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Impossible Instant Lab Turns Your iPhone Into A Polaroid Camera

Technology is great—until it doesn’t work. Or until it doesn’t work for me. I love to capture moments of my day and events with my children, but then the images of those moments seem to live forever in my smart phone or digital camera. I have almost 3,000 photos on my phone, and while half of those may not be worth printing, there are certainly some pictures I wish I had on display. I simply haven’t taken the time to select the ones worth printing and then turned them into tangible, color images. Impossible is making it possible to get my favorite moments onto paper instantly with their Impossible Instant Lab.

GM's New DSF Cylinder Deactivation System Could Boost Fuel Economy 15%

General Motors and Silicon Valley start-up Tula Technology have partnered to create a new infinitely variable cylinder deactivation system known as Dynamic Skip Fire, or DSF for short. Unlike GM's late and unlamented V8-6-4 system that flopped in the early 1980s, DSF can run a gasoline engine on almost any combination of even and odd cylinders resulting in significant fuel savings.

Bark & Spark: Chinese Carpenter Crafts Wooden Electric Car

A carpenter from Shenyang, China named Liu Fulong wasn't fooling around when he built his first wooden electric car. Now he's back with an improved version of his innovative and environmentally-friendly vehicle that just might be the best wooden electric car on his – or any – block.

The Spider Dress: One Good Wearable Tech Bite Deserves Another

Spider Man should move over, for a formidable adversary has found its way into pop cultural consciousness and the fashion marketplace. Read more about Anouk Wipprecht's Spider Dress and its built in sensors and mechanical limbs that attack when the wearer's perosnal space is invaded.

The Superfluous Culture: Canadian Fashion Supporting Local Economy

Where do your clothes come from and why should you care?  Read on to learn more about one Canadian designer's influence and attitude about local manufacturing.

Chinese 3D Printer Uses Lasers To Manufacture Metal Items In Space

An innovative 3D printer developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology is designed to meet the needs of astronauts. Powered by lasers and able to fabricate tools and parts from various types of metal, the compact but powerful 3D printer could someday help orbiting space stations and off-Earth colonies become materially self-sufficient.

Fridet Cleans Toddler Butts Like Nobody's Business

Fear not ragged parents of dirty bum tots everywhere! The Fridet is here to save the day! Filling the previously untapped market of baby and toddler bidets, the Fridet is poised to make a splash in the arena of toddler butt cleanliness.

QALO Silicone Wedding Rings Keep Fingers, Marriages Safe

Car lovers who do their own maintenance and repairs often ignore a safety hazard that's very close at hand: metal wedding rings that can get caught in machinery and/or conduct high voltage electrical charges from car and truck batteries. QALO silicone wedding rings let you keep precious jewelry safely stored while removing one danger of working on or near electrical equipment.

The 2016 Chevrolet Crossvolt EV/CUV Could Be Unveiled At The 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Pay attention to that car behind the curtain, it just might be a compact crossover version of the 2016 Chevy Volt. The on again, off again EV/CUV appears to be on again since GM filed for a trademark on the name “Crossvolt”, and some type of vehicle bearing that name might just make its debut in Detroit this January.

Wearable Biospheres: Creepy Spacesuits For Extra-Terrestrial Travel

Considering a trip to distant planets? Lacking a serious spacesuit? Check out this new way to insure you can bring along an unlimited supply of oxygen, energy, food and water; that is, if you don't mind wearing a creepy, bateria-filled 3-D printed vest!

Cadillac Cures Blind Spots With A Live Streaming Video Rearview Mirror

The 2016 Cadillac CT6 boasts an interesting and innovative feature: a rearview mirror streaming live, high-resolution video from a hidden camera that improves rear visibility by 300 percent.

Space Tea Lets You Taste The Universe, One Cup At A Time

Space Tea is formulated to exude the fragrance of the universe, which if you weren't aware reeks of raspberries and rum. The herbal infusion also seeks to evoke for Earthbound imbibers the unique sweet smell spacewalking astronauts have noted upon their return to the International Space Station.

The Predator Belt Buckle: Seriously Playful, Prohibitively Expensive

Learn more about what is most likely the world's most expensive mechanical belt buckle. You probably can't afford to buy it, but it costs nothing to read about it. Go on and splurge!

Indian Car Owner Looks Back On A Decade Driving In Reverse

From the “if life gives you lemons” file comes this heartwarming (and neck-twisting) tale of a man who made the best of a bad situation when his car wouldn't shift out of reverse gear.

Akrapovič Full Moon Concept Motorcycle Is The Wheel Thing

The Full Moon Concept Motorcycle takes the concept of art bikes – or the art of concept bikes, if you like – to a whole new level of awesomeness. Why “Full Moon”? Could be the massive 30-inch front wheel that hits your eye like a big pizza pie!