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Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.

9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.

Piñatex: Innovative Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

Read all about a new leather-like textile known as Pinatex. Made from discarded pineapple leaves, this new material may well revolutionize the sustainable textile industry.

Plastic Fantastic! The 2014 SPE Innovation Award Winners

For 44 years the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE for short) has recognized manufacturers for the Year's Most Innovative Use of Plastics via the annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Let's take a closer look at the category and Grand Award winners for 2014.

Want Dolls To Look More Realistic To Girls? Check Out The Tree Change Dolls!

One of the problems that has been facing women for years is the unrealistic images we have been faced with all around us. It ties into the poor self-image that many of us have because we don't measure up to the impossible. One woman in Tasmania has taken to adopting old dolls (mostly Bratz dolls) and giving them what she calls a "make under" so that they look more like real girls. She is taking the world by storm.

Ride The Mando Footloose As Effortlessly As A Car

The Mando Footloose looks and rides like a bike, but it is no ordinary, spokes-chain-and-gears bike. For starters, it has no chain--that age-old symbol of the bicycle (a symbol that can sometimes be a real pain). It is also electric and foldable, making it ideal for the urban commuter or the free spirit looking for their "transportation soul mate."

Super-Insulated Clothing: Will Indoor Heating Become Redundant?

Can super-insulated clothing eliminate the need for indoor heating? Is the wiring of body parts or some other such drastic measure required? Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion/tech innovation.

GoSun Stove: Bring It Anywhere And Cook Just About Anything Under The Sun

How would you like to have a hot meal anywhere you go? On a picnic, in the backyard, camping, on a hike? With the GoSun Stove, you can cook anything under the sun, literally. Anywhere there is sunlight, the GoSun Stove can harness that energy and cook a meal. 


The Huba Mountain Shelter Leaves No Carbon Footprint

Based on traditional Alpine architecture--a sort-of modern twist on the chalet--the Huba Mountain Shelter was designed, by Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer, to be completely self sufficient. It is a compact structure that minimizes its impact on the surrounding environment.

AirDye Textile Technology: Is Water Pollution Passé?

Textile manufacturing has been one of the world's largest sources of water pollution; that is, until now. Read on to learn more about AirDye technology, which utilizes no water in its production of  fabrics.

Snow Crawler Snowmobile Concept: Not Your Grandfather's Skidoo

The Snow Crawler snowmobile concept from Polish designer Michal Bonikowski not only traverses wintry environments, it protects them as well thanks to an all-electric, environmentally friendly powertrain.

The Levin Solstar Is A Rain Resistant Solar Panel Charger

If you plan on spending a day, or a vacation, outdoors and don't want to disconnect entirely with technology, you'll need something to keep your devices charged. It's always a good move to go with a solar panel charger, but it's a better move to go with a rain resistant solar panel charger like the Levin Solstar.

Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your design manufactured and ready to go to work!


Solo Stove Makes A Great Backpacking Stove

On your next camping or hiking adventure, a backpacking stove is always a great thing to pack (if you don't already), and the Solo Stove is a great option. It's lightweight, fast, efficient and it's eco friendly--it may be the best backpacking stove around.

Vegan Leather: Innovative Cruelty-Free Lifestyle Option

Vegan leather provides an option to those whose lifestyle and beliefs prohibit the use of animal products. Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion innovation.