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Really? Self-Heating Food? Yes Indeed!

Tempra Technology is back, and after taking a look at this forward thinking company's I.C. Can product many months ago, it is now time to see what's next in the far from boring pipeline. Could there be a day when we say goodbye to traditional cooling and heating appliances altogether? Who knows, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have a look.

Motorcyclists: Keep Your Eye On The Road With The Bike HUD

You want to keep your wits about you when you're on a motorcycle. Their size and the way they're designed mean that if you're in an accident, you're definitely getting hurt. The folks at Bike Systems have developed something to help riders along in that regard: a helmet-contained heads up display. 

Car Window Pet Gate Keeps Your Fresh-Air-Loving Dog Safe

How many times have you seen dogs hanging out of the passenger seat or rear window looking like they will surely try to fly out while their owners are nonchalantly driving while texting. Too many times, as far as I'm concerned.  Oh, I know dogs love the feel of the wind on their faces and all the great smells of places they've never been, but is the danger of losing one's dog really worth all that canine freedom?  Here's a compromise solution that gives your dog a fun car outing and keeps him safe as well....

 

Werner's 4-Engined "Red Porsche Killer": More Motors Make A Meaner Motorbike

Four engines good, two wheels badass! The eye-popping, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring Red Porsche Killer drag-racing art bike was created by Rötger Feldmann, the graphic artist and motorcycle maniac behind Germany's wildly popular “Werner” comics, books and movies. Unlike most art projects of its kind, the Red Porsche Killer is fully functional and actually did race a red Porsche – twice.

Need This New Innovation? A Book About Rosie The Reindeer

Just about all girls get frustrated at some point in their lives when they are told that they can't do something because it is only for boys. While the issue has been getting better over the past few decades, girls still hear this message coming at them in so many ways. One is in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. While a fun story overall, the girls are sidelined. A project seeking funding on Kickstarter proposes the story of Rosie the Reindeer to show that girls really can do anything.

Making a Splash: Spectacular Liquid Drop Art

The rise of digital technology has expanded the range of visual art to unimaginable levels in recent years. Without ultra-sensitive photography, the mind-blowing organic forms of Corrie White's liquid drop art would be impossible. Luckily, the combination of creativity and technology has allowed her to make quite a splash in the art world, and the mesmerizing dance of water and gravity that she is able to capture makes for some truly unforgettable art.

Doritos Avocado Cheese Tortilla Chips: Only Japan Hass 'Em

Yo dawg, I heard you dig dippin' Doritos into guacamole dip so I got you some Doritos Avocado Cheese chips from Japan so you can dip guacamole chips into guacamole dip!

H-Guard Plastic Protector To Change Food Packaging Forever?

Busy modern day life necessitates practicality, and for people constantly on the move nothing is more practical than making a quick sandwich and wrapping it in plastic before bolting out the door. But stop for one second and think about two things: 1) Can you really go the entire day without your shoes? And 2) Could that plastic packaging be transmitting harmful substances to your food? 

A Call To Arms – Top Military Products At Russian Expo 2013

Gadget and arms enthusiasts rejoice! The Russian Arms Expo recently unveiled some of the most innovative military technology the world has seen. Here are a few of the creations that may soon be used around the world.

Hurry Up For A Chance To Showcase Your Invention On Katie Couric's TV Show!

Katie Couric is looking for all kinds of helpful inventions that will make her audience think: “Why didn’t I think of that?” You’d better hurry up though, the open call for submissions closes on October 14th!

Need This New Invention? Reef In A Jar

Many people would love to have a salt water aquarium but that has always meant a huge commitement and an even larger aquarium to support the sea life. Soon, thanks to the funding of an invention on Kickstarter, PJ Reefs is bringing out their Pico Reef in a Jar. The miniature reef is small enough to fit in your hands and comes with its own LED lamp to help it thrive.

Smencils: Scented Pencil Company That Makes You Smarter

Sniffing  tools that are meant to be used for writing isn't an activity that is generally recommended. In fact, there is a stigma associated with people that enjoy sniffing permanent markers - and let's just say that stigma doesn't reward people for intelligence.  Smencils hopes to change all that by making pencils that are not only cool to sniff, they make you smarter too.

Next-Generation Paper Cups Resist Heat & Acidity, Won't Release Plasticizers

A new type of paper cup developed in Taiwan not only stands up to high temperatures, acids and alkaline solutions, it does so without releasing dangerous plasticizers into the liquids it holds. Your double half-caf venti low-fat mochaccino just got healthier!

Navy Seals? Furry Fighters In The Russian Military

U.S. Navy SEALs are some of the most feared individuals in the military world. But would you stand up against Navy Seals in the Russian Seas?

Holga iPhone 5 Lens Filter Kit Lets You Call The Shots

The Holga SLFT-IP5 Special Lens & Filter Turret For iPhone 5 is the ultimate smartphone camera accessory. Not only does it help you take oddly beautiful photos with your iPhone 5, its retro “phone dial” design makes your phone (and its owner) look cool and sophisticated.

Glowing Algae: A Bright Lighting Idea That Could Change Our World

Revolutionary microalgae eco-friendly lamp could light streets, parking garages and homes with no electricity.

Earn International Renown For Your Product In The iF Design Awards!

If you’ve created an awesome product, there isn’t a greater way to earn showcase it for the European market than winning one of the many iF Design Awards!

Bitcoin Accepted Here: Beijing-based IwannaBuy Adds Bitcoin As A Payment Option

Bitcoins burning holes in your pockets? Online stores like Beijing-based IwannaBuy have embraced the hot new digital currency, supporting payments in Bitcoin as an innovative complement to online banking and online payment systems like PayPal and AliPay.

The Cardboard Bike, A Cheap Alternative For Your Rides

With the rise of the bike use by environmentally-concerned people in our society, there is a high demand of new ideas and creations in order to develop this method of transportation. Let's meet this project, by an Israeli engineer, which might be a great alternative to roam our cities in.

Calling Physical & Conceptual Product Inventors To Win The Spark Design Awards 2013!

Whether you’ve been putting the finishing touches on a fantastic new product design, or if you’re knocking around a good idea, you’ll want to show off your stuff for the upcoming Spark Design Awards.