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Innovative Robotic Fabric Transforms Garments Into Automatons

Robotic fabrics mark an entirely new dimension in wearable technology. Developed by a professor of engineering at Purdue University, this may be the beginning  of a new era when clothing has a life of its own. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Mike Clam Chowder Popcorn From Frito-Lay Japan Warms Up Winter Snackers

Frito-Lay Japan officially kicks off their Winter 2014-2015 snack release schedule with a hearty, warming flavor: creamy New England-style Clam Chowder flavored Mike popcorn. The only way your bowl of seafood-y goodness is gonna get any crunchier is if you include the clam shells.

Disco Drive: The Anadol STC-16, Turkey's Innovative Homegrown Sports Car

Odds are you've never heard of the Anadol STC-16 but for young Turks coming of age in the 1970s, the sleek, innovative, homegrown sports coupe holds a special place in their hearts.

Rilakkuma Donut Cushion Keeps Your Coccyx Cozy

Show your tailbone a little TLC with this comfy donut cushion from Tokyo Otaku Mode designed to look like Rilakkuma, Japan's favorite cute character bear, who must have done something terribly bad in his previous life.

Innovative Wearable Tech: Tinkerbelle Inspires Light-Up Dress

Is wearable tech beautiful or clunky? Boxy designs seem to dominate the field, or at least they have until now. Read on to learn more about designer, Richard Nicholl's Tinkerbelle-inspired dress made of fiber-optic fabric triggered with LEDs hidden within its folds.

Pig Lid Pot Cover Gives Home Cooked Meals Great Taste, Good Humor

The Pig Lid pot cover is a steamer's dream, as everybody "nose". Horrible puns aside, this ingenious Otoshibuta is at once a play on words and a handy way to steam food in an oven-top pan.

China's First Erectile Dysfunction Medicine Puts ED Sufferers In The Pink

Chinese men suffering from erectile dysfunction don't have to get the blues now that Jin'ge, the nation's first ED medication, has hit the market in the form of little pink pills.

Toyota FCV Hits The Track At The 2014 Japanese Rally Championship

Don't let the rally stripes fool you, this otherwise race-ready Toyota FCV won't actually be competing at the 2014 Japanese Rally Championship. Instead, the highly anticipated fuel cell vehicle has been limited to checking out the course as a road safety service “zero car”.

Wasabi Toothpaste Will Clean Your Teeth, Make Your Eyes Water

Wasabi... not just for spicing up sushi anymore! Since most mint-flavored toothpastes jumped the proverbial shark long ago, Japan's teeth techs have moved on to other aromatic herbs such as wasabi. No need to take home the little green dab sitting alongside your sushi, however, thanks to Village Vanguard's new and unusual wasabi-infused toothpaste!

Statue Of Liberty Action Figures From Japan Express A Little TOO Much Freedom

Think the Statue Of Liberty's a little too stiff? Think she should loosen up a little... or a lot? Be careful what you wish for, a designer from Japan's Takara Tomy just might make your bronze-plated dreams come true.

2015 Cadillac SRX To Be Made In China With Smaller Engines & Lower Pricing

A “Made In China” sticker on my new Cadillac SRX? It's more likely than you think, or at least it will be in 2015 when the Shanghai-GM joint venture company begins manufacturing the popular luxury mid-size crossover SUV in a brand new factory outside Shanghai.

Hussein Chalayan: Innovative, Fantastic, Beyond Avant-Garde Designs

Read all about Hussein Chalayan, the British/Turkish/Cypriot designer who has won acclaim for his fantastical fusion of art, science and fashion and whose creations incorporate elements of modern interiors, urban architecture and geometric structures.

Will Tsu Become The Next Paypal?

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn may be profiting from all that user-generated content users post on their networks daily — but are you? Yes, they have all provided us with some fun and engaging ecosystems to strut our stuff, and ofcourse there are cost factors attached to all that development. But at the end of the day, do our images, bon mots, intellectual property and reputations hold no value at all?

World's First Wearable Air Purifier Takes Smog Masks To The Next Level

Who says environmental degradation can't drive technological innovation? A research team from Chongqing, China has introduced a battery-powered wearable air purifier that can filter up to 99.9 percent of dangerous PM 2.5 fine particulates from the surrounding air.

Space-Saving Bloom Foldable Helmet Expands In Emergencies

The Bloom Foldable Helmet from Toyo Safety, Japan's leading supplier of industrial safety and health equipment, is designed to protect the wearer in an emergency while saving valuable storage space when not needed.