Environment

Eco-Friendly Floating House 'The WaterNest' Making Waves

The WaterNest is not a boat. It’s an eco-friendly nest of a home with a sleek, contemporary design that floats atop the water allowing for beautiful waterfront views and providing you with the best of both worlds.

Inspired By The Fogstand Beetle, Bionic Collects And Stores Water

Living in a developed nation, we sometimes don't realize that water is a scarce necessity for some in less developed countries. The presence of water can also mean survival for thrill seeking adventurers. Inspired by the Fogstand Beetle, Bionic Water Storage Unitis a conceptual design that would harvest and store water.

New Invention For Boosting Solar Energy Cells Offers Significant Gains In Production

As more and more improvements have been made to the concept and design of solar devices, the more investment worthy they’ve become. Now, three engineers have designed a transparent cooling cloth that’s said to boost solar cell productivity “significantly.”

RYNO: Electric Attitude On One Wheel

The personal transportation market has seen more and more electric bikes, scooters, skateboards and the like appearing on the scene. Part scooter, part bike, part Segway and part unicycle, the RYNO stands out as the electric personal transportation vehicle with attitude.

World's First Optical Rectenna Turns Light Into Electricity

Researchers at Georgia Tech have recently discovered how to create electricity from light with the very first optical rectenna. Could it be the key to unlocking unlimited natural resources?

Clam Corporation's Quick-Set Pavilion Is Quickest, Easiest Way To Put Roof Over Your Head

During outdoor activities, sometimes you may need a break from the sun or the mosquitoes or another natural element. Whether you're planning your next camping trip or looking to hang out with friends and tailgate, the Clam Corporation's Quick-Set Pavilion is a great option for shelter.

New Airless Tires Will Never Go Flat

After years of discussion on the topic and countless attempts at making it a reality somebody's finally perfecting a tire for personal and commercial vehicles that won't go flat. Available in a variety of colors, non-pneumatic tires are the wave of the future.

Female Researchers Discover Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Cattle Virus

Did you know that a recent California study revealed that women who are infected with the Bovine Leukosis Virus (BLV)  might face an increased risk of breast cancer? Read on for more about this breakthrough discovery and its far-reaching implications for women everywhere.

The Anti-Ogling 3-D Printed Top: Camera Foils Creeps Who Dare To Stare

Not the first 3-D printed interactive wearable, this garment stands heads above all others because of its complex ability to identify viewers and move exactly in line with their gaze. Read on to learn more about designer, Behnaz Farahi, and her "Caress of the Gaze" anti-ogling top.

Bag Bans Spur Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag Industry

Plastic bag bans and growing conservation trends have spurred an interest in so-called eco-friendly bags to take the place of single-use disposables.

ORB Helmet Could Redefine Scuba Diving

If you've ever been scuba diving, you know what an amazing experience it is to be able to observe and mingle with underwater life. One of the biggest drawbacks of scuba diving is that the equipment in bulky, heavy and often a hindrance to the experience. The ORB Helmet would eliminate the need for bulky equipment and consolidate the technology into one simple piece of scuba diving equipment.

Maxun One Is The World's First Solar Powered Bicycle

Yes, the Maxun One Solar Bike looks like some integrated solar technology into an electric bike design by simply slapping some big old solar panels onto a bike. Yes, it looks a little like someone got over-zealous with the size of their bike cargo rack. Don't let looks deceive you; the Maxun One is completely solar powered as well as practical.

If Trees Could Sing, What Would They Sound Like?

Thanks to Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, we know how a tree would dance.  But what would a tree sound like if it had a voice to sing?  Innovator Bartholomäus Traubeck has created a machine that allows us to hear the haunting compositions of tree rings.  And the results are mesmerizing.

Waterfly: A New Vision Of Running Shoes

Inspired by the Kung Fu mantra, "be water, my friends," the Waterfly Running Shoe concept puts a new spin on the traditional running shoe. Its streamlined shape puts one in mind of a wave in motion, and the material used to make it, allows for great air flow through the shoe as well as giving it a feature that no other running shoe has: the ability to inflate.

Iron-Man-Like Mountain Climber Shield Could Save Lives

Climbing mountains isn't for the faint of heart. This is a physically grueling, sometimes life-threatening activity enjoyed by some of the world's toughest outdoors men and women. In conditions that could possibly threaten a climber's safety, the Mountain Climber Shield would provide support that could reduce the risk of life-threatening complications.