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Wink and Zoom In: Swiss Researchers Develop High-Tech Telescopic Contact Lenses

All eyes were on a team of researchers who unveiled their new high-tech contact lenses earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) in San Jose, California. Optics specialist Eric Tremblay and scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland had the chance to show-off a prototype of their telescopic contact lenses - an invention that will certainly offers plenty of hope for nearly 300 million people worldwide who are visually impaired.

Best New Inventions? Five Of The Best Kickstarter Projects

Kickstarter is renowned as a leading crowdfunding platform, and they help turn amazing creative projects into reality. Kickstarter has received well over $1.5 million (USD) in pledges from nearly 8 million backers to fund 200,000 innovative projects.  There's been a ton of coverage on many of the invention ideas on Kickstarter. InventorSpot wanted to distill it down by highlighting a few of our picks for the best new inventions being showcased on Kickstarter in the past few months.

Solar-Powered Jackets Charge Phones: Innovative, Classy and Cool!

A portable wearable phone charger is a novel enough idea, but to make it a solar-powered jacket that does the job is uniquely nifty. Read on to learn more about Tommy Hilfiger's latest innovation in wearable technology.

Hot New Gear: Melbourne Designer Invents Exoskeleton Suit that will Turn Firefighters into Super Heroes

Firefighters always have to be great shape, but a new and very unique intention will give them even more superhuman powers, making them super heroes in every right. Ken Chen, a designer based in Melbourne, Australia, and a graduate of the Master of the Industrial Design Program at Monash University, has developed an AFA (Advanced Firefighting Apparatus) Exoskeleton Suit that will greatly enhance a firefighter’s ability to walk, run and carry more.

Silverstone Launches 500w SFX Computer Power Supply With 120mm Fan

Silverstone has extended the SFX PSU form factor, letting it take a 120mm fan instead of an 80mm one, and has put out a beefy 500w model to catwalk the new size. Don't rejoice yet, though, small form factor PC users: make sure it'll fit in your case first.

Calling All Garage Inventors! Invent FOR Your Garage

There are plenty of us around; 'garage' inventors, we are called.  Inventing isn't usually our day job and we may not actually invent or create things in our garages, but prototypes of our ideas abound, and we generally make and store them somewhere in our homes, if we're not lucky enough to have an actual garage.  But let's see if we can invent something for a garage... or other storeroom.

Piñatex: Innovative Leather-Like Textile Made From Pineapple Leaves

Read all about a new leather-like textile known as Pinatex. Made from discarded pineapple leaves, this new material may well revolutionize the sustainable textile industry.

Will YouTube Subscription Service Compete With Netflix, Spotify?

Google has decided its web-based video provider YouTube has finally grown up enough to get some big-boy pants. It’s a bit step, but Google appears to be taking its cue from streaming video and music content providers like Netflix and Spotify.

University of Utah Scientists Develop ‘Smart’ Insulin That Automatically Adjusts Blood Sugar

If you have Type 1 diabetes then you know all about the hassle of monitoring your blood sugar levels. That’s right, it can be a time-eater and even deadly if a dose is misjudged.  However, good news has just arrived. You see, scientists at the University of Utah Health Sciences Centre have invented what’s called ‘smart’ insulin that instantly corrects blood sugar.

Nissan Leaf Absorbs UV Light By Day, Glows In The Dark At Night!

Nissan is testing an innovative new luminescent paint on their Leaf EV that's powered by nothing more than sunlight. The durable, organic Starpath coating absorbs UV radiation from sunlight, allowing the car's paint to glow for up to ten hours after sundown.

Rolls-Royce's First SUV To Reach Showrooms By Late 2018

Rolls-Royce has officially confirmed longstanding rumors by announcing the forthcoming debut of the company's first SUV. If the words “sport” and “utility” seem rather uncouth, fear not: RR has code-named it “Cullinan” (after the famous 3,000 carat diamond) and is disdaining the term SUV in favor of “high-bodied car”.

JotForm Designer, Theme Store Let You Codelessly Beautify, Sell Form Designs

Need a web form? Need it to look good? Can't code? JotForm.com has you covered. The service just launched its Form Designer, letting you decorate without futzing with CSS, and its Theme Store shares user-submitted themes, optionally opening a source of income for graphic designers.

Are you Thirsty? Well, Have Some Water-Gen: New Machine Makes Water from Thin Air

An Israeli company is serving up a drink everyone wants: water.You see, Water-Gen, a start-up company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, has invented a portable water generator that produces water from thin air. The invention – the Atmospheric Water-Generation Unit –is already a big hit among armed forces and civilians alike around the world. The unit is equipped with a “GENius” heat exchanger that chills the air and condenses water vapor.

Warm Fleece Cthulhu Hoodie: Wild, Innovative and Creepy

From the brilliant mind of H.P. Lovecraft comes the evil deity known as Cthulhu (Khul-hoo), a creature who is part man, part dragon and part octopus. Meet the warm but very cool hand-made fleece hoodie created in this monster's image that may well scare your neighbors and all who dare to cross your geeky yet fashionable path.

Hangzhou Police Roll Out "Saber-Toothed Tiger" Anti-Riot Vehicle

Police in Hangzhou, China are getting tough – Ford Tough – when it comes to defusing riots. Dubbed the “Saber-Toothed Tiger”, the heavily modified and armored Ford F-550 Super Duty truck is ready to put the bite on fomenters of urban unrest.