Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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James Dyson Award 2016 Top 20 International Shortlist Inventors Announced

Since June, we have been reporting on the exciting rollout and results of this year’s prestigious James Dyson Awards 2016. From vaccine cooling systems to contact lenses that measure glucose levels: these 20 inventions were proclaimed the regional award winners. This year’s James Dyson Award received almost 1,000 entries that are both problem solving and pioneering.

Super Cute Little Robot Designed To Help Kids With Autism

As of December of 2013, the CDC released the estimate that approximately one out of every 68 children in the United States currently has autism, and boys are four to five times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with it. Aisoy1 V5 hopes to help them.

Sneakers Made From Recycled Carbon Emissions

Athletic shoes made from carbon dioxide? Yup, and that's not all. Find out what other innovative ideas are helping us tackle pollution.

Hello Sense Sleep Monitor Tracks The Quality Of Your ZZZs

Sleep tracking monitors can help you determine what's keeping you from getting a good night's rest. Hello Sense came out with one that combines good looks with great features to finally help you get your ZZZs.

Gorilla Glass To Make The Face Of Smartwatches Harder To Scratch

Sick of tech screens on phones, watches and wearables that scratch easily or break on impact? Corning may have the answer to that. Check it out right here.

Eerily Human Robot 'Alter' Is A Veritable Creep Show

The future is finally here, and it's downright scary. Japan has come out with a humanoid robot that will either thrill you or have you assuming the fetal position while repeating "mommy" over and over again. (VIDEO)

New Smart Football By Wilson Gives Stats On Your Throw

Wilson has come out with a football that offers stats on your throw and composite scores similar to that used by the NFL's passer rating statistic for quarterbacks. Find out how it works, what it measures and when you can get one.

Tattoo Robot Created By French Designers Makes Its Internet Debut

Robots are inching their way into our lives. Now there's a machine with a robotic arm that applies simplistic tattoo designs to humans. Find out who's behind it and what the plans are for this futuristic machine and its application as far as commercial use. (VIMEO)

'Crescent Womb' Sleeping Device For Babies May Reduce SIDS

If you're a new parent, a young inventor has just developed an infant safety bed you're going to want to check out. Besides allowing babies to continue to sleep in the cradled position they're accustom to in the womb, it's said to help reduce the risk of SIDS. Find out who makes it and how it works here. (VIDEO)

Luggage That Follows You: Are Fully Autonomous Smart Bags Here?

Tired of pushing, pulling and tugging on your luggage or renting one of those carts at the airport? All that's about to change with the COWAROBOT R1. Find out what it is and where you can get it right here.