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One Man's Trash...The Shadow Sculptures of Diet Wiegman

Is that Michael Jackson standing in front of a mangled pile of trash? No, that's just the brilliant balance of darkness and light in Diet Wiegman's playful and profound shadow sculptures. 

Dermapen Takes Anti Aging Skin Needling To The Next Level

Skin needling is a practice that’s been used for a very long time due to its ability to improve product absorption and increase collagen production, therefore plumping up the skin. Dermapen offers a gentler and, some would argue, more effective skin needling option.

New Hybrid Car-Quadcopter

B is a new invention that combines a ground vehicle with a quadcopter, allowing it to take off anywhere to go above obstacles, using the design of the quadcopter to provide instant lift and landing.

Cool Inspiration From Previous Arctic Innovation Competition Winners!

If you’re planning on entering the 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition, it wouldn’t hurt to take a peek at the inventions that wowed the judges of this chilly contest, so here are the grand prize winners from 2009 to 2012 for extra inspiration:

Develop An App For NETGEAR'S Million Dollar App Contest & Win Up To $1,000,000!

If you’re a master of creating networking apps, you’ve got a great chance to score up to one million dollars in Las Vegas for your innovative development skills.

Dreams On The Wind: The Incredible Sand Art of Kseniya Simonova

Some artists use paint, while others choose charcoal. Some paintings take years, and others take hours. Some hang on gallery walls, while others simply lie forgotten on easels. Kseniya Simonova's art is different... it's made entirely of sand, she can create some of them in mere minutes, and when they are finished, she simply blows them away to start something new. 

$16,000 Up For Grabs Via The 2013 Mobile Dev Challenge For Best Mobile App!

Are you a stellar mobile app innovator who needs a good excuse to show off your work? Any sort of mobile app can be thrown into the running, as long as it’s excellent!

Panther 3D Printer Brings Your Visions To Life

Have you ever wanted to really bring an idea to life? The Panther 3D Printer gives you the tools to make this a reality.

Propose Efficient Energy Solutions From Latin America, Win Up To $100,000 Via 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest!

The government of South Korea, Inter-American Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund and GDF SUEZ, have pulled together to seek out energy solutions from Caribbean, South and Central American nations, and there are huge cash prizes for the best ideas!

Showcase Your Pioneering Invention At The 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition & Win Up To $10,000!

If you’re looking to win some major cash for sharing your ground-breaking invention or product, and are able to go to Fairbanks, Alaska to do so, then I’ve got the contest for you!

Give A Solution That Is A Cut Above The Competition To Win €4.000 From The Pöttinger Engineering Contest!

European farm equipment producer Pöttinger is looking for help, and if you can revamp one of their existing harvesting tools to slice plants in a neat and orderly manner, you’ll walk away with a nice cash prize for thinking outside of the box!

Demonstrate How To Build Your Green Product To Win Over $1,000 In Prizes From Instructables’ Green Design Contest!

If you can demonstrate how to build something useable that is truly worth raiding the recycle bin to create, you could win over $1,000 worth of prizes from Voltaic, REI, Nokero and more!

Propose A C02-Reducing Product Or Invention, Win € 500,000 In The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge!

If you’ve got an invention that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, pitch your idea to the judges at The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge for a chance to receive € 500,000 to develop your business plans.

Sit On One Of These Feral Futons By Máximo Riera, IF YOU DARE!

When people tell you that the wheel doesn’t need to be redesigned, lean back in your biologically accurate rhinoceros throne and scold them for thinking inside the box.

Build A Fantastic Product To Create The Future For A $20,000 Prize

The Create the Future Design Contest has been pushing talented inventors to dream up incredible and innovative products since 2002, and there’s still time for you to get your idea in this heated competition!

Design A New Way To Deliver Insulin & Win $5,000 Via Ignite Contest!

Sure, I came across this one very close to its deadline, but if you have a brilliant new way for diabetics to consume the insulin they need, send it to the Ignite: Diabetes Challenge for a chance to win $5,000.

DrinkSavvy: Innovative Product Line Focused On The Prevention Of Date Rape

Date rape is a serious issue, and it affects people of all ages and both genders. For the past couple of decades, women have been warned about the risks of leaving their drinks unattended at parties and bars. The result of not closely guarding a drink could be an unpleasant drug trip, and undesired sexual relations. While women can of course try and keep an eye on their beverages, those that really want to find a way to slip a date rape drug into a drink have developed sneaky ways of accomplishing their mission. It is for this reason that DrinkSavy has chosen to focus on creating products that help men and women alike detect date rape drugs in their drinks.

Tired of Torn Toast? Try the Butter Cheese Grater

Cold butter is practically impossible to spread, but not with the help of the butter cheese grater that helps soften things up in no time.

Lytro-style Camera Technology On Smartphones Soon

Pelican Imaging, inventor of array camera technology for mobile devices,  recently announced a $20M investment by cellphone manufacturer Nokia. A representative of Nokia Growth Partners noted, "Pelican Imaging's computational camera solutions are at the cutting edge of mobile camera technologies. We believe they're positioned to lead the next wave in video and image capture; they're a great addition to our portfolio of innovators in the imaging space." If this is any indication, we may see Lytro-style camera technology on smartphones in the very near future.

Show Off Your Invention At The Invention & New Product Exposition, This June!

There’s still plenty of time to register a booth to showcase your latest invention at the 2013 INPEX, as you’ll definitely want to impress the various product manufacturing giants who will be combing the event for superstar innovations…