Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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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.

Inventors Answer The Call From Gates' Foundation's 'Reinvent The Toilet Challenge'

Sanitation is a global problem affecting billions of people with up to 700,000 childhood deaths a year due to it. Find out who's rising to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation challenge entitled "Reinvent the Toilet" and where the winning entries will do the most good.

Dogs Gone Camping: 6 Must Have Dog Items To Take Camping

When the weather is great, it's a terrific time to go camping and a good time to bring your dog along.  But dogs need certain items besides the absolute essentials of food, water, and a leash when they go camping. Here are six camping items for dogs that I would not be without and would suggest you consider for your dog to keep them comfortable and safe....

The Invention Of The Dallas Robot Bomb

In the 21st Century, robots have become ever omnipresent in many areas of human endeavor. From IBM Watson’s ability to beat top-ranked contestants on the popular TV quiz show Jeopardy to drones utilized as remote bombers to artificial intelligence taking on a myriad number of human tasks, robots are widely used in such diverse fields as academia as well as on the battlefield. But the robot bomb used in Dallas on July 7 marks the first-time robotic technology has ever been considered for weaponry by a U.S. police force.

A TV Set That Repels Mosquitoes? LG In India Says 'Yes'

South Korea's Indian branch of LG recently introduced a flat screen TV that purportedly works as a mosquito repellent in addition to providing entertainment. Find out who's got them and what the initial asking price is.

James Dyson Awards 2016 Targets Design, Not Brand

While his name is synonymous with a revolutionary redesign and deconstruction of the standard vacuum cleaner, and his TV advertisements are a master class for inventors to promote their own products, industrial-design icon James Dyson is not a fan of branding.

New Translucent Solar Panels Allow Greenhouses To Operate More Efficiently

How do you take a previously existing product and turn it into something new and more efficient? Science and determination or, in this case, what's being called a happy accident. Find out how a research team at UC Santa Cruz in the Thin-Film Optoelectronics Laboratory stumbled upon an energy and cost efficient way to feed the world.

Zenbo, The Cute Little Family Robot With The Touchscreen Face

New, inexpensive home robot just unveiled can do everything Siri and her imitators can do and a whole lot more. Find out who makes this personal assistant/home companion, what it's capable of and how much it costs right here.

Saltwater Brewery Develops Eco-Friendly 'Edible Six-Pack Rings'

Our oceans are sadly turning into trash receptacles overflowing with non-biodegradable waste. Find out how one microbrewery in Florida has teamed up to put an end to the mutilation and death of aquatic life as a result of the plastics that lurk beneath the water.

New App Detects Furfural In Beer: Say Goodbye to Stale Ale

Not sure of the freshness levels of the various beers you've had sitting around for ages? No worries. A new app for beer lovers can tell you without ever having to take a swig. Find out more about it and how it works right here.