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Need This New Innovation? A Skateboard That Stores Your Stuff

Corporate America has been changing a great deal over the past couple of decades. Unlike generations past, today's workplace is filled with adults who just don't want to scrap all the stuff they loved as a kid just for the 9 to 5. Will the briefcase go the way of the tie? Maybe not with the invention of the BriefSkate -- a skateboard with a storage compartment built right in.

The Street Store: Non-Profit Pop-Up Boutiques For The Homeless

The best businesses don't always prove themselves by turning a profit. Some are simply out to make a difference in the world. I rarely feature non-profits, but a Cape Town, South Africa business is far too cool to overlook with its mission to help the homeless in a unique way.

Lotteria's French Fries With Chocolate Dipping Sauce: A Salty & Sweet Valentine's Day Treat

Valentine's Day is on the way and Japan's Lotteria fast food restaurants have got an extra-special unexpected sweet treat for you and your nom-nom-nomming significant other: fries with a side of chocolate dipping sauce!

Real-Life 'Breaking Bad' Kingpin Captured In The Deep Web Running eBay Of Vice

Life became stranger than fiction when federal authorities arrested the notorious hacker Ross Ulbricht [aka 'Dread Pirate Roberts'] for crimes mirroring the fictional character of Walter White in the award-winning TV drama, "Breaking Bad." Drug trafficking, money-laundering and cold-blooded murder transformed a mild-mannered physics student into an underworld kingpin, just as it had for a chemistry teacher in that five-season AMC thriller.

Need This New Discovery? The Proper Way To Eat A Hamburger

It is a problem that has plagued mankind for decades -- how to eat your burger without all the extra goodies sliding back out onto your plate and making a mess. For burger purists this has never really been an issue with just a little ketchup and mustard, and maybe a pickle slice or two. For those of us who like to add the cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, and whatever else comes to mind it is serious business. Now researchers have the answer.

Gigabyte BRIX Gaming: Powerful PC In The Palm Of Your Hand

While the styling of Gigabyte's latest tiny PC is a bit gaudy, the hardware packed inside isn't. A quad-core AMD CPU and discrete Radeon graphics are just a taste of what's hiding inside the wallet-sized case.

Volocopter, The Fully Electrical Helicopter

Recently I wrote an article about a 100% electrical van which, even though being great news for the automotive industry, is not absolutely innovative, as there are other electrical cars being made. However, now I will talk about a 100% electrical helicopter - and that is a true novelty. Volocopter, for now still a prototype, is being developed in Germany and had surprisingly positive results in the tests.

Here's A Tip: The Touch Point Stylus Pencil Topper

Sometimes a real simple idea can make a big difference in how we accomplish things.  I think this very small, simple gadget has the capacity to do just that, and it comes out at a time when most of us can use it - and chuckle while we do....


The 2014 IES Illumination Awards Are Looking For Bright Designers!

Are you an interior designer or innovator in the field of lighting? If so, then it’s time to earn some well-deserved recognition for your brilliant work by submitting it to the 2014 IES Illumination Awards. Winning the Award of Excellence is a huge achievement for anyone devoted to pioneering lighting systems, and it shows how brightly your work shines!

GameBuddy Lets You Play Any Game On Any Screen Anywhere

One of the biggest innovations this generation of gaming has seen is game streaming - a process significantly weakened by latency. But what if that wasn't an issue? What if you could stream to any screen you chose without even an ounce of lag? Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to GameBuddy.

The Marsupial Robot Team Monitors Rivers From Both Land And Sky

In order to better understand our environment - and our impact on it - proper monitoring tools are absolutely essential. The more information we can gather, the more we'll be able to accomplish. That's where the Marsupial comes in - a robot team designed to monitor rivers from both air and land.

Graphene Condoms: Improved Sensation And Security?

Condoms are one of the most effective contraceptive method, but is disliked by many people due to the lack of sensitivity it causes. A recent idea has come to use graphene, a new and one of the most revolutionary materials around, to build ultra-thin condoms, which would also be safe enough to protect from diseases and avoid conception.

This Robotic Arm Is Learning To Perform Surgery By Painting

If an artist offered their steady hand to perform life-saving surgery on you, would you allow it? What if that artist were actually a robot? Turns out, the skillset required for painting and that required for surgical cuts have more in common than we thought.

Need This New Ummmm Invention? Creepy Sleepwalking Statue

There is a statue of a sleepwalking man in Massachusetts. It is so lifelike that it is totally creepy and it is creating a lot of controversy. It is not that the work of art is not well done. The big kerfuffle is over the combination of how real it looks and where it is located -- on the campus of the all-woman Wellesley college, The statue also answers that age old question -- boxers or briefs.

June Bracelet Combines Ultra Trendy Style And Anti-Aging Benefits

Getting a new piece of jewelry is exciting! Finding a way to avoid wrinkles is, in my opinion, even more thrilling. Imagine my joy in discovering the June bracelet that combines both.

Will The Real Sherlock Holmes App Please Stand Up?

Little did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle realize when he first introduced "Sherlock Holmes" to the world in 1887, that some 125+ years later, the world would still not be able to get enough of this irascible literary character. Not only has there been over 100+ actors who have stepped into this famous detective's shoes on stage, screen, radio and TV since the early 1900s --  in just this past few years --  21st Century actors, the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch. . .

One-Way Sound Device: It Is (Finally) Real

We all know that one-way glass exists - a glass where you can see for the other side, but not the other way around. A similar mechanism has been applied to glass for other purposes, like one-way bulletproof glass, but until now a one-way sound device was not invented. However, quite recently scientists have created such a machine: people can hear someone talking, but they themselves cannot be heard.

How Can A Tumbleweed Prevent The Spread Of Deserts Across The World?

Desertification isn't something we understand particularly well, yet - meaning we don't really have any idea of how to stop it. It's a pretty serious environmental problem...and one inventor has found what may be the first step to a solution: Tumbleewed, a rolling robot.

41st Annual Interior Design Competition To Honor Great Designs

It’s that time again: the International Interior Design Association is accepting entries for the 41st Annual Interior Design Competition. If you are an architect or interior designer with some fantastic work completed after January 1st, 2012, you just might deserve an award!

"Green" Slow Cooking Invention: Buy One, Give One Free

You've heard of the Wonder Bra?  Well, this is the wonder bag. Wonderbag, to be specific. It's a slow cooking bag, a new invention with old roots, one that is bringing tasty dishes and energy savings to us in the western world, while doing the same for poor, rural African communities.