Innovation

Bitybean Child Carrier: Big Idea, Compact Solution

I love when simple solutions evolve from complex problems. I also love when big products and product lines come from small businesses. Bitybean is a small company from a little town in northern Vermont which took a big idea and made it into the convenient Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier.

Recyclable Polyester Fabric: Returnity For All Eternity

Austrian textile firm, Backhausen, is the owner of Returnity, a 100% recyclable fabric destined to last for years and years that can be applied to a diverse range of garments and furnishings. Read on to learn more about this amazing, innovative material.

Floating Nanogenerators Turn Wave Motion Into Sustainable Energy

At this point, we're all well aware of the growing need for renewable energy sources with solar panels and wind turbines increasingly being used to supply "green" power. Now researchers have found a new way to tap the motion of the ocean to produce renewable "blue" wave power.

Ward's AutoWorld 10 Best Engines List Names 2015's Most Innovative Motors

Since 1994 Ward's AutoWorld magazine has published an annual list of the ten "best" automobile engines available in the U.S. market. The 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines listing rates engines according to their power and torque, noise vibration and harshness (NVH), and their overall level of technical innovation.

Urban Supercar Looks Like A Lambo, Drives Like A Golf Cart

Modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador, the Lishidedidong Urban Supercar (yes, that is its real name) might look a lot more exciting than most entry-level electric cars but its beauty is only skin deep.

Is Mass Customization The Future of Fashion?

Design and technology are merging to form the future of fashion. Known as mass customization, this technique allows customers to follow style guides and create their own original pieces. Read on to learn more about this amazing concept that seems an oxymoron.

Top 5 Creative Activity Toys To Buy Kids- Toy Of The Year Winners

Each year Toy Industry Association, Inc. hands out their Toy of the Year Awards. If you are looking to keep your child engaged in creative activity, check out the following guide which highlights the last five years’ worth of winners for the best Activity Toy of the Year. These creation-centered toys promote inventive and artistic playtime through building, doodling, and creating.

Petite Marin Transforms Men’s Dress Shirts Into Children’s Clothing

Recycling on every level has become an integral aspect of modern existence. Read all about two young mothers and their efforts to live a green lifestyle by making clothes for their children from their husbands' throwaway dress shirts.

Viktor and Rolf Couture Inspired by Van Gogh’s Paintings

Viktor and Rolf's spring/summer  2015 haute couture collection was inspired by the  timeless oil paintings of tormented artist, Vincent Van Gogh. His colorful landscapes, still life and florals  were the visual cues for  this amazing dress collection. Read on to learn more.

New RAM Technology Promises Faster, Cheaper And More Energy Efficient Computing

A newly commercialized data storage technology promises to combine the best features of hard disk drives and random access memory to deliver faster computer performance at a lower cost and with less power consumption. Using what's known as spin-transfer-torque magnetic random access memory (SST-MRAM), computer memories may finally be able to have their cake and eat it too!

Ukrainians Patch Shot-Up Vehicles With Loose Change

Drivers in the Ukraine have stumbled upon a cheap way to repair bullet-blasted vehicles. All it takes is a handful of pocket change, a glue gun and plenty of camouflage paint. Mind you, it helps to have survived the attack in the first place.

Worry Eaters Consume Fears And Anxieties Eating At Children

Fears, worries, and nagging thoughts are normal and tend to sneak up on us at night as we try to get to sleep. As adults, we tend to know how to manage those stressful thoughts. Anxiety is also a normal part of childhood, but children can have a harder time than adults when it comes to putting things into perspective or words. Their worries seem big and scary and linger like the mythological monster under their bed. Gerd Hahn’s Worry Eaters are plush dolls that happily carry worries that consume children.

Brooke Roberts Design: Brain Scans Transformed into Knitwear Patterns

Cardiac radiographer and designer, Brooke Roberts, has utilized digital technology to transform mundane MRI brain scans and medical imagery  into exciting, innovative patterns for  garments. Read on to learn more.

Hardware That Saves Space With Style: The Sink With Towel Bar

Half-baths, as in 2.5 baths, should really be classified as closets.  The size makes them a really tight squeeze, often requiring a "wide stance" so your knees don't rub the sink when you sit on the toilet! If you are looking for a  sink and hardware that makes use of every inch of space, try looking at these great options.

New Technology Allows Production Of Solar Cells In Gorgeous Array Of Colors

Perovskite solar cells are one of the fastest emerging alternative energy technologies. Their ability to be processed using traditional graphics arts methods while maintaining high light conversion efficiency makes applications like photovoltaics paints feasible. Now researchers have developed a method to produce perovskite cells in a rainbow of colors leading to the potential for even more widespread adoption of this groundbreaking technology.