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Invention Of The Week? Clap Balm Is World’s First Hockey Hand Deodorant

Those of us who play hockey share one big thing in common: dealing with that horrid smell that lingers on our hands after a practice or a game. No matter how much we wash our hands after taking our gloves off, that familiar ‘hockey smell” seems impossible to get rid of. However a team of inventors in Canada have found a way for us hockey players – amateur, weekend warriors and professionals alike – to leave our stink at the rink. Quesiton is this: how will this new invention sell on the market? 

James Dyson Award 2016 Top 20 International Shortlist Inventors Announced

Since June, we have been reporting on the exciting rollout and results of this year’s prestigious James Dyson Awards 2016. From vaccine cooling systems to contact lenses that measure glucose levels: these 20 inventions were proclaimed the regional award winners. This year’s James Dyson Award received almost 1,000 entries that are both problem solving and pioneering.

Invention Of The Week? TimeCap Is A Smart 24-Hour Life Recorder

A new wearable camera that just hit the market records your every movement, and what makes this invention extra-special is that it also makes for a cool fashion accessory. Meet “Time In A Wearable." When will you start recording your life story?

Invention Of The Week? Zore-X Revolutionizes Firearm Safety

Okay all you gun owners, hold it right there. A team of inventors based in Jerusalem, Israel, have just developed a unique cartridge-shaped lock that gives you quick access to your pistol and the device even offers tampering alerts. Called Zore-X, this smart lock is probably the coolest gun storage device ever invented.

Invention Of The Week? Brush Your Teeth In 10 Seconds With GlareSmile

A team of inventors in Milan, Italy, have just developed the world’s first electric style toothbrush that will automatically ensure you get the correct brushing technique in just 10 seconds, while at the same greatly improving your overall oral health. The question is, will this new technology have consumers smiling? And is it affordable?

James Dyson Awards 2016 Targets Design, Not Brand

While his name is synonymous with a revolutionary redesign and deconstruction of the standard vacuum cleaner, and his TV advertisements are a master class for inventors to promote their own products, industrial-design icon James Dyson is not a fan of branding.

Invention Of The Week? Make Your Camera Fly With Birdie

There is a new aerodynamic accessory on the market for action cameras like GoPro. Called Birdie, you launch the gadget in the air while your camera snaps all sorts of cool shots and videos, and everyone will enjoy the fact that this new invention is actually much cheaper than most entry level drones out there. So, are you ready to make your camera fly?

Saltwater Brewery Develops Eco-Friendly 'Edible Six-Pack Rings'

Our oceans are sadly turning into trash receptacles overflowing with non-biodegradable waste. Find out how one microbrewery in Florida has teamed up to put an end to the mutilation and death of aquatic life as a result of the plastics that lurk beneath the water.

Invention Of The Week? Pilot Is A Smart Earpiece Language Translator

A world without language barriers has finally arrived, thanks to new technology developed by a team of inventors in New York City. You see, Waverly Labs in Manhattan has just created the Pilot, which is the world’s first smart earpiece that translates between users speaking different languages. Will this technology be a hit on the market?

Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer Will Blow You And Your Bad Hair Days Away

Dyson has spent $71 million over the last four years developing a very cutting-edge hair dryer. Called the Supersonic, this new invention is getting all sorts of attention. But how much will it cost you to actually own one?