Innovation

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.

Nissan Leaf Absorbs UV Light By Day, Glows In The Dark At Night!

Nissan is testing an innovative new luminescent paint on their Leaf EV that's powered by nothing more than sunlight. The durable, organic Starpath coating absorbs UV radiation from sunlight, allowing the car's paint to glow for up to ten hours after sundown.

7 A.M. Enfant Nido Keeps Baby Warm, Stylish, And Safe While On The Go

7 A.M. Enfant was started by mother and French fashion designer Rebecca Campora. Based out of New York City, Campora’s style combines stylish looks, quality materials, and award winning products. 7 A.M. Enfant Nido is the newest product. Like all of Campora’s other creations, Nido will keep your baby warm while keeping safety in mind too.

Warm Fleece Cthulhu Hoodie: Wild, Innovative and Creepy

From the brilliant mind of H.P. Lovecraft comes the evil deity known as Cthulhu (Khul-hoo), a creature who is part man, part dragon and part octopus. Meet the warm but very cool hand-made fleece hoodie created in this monster's image that may well scare your neighbors and all who dare to cross your geeky yet fashionable path.

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.

Smart PJs Will Read Bedtime Stories To Your Kids

Smart PJs are interactive pajamas for kids with QR codes printed onto the fabric in the form of 47 cleverly designed patterns of dots. Kids, parents, or any adult wanting to snuggle up for a bedtime story can unlock one of 90 children’s stories.

Flashback Clothing Defeats Paparazzi At Their Own Game

Smile, for you are not on Candid Camera. This is especially true if you are sporting the Flashback line of clothing which is made from a material whose sole purpose is to reflect light. Read on to learn more about this innovative way to foil paparazzi by ruining their photographs.

Fujitsu Labs' Smart Ring Interprets Your Air Writing

Head-mounted devices like Google Glass may be convenient for some things, but writing stuff down – let alone maneuvering basic UI elements like dialog boxes – isn't one of them. Luckily, Fujitsu are developing a wireless ring that recognizes characters you trace in midair. It's accurate, too... or so the firm claims.

Custom Cameo Corsets: Creepy Works of Art

Dallas-based fashion and accesories designer, Louise Black, marches to the beat of her very own drum. Her beautiful designs are edgy, unique and a bit creepy too. Read on for more on this amazing artist and her unusual work.

MonBaby Smart Button Monitors Baby's Sleep and Breathing Patterns

Each year nearly 4,000 infants 12 months and younger die unexpectedly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is one type of these sudden and unexpected infant deaths and is the third leading cause of infant deaths in the United States. While SIDS cannot be explained, other sleep-related infant deaths caused by accidental suffocation and strangulation can be prevented through proper education of safe sleeping environments for infants. The MonBaby baby monitor is a wearable smart button that will allow parents to track their baby’s breathing and sleeping patterns through their smart phone, providing proactive monitoring and alarms.

Even Einstein Can't Stand This Funky Fish Jerky

Smart Way's dried fish jerky comes in Salmon, Seaweed, and Black Sesame flavors and features the (no doubt unauthorized) image of noted smart guy Albert Einstein right on the front of each bag. We're not sure if that's an endorsement or a prediction.

The Armills Bracelet For Men: For Elitist Tastes and Deep Pockets

Although an unlikely pair, the blending of Pininfarina, the independant Italian car design firm, with Christophe and Company, has created a unique, sleek, high-tech men's bracelet comprised of luxury gems and advanced engineering. Read on to learn more, even if, alas, this bracelet is financially out of reach.

2014 PACE Awards: Celebration Of Motor Technological Innovation

For twenty years the annual PACE Awards have celebrated technological innovation in the automotive industry. This year 33 finalists will compete for awards recognizing noteworthy achievements in products, manufacturing processes, and information technology. This rundown of 2014's winners in the Product category illustrates what it takes to set the PACE.

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.

When It Comes To Cute Food, You Can't Beet Pink Curry

Welcome to Japan, where the burgers are black, the beer is blue and the curry is pink... at least THIS curry is, thanks to a special recipe that employs pink soy sauce tinted with beet extract. Dwight Schrute would surely approve.