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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.

Meal-In-A-Pill Tricks Body into Losing Weight: Salk Scientists Develop ‘Imaginary Meal’ Diet Pill

Researchers at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in San Diego, California, have just invented a new kind of diet pill unlike any other on the market.It’s an ‘imaginary meal’ diet pill that actually tricks the body into losing weight. The drug, called fexaramine, fools the body into thinking it has actually consumed calories, causing it to burn fat.

World's Fastest Hotel Looks A Lot Like Vagrant Life

We've seen hotels all around the world that provide a unique, sometimes terrifying environment for patrons to rest their weary heads. Let's be honest, sometimes we've just go to wonder why anyone would willingly pay money to stay in some of these establishments (for a whole variety of reasons), but the latest tops that list.

Reinventing London’s Old Tube Tunnels: Cyclists Set to Pedal Underground to Get Around

London is now the fastest growing city in the world. At present the city that harbors an endless list of cultures from around the world has a population of 8.3 million people. The city only continues to expand rapidly as there are nearly 2,000 people moving into the metropolis per week. The city anticipates that its population will be well over 12 million by 2027.

LobbyFriend - Tinder or Snapchat for Hotel Guests?

For those Snapchat and Tinder evangelists out there, there’s a new app in town called ‘LobbyFriend’ that might be just up your alley — or should I say, 'down in your lobby?' In today’s fast-pace mobile world, there’s been a myriad number of apps for business and leisure travelers. From Flip.to to Foursquare to TripAdvisor, hotel apps are now a dime a dozen, dependent on your particular preferences when traveling.

A-1 Kutz: Controversial Barbershop Delivers Unique Discipline To Troubled Children

Barbers tend to approach life with creativity, and often their shops also offer a sense of community to those patrons that find themselves in their chairs. So it's not a stretch that one neighborhood barbershop would combine these two things to offer a unique service that no one before them ever has. It's controversial, and this is one polarizing concept you're going to really love, or really hate. 

Turning Humans into Batteries: New Skin Patch Invention Could Power Up Wearable Technology

Soon it might be time to say ‘bye-bye’ to the batteries we use in technology that we wear, like with the smartwatch, or the fitness tracker, and someday maybe even the smartphone. Researchers from the National University of Singapore unveiled a new device that they invented at the 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Mechanical Systems (2015), which was held last week in Estoril, Portugal. The device is the size of a postage-stamp and it’s a simple skin patch that utilizes static electricity from the body and converts it into actual electrical energy.