International

Innovative Digital Fabrication: 4D Printed Dress Made With Kinematics

Digital fabrication is exploding in the world of fashion design, making it possible to print almost everything under the sun (except maybe the sun). Read on to learn more about one company's plunge into 4-D printing.

Rilakkuma Condoms Make Cute & Conscientious Gifts

Rilakkuma "Honey" Condoms by Okamoto feature colorful box and wrapper art that's so cute, giftees might think they've been presented with a box of delicious sweet treats. Contraception just got a lot more adorable!

Mobius II: A Car Built In Africa By Africans For Africans

By providing Africans with affordable, reliable, basic transportation, Nairobi-based auto manufacturer Mobius Motors hopes to succeed where others have failed. The long, unpaved and potholed road to success lies just ahead as the first fifty units of the company's one and only model, the Mobius II, are about to be delivered to customers.

The Dare-Droid Dress: Edgy, Cool and Technosensual

Technosensual is the name of a Viennese exhbit that showcases fashion blending with cutting edge technology. Read on to learn more about this fascinating trend that still lingers in the innovative ether of the air.

Chinese Restaurant Offers Discounts Based On Sex & Weight

A restaurant in Chongqing, China has begun offering discounts to heavyweight males and featherweight females. Something tells us the bistro won't break even until they institute a Ladies Only policy.

Dig In To Dinner With Deep Fried Construction Equipment!

Do not operate heavy machinery while eating? The heck with that! The clever designers at Panda's Hole, an edgy division of Takara Tomy's T-Arts, suggest diners throw caution to the wind and sprinkle their new line of Deep Fried Construction Equipment over your next box lunch.

Russia's Army & Police Will Soon Be Riding Tactical Electric Bikes

A new series of military-spec electric motorcycles is set to put Russian security forces in the forefront of sustainable, environmentally-friendly law enforcement. Choose from military-spec or police versions; machine gun and grenade launcher attachments are optional.

Chinese City Has Money To Burn, Power To Spare

It's one thing to have money burn a hole in your pocket, quite another for it to heat your home and light the streets at night. The latter, however, is how they're doing things in Luoyang, China, where an innovative project has scrapped banknotes being burned by the bushel in local power generation plants.

Home-Made Chinese Microcar Serenades Driver With Built-In Sound System

A 60-year old man from Shanghai, China designed and built his own mini-car that seats only one but boasts a kick-ass sound system to drown out the noise of passing traffic. What have YOU done lately, hmm?

Innovative High Tech Bra Has A Secret: It Connects To Victoria’s Heart Rate Monitor

Up until now underwear has been poorly represented in the wearable tech revolution. Meet Victoria Secret's Incredible Sports Bra that connects to your heart rate. Not the firtst to do so, but a big step from frilly to high tech for the lingerie giant. Read on to learn more.

China's New Reed Glass Said To Be Better Than Google Glass At 1/3 The Price

Look out Google Glass, a self-declared better & cheaper competitor's got you in its sights. The Reed Glass was developed by a Chinese/Italian design team and boasts improved display technology, longer battery life and a much lower price compared to Google's well-known smart glasses.

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.

KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set Collects The Best Eats From The Far East

The KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set features 11 exotic KitKat flavors reflecting Japan's many unique regional culinary traditions. Even living in Japan it's tough to sample these exotic KitKats as Nestle Japan usually sells them only in their home regions. Now you can sample these signature cuisines in the form of specialty KitKats packed in a collectible showcase box.

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.