Innovation

'Crescent Womb' Sleeping Device For Babies May Reduce SIDS

If you're a new parent, a young inventor has just developed an infant safety bed you're going to want to check out. Besides allowing babies to continue to sleep in the cradled position they're accustom to in the womb, it's said to help reduce the risk of SIDS. Find out who makes it and how it works here. (VIDEO)

Waze Traffic App Offers Child Reminder Feature For Parents And Caregivers

Every summer we hear the tragic news of yet another infant, toddler or dog that succumbs to heatstroke and passes away in a hot car because a new parent or distracted caregiver forgets they're there. If you've got kids or pets and you're worried it could happen to you, check out Waze before another scorching day goes by.

Opinel Le Petit Chef Allows Kids To Prep Food Safely

There's no doubt about it; kids love to help out in the kitchen, but putting sharp tools into little hands is rather terrifying. On this note, Opinel has come up with a set of kitchen tools designed specifically to protect tiny fingers.

The Invention Of The Dallas Robot Bomb

In the 21st Century, robots have become ever omnipresent in many areas of human endeavor. From IBM Watson’s ability to beat top-ranked contestants on the popular TV quiz show Jeopardy to drones utilized as remote bombers to artificial intelligence taking on a myriad number of human tasks, robots are widely used in such diverse fields as academia as well as on the battlefield. But the robot bomb used in Dallas on July 7 marks the first-time robotic technology has ever been considered for weaponry by a U.S. police force.

Cleaning Beans Keep Bottles Clear And Bright

A lot of reusable bottles have very narrow openings. They certainly aren’t wide enough to cram your hand in there and scrub all the nooks and crannies. One option is to get a new bottle, but instead you could pick up some magic beans. Bottle Cleaning Beans are specially designed bottle scrubbers.

9 Best Indoor And Outdoor Pet Fountains For Your Dogs and Cats

Need a great and easy way to give your dog or cat fresh water on demand?  There are many pet fountains on the market, but these 9 indoor and outdoor pet fountains stand out as the best in terms of quality, design and overall value...

James Dyson Awards 2016 Targets Design, Not Brand

While his name is synonymous with a revolutionary redesign and deconstruction of the standard vacuum cleaner, and his TV advertisements are a master class for inventors to promote their own products, industrial-design icon James Dyson is not a fan of branding.

New Translucent Solar Panels Allow Greenhouses To Operate More Efficiently

How do you take a previously existing product and turn it into something new and more efficient? Science and determination or, in this case, what's being called a happy accident. Find out how a research team at UC Santa Cruz in the Thin-Film Optoelectronics Laboratory stumbled upon an energy and cost efficient way to feed the world.

PancakeBot Prints Pancakes In Any Shape You Want

You no longer have to be a pancake artisan to make fancy flapjacks, you just have to own a PancakeBot. The PancakeBot is a pancake printer of sorts that allows you to create pancakes in whatever design you wish.

Stickybones Poseable Figure Is An Animator's Dream Come True

If you're an artist or in the field of CGI, you're going to want to know all about this amazing reference tool for the human form. Creative types in almost every medium will get something out of this device. Watch the vimeo and learn more about "Stickybones" and what it can do and how it can do it right now.

Chef'n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker Creates Frosty Treats In Minutes

Store bought ice cream is typically loaded with all kinds of obscure ingredients that are surely not good for you. There is hope on the horizon though. Coming soon from Chef’n is the Sweet Spot ice cream maker that allows you to make your own fresh ice cream in minutes.

Kasia ‘Smart Home’ System Allows Users To Control Their Environments Remotely

Lights turning on and off as you enter or leave a room? Knowing for sure whether or not you remembered to turn off the coffee pot? Kasia Smart Home System allows users to monitor and control their home environment remotely. Find out what else it can do for you.

Impact Vests For Skiing Or Snowboarding That Could Save Your Life

Finally, somebody has come up with a better way to protect athletes like skiers and snowboarders from deadly, high-speed crashes on the slopes. You won't believe the built-in technology that goes into these "smart" safety vests and how quickly they activate. Find out who's behind it and how they work right here.

HexLox With Magnetic Key Makes It Hard For Thieves To Steal Your Bike

Are you aware of the percentage of bicycle components that are being stolen yearly? Thieves may not get your bike, but they'll strip everything they can carry. Find out how you can reduce your risk with a new product called HexLox and discover who's got a guide for riders to follow right here, right now.

Electric Fork Simulates Salt By Stimulating Your Tongue

An electric fork developed by researchers at Tokyo University could be a boon for people restricted to low-salt or salt-free diets. Salty, sour and even metallic tastes can be evoked by the innovative battery-powered fork.