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A Fly With Unique 'Ears' Becomes Inspiration For New Hearing Aid

Biomimicry has again inspired a creative team of scientists. This time it's the Ormia ochracea, a tiny fly with exquisitely acute directional hearing ability, that has become the model for the next generation of hearing aids being modeled by engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

Wine Yoke Offers Hands Free Party Time

Holding a party can be a lot of fun, except for the fact that you constantly lose your wine glass. Hosts and hostesses rejoice! The Wine Yoke wine glass holder offers a wine glass wearing experience.

Bunch O Balloons Fills And Ties 100 Water Balloons In One Minute!

Bunch O Balloons inventor and dad of eight, Josh Malone, has just made a summertime classic as easy as 1-2-3. No really. In three quick and easy steps Bunch O Balloons fills and ties 37 water balloons in 20 seconds. Have 40 more seconds to spare? Fill two more bunches for more than 100 water balloons in one minute.

Groundbreaking Protein Structure Developed To Interfere With Formation Of Amyloid Plague

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis...  These are just five of the more than 40 identified amyloid diseases, serious diseases that currently have limited treatments and no cure.  But, after 10 years of research, bioengineers at the University of Washington (UW) have created a novel protein that can stop the amyloid protein in its tracks....

The Flutter Dress: Utterly Cool Blend of Textiles and Robotics

Smart phones are one thing, but smart clothing is quite another. With its built-in microphones, the Flutter Dress allows the hearing-impaired to feel the world around them. Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech phenomenon.

Add Chalktrail To Your Kid's Bike Or Scooter For Artistic Exercise

I can remember my long, youthful days of summer at the community pool, fierce neighborhood kickball games, and evenings of catching fireflies. I also remember riding my bike for hours each day. The feeling of freedom while riding to a friend’s house or the exhilaration of speed while flying down a steep hill would have only been made better if I could have shouted, “Eat my chalk dust!” Chalktrail will let your kids do just that. But more importantly, by adding a piece of sidewalk chalk to your kid’s bike or scooter, Chalktrail will let your kids create artwork while getting some exercise. The makers of Chalktrail like to call this blend of activity and artistic creativity, “Artivity.”

The Bistro: A Smart Cat Feeder And Health Monitor With Facial Recognition Technology

Bistro, the creation of a Taiwanese group of cat lovers come entrepreneurs, is a cat feeder that will provide much-needed monitoring of your cat's eating and drinking behavior when you're not at home. You'll understand why it is necessary when you consider that its inspiration came from a cat who was very ill and had not eaten for days... but the owner did not realize it.

Wearable Tech: Stilettos Guaranteed for One Thousand Years

Whoever heard of a pair of high-heeled shoes that come with a thousand-year guarantee? Can you imagine looking for a receipt that's a thousand years old? Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech innovation.

The X.pose 3-D Transparent Dress: Wearable Tech’s Strip Poker

Working on a similar albeit not such high tech premise as fairy-tale Pinocchio, whose nose grew when he told a lie, the X.pose dress becomes transparent when the wearer's  personal data is shared online. Read on for more on this most bizarre wearable tech innovation.

Rest Your Child's Sleepy Head On A SlumberSling

“Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?” So says the kid from Jerry Maguire. Let’s not quibble over the actual weight of a human head, but let’s agree that it feels pretty heavy when we’re tired. And if you or your kid—most definitely your kid—have fallen asleep in the car, the human head looks like it may be too heavy to ever lift again. As your child’s head seems to be reaching for the floor of the mini-van, it looks painful too. The SlumberSling solves the problem of heavy heads and painful sleeping positions by keeping your toddler’s head upright when they fall asleep in the car.

Calling All Inventors (And Pet Lovers)! Pet360 Wants YOUR Pet Inventions

Great news for creative pet lovers!  Now's your chance to dust off all those ideas you had for new or improved products for cats and dogs and submit them to Edison Nation for its Pet360 search!  And you even have some time to spare for more innovation if you like....


Artefact’s Pilates Shirt: A Cool Move Called Move

The idea of wearable computers that challenge current conventions is the driving force behind Artefact's Pilates Shirt. Read on for more about this fascinating wearable tech innovation that monitors muscle movement and body position.

Brain-Wave Technology: The Happiness Blanket Adventure

Whlle there already is a well-circulated expression about happiness and a warm puppy, there may soon be one about contentment being a blanket, thanks to London-based MyndPlay, brain-wave technology and the efforts of British Airways. Read on for more information.

Odor Eating Bacteria Could Snuff Out Unpleasant Bathroom Smells

A bacterial “bio-weapon” developed by researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences could soon make smelly bathrooms a thing of the past. Cheap, natural and non-toxic, the unique strain of waste-eating Lactobacillus promises an “ultimate” cure to an “urgent” national issue.

Petollar: An Ingenious Device To Minimize Pet Allergens In The Home

A university student from Thailand, Mr. Thanut Chaovakul, has made it into the semi-finalist round of the Electrolux Design Lab 2014, with his ingenious concept to remove pet allergens from the air, thereby making more petless folks into pet owners.  Allergies to dog and cat fur are among the most common, but Chaovakul has designed an eletrostatic air cleaner that follows your pet around and picks up his fur and dander. Amazing!

The Grenade Bag: Wearable Tech’s New Explosion

Check out menswear designer Asher Levine's cool new Grenade Shoulder Bag with adjustable strap. There's more wearable tech here than meets the eye in the form of a Bluetooth device known as Track R. Read on for more information.

SaddleBaby Allows For Hands-Free Shoulder Rides

The SaddleBaby Shoulder Carrier enables you to give your child hands-free shoulder rides. It is a harness worn around your chest and has built-in ankle cuffs that keep your child securely on your shoulders, thus freeing your hands to do something else. The cuffs are made with industrial strength hook and loop fasteners as well as industrial strength velcro. The foam saddle is meant to create a more comfortable ride, but SaddleBaby can be used with or without the saddle. SaddleBaby is designed to carry children 2-5 years old.

WearableTech: Fashion TEQ’s Zazzi Smart Jewelry Line

Are you a double agent in between assignments or just a busy career woman who needs some discrete way to receive phone messages and text notifications? If telecommunication is your lifeline, read on for more information on Fashion TEQ's new line of jewelry accessories.

Nexcare Acne Covers Suck The Life Out Of Your Zits

There are a ton of creams and washes on the market that claim to combat acne. Some work; some don’t, but they are all kind of a hassle to use. Nexcare has come up with a new kind of acne product that looks to be a lot simpler.

A Really Smart Solution To The Hearing Aid: The Soundhawk

Please note: the developers of the Soundhawk, Mike Kisch and Mike Nuttall, will tell you that the Soundhawk is not a hearing aid.  Well, it's not a  traditional 'hearing aid.'  But it is a new kind of hearing aid, one which perhaps other developers will emulate in the future.  Soundhawk doesn't just help you hear; it helps you listen.  Let me explain....