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A Shot of Life: Bubble Wrap Injection Art!

Popping bubble wrap is like a compulsive childhood addiction that never goes away, at least for some of us. You'll have to fight that temptation when you see Bradley Hart's artwork, which is made with thousands of paint-injected bubbles to create photorealistic mosaics. For all of you bubble wrap junkies, Hands Off!

3D Printers Unite For Goodwill & Rad 3D Printing Tools Via Printers for Peace Contest

The concept of personal 3D printers has spread like wildfire, and Michigan Tech wants to make sure that the first things that people think of when the innovative product making platform is mentioned include harmony, joy and other peaceful goodies. 

New Fibertrap Technology Stops Bedbugs, Termites, In Their Tracks

Like a spider's web stops a fly in flight, a patent-pending man-made fibrous web stops a bedbug in its tracks. Commercialized as Fibertrap, this material, created in the laboratories of Stony Brook University's Center for Advanced Technology in Sensor Materials, has tested effective not only for trapping bedbugs, but also for stopping termites in their tracks.

Invent Affordable Home Security Product, Win $10,000 From Global Security Experts Inc!

The innovators behind the OnGARD Security Door Brace and SMART Dummy Camera are looking to you to invent the next big advancement in home security devices, and are willing to pay big bucks for your best idea.

ARAIG Suit Could Bring True Immersion To Gaming

So we're one step closer to true virtual reality. A Kickstarter Page just went live for the ARAIG Gaming Suit - a piece of wearable hardware designed to provide real, visceral sensory feedback. It's about as awesome as it sounds.

Poachies Let You Create The Perfect Poached Egg With No Hassle

Egg poaching is a bit of a challenge. That’s why having some Poachies on hand can really help. Poachies are clever egg poaching bags that really simplify the process.

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.