Innovation

What Do You Get When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into A Melon? Something Unique, That's What!

Creating original art in an original manner is a unique skill.  In this case, what is needed is insanely hot aluminum and some melons.  Yep, you read that correctly.  Melons.

iPhone Case /Stethoscope: Hello, Whose Heart is Beating, Please?

Meet the Steth-IO iPhone case that doubles as a stethoscope. If your mouth just dropped open, keep it there, for the inventor of this clever medical device is just 16 years of age. Read on for more on this brilliant boy and his amazing medical innovation.

World's First Optical Rectenna Turns Light Into Electricity

Researchers at Georgia Tech have recently discovered how to create electricity from light with the very first optical rectenna. Could it be the key to unlocking unlimited natural resources?

New Airless Tires Will Never Go Flat

After years of discussion on the topic and countless attempts at making it a reality somebody's finally perfecting a tire for personal and commercial vehicles that won't go flat. Available in a variety of colors, non-pneumatic tires are the wave of the future.

Whimzees Natural Dental Cleaning Treats For Dogs (Product Review)

My dog is the poster dog for bad teeth, so naturally I was dubious when I was sent a few packages of Whimzees™ to test on him.  He has chewed on a lot of 'teeth cleaning' treats, and I brush his teeth a few times a week, but he has yet to show me a beautiful smile. Anyway, I thought, what the heck, I'll see if these Whimzees work....

3-D Printed Gold-Plated Heels: There’s Shoes in Them There Gold

From the Italian verb, mutare, meaning to change or mutate, comes this unusual Mutatio, 3-D printed, gold-plated shoe collection created by New York designer, Francis Bitonti. Read on for more on this spectacular fashion innovation.

Female Researchers Discover Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Cattle Virus

Did you know that a recent California study revealed that women who are infected with the Bovine Leukosis Virus (BLV)  might face an increased risk of breast cancer? Read on for more about this breakthrough discovery and its far-reaching implications for women everywhere.

The Anti-Ogling 3-D Printed Top: Camera Foils Creeps Who Dare To Stare

Not the first 3-D printed interactive wearable, this garment stands heads above all others because of its complex ability to identify viewers and move exactly in line with their gaze. Read on to learn more about designer, Behnaz Farahi, and her "Caress of the Gaze" anti-ogling top.

Genetically Modified Micropigs Made To Fight Pests Might Make Fine Pets

Genetically modified micropigs? In MY local pet shop? It's more likely than you'd think thanks to a Chinese genomics institute whose GMO mini-porkers were originally designed to help researchers find cures for human diseases.

Petzi Treat Cam Treats You And Your Pets

For those of us that like to keep an eye on our pets when we're at work or out of town, pet cameras have been a godsend.  The only problem is that you can't always get your pet to come around the camera so you can see her.  Petzilla, a San Jose, California start-up, has created a superb solution to that problem - the Petzi Treat Cam.  If a great treat can't get your dog or cat to the camera, nothing can. Your treat?  You get to see her!

The First FDA-Approved 3D-Printed Drug: An Easy Pill To Swallow

Read on for more information about Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the very first company to sell a 3-D printed, FDA-approved prescription pill. Known as Spritam, this drug could bring relief to more than 3 million adults and children in America who suffer from certain types of epileptic seizures.

New Pet Mat Provides Relief With Copper And Bamboo Charcoal

If you have a senior pet, you're probably especially sensitive to her movements.  She may move slowly, favor one leg or hip, or show more fatigue after exercise or a walk than she used to. Achy Paws carries a Copper Comfort Pet Mat that provides relief and warmth to your dogs and cats, using age-old earth-produced natural curative materials - copper and bamboo charcoal.  How do these materials work? 

Bag Bans Spur Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag Industry

Plastic bag bans and growing conservation trends have spurred an interest in so-called eco-friendly bags to take the place of single-use disposables.

7 Hilarious Halloween Costumes For Geeks

Geeks love Halloween as much as anyone else.  Check out these novel Halloween costumes and symbols for those who trick or treat in their own creative and geeky ways.

If Trees Could Sing, What Would They Sound Like?

Thanks to Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, we know how a tree would dance.  But what would a tree sound like if it had a voice to sing?  Innovator Bartholomäus Traubeck has created a machine that allows us to hear the haunting compositions of tree rings.  And the results are mesmerizing.