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DARPA Developing Bionic Hands for Amputees

The Defense Advanced Research Protection Agency (DARPA), the research powerhouse for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now developing a sensing bionic hand for injured veterans.It’s an innovative and ambitious program that brings new hope for veterans who are casualties of war.

Invention of the Week? The Invisible Umbrella Keeps You Dry with Air Jets

Ah, the umbrella – it’s been around for over 3,000 years and it has barely changed in style or design.However, a Chinese inventor is about to change all that.You see, Chuan Wang from Nanjing, China, along with colleagues from the Aeronautics and Astronautics departments at both Nanjing and Beijing universities, have invented what’s called the Invisible Umbrella, which is also coined the Air Umbrella.

Tap Your Skin to Control Your Smartphone

The skin is indeed the “next frontier” for new wearable devices. The days of reaching into your pocket to take a call on your smartphone will soon be a thing of the past, according to a team of American and German computer scientists. You see, researchers from Saarland University in Germany and Carnegie Mellon University in the US just unveiled iSkin, which is smart patch that can be placed anywhere on your body.

Blue Jeans Meetings Are More About What You’re Sharing Than Wearing

In the 21st Century world of remote videoconferencing, wearing blue jeans to an online meeting has become commonplace. In fact you can also show up in sweats or pajamas if you like. That's because this type of video communication is more about the collaboration and saving costs, than it is about fashion.

Wink and Zoom In: Swiss Researchers Develop High-Tech Telescopic Contact Lenses

All eyes were on a team of researchers who unveiled their new high-tech contact lenses earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) in San Jose, California. Optics specialist Eric Tremblay and scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland had the chance to show-off a prototype of their telescopic contact lenses - an invention that will certainly offers plenty of hope for nearly 300 million people worldwide who are visually impaired.

Best New Inventions? Five Of The Best Kickstarter Projects

Kickstarter is renowned as a leading crowdfunding platform, and they help turn amazing creative projects into reality. Kickstarter has received well over $1.5 million (USD) in pledges from nearly 8 million backers to fund 200,000 innovative projects.  There's been a ton of coverage on many of the invention ideas on Kickstarter. InventorSpot wanted to distill it down by highlighting a few of our picks for the best new inventions being showcased on Kickstarter in the past few months.

Hot New Gear: Melbourne Designer Invents Exoskeleton Suit that will Turn Firefighters into Super Heroes

Firefighters always have to be great shape, but a new and very unique intention will give them even more superhuman powers, making them super heroes in every right. Ken Chen, a designer based in Melbourne, Australia, and a graduate of the Master of the Industrial Design Program at Monash University, has developed an AFA (Advanced Firefighting Apparatus) Exoskeleton Suit that will greatly enhance a firefighter’s ability to walk, run and carry more.

Will YouTube Subscription Service Compete With Netflix, Spotify?

Google has decided its web-based video provider YouTube has finally grown up enough to get some big-boy pants. It’s a bit step, but Google appears to be taking its cue from streaming video and music content providers like Netflix and Spotify.

University of Utah Scientists Develop ‘Smart’ Insulin That Automatically Adjusts Blood Sugar

If you have Type 1 diabetes then you know all about the hassle of monitoring your blood sugar levels. That’s right, it can be a time-eater and even deadly if a dose is misjudged.  However, good news has just arrived. You see, scientists at the University of Utah Health Sciences Centre have invented what’s called ‘smart’ insulin that instantly corrects blood sugar.

Are you Thirsty? Well, Have Some Water-Gen: New Machine Makes Water from Thin Air

An Israeli company is serving up a drink everyone wants: water.You see, Water-Gen, a start-up company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, has invented a portable water generator that produces water from thin air. The invention – the Atmospheric Water-Generation Unit –is already a big hit among armed forces and civilians alike around the world. The unit is equipped with a “GENius” heat exchanger that chills the air and condenses water vapor.