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Want To Use Existing Neon Lights To Grow Food?

Urban farming has become very popular over the past decade and new ideas are coming out to help grow food plants in urban environments all the time. One of the more unique ideas is for this urban farming machine designed to use the heat and CO2 from neon lighting to grow healthy and hearty plants while having a pleasant appearance that resembles ceiling fans.


Wearable Solar Technology: The Sun At and On Your Back

Tapping into solar energy to enhance futuristic fashion designs is an innovative trend in wearable technology. Dutch designer, Pauline van Dongen's Wearable Solar Line of clothing dares to exemplify this burgeoning movement. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Toshiba Makes Over Mothballed Computer Factory Into An Enormous New Factory Farm

Toshiba's former floppy disk factory in Yokosuka, Japan had been sitting idle since 1994. Rather than allow a valuable asset to deteriorate, the company boldly performed an innovative makeover to the plant, which now GROWS plants for profit.

Blade Rumblers: The Top 10 Freakiest & Flakiest Snow Plows

Polar Vortex 2, Electric Booglaoo has brought an early blast of winter weather to a wholly unprepared nation a month before Winter™ officially arrives. Yeah, it sucks, but there's one thing Old Man Winter didn't bargain on: some of the freakiest, flakiest snow plows ever to scrape a snowbank off a side street.

China's First Domestically Developed Electric Aircraft Quietly Takes To The Air

The lightweight, electrically-powered RX1E aircraft made its public debut at Airshow China and sources state the country's first domestically developed electric aircraft is about to enter mass production.

Amazing Alchemy: Innovative Wind-Reactive Ink Alters Clothing Color

Read all about London-based  artist/alchemist, Lauren Bowker, and her special material exploration studio known as the UNSEEN. Here she has created a unique wind-reactive ink that changes color when exposed to the capricious fluctuations of both the wind and the human body.

Want Your Ashes Launched Into Space?

Space may be the final frontier but for your dearly departed it can also be one last wild adventure. With the help of Mesoloft, the ashes of your loved one can be carried through the atmosphere to the near reaches of space via balloon. From there you can release the ashes and let your loved one drift slowly and gently back to earth on the wind, rain, and snow to replenish the earth with the nutrients remaining in the them.

Innovative Robotic Fabric Transforms Garments Into Automatons

Robotic fabrics mark an entirely new dimension in wearable technology. Developed by a professor of engineering at Purdue University, this may be the beginning  of a new era when clothing has a life of its own. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Fontus Bicycle Water Bottle System Collects & Condenses Moisture From The Air

Long-distance bike riders are gonna love Fontus, a solar powered self-filling bicycle water bottle that condenses moisture from the air and stores it as safe drinking water.

Detroit Electric SP:01 Sports Car Gears Up For Full Production

The powers that be behind the sleek, stylish Detroit Electric SP:01, reputed to be the world's fastest production electric sports car, have finalized the two-seat sports car's exterior design and expect to go into full production early in 2015.

Toyota FCV Hits The Track At The 2014 Japanese Rally Championship

Don't let the rally stripes fool you, this otherwise race-ready Toyota FCV won't actually be competing at the 2014 Japanese Rally Championship. Instead, the highly anticipated fuel cell vehicle has been limited to checking out the course as a road safety service “zero car”.

ZelectricBug Updates Classic VW Beetles For A Fossil Fuel Free World

ZelectricBug gives vintage VWs an extreme EV makeover that actually improves upon the original gasoline-engined classic. With a top speed of over 90mph, a range of 90-110 miles between charges and the promise of absolutely NO maintenance, the ZelectricBug brings out the best from this well-loved blast from the past.

World's First Wearable Air Purifier Takes Smog Masks To The Next Level

Who says environmental degradation can't drive technological innovation? A research team from Chongqing, China has introduced a battery-powered wearable air purifier that can filter up to 99.9 percent of dangerous PM 2.5 fine particulates from the surrounding air.

India’s Anti-Rape Jeans: Innovative Aid Against Sexual Violence

In a country beseiged with terrible statistics concerning the incidence of rape, which occurrs ever 22 minutes, two young Indian women have harnessed the worlds of both fashion and technology by creating a pair of special jeans installed with a button that sends signals to both family and police. Read on to learn more about these unique jeans and the women who created them.

BioLite KettleCharge Will Give You Clean Water And A Fully Charged Phone

How many times have you been stuck in the woods with a dying phone and no water? I know, I know, it happens to me all of the time, too. However, if I had a BioLite KettleCharge, it would never happen, because KettleCharge boils water while charging your phone or device.

Innovative Wearable Tech Germ Block: The Germinator Transit Jacket

Do you dread your morning commute and wish you could wear a mask enroute to your daily job? If so, you might be interested to hear about the new Germinator Transit Jacket that kills  germs before they can make their infectious way onto your skin. To learn more, read on.

The BB.Suit: High-Tech Garment Purifies Surrounding Air

An innovative collaboration of Dutch designers and researchers has presented an incredible garment at Beijiing Designer Week  that purifies the air surrounding the wearer. Read on to learn more about some amazing advances in cold plasma technology.

Invasive Jewelry Controls Body Energy: Innovative Fashion Accessories

An industrial designer by the name of Naomi Kizhner  has created a most unusual concept for innovative jewelry known as Energy Addicts. The jewelry taps into body movements which are then converted into an energy source. Read on to learn more about this fascinating line of unique accessories.

Winter Wear Innovation: Fuel Wear’s Flame Base Layer

Fuel Wear's Battery-Powered Flame Base Layer promises a new warmth for the cold winter months to come. Read on for more about this amazing Canadian innovation combining the worlds of fashion and technology.

Nissan's One-Off Leaf Pickup Truck Is One Cute Electric Ute

Wish there was a pickup truck version of Nissan's zero-emissions Leaf subcompact car? Guess what, there is, though there's only one and Nissan has no current (ahem) plans to produce the cute ute en masse for the masses.