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Innovate Transporting Party Food, Win Great Kitchen Swag From Instructables Potluck Contest!

When bringing food to a party, you’re worried about it tipping over in the car, getting too cold, melting or otherwise morphing into a gross-looking glob before you get there. If you’re perfected transporting casseroles, pies and other snacks, enter the Potluck Contest to win some sweet swag!

Airfy Is The World's First Smart Hotspot

Routers are boring. Airfy is trying to change that. Featuring a bold design, and packed with options, Airfy is looking to be THE Wi-Fi router of 2014. Still in the funding stages, Airfy plans to include an 802.11ac/n router, a point of sale for mobile shopping, commercial-based free Wi-Fi and the ability to use the router as a Bluetooth iBeacon.

10 Outdoorsy Gifts for Hikers, Campers and Other Outdoor Adventurers

Have a trail-cutting backpacker or first-tracks-etching skier on your holiday shopping list? Our list of holiday gifts includes unique ideas for water, land, snow and air. Get it done right this year.

Need This New Innovation? The Most Relaxing Music Ever Recorded

If there is one thing that most of us could use, it is something to help us relax and let go of the stress of our daily lives. Many of us turn to music to help us in this endeavor. Scientists are now saying that the song "Weightless" by Marconi Union is the best thing for us and is the most relaxing piece of music ever recorded. Take a listen and judge for yourself.

Design 3D Printed Gear-Powered Project, Win $10,000!

GabCAD is excited to present the “Gears of Innovation” competition, where engineers, designers and inventors are challenged to create a 3D printed design that incorporates three or more functioning gears. You’re free to let your creativity wander from there, and it may just land you the $10,000 1st Place prize!

iTAP Charging Adapter Turns On The Power With One Turn Of The Tap

Turned off by humdrum iPhone and smartphone chargers? The iTAP USB-AC Charging Adapter from Japan's Hamee turns boring to pouring with its cute yet functional faucet design. One turn of the tap is all it takes to irrigate mobile phones, MP3 music players, portable game consoles and more with fresh-flowing electronic juice!

New Collision-Avoidance Technology Helps Save Humanitarian Workers

A lot of good can be done with humanitarian aid, but transporting people and supplies around the world has major logistics problems. Road accidents are a leading cause of death among humanitarian workers. Now, an innovative developer of collision-avoidance technology is teaming up with a group of safety-conscious businesses and charities to help preserve the lives of aid workers -- and expand the reach of humanitarian organizations worldwide.

Vespa My Segway: Bel & Bel's Zero Scooter Adds Italian Style To Geek Travel

The Zero Scooter from Bel & Bel combines a Segway with a Vespa to create the oddest two-wheeled personal transport anyone's ever seen. This extremely cool makeover of Dean Kamen's geek icon just might be the coolest & cutest thing on two wheels.

Memrise CatAcademy App Teaches Spanish You Won't Forget

Would you remember the phrase "Quiero vomitar" if a cute cat said it?  After seeing this image, how could you forget it?

Best Skis For The Beginner: Here's Some Recommendations For Women

If you know me, you know that I like buying stuff. Whether it's athletic gear or perfumed soaps, it's my favorite pasttime. However let me just add that I don't go overboard. I don't have stuff I don't need and I use everything I buy. If you are still learning to ski, here is my guide on how to choose a new pair of skis and the best ones currently in the market for women.

Killer Snake Venom Provides Protein That Prevents Blood Clots

The two top causes of death in the world are heart attacks and strokes, and a research team in Toronto is onto a promising drug that could do much to reduce or delay those death by reducing their number one cause - blood clots. Ironically, the drug being tested, Anfibatide, is made from a protein extracted from a snake's venom; the snake is one of the deadliest in the world.

Make The Manliest DIY Invention Ever For Instructables “Manly Craft Contest”

Do you have an idea for a DIY project suitable for Chuck Norris, Han Solo or Captain America? Then you’ll want to share it with Instructables and Civilware for a chance to win some ultra-manly prizes from the Manly Craft Contest!

Introducing Microsoft’s “The Prime Challenge” - A Challenge To Find The Lost Primes!

It’s up to you, the dedicated math geek, to help Microsoft to discover the “lost primes!” While people have searched tirelessly to discover the largest prime numbers possible, untold amounts of perfectly prime numbers are waiting to be found with the aid of cloud computing!

New Aluminum-Air Battery Makes Electric Cars Worry-Free

There are plenty of electric cars on the market today, but most of us are still driving the traditional gas-guzzlers. Why? Lack of recharging infastructure and so-called "range-anxiety" are two primary reasons for dismal electric car usage right now, but the future is coming. A new battery for electric cars may solve both problems and usher in a new age of worry-free transportation.

Need A Little Kabbage To Finance Your Small Business?

Even with the economy relaxing somewhat, bank loans are still a little tight and VC money is not always available for small businesses. So SME entrepreneurs today are seeking more creative ways to obtain capital to finance their business. One such new method to secure funds is from the appropriately named platform, Kabbage.

Artificial Intelligence Programs To Help Schools Teach Kids Writing

The artificial intelligence of machines is now being used to build real intelligence in human students, especially when it comes to developing writing skills. Three innovative software programs designed to support classroom writing instruction have been selected for nationwide classroom trials this fall. These programs give students instant feedback on their essays, helping them learn to write more effective prose.

8 Great Cat Lover Gifts For The Holidays

Ah, cats! They think they rule the world, and they do own whatever world, or household, they live in.  That's why gifts for cat lovers are so à propos - they reinforce the unabashed truth that those persons are dominated by their cats, and cat lovers think that this truth is funny... or cute... or karma.  Anyway, here are 8 of my favorite cat lover gifts for this holiday season....

New York Will Transform A Landfill Into A Solar Plant

Fresh Kills used to be New York's largest landfill, until it was shutdown back in 2001. Seven years later a project would be started - to turn this massive landfill into a park, one of the biggest around. More recently it has been announced that the construction of a solar plant is part of this landfill's conversion.

Win Hundreds In The Airpatrol Controller Casing Design Challenge!

The AirPatrol Crew is actively looking for designers to create a controller casing for the latest model of the AirPatrol heater and air conditioning control device. They’re ready to reward up to five designers for their efforts, with a cool $750 going to the top case design…

Hello Kitty Champagne Makes New Year's Eve Cuter & Sweeter

Conceived by Dutch entrepreneur Paul Herman and created by champagne bottler M.Hostomme, Hello Kitty Cuvée Spéciale is an officially licensed, nose-ticklingly bubbly, demi-sec rosé Champagne consisting of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay wines.