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Innovation

Run, Run Run: Innovative Training and Gaming System

This innovative running and gaming system is based on a new smart textile that has transformed runnng from an individual sport into a community endeavor. Read on for more details.

Solar Sunglasses You Can Never Forget Or Lose

To lose an expensive pair of sunglasses can be both costly and painful. Because they aren't attached to anything when not being worn, it is easy to leave them behind; that is until now. Read on to learn more about the  innovative Australian company that has solved this problem.

Chinese Villagers Pilfer Natural Gas Using Huge Bags. Oh, The Hunanity!

Got gas, will travel? Never mind the Beano, villagers from Binzhou in China's northeastern Shandong (not Hunan, sorry) province have come up with an innovative way to steal natural gas: inflate 6-meter (20-ft) long bags with the flammable fuel, then tow the blimp-like bags home. Evidently they've never heard of The Hindenburg.

Puj Snug Makes Bath Time Safer

The Puj Snug is an ultra soft, bendable and adorable cover that fits snugly over the bath spout to help prevent bath time injuries.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lumen’s Solar-Powered Dragonfly Necklace

The use of solar power in ornamental design is an emerging trend worthy of note. Introducing Lumen's Twinkling, LED Dragonfly Necklace. Read on for more on this glittering innovation.

Futuristic Electric Patrol Car Offers Officers a 360-Degree View

The Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle features a soccer-ball shaped cabin designed to provide its two-person crew maximum visibility in all directions.

Chair Back Coat Hanger Keeps Jackets Close, Clean & Crease-Free

The Chair Back Coat Hanger from Japan's Konna Online Shop is the ultimate way to park your parka on the back of your chair. Why expose your coat to potential theft, transferred perfumes and/or somebody else's pet hair in an unsupervised communal closet when your jacket can rest securely on the back of your chair?

This Bizarre Concept Jeep From ZiL Just Might Be Russia's New Humvee

Russia might not be known for its innovative and appealing mass-market automobiles but be assured the nation's military rolls with the best of 'em. With that said, this bizarre “army car” concept from ZiL has got a decent shot at being the Russian army's next wheeled workhorse, and it could happen as early as 2015.

SOLS Software: Comfortable 3-D Soles Make Happy Souls

Orthotics, those shoe inserts that prevent foot pain, may not have been considered sexy in the past, but things can change and they do. Introducing SOLS software, the application that changes the way the world walks, one foot at at a time. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

China's Gigantic Toilet Waterfall Has Citizens Flushed With Pride

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you 10,000 recycled toilets, urinals and bathroom sinks, make a 300-ft long and 15-ft high Toilet Waterfall. Artists in Foshan, a city in southern China's Guangdong province, did just that in order to attract visitors to a ceramics trade show.

2015 Skoda Fabia Lets Owners Personalize Their Dashboards

Czech automaker Skoda has introduced the world's first customizable dashboard. Initially available only on the new-for-2015 Skoda Fabia, the app (as in applique) is a self-adhesive removable foil panel displaying images selected from Skoda's website or uploaded by owners themselves for the ultimate in personalization.

Wearable Solar Technology: The Sun At and On Your Back

Tapping into solar energy to enhance futuristic fashion designs is an innovative trend in wearable technology. Dutch designer, Pauline van Dongen's Wearable Solar Line of clothing dares to exemplify this burgeoning movement. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Roominate Is A DIY Building Kit For Future Female Engineers

What comes first, the toys we put into our children’s hands or the interests and skills of our children who play with toys? Our children are influenced by everything around them. Music, television, books and toys shape at least part of who they become. Inspired by their childhood toys to become engineers, two women created Roominate, wired, design-it-yourself, building kits. Roominate is not only meant to feed into the curiosity of a young female engineer, but also to decrease the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

The Aquarium Armrest: Worst. Auto Feature. EVAR

The WitStar Concept car might look smart but one particular feature is particularly half-witted: a transparent “Fish Pod” separating the vehicle's rear seats. While an in-car aquarium could be justified as luxury option, most would see it as at least frivolous; at worst outrageous... and one can just imagine what the fish think.

I Brake For Elves: The Top 10 Innovative New Holiday Gift Ideas For Car Lovers

The holidays are almost here yet you're still scouring the 'net, trying to find those innovative gifts guaranteed to please your car-lovin' friends, family members and co-workers. Well stop that scouring (you're scratching up my monitor), we've come up with 10 innovative new holiday gift ideas that should satisfy the most jaded car lover.