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SOLS Software: Comfortable 3-D Soles Make Happy Souls

Orthotics, those shoe inserts that prevent foot pain, may not have been considered sexy in the past, but things can change and they do. Introducing SOLS software, the application that changes the way the world walks, one foot at at a time. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

China's Gigantic Toilet Waterfall Has Citizens Flushed With Pride

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you 10,000 recycled toilets, urinals and bathroom sinks, make a 300-ft long and 15-ft high Toilet Waterfall. Artists in Foshan, a city in southern China's Guangdong province, did just that in order to attract visitors to a ceramics trade show.

2015 Skoda Fabia Lets Owners Personalize Their Dashboards

Czech automaker Skoda has introduced the world's first customizable dashboard. Initially available only on the new-for-2015 Skoda Fabia, the app (as in applique) is a self-adhesive removable foil panel displaying images selected from Skoda's website or uploaded by owners themselves for the ultimate in personalization.

Wearable Solar Technology: The Sun At and On Your Back

Tapping into solar energy to enhance futuristic fashion designs is an innovative trend in wearable technology. Dutch designer, Pauline van Dongen's Wearable Solar Line of clothing dares to exemplify this burgeoning movement. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Roominate Is A DIY Building Kit For Future Female Engineers

What comes first, the toys we put into our children’s hands or the interests and skills of our children who play with toys? Our children are influenced by everything around them. Music, television, books and toys shape at least part of who they become. Inspired by their childhood toys to become engineers, two women created Roominate, wired, design-it-yourself, building kits. Roominate is not only meant to feed into the curiosity of a young female engineer, but also to decrease the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

The Aquarium Armrest: Worst. Auto Feature. EVAR

The WitStar Concept car might look smart but one particular feature is particularly half-witted: a transparent “Fish Pod” separating the vehicle's rear seats. While an in-car aquarium could be justified as luxury option, most would see it as at least frivolous; at worst outrageous... and one can just imagine what the fish think.

I Brake For Elves: The Top 10 Innovative New Holiday Gift Ideas For Car Lovers

The holidays are almost here yet you're still scouring the 'net, trying to find those innovative gifts guaranteed to please your car-lovin' friends, family members and co-workers. Well stop that scouring (you're scratching up my monitor), we've come up with 10 innovative new holiday gift ideas that should satisfy the most jaded car lover.

The Neclumi Necklace: Shedding New Light on Necks and Attitudes

Neclumi is the creation of a Polish collective known as panGenerator and represents the latest in wearable electronics. Read on to learn more about this innovative, light-projection-based interactive necklace.

Toshiba Makes Over Mothballed Computer Factory Into An Enormous New Factory Farm

Toshiba's former floppy disk factory in Yokosuka, Japan had been sitting idle since 1994. Rather than allow a valuable asset to deteriorate, the company boldly performed an innovative makeover to the plant, which now GROWS plants for profit.

Innovative Porsche C88 Concept Car Could Have Been The Chinese VW Beetle

Porsche's innovative C88 sedan concept is a rolling case of “what might have been”. Designed in the mid-1990s yet still looking remarkably contemporary today, the C88 could have been “The Chinese VW Beetle” if only China's government had not withdrawn their support for the project.

2 Perfect And Easy Blowout Brushes Better Than The Rest

Getting a perfect blowout at home is one of the trickiest hair styling techniques. Some of us just aren't capable of working the round brush and the blow dryer at the same time. Science and technology have brought us many wonderful innovations like shuttles for space travel and cures for diseases. Let's go ahead and throw automatic blowout brushes on that list! Now, you only need one hand to create your perfect hair-do.

Marching To Christmas: China's Chocolate Terracotta Warrior Army

How to celebrate the coming of Christmas in Xi'an, China's ancient capital and home of the famed Terracotta Army? For local bakers and confectioners, the answer is to cast about 300 miniature replicas of the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty's afterlife bodyguards in fine Belgian chocolate, then top each one with a marzipan Santa hat.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Pickup Looks Riled Up & Ready To Rumble

Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 Concept pickup picks up where its all-new for 2015 Colorado Z71 bro leaves off, and for a host of recreational off-roading fans that means where the pavement ends. 'Course, you might like the Colorado ZR2 Concept pickup as a daily driver, which is too bad because as a concept it's not available for purchase... yet.

Blade Rumblers: The Top 10 Freakiest & Flakiest Snow Plows

Polar Vortex 2, Electric Booglaoo has brought an early blast of winter weather to a wholly unprepared nation a month before Winter™ officially arrives. Yeah, it sucks, but there's one thing Old Man Winter didn't bargain on: some of the freakiest, flakiest snow plows ever to scrape a snowbank off a side street.

Lammily Doll Is The 'Normal Barbie', Average And Beautiful. Stretch Marks Included.

Graphic designer Nickolay Lamm used an art project to show the world what Barbie would look like if she had the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman, according to the CDC. No one was particularly surprised that the side-by-side comparison of the two dolls showed very different results. We all know Barbie is a fantasy no woman should try to emulate and a fantasy no man should expect. Lamm created the Lammily doll, the ‘Normal Barbie’, to provide young girls with a more realistic view of women’s bodies, including acne and stretch marks.

Innovative Sensor Nails: Wearable Tech and Electronic Nail Art

High-tech nail art is rather new to the scene of the wearable tech invasion into fashion and accesories. Sensor nails rejuvenate the life of fingernails via touch augmentation. Read on for more information about this fascinating innovation.

Yanmar's New YT Series Tractor Is A Ferrari For The Farm

If Yanmar's new YT series tractor looks a tad sportier than most big-wheeled pasture plowers, credit Kiyoyuki Okuyama, designer of the Ferrari Enzo and Ferrari P4/5 supercars. Yanmar farmed out the job of revitalizing their tractors to Okuyama in order to spice up a class of vehicles known more for function than for form.

China's First Domestically Developed Electric Aircraft Quietly Takes To The Air

The lightweight, electrically-powered RX1E aircraft made its public debut at Airshow China and sources state the country's first domestically developed electric aircraft is about to enter mass production.

Light Up Your Loaf With Pampshade, The First Lamps Made From Real Bread

Thanks to Pampshade, the soothing golden glow of fresh-baked bread can now illuminate the near and far corners of any room – not just the kitchen.

Meet Vladimir Putin, Russia's Premier Car Tester & Promoter

Would you drive a canary-yellow Lada Kalina Sport sedan hundreds of miles across some of the most desolate stretches of Siberia? No, you wouldn't... but you're not Russian President Vladimir Putin.