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The BioCouture Innovation: Will Bacteria Rule Fashion's Future?

Will your next pair of shoes be grown rather than manufactured? Environmental challenges and strained natural resources are forcing the evolution of different ways to produce sustainable consumer products. Read on to learn more about one designer's solution that may well shape the future of the fashion world.

Fiona Walker England. Because All Kids Need Faux Taxidermy

I’m not a hunter. Nor do I appreciate an animal mounted to a wall. But I fully support cuteness and adorable ways to decorate a child’s room. I’m also a sucker for woodland creatures. What does the fox say? The fox says buy the animal head wall hooks too. Fiona Walker England hits the mark with wall mounted animal heads. Because all kids need faux taxidermy.

Fermented Fashion: Wearable Tech Garments Smell Like a Hangover

A dirty petri dish brought about the discovery of penicillin and in the same sort of vein, although arguably less momentous, a contaminated vat of wine was the catalyst for the phenomenon known as 'fermented fashion.' Read on for more details about this edgy Australian wearable tech innovation.

Shape-Shift Your Picky Eater's Food With FunBites Food Cutters

Sometimes we need to trick our kids into eating. Whether it’s because our kids are picky eaters or just too busy playing to be bothered with food, getting them to the dinner table can be frustrating. We are parents, but feel like short order cooks. Take some of the struggle out of mealtime by surprising your child with square, heart, or triangle shaped bite-size food. Or shape-shift their dinner into something other than the quesadilla they wanted, but will probably refuse to eat, with FunBites Food Cutters.

The Noggle Lets Kids Enjoy The AC From The Back Seat

Can't enjoy the icy blast of AC with the kids complaining about the heat from the back seat? The Noggle is an easy to install and easy to use device to get the cool air to the backseat quicker.

Ghastly Ghost Japanese Eye Drops Tongue Will Get You Hooked

Applying eye drops is horrifying enough for some folks but this cute ghost-shaped eye drops tongue from Japan has to be an opti-phobic's worst nightmare. Designed to hook under the user's lower eyelid (*shudder*) and prevent the eye from reflexively blinking, the bizarre "akanbeh" eye drops helper actually won a special award at a Japanese all-invention contest.

Dia-Treaties: Dog Owner Invents A Treat That Solves Insulin Swings In Diabetic Dogs

When Kameron and Nancy Carlson first learned that their 9-year old Italian greyhound had diabetes, they naturally followed their veterinarian's instructions and put "Vinny" on insulin injections. Unfortunately, as in many cases of canine diabetes, Vinny's health did not suddenly rebound. His glucose levels fluctuated dramatically from having too much insulin to too little insulin in his body. Seeing their poor dog so sick inspired Kameron Carlson to find a way to give Vinny and other dogs with diabetes a normal, active life again....

Hair Ye, Hair Ye: Theradome’s Helmet Stimulates Hair Growth

Theradome is a small California-based firm headed by former NASA research engineer, Tamin Hamid. His special helmet combats baldness by zapping lasers at the wearer's scalp. Read on for more informaton about this amazing innovation.

Are These Really The World’s Most Comfortable Boxers? Give N’ Go Briefs Cause No Grief

Dubbed the world's most comfortable underwear, the Ex Officio boxer brief is durable, lightweight and very breathable. Read on for more details about the newest sensation in mens' travel underwear.

Is Your Vision Changing? FocusSpecs Adjustable Lenses Change Along With Your Vision

If you really want to see your close-up work clearly, you probably have at least three pair of eyeglasses with three different sets of prescription lenses. For example, you would need one pair for reading a book or using your smart phone, another for working on your laptop or tablet, and still another to see your desktop screen clearly. And what about distance lenses?

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 blast, 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.