Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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TV Show’s Nationwide Casting Call For Inventors Of Outdoor Products Opens

Are you an adventurer, outdoor survivalist or weekend camper? On the many trips you've taken over the years, have you ever pondered over what products were missing and could add to your outdoor experience? Out of that group, how many of you have taken it one step further and actually invented a creative state of the art or off-the-wall outdoor product — that's ready to knock the winter woolies off the public once the world gets out?

Quell, New Device Gives Chronic Pain Relief Without A Prescription

There’s a promising wearable device out called Quell that may provide relief to chronic pain sufferers.

Aircarbon Packaging To Reduce Oil-Based Plastics By 70 Percent

Aircarbon is a mixture of oxygen and carbon emissions that's being used now to replace oil in the production of everyday items made from plastic.

Hydrologic Ceramic Water Filter Removes 99.99% Of Harmful Bacteria

Safe drinking water is, for the most part, taken for granted here in the U.S. But for many parts of the world, assuming water supplies are safe simply isn’t the case.

10 Best Surveillance Systems And Mini Spy Camera To Hide In Your House

It amazes me as to the variety of survaillance cameras are on the market.  They come in almost every shape and size, can be hidden inside anything from a USB drive to car keys, to fake air fresheners.  How paranoid are we that this has become a thriving market?  Check some of these mini spy gadgets out...

PathoChip: Detects Pathogens For Those At High Risk For Infection

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have created a new test that can potentially aid those with compromised immune systems by quickly identifying dangerous and illusive pathogens. Read on for more on this amazing new test.


Single-Use 'Toilet Bags' From Sweden Sanitize Human Waste

A group in Sweden has come up with a product known as PeePoo, a disposable yet recyclable one-usage bag for human waste.

Seawater Greenhouse Turns Saltwater Into Fresh Drinking Water With Added Bonus

The lack of fresh, potable water in many areas of the world is increasing at an alarming rate. A U.K. business has the solution.

Hydro Power Plant Called 'Rotor' Is Made From A Simple Inner Tube

If you live in rural, underdeveloped areas you have to be clever to survive. The Rotor, a homemade hydro plant created from an inner tube that generates power from moving water, is about as clever as it gets.

Solar Powered Medical Rucksack Cleans, Disinfects And Sterilizes Instruments

One of the most prevalent problems in developing countries is sterilization. Thanks to a new solar-powered device called the “medical rucksack,” a lot of that could be about to change.