such a thing as the smartest suitcase in the world?Well, there is now, according to Planet Travel, who has invented Space Case 1. And now you can have one, or a set of them for that matter.

Want A New Way To Ingest Coffee? How About Coffee Balls?

Every summer comes the fair season and with it comes the battle for the most memorable food that can be eaten off a stick or with your fingers. This year the top contender appears to be Deep-Fried Coffee Balls. It is a simple idea that has coffee lovers drooling and lining up for a taste. The product first showed up earlier this month at the San Diego Fair.

Running Shoes Printed from Synthetic Biological Material Have A Life Of Their Own

A new concept for running shoes concerning proto-cell technology has been created by London designer and researcher, Shamees Aden. 3-D printed from synthetic biological material, these shoes have the capacity to repair themselves overnight. Read on for more on these amazing future wearables.


Is It The Last Straw App Or The First Brigade Social Network?

Attempting to find that next paradigm shift in social networking seems to be the name of the game in the year 2015. The first generation of social networks paying users for their content — including the popular Tsu, followed by Bubblews, Bonzo Me, bitlanders and Seen — were the first on the scene with a new twist. Now half way through the year, ‘polling apps’ seem to be the network du jour. . .

White Line Fever: The Top 8 Dedicated & Innovative Traffic Lanes

Today's trend towards an ever more inclusive society now extends to the highways and biways of our lives. That means drivers had better learn to share the road with everything from web-footed wanderers to oblivious earbud-equipped texters.

Five Inventive Ways To Keep Children Cool While In The Car Or Stroller

Car seats are meant to keep our children safe, not to keep them cool. The same goes for strollers. Both are necessary and convenient when traveling with our kids, running errands, or trips to the park or beach. But our children’s body temperatures can heat up much faster than our own, and overheating is a very real and very scary concern for parents, especially on hot days and in hot cars. These products are inventive ways to help parents keep their children cool while in the car seat or stroller.

Star Wars R2D2 VW Camper Van: The Drivable Droid You've Been Looking For

A long time ago, in a Ford Galaxie far, far away... actually it was quite recently and instead of Fomoco's former flagship we're talkin' used VW camper van. A Brazilian couple with time and talent on their (dark) side has converted a tired old microbus into a drivable droid on Star Wars steroids!

Slide Away On The Lexus Hoverboard

The news is out. Lexus has developed a hoverboard. Back to the Future fans are eagerly awaiting its arrival on the market. While Slide is slick and stylish in design many are asking one big question: Will this be the first real, rideable hoverboard?

Should Your Self-Driving Car Kill You To Save Others?

Bioethicists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have started considering the programming of self-driving cars faced with inevitable crash situations and have come up with worrying ethical dilemmas. In an unavoidable crash, will your car be programmed to sacrifice you in order to save more strangers in nearby vehicle? Who can be responsible for making such a call?

Tiny Robotic Tentacles: Good Things Do Come In Small Packages

These  innovative soft robotic tentacles could prove to be ideal for delicate microscopic surgery. They can pick up an ant without damage to its body, offering new promise to invasive surgical procedures such as the safe and intricate manipulation  of blood vessels or embryos.

Nekoashi Chair Socks: Feline Footwear For Your Furniture

Nekoashi Chair Socks from Japan's Toyo Case are designed to slip over the “feet” of your chair and table legs, keeping your floors safe from unsightly scratches while adding mass quantities of cuteness to your décor scheme.

Avakai Are Real Imaginary Friends For The Digital World

The founders of Vai Kai want to introduce us to Avakai, a play companion for kids growing up in our quickly developing digital world. Avakai are imaginary friends, interactive smart toys, and tools for social interaction. Avakai offer three distinct superpowers which allow children to speak in musical tones, share feelings, and sense proximity to other Avakai.

The Best Pizza Ovens Now Come In All Shapes And Sizes

At one time pizza ovens were luxury items few could afford. Now there are endless options for making artisan pizza at home without breaking the bank. From portable counter top versions to kettle converter kits and full-blown wood-burning pizza ovens straight out of Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, now there's a pizza oven for just about any budget.

Want Help Coming Up With Better Insults? Consult An Insult Generator

There are just times in your life when you want better and more colorful insults than the usual expletives. There are times when you can't stand your kids calling each other Buffalo Breath and Pizza Face one more time. What are you to do? Well, The Insultinator is your answer with three categories of words that can add up to more than 54,000 insults. Enough for a lifetime.

Watch What Happens When A White Blood Cell Dies

Using a technique called time-lapse microscopy, scientists have actually been able to “film” the death of a white blood cell. The painstaking work involved taking hundreds of microscope photos and then viewing them sequentially in rapid succession to produce a motion picture. The result was the first true video of white blood cell death and revealed that the process is not at all what we imagined.

Trunks In Their Trunks: The Top 10 Abandoned Cars Colonized By Trees

Don't know how long a car or truck's been abandoned? Try counting the rings on the tree growing up through its bodywork.

Bibliobath: Company Turns Classic Literature Into Waterproof Books

The season of reading has arrived! With kids out of school, there's less homework and more time to journey through fantastical worlds simply by turning pages. Summer reading isn't just for kids either; summer vacations that bring you to the beach or cottage create the opportunity for you to catch a break from the craziness of daily life, which is perfectly complimented by reading. However, summertime reading does pose some hazards that one company hopes to address.