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Meet Your New Home Medical Laboratory: Scanadu

The ease of access to medical information has increased our health IQs greatly from pre-Internet days. But if doctors aren't exasperated with their know-it-all patients just yet, a Silicon Valley startup called Scanadu is about to change the practice of medicine altogether with smart gadgets that give you the tools to test and analyze your own vitals and body fluids.  And you don't need a prescription, or a fortune, to buy them!  

Wearable Tech Goes To The Dogs: The VOYCE Dog Health & Fitness Monitoring Collar

Radar and wi-fi have been a part of wearable technology for dogs for some years now; you might even say that dogs have had a 'paw up' on wearable technology.  Of the new dog tech products being introduced at the 2014 Computer Electronics Show (CES),  I particularly like prospects for the Voyce dog-wearable collar that monitors and reports your dog's health and fitness levels 24/7.

A Handheld Gym And Trainer: The Tao WellShell

More... more... more.  Hold... hold.... The words, somewhat garbled, are those of your computerized trainer in the newest invention for those who currently waste too much time social networking. Now, while you're waiting in grocery lines, traffic, or even watching TV, you can be flexing various muscle groups and having your strength measured and pushed to the rythms of more... more... more... hold... hold...instead of tweeting, googling, or facing the book. The Tao WellShell is here.  Well, almost....

 

Need This New Innovation? A Buddy Bench To Ease Playground Loneliness

With all of the stories coming out of schools about shootings and bullying, it is nice to find a spot of positive news. It comes in the form of a Buddy Bench. The bench is the idea of second-grader Christian Bucks at Roundtown Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania and is designed to create a safe space for lonely or sad children to go to connect with other children so that they can make friends and create a larger support group around them.

Graduate Student Invents A Mechanical Inchworm To Patrol Power Lines

A graduate student at UC San Diego by the name of Nick Morozovsky has invented a rather unique alternative to in-person power line inspections. Meet Skysweeper: a mechanical inchworm that consists of little more than some 3D printed components, an arduino motor, and a store-bought battery.

Getting The Concepts Straight: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks And Intellectual Property

We all know symbols like ©, ® or ™, and usually we have no difficulties relating them to ownership subjects. But do we know their actual meaning, both symbolically and legally? The terms Patents, Trademarks and Intellectual Property are often used in wrong ways, so with this article we will make a general insight over them.

Woof To Wash: Laundry Machines Controlled By Dogs

Those of us with pets are aware that they live pretty cushy lives. They spend their days basking in the sun, chasing squirrels while out for walks, and barking when someone comes to the door. The average dog has few responsibilities - all we expect of them is to be semi-obedient and do their business outside. One company believes that dogs should play bigger roles when it comes to the maintenance of their households than simply licking fallen crumbs off the floor.

NASAs Valkyrie One Robot Will Pave The Way To Mars

This just in, folks: NASA has built Iron Man. Well, sorta. The Valkyrie One Robot is the result of a months-long secret project at the Johnson Space station. It's  six foot two, weighs one hundred twenty-five kilograms, and is completely autonomous.


Innovate Transporting Party Food, Win Great Kitchen Swag From Instructables Potluck Contest!

When bringing food to a party, you’re worried about it tipping over in the car, getting too cold, melting or otherwise morphing into a gross-looking glob before you get there. If you’re perfected transporting casseroles, pies and other snacks, enter the Potluck Contest to win some sweet swag!

Design 3D Printed Gear-Powered Project, Win $10,000!

GabCAD is excited to present the “Gears of Innovation” competition, where engineers, designers and inventors are challenged to create a 3D printed design that incorporates three or more functioning gears. You’re free to let your creativity wander from there, and it may just land you the $10,000 1st Place prize!

Share What’s In You’re Working On, Win Mega Tool Set Via Instructables Workshop Contest!

This might just be Instructables most open ended contest to date, but if you’re tinkering with something brilliant, and you can share how others can make their own version of it, you could win a huge supply of high end tools from Hand-Eye Supply for sharing!

Cleverest New Product Ideas - Winners Of Walmart’s Get On The Shelf Contest!

It’s been a long time coming, but Walmart finally picked a pair of their favorite new products as the grand prize winners for their “Get on the Shelf” contest. It won’t be too long before you’ll be able to pick up a set of SKRIBS Customizable Wristbands and the Elvis Presley Home Bedding Collection for yourself!

Chalktrail: Biking & Art Together At Last!

Who needs bike add-ons that require batteries, flashing lights and complicated parts that require an adult to help? Just strap a Chalktrail onto the back of your kid’s bike or scooter and the art makes itself!

Make The Manliest DIY Invention Ever For Instructables “Manly Craft Contest”

Do you have an idea for a DIY project suitable for Chuck Norris, Han Solo or Captain America? Then you’ll want to share it with Instructables and Civilware for a chance to win some ultra-manly prizes from the Manly Craft Contest!

Need This New Invention? Belly Button Cheese

Trust the Irish to try things that would make the rest of the world go "yuuuuck" Perhaps it is an innate curiosity and tolerance for the unusual, but The Science Gallery in Dublin has an exhibit of cheese on display. This isn't your run of the mill cheddar, Swiss, and Gouda show. No, this cheese has been made with, um, human bacteria collected from a variety of areas on the human body.  In short -- it is human-flavored cheese.

From Homeland To Home Deliveries, Drones Target Afghanistan & The Amazon

For those addicted to the HBO's hit series, Homeland, the writers have inserted drones into their plot lines almost as if they were dark villainous anti-heroes. Last season, lead character Sargeant Brody sought revenge for a drone attack gone sideways killing innocent Iraqi children. This season the unmanned aerial vehicle is now used as "eyes on the ground" allowing Brody to seek covert asylum in Afghanistan...

Win A Galaxy Nexus Tablet & Much More In The Instructables Holiday Contest!

Instructables is hoping to award 18 creative inventors with a slew of awesome prizes for demonstrating how to build the greatest Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza gifts of all time. Show off your special holiday themed gifts, décor and snacks for a chance to win 2 second visit from Santa!

Win Hundreds In The Airpatrol Controller Casing Design Challenge!

The AirPatrol Crew is actively looking for designers to create a controller casing for the latest model of the AirPatrol heater and air conditioning control device. They’re ready to reward up to five designers for their efforts, with a cool $750 going to the top case design…

EcoQube On Kickstarter! Mini-Farm & Aquarium Combines Sustainability With Beauty

Aquariums are universally fascinating, but they're usually a hassle to maintain. The EcoQube is a very low maintenance aquarium for fish and plants that successfully thrive off of each other, and it's being crowdsourced now on Kickstarter. It's a must have!

Win A Set Of High End DIY Goods Via The “Build My Lab Contest”

Tekla Labs and Instructables have teamed up to present the Build My Lab Contest, where they are hoping for brilliant DIY’ers to create helpful lab equipment that real scientists can use, as well as creative “Lab Hacks” to make their jobs easier. You know you want that Dremel Kit!