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Redesign Intergenerational Housing & Communities, Win $1,000!

The ReGeneration: An International Living Competition is looking for designers to solve the problem of modern intergenerational living in the United States caused by zoning American cities by general use. If you can find a great way to keep senior citizens a central and active part of our communities, you may earn $1,000!

Linkify Harnesses Semantic Technology For On-The-Go Small Businesses & Smartphones

Time is of the essence when running a small business -- particularly when each staff member [whether he or she is the founder or its sales agent] is often required to wear many hats, juggle multiple disciplines and multi-task on an ongoing-basis. Add travel and out-of-the-office business engagements to the mix...

Israeli Satellite To Monitor Crops From Outer Space

The age of space exploration in many ways is just beginning. Although many intrepid souls have broken through the earth's atmosphere during the course of the last half-century, our thirst for what lies beyond its shadowy realm propels us to explore further and dig even deeper. Israel has taken one benevolent step in this direction aided by France; together they may change the true nature  and scope of space exploration.

Night Light Your Animals With Light Reflective Albedo 100 Horse & Pets Spray

If you're riding your horse at night or you have other ranch animals or pets out at night, you want them safe from passing cars and trucks. Albeedo 100, a British company, has licensed a reflective spray that adds 'night lights' to your beloved beasts. Developed in Sweden, Albeedo 100 Horse and Pets really makes your animals 'glow in the dark.'

Anti-Myopia School Desks “Bar” Chinese Students From Nearsightedness

An elementary school in Wuhan, China has installed swinging metal bars on classroom desks that prevent students from looking too closely at reading and writing materials, therefore helping them avoid becoming nearsighted.

Need This New Innovation? A Cardboard Cathedral

Three years ago, on February 22, 2011, a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, causing massive damage to the city center. The iconic Anglican church was designed to look like the Christ Church in Oxford, England and had survived 130 years and several other earthquakes. There was no way to have services in the remains. A new place had to be found while the old cathedral was rebuilt. The answer was a "temporary" structure made of cardboard.

Need This New Innovation? Sustainable Garden At The Airport

There are many places that you might expect to find a vegetable garden these days, from schools to rooftops. No longer are they limited to farms and backyards. Even with all of these new places opening up, it is still very odd to think of a garden at a busy airport. Not just a garden -- a vertical, aeroponic garden full of fresh vegetables that supply the restaurants inside Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Good Design International Award: Celebrating Modern Design

Enter its 64th year, the Good Design International Award continues to celebrate the latest and greatest innovative products and industrial goods from all over the world. With dozens of categories available to showcase your ingenuity, there’s surely a special place for your bright ideas to this classic Chicago-based contest!

Harvard Researchers Have Turned Termites Into Robot Builders

A group of scientists at Harvard University have just developed the latest in biomimicry: a group of autonomous construction robots whose behavior is based on real-world termites. It is hopes that these TERMES, as they're called, will eventually create a fully automated work-force.

Solve The Stabilizer Leg Suspension Challenge, Win $1,000!

The crew at Novative Designs Inc. are looking for a creative solution to a problem concerning one of their hauling machine’s stabilizing legs, and if you can solve it, you could earn up to $1,000 for your design expertise!

Exercise Your Thighs Every Which Way: The Omnidirectional Thigh Trainer

Never fear, you can achieve perfectly sculpted thighs, especially now that the Omnidirectional Thigh Trainer exercises your thighs every which way and then some....

Beer Vending Machines In Sochi Spread Canadian Generosity

You don't have to look to far past television sitcoms, or big-screen comedies to see Canadians presented as generous, polite, and friendly human-beings. As an actual Canadian, won't burst your bubble and imply that these social perspectives aren't universal norms. Instead, I will further promote that ideology by showing you what Canadian is doing to encourage global connections in Sochi - through beer.

Hacker Dad Creates The Perfect Air Hockey Opponent

In a true display of Macguyver-like ingenuity, Spanish hacker Jose Julio has cobbled together an intelligent air hockey table using nothing more than a PS3 camera and a 3D printer. The table, he explains, was for his daughter - though I'm sure he enjoyed building it as much as she enjoys using it.

Get Inspired For Dutch Design Competition USA 2014!

Calling all Dutch and American inventors! Kikkerland and Shapeways are teaming up to produce 500 copies of your Dutch-inspired item. Time to bury them with an avalanche of fun ideas!

What is the Leia Display System? Well, it's... Cool.

Within the next five years we may have holographic telephone systems akin to the Dejarik game in Star Wars (you know... the one with the little monsters... "Let the Wookiee win").  I don't know about you, but I can't wait!

Need This New Innovation? A Skateboard That Stores Your Stuff

Corporate America has been changing a great deal over the past couple of decades. Unlike generations past, today's workplace is filled with adults who just don't want to scrap all the stuff they loved as a kid just for the 9 to 5. Will the briefcase go the way of the tie? Maybe not with the invention of the BriefSkate -- a skateboard with a storage compartment built right in.

Lotteria's French Fries With Chocolate Dipping Sauce: A Salty & Sweet Valentine's Day Treat

Valentine's Day is on the way and Japan's Lotteria fast food restaurants have got an extra-special unexpected sweet treat for you and your nom-nom-nomming significant other: fries with a side of chocolate dipping sauce!

Real-Life 'Breaking Bad' Kingpin Captured In The Deep Web Running eBay Of Vice

Life became stranger than fiction when federal authorities arrested the notorious hacker Ross Ulbricht [aka 'Dread Pirate Roberts'] for crimes mirroring the fictional character of Walter White in the award-winning TV drama, "Breaking Bad." Drug trafficking, money-laundering and cold-blooded murder transformed a mild-mannered physics student into an underworld kingpin, just as it had for a chemistry teacher in that five-season AMC thriller.

Here's A Tip: The Touch Point Stylus Pencil Topper

Sometimes a real simple idea can make a big difference in how we accomplish things.  I think this very small, simple gadget has the capacity to do just that, and it comes out at a time when most of us can use it - and chuckle while we do....

This Robotic Arm Is Learning To Perform Surgery By Painting

If an artist offered their steady hand to perform life-saving surgery on you, would you allow it? What if that artist were actually a robot? Turns out, the skillset required for painting and that required for surgical cuts have more in common than we thought.