Innovation

The Ripple Rug: A Truly Innovative Cat Toy

The Ripple Rug, created by Yoda and her human parents, Fred and Natasha Ruckel from the Catskills, NY, provides a place for almost all of a cat's recreational needs - hiding, stalking, surprising, scratching, grooming, and yes, even sleeping. This 3 x 4 foot double-layered rug, is a veritable cat playpen, which aims to keep your kitty from satiating her needs with your Persian carpets, leather sofas, and linen window shades....

Think Your Camcorder Is Fast? This New Camera Records A Trillion Frames Per Second!

As a graduate student, Keiichi Nakagawa wanted to observe the effects of acoustic shock waves on living cells. Unfortunately, even the highest speed cameras available at the time were too slow to capture such events. Now, Nakagawa and other Japanese researchers have developed the right tool for the job: a video camera that can record one trillion frames per second.

Laser Shaver Zaps Hair Down To The Roots

Hair beware, the 'No! No! For Men' hand-held infrared laser shaver will take you back to the future while zapping your roots into the past.

Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

With the new Cicret bracelet, your arm can actually double as a smartphone! Via your own skin you can catch up on emails and play your favorite games among other things. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Puj PhillUp Allows Kids To Grab Their Own Drinks Of Water

You're right in the middle of some important task that you can't put down, have just stepped into the shower, or your butt has finally grazed the top of the lounge chair for the first time all day when one of of the kids bellows, "Can I have a glass of water?" The people a Puj feel your pain and, as such, have created the PhillUp in response to your predicament.

Equip Your Little Explorers With GeoSafari Jr. Toys

Educational Insights’ award-winning line of GeoSafari Jr. toys are introductory science tools that allow children as young as three years old to see, hear, and make big discoveries. New products like the Science Utility Vehicle and the Jungle Crew Lab Set are tough enough to withstand the hard work done by your little explorer. They’re also perfect for making learning fun and engaging.

5 Mind-Blowing Ways Supermaterial Graphene May Soon Change Your World

It has been over a decade now since the first reported measurements on the new material “graphene”. Consisting of just a single layer of carbon atoms, graphene is one of the strongest, thinnest and most flexible materials and its remarkable electronic, thermal and structural properties led to its immediate hailing as a ‘supermaterial’. Here are five possible applications taking advantage of the various superior properties of graphene that may change our world for the better.

The Joinery of South Africa: Fashion Activism Takes Hold

The Joinery fashion brand stands for sustainable fashion and the belief that everyone can do something to make this a better, greener world. Read on for more on this revoltuionary new program.

Underground Trashcans Keep Waste & Litter Out Of Sight & Smell

Why throw trash ON the ground when you can throw it IN the ground? That's the idea behind 20 giant underground trash bins put in place by the Chinese city of Taiyuan.

Best Electric Juicer For The Price? We've Got Two!

Love the taste of fresh-squeezed juice? You're not alone. Thousands of people search for electric juicers each month in hopes of finding the very best electric juicer on the market. After considerable research, we found the Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL was not only getting high marks with consumers and consumer sites, but it's also the #1 best selling electric juicer on Amazon.

Cushion Compacts Are An Easy, On-The-Go Foundation Fix

Makeup touch-ups are inevitable, but when you're on the go, fixing foundation isn't exactly easy. Most women know the unfortunate end of the day blotchiness caused by the oil and dirt of the day mixing with your foundation. Unless you want to carry around your liquid foundation, powder compact and a brush, there isn't a great way to get extra coverage. Laneige BB Cushion Compact could be your all-in-one solution to fixing makeup throughout your day. Could a cushion be your answer to foundation faux pas?

Chinese Bullet Train Smashes World Rail Speed Record

China Railway's CRH380A high-speed train has broken the world speed record for commercial rail travel. Will this news make operators of Japan's famous Shinkansen (Bullet Train) blink? If they do, they just might miss it.

New Blood-Testing Service: Only One Drop For 30 Lab Tests

Read on to learn more about Theranos, an innovative business model that offers a radical blood-testing service requiring just a pin-prick and a drop of blood to run hundreds of tests, which range from standard cholesterol checks to sophisiticated genetic analyses!

True Wetsuits Take Business Suits From Boardroom To Beach

True Wetsuits from Quicksilver Japan are designed to take recreation-seeking execs from the office to the ocean and back again. Surf's up in 26 minutes and your meeting's running late? No problemo, dude, and don't forget your board on your way out of the boardroom!

New Self-Powered Cameras Will Mean Never Having A Dead Battery

Have you ever found yourself faced with a spontaneous moment of beauty only to pull out your camera and find the battery dead? Or maybe you've embarked on a long-distance back-packing trip which is endlessly scenic, but provides limited access to power outlets for recharging. Scientists have now got you covered as they unveil a new means of producing self-powered cameras.