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Original, Innovative & Fun: The Top 5 Specialty Toys

Here’s the latest list of the most unique “Toy of the Year” industry-leading specialty toys that were originally available through select retailers from the past five years. These one-of-a-kind toys offer new entertainment experiences, and they’re all together in one handy guide:

Need This New Invention? Sandless Sandbags From America's 2013 Top Young Scientist

When Peyton Robertson was still a toddler in 2005 he and his family waited out hurricane Wilma inside a closet. The experience had a huge effect on the lad. He focused on those big, heavy sandbags that are used to hold back the water and how inefficient they are to move and handle, and how they don't hold back all of the water. So he decided that it was up to him to come up with a solution -- and he has.

Freedom For You, Relief For Your Back: WiTouch Wireless TENS Machine

.... Portable TENS gadgets have been produced for home use, but they still require dealing with the wires and pads that attach to your skin and that is an even bigger pain than the one in your back. So a smart company in Chattanooga, TN, Hollywog, has invented the first wireless TENS machine: the WiTouch.   

CuBox Puts The Power You Need In The Palm Of Your Hand For Cheap

A small startup from Israel has created a revolutionary new palm PC that could open up access to computing to individuals around the world.

Off Of Coffee? But Still Need Energy? Try AeroLife For Your Caffeine

Nobody drinks coffee anymore. Overrated. Everyone drinks coffee I hear you say? Well...maybe it's time to get our caffeine in a different form, specifically in the form of new energizing food invention AeroLife. So how does it work? Does it work? Time to find out.

New Printhead Enhances Capability Of 3D Printing: The Dglass3D

The market for home and small business 3D printers has grown tremendously in the last few years and their prices have come down as low as $400 to $500.  Now, two brothers with extensive backgrounds in engineering and plastics extruding, Carl and Brian Douglass, have created improvements for these printers: printheads that will empower them with even greater capability. Dglass3D - D3D, for short.

Meet Robotena:The Perfect Battlefield Rescue Robot

Not everyone is fortunate enough to live somewhere you aren't likely to have a gun turned on you just for walking down the street, and a lot of folks are soldiers - a dangerous line of work. Robotena exists for just those people: a robot designed to safely cart wounded people out of warzones.

WikiPearl: Amazing New Edible Food Packaging Innovation

As we saw a couple of weeks ago, plastic packaging may not be as innocent as it seems. But hey, all of this worry could be for nothing, as it appears that soon there might not even be a need for traditional packaging. Enter, the latest crazy concept from the 'new food invention' drawer - WikiPearl.

Need This New Innovation? An Ergonomic Shovel

Anyone who has ever used a shovel knows what a pain it can be. The strain of shoveling with a standard shovel can leave you with aching muscles in your arms, legs, neck, and back. Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, one man, Stephen Walden, plans to change all of this with his Ergonomic Shovel. With just a few hours left on his campaign just enough has been pledged to make his dream a reality.

Meet The Sweet Designer Chocolates That Won The 2013 Chocolate Lovers Contest!

Sure, these three tasty-looking conceptual chocolate bars would make for an artistic snack time, but unfortunately the winning trio will most likely stay confectionary fiction. But it doesn’t hurt to appreciate the imagination that went into designing them!

Top 10 Russian Products Americans Would Never Buy

You may think that the United States is full of weird items everywhere you look, but it all truly pales in comparison to these 10 Russian oddities.

Are Brodmann Blades The Biggest Table Tennis Innovation Of All Time? (Video!)

To be fair, these ping pong gloves might just be the only real table tennis innovation since the game was in invented, but that doesn’t lessen the fact that Brodmann Blades are really cool!

The Top 5 Coolest Inventions From James Dyson Award’s Top 20!

The judges have selected their favorite innovations from each of the 20 participating nations shooting for the James Dyson Award, and as brilliant as all of the finalists are, I challenged myself to pick out the five new goodies that truly deserve the grand prize:

Get A Free Working Prototype Via “Miproto Idea, Made Real” Competition!

Do you have designs for a fantastic new invention? Share your plans and impress the Miproto Crew for a chance to earn a 3D model or working prototype of your creation! Everyone wins a £50 Miproto voucher too!

New Cataract Treatment Will Involve Robots

There's a new treatment for cataracts on the way, thanks to BIOLASE and Auris Surgical Robotics. The two organizations have just announced the formation of a partnership which will culminate in the completion of a new robot designed for ophthamalogical surgery.

Have The Perfect Fridgeless Vegetable Storage With Oltu

Winner of the James Dyson award, and revolutionising the way in which we store vegetables, Italian inventor Fabio Molinas' Oltu aims to make everyone's life easier, and not to mention greener, by providing a vegetable storage space wih a very innovative and eco-friendly twist.

Really? Self-Heating Food? Yes Indeed!

Tempra Technology is back, and after taking a look at this forward thinking company's I.C. Can product many months ago, it is now time to see what's next in the far from boring pipeline. Could there be a day when we say goodbye to traditional cooling and heating appliances altogether? Who knows, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have a look.

H-Guard Plastic Protector To Change Food Packaging Forever?

Busy modern day life necessitates practicality, and for people constantly on the move nothing is more practical than making a quick sandwich and wrapping it in plastic before bolting out the door. But stop for one second and think about two things: 1) Can you really go the entire day without your shoes? And 2) Could that plastic packaging be transmitting harmful substances to your food? 

A Call To Arms – Top Military Products At Russian Expo 2013

Gadget and arms enthusiasts rejoice! The Russian Arms Expo recently unveiled some of the most innovative military technology the world has seen. Here are a few of the creations that may soon be used around the world.

Hurry Up For A Chance To Showcase Your Invention On Katie Couric's TV Show!

Katie Couric is looking for all kinds of helpful inventions that will make her audience think: “Why didn’t I think of that?” You’d better hurry up though, the open call for submissions closes on October 14th!