Innovation

Innovative Swimsuit Fabric: Summer Fashion Ensures You Never Have To Put On A Wet Bikini!

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about hitting the beach and the apparel that you will wear to bask in the sun and swim in the ocean. Because no one likes a soggy bathing suit, Solestrom has developed the Sun Dry Swimsuit, ready for beachwear in the summer of 2009.

Connect Body Parts With Your Bike: Great Idea?

Humans invented the wheel, right? Does this mean that the wheel must do something even more important for its inventor? Or is the Body-Connected Bike which is also known as Patent # US 6805657 one silly flash in the pan? Read on and watch out for bikes coming your way with a new…attitude.

Technology Transfers To Textiles For Horses, Dogs, And Cats To Keep Them Cleaner

Dog Gone Smart™ is designing and manufacturing dog jackets, and dog and cat beds made from a cotton NanoSphere® fabric, and will soon debut a line of horse blankets and saddle pads made of the same material. This is a welcome technology to the pet world. It enables a healthier environment for pets and people, reduces use of toxins used in cleaning solutions, and reduces energy consumption.

Terrafugia Transition Makes First Flight: Provides Glimpse of Future

Back in 2006, a company named Terrafugia embarked on a journey to design the world's first Car-Plane Hybrid capable of cruising on the streets or taking to the skies. Countless hours and thousands of dollars went into the project led by graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which have finally culminated into the first flight of the Transition experimental aircraft.

Coffee, Tea, Hand Warmer? The Cupocket

Tableware designers are having a lot of fun these days with cup handles. Handles are studded with stones, shaped like gold knuckles, or they may be totally hidden.... Israeli designer Perach Rafian has inverted the cup handles on his new Cupocket, so that they can serve as comfy hand warmers.

Russian Innovation: Ricochet Lightweight Jacket

Russian researchers have created a new super-light armour jacket called the Ricochet Vest, which is the latest in ballistic protection against a direct shot from an assault rifle. It weights just 2 kilograms (about 4 pounds) while standard police issue is 10 kilograms (about 20 pounds). Read all about this new and efficient armor designed for police officers.

Wearable Art In Kathleen Dustin’s Innovative and Artistic Handbags And Purses

Handbags and purses have often fallen into the "been there, done that" mentality for true innovative fashion lovers. That is, until Kathleen Dustin's artistic handbags came along which combine art and fashion to create unique, beautiful and fashionable accessories.

King Maker & Social Networking Made Obama A Rock Star?

"Kingmaker" is a term originally applied to the activities of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick during the Wars of the Roses, when he was instrumental in getting King Edward IV to ascend to the throne of England. The term has since come to mean any person or group who has great influence over a political succession, without being a viable candidate themselves. Kingmakers may use political, monetary, religious, or military means to manipulate the opportunities for succession. But up until this past year, no one has accessed the tools of the electronic media for political gain with the level of success we all observed in the most recent election.So was social networking responsible for Obama's successful political campaign? 

Growing Herbs Indoors In Provera's Mini Power Plant

Prepara, a company that makes indoor grow lights and hydroponic growing containers, has a solution for growing herbs and other small plants from seed. It's called the Prepara Mini Power Plant and it won't just save you money on small quantities of herbs, it works fast.

Robotic Cradle Rocks Crying Babies Back to Sleep

If this cradle's rockin', don't bother walkin'... and rock it will, until your baby's sound asleep once more. The Suima automatic cradle features a sound sensor that detects crying sounds and then swings into action - literally.

Lexus to Get Toyota Collision Sensing Technology

Just in case the addition of the central rear seat airbags weren't enough for you, Toyota is also planning on bringing another new safety system to North American soil.

What Will Recovery Look Like? An International Call For Ideas From Designers And Architects

The Imagining Recovery project is inviting architects and other designers from all over the world to submit their ideas about what recovery will look like. The competition is being sponsored by designers and students of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), a network of prestigious policy schools around the world.

The First Ever Roll-up Cantilever Chair: Miesrolo

The architectural and design challenges that University of Belgrade design student Uros Vitas took on were well rewarded by the results. He created the first roll-up cantilever chair that achieves strength, balance and flexibility.

Siberian Innovation: Computer Generated Church Bells

Talk about making lemons out of lemonade! Meet one Russian Orthodox priest in Western Siberia who has turned to modern technology in his quest for a competent bell-ringer for his church. Read on, inventors, and feel inspired to take the bull by the horns (or something like that).

Vote Fact or Fake? Variable Friction Grip Gloves

  Recent advances in science and the invention of new artificial materials with unusual properties has given rise to a plethora of new inventions. In particular, a new material called RQS3 shows great potential for use in future products.