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Combine Art & Technology To Rock Moogfest 2014, Earn $1,000!

That’s right music lovers, innovators and entertainers- It’s almost time for Moogfest 2014, and the crew is looking for 5-10 awesome new multimedia experiences for the festival!

Could Video Games Be Used For Anger Management?

About a year ago, researchers at the Boston Children's Hospital used video games to help children deal with out-of-control emotions, teaching them to regulate and reign in their anger. Today, I'd like to ask a very simple question: could the same tactics be applied to adults? 

Gaming For Knowledge: SimCityEDU Teaches Kids All About City Planning

I've long held that video games are a powerful educational tool in the right hand, and now one more organization is proving that notion correct. In a collaboration with EA and Maxis, non-profit Glasslab recently finished developing an education and formative assessment mod known as SimCityEDU.

Design A “Smart Baby Lunch” & Win €2,000 From Chicco!

Internationally recognized baby goods brand Chicco is looking for designers from all around the planet to create innovative mealtime kits for parents and their hungry little kiddos for a big cash prize!Chicco, the biggest baby brand in Europe, hopes to receive a wealth of new designs for what they call a “Smart Baby Lunch.” Such a kit would include the following components:

The Bionic Man May Walk Among Us Sooner Than We Thought

Humans have long dreamt of walking among robots controlled by artificial intelligence. But is that dream finally becoming a reality?

Spare Me! The Top 13 Scary Spare Tire Covers

Halloween only comes around for one day each year but that doesn't stop some folks from driving on the dark side of the street any day, every day... and every night.

Modder Creates Warcraft IV Using World of Warcraft And Starcraft II

There's a pretty good chance we won't be seeing a new Warcraft game for quite some time - Blizzard's pretty much focused entirely on World of Warcraft as far as that franchise is concerned. With no new Warcraft RTS on the horizon, one modder has taken it upon himself to create one on his own.

Chinese “Beautiful Scenery” Apartments Troll Tenants With Painted-On Windows

A real estate developer in Qingdao, China named its newest residential highrise Yichang Meijing, or “Beautiful Scenery”, even though many of its windows are painted fakes. Problem?

Subway Grocery Store Offers Commuter Convenience

I can't be the only one in the world that feels like grocery shopping is a burden nine times out of ten. After a long day of work, the last thing I feel like doing is spending an hour engaging in shopping cart wars and getting stuck behind someone unfolding dozens of coupons at the register. And, as it turns out, I'm not alone in that feeling at all - at least, not according to the innovative commerce solution that's on the rails in Korea.

Whoosh! The Futuristic, Innovative Chrysler Turbine Car Turns Fifty

Fifty years ago today, a Chrysler Corporation rep handed over the keys of a brand, spanking new Chrysler Turbine Car to the first of 200 specially selected road testers. By the time the program concluded, an even 50 metallic bronze production Chrysler Turbine Cars had helped enlighten the minds of the American public to the exciting concept of alternative energy vehicles.

Tell A Modern Fairy Tale Through Your Architecture, Win $1,250!

Hey innovators! Do you have what it takes to create a modern-day fable that intricately weaves into a piece of magical, mysterious and fun construction? If you can wow the judges at Blank Space, you could earn some treasure of your own…

ESA Concept Robot Looks Towards The Next Frontier Of Space Exploration

There's a new video making the rounds this weekend, courtesy of the European Space Agency. Said video has a very simple purpose: to give us an idea of what the future of unmanned space exploration might look like. Let's have a look, shall we?

Corn Stars: 8 Weird Japanese Corn Snacks, Foods & Drinks

Japan is king when it comes to liking corn and British royalty need only gaze eastward to see a real corn nation. If you're harboring any kernels of doubt, check out these 8 weird Japanese corn snacks, foods & drinks and prepare to be a maized!

Wrist Health Monitor May Be The New ‘Guardian Angel’

A new wrist monitor by Israeli medical startup company Seraphim Sense could revolutionize the world of mobile healthcare.

Design Our Home Among The Stars For The 2014 NASA Space Settlement Contest!

Ever since 1994, NASA has looked to grade school students from around the world to dream up potentially viable orbital settlements that humanity could thrive in for a chance to win $5,000, and this year is no different!

Startup Anki Wants To Make Video Games Real Using Robots

Virtual reality just got a whole lot more realistic. Consumer robotics startup Anki is hoping to take gaming to a whole new level, through the use of...well, robots. The firm's already created one such experience; a racing game that uses model cars.

Got A Great Idea? Get Donald Trump To Fund It

Donald Trump is doing something besides firing you these days.  In fact, it's a lot more - like $1 million more, to the first person with an invention, creation, business, design, food... in fact any idea at all that brings in a certain goal on FundAnything, a new crowdsourcing website.  The goal...  Well, it's a bit high, but we know it's achievable...

Get Your Knit Together For The Carpet Design Awards Competition!

If you are a professional hand-made carpet or rug maker, submit your best designs for the Carpet Design Awards 2014 for a chance to win international acclaim for your work, a fancy trophy and €2,500 in prize money!

Umbra’s Grip Coasters Help Enforce Coaster Use

Having people over is fun, finding sticky rings and water damage marks on your furniture the next day is not. Fortunately, Umbra has come up with a clever way for you to enforce coaster use without seeming like an anal host.

Could Gourmet Doritos Camembert Cheese Off Classic Snackers?

Doritos Camembert tortilla chips are not only Frito-Lay Japan's new not-so-nacho limited edition flavor, they're a sign the company's going all out to infuse more gourmet cred into its signature Doritos Gourmet product line.