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Snow Crawler Snowmobile Concept: Not Your Grandfather's Skidoo

The Snow Crawler snowmobile concept from Polish designer Michal Bonikowski not only traverses wintry environments, it protects them as well thanks to an all-electric, environmentally friendly powertrain.

Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your design manufactured and ready to go to work!


2015 Vauxhall Corsa's Optional Camouflage Net Tones Down Bright Bodies

You'll wonder where the yellow (and red, orange or green) went thanks to an optional camouflage net car cover designed for the new 2015 Vauxhall Corsa. The British carmaker describes the net as an “essential accessory” that could save owners of brightly-colored Vauxhalls from being accused of “ruining” tourist snapshots of national historic sites.

Siretoco Baby Panda Donuts Could Be The Cutest Donuts EVAR!

Now you can face your inner panda and eat it too, thanks to Siretoco Donuts and their sweet Panda-tastic variation on Toad In The Hole. Not only are the donuts delicious, they provide full value for your dollar since you're not paying for empty space.

Vegan Leather: Innovative Cruelty-Free Lifestyle Option

Vegan leather provides an option to those whose lifestyle and beliefs prohibit the use of animal products. Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion innovation.

Aiptek ProjectorPad P70: Android Tablet With Built-In Projector

If you want to beam your smartphone or tablet's screen onto a wall, whether for a work presentation or to watch YouTube videos, pico projectors are easy to find. However, what about smart slates with projectors built in? Aiptek's P70 is the first I've seen, and this 7” Android tablet looks a handy device indeed, albeit with some real drawbacks you should be mindful of.

Panasonic Magic Mirror Offers Tough Love About Your Look

Taking criticism on your appearance is never easy, but getting it from someone you care about can be excruciating. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the same honest viewpoint from a cold, unfeeling machine? The Panasonic Magic Mirror can do just that.

Marriage-Hunting Apartments Feature A Stripper Pole In The Living Room

Japanese women looking to impress potential husbands should bring them home... but not to just any home. Each “konkatsu” apartment features a stripper pole and a bathtub right in the living room. Now that's what I call living!

Quiet Expressions Double Breast Pump Gives Moms a Free Hand To Multitask In Silence

If a new mom chooses to breastfeed, her life revolves around the milk factory living in her breasts. Nursing, pumping, storing, and coveting ounces of stored milk is all done for the sake of what some call liquid gold. Breastfeeding is a very personal choice, and if breastfeeding is the plan, most women also need a breast pump. The Quiet Expressions Double Breast Pump made by The First Years gives mom the ability to pump in discreet silence. It also allows them to multi-task.

United Nude’s 3D Printed Float Shoes: If The Shoe Fits

United Nude is committed to unconventional  and innovative foowear blended with high technology design. Read on to learn more about this unique company and their out-of-the-box footwear designs.

Salamander Amphibious Concept Motorized Trike Treks Over Land & Sea

The innovative Salamander Concept trike from Philippines-based H2O Technologies was designed for regions subject to frequent flooding... the Philippines, for example. Two three-wheeled prototypes powered by gasoline and electricity respectively demonstrate the company's technology while retail sales could begin as early as 2016.

Rat Pro X Gaming Mouse Boasts Swappable Sensors

Coming five years after the original R.A.T., a computer mouse whose size can be adjusted to match one's hand, Mad Catz' Rat Pro X is the same thing, but even more modular. You can swap sensors and change the wheel tread, among a bunch of other things, and it still has the looks of something designed by aliens.

South Korea’s Wearable Foldable Battery: Watt Was That?

Batteries that can assume any shape or form sound like sc-fi creations and yet a Busan-based company has unveiled one at the Wearable Expo in Tokyo. Read on for more about this incredible innovation in wearable tech.

The App For Breast Cancer Survivors Who Want Ink

1 in 8 women struggle with breast cancer, and 50% of survivors are left with unwanted scars. The designers of a new app want women to feel strong and beautiful after their fight against cancer rather than disgusted by what cancer left behind. The P. INK insperational app can help cancer survivors cover their scars with lovely tattoos. Rather than feel ashamed of scars, women can create beauty from their trauma.

Hot Flash or Cold Chill?: High-Tech Jackets Adjust To Temperatures

Are you always cold when everyone around you is hot and vice versa? Personalized temperature control is now in the hands of the wearer of this amazing high-tech jacket. Read on to learn more.