Innovation

Photochromia: Garments Transform Patterns in Sunlight

Now you see it and now you don't. This is no rabbit pulled out of a hat but rather technology of the highest caliber. Read all about photochromia, the color-changing textile that responds to sunlight.

Robot Taxi Could Bring Us Johnny Cabs On The Spot

Japanese mobile internet company DeNA and Tokyo-based autonomous vehicle technology development firm ZMP Inc. have teamed up to form Robot Taxi, a joint venture company charged with laying the groundwork for driverless urban transportation.

Making The Most Out Of Quirky.com For Inventors

Quirky.com is a great site aimed at inventors and something you can take advantage of to market your ideas into products, but not everything makes it to the production floor. How can you maximize your chances for your idea to become a product?

Smart Solution For An Indoor Cat: The Litter Garage

An interior designer and a home re-modeller have figured out how to keep kitty inside the house without her litter box.  It's a contraption you put together yourself called the Litter-Garage™, but to use it you have to have a wall that adjoins your home and your garage.

Fashionable Electronics: Thumbs Up for NailO Wireless Trackpad

Fashionable electronics is a burgeoning trend in wearables that is all about creating small microchips and  sensors that fit into even smaller gadgets. Read on to learn more about researchers at MIT and the wireless track pad they have invented that sits on your thumb.

Sit Down, Suck It In, Improve Back Pain On The Gaiam BalanceBall® Chair

I did try to use one of these big balance balls as a chair at one time, but every time I got up from my desk, the darn thing rolled away. Once it even rolled away while I was sitting down on it, and I hit the floor so hard I thought my butt was broken....

The World's Smartest Backpack Charges All Your Mobile Devices At Once

If you travel for work and airports have become like a second home, you know how difficult it can be at times to find an available outlet for charging mobile devices like cellphones, tablets and laptops. A new product coming out called the AMPL SmartBag is getting ready to change all that. This handy backpack will soon be the only charging station and storage compartment you'll ever need when when you're on the go.

Independence Day Clothing Gives Autistic And Sensory-Sensitive Children Freedom To Dress Themselves—Easily

Lauren Thierry, mother of autistic son, Liam, needed to help her 13 year old son after he came out of the men’s bathroom at a ball field with his pants open. He couldn’t zip or button his jeans without help, and Liam’s mom listened to rude comments as she helped her son. She then took the experience and an idea to designer Dalila Anderson in order to help all kids with special needs.

Finland's Wildflowers Inspire Ethereal Jewelry Collection

A delicate and ethereal line of jewelry from Finland was inspired by a purple wild flower that grows along the roadsides in this Nordic nation bordered by Sweden on the west, Norway to the north, Russia to the east and Estonia to the south. Read on to learn more about designer, Chao-Hsein Kuo, and her unique artistic vision.

5 Beauty Gadgets For Women Over 40 That REALLY Work

If money and time were no problem (and when are they not problems?), we would get professional treatments to keep looking our best.... But thanks to technology we can use modified professional gadgets at home. These five beauty gadgets are my top picks for function and reliability as they actually work as promised. And they make dynamite gifts.

The Ripple Rug: A Truly Innovative Cat Toy

The Ripple Rug, created by Yoda and her human parents, Fred and Natasha Ruckel from the Catskills, NY, provides a place for almost all of a cat's recreational needs - hiding, stalking, surprising, scratching, grooming, and yes, even sleeping. This 3 x 4 foot double-layered rug, is a veritable cat playpen, which aims to keep your kitty from satiating her needs with your Persian carpets, leather sofas, and linen window shades....

Think Your Camcorder Is Fast? This New Camera Records A Trillion Frames Per Second!

As a graduate student, Keiichi Nakagawa wanted to observe the effects of acoustic shock waves on living cells. Unfortunately, even the highest speed cameras available at the time were too slow to capture such events. Now, Nakagawa and other Japanese researchers have developed the right tool for the job: a video camera that can record one trillion frames per second.

Laser Shaver Zaps Hair Down To The Roots

Hair beware, the 'No! No! For Men' hand-held infrared laser shaver will take you back to the future while zapping your roots into the past.

Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

With the new Cicret bracelet, your arm can actually double as a smartphone! Via your own skin you can catch up on emails and play your favorite games among other things. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Puj PhillUp Allows Kids To Grab Their Own Drinks Of Water

You're right in the middle of some important task that you can't put down, have just stepped into the shower, or your butt has finally grazed the top of the lounge chair for the first time all day when one of of the kids bellows, "Can I have a glass of water?" The people a Puj feel your pain and, as such, have created the PhillUp in response to your predicament.