Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Consumers Blown Away By Wind Resistant Cyprus Umbrella

Meet the Cypress umbrella created by two mechanical engineers in Vancouver  and say goodbye to umbrellas that fall apart in the wind.

Wearable Solar Innovation: Parka Offers Shelter, Comfort and Energy

The latest addition to the Pauline van Dongen wearable solar family is a very special parka that thrives amid nature's often harsh elements. Read on to learn more about this innovative Dutch desinger and her amazing creations.

Parkinson's Drug Doubles as Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Learn more about L-DOPA, a treatment for Parkinson's Disease and a new study that suggests this drug may be able to delay or prevent Macular Degeneration.

Biogas Backpack Provides Means Of Transporting Affordable Alternative Energy

Now that biogas has become more prevalent, scientists, environmentalists and industry leaders are looking for more ways to introduce it to poor rural areas. The problem for a lot of people in small towns and villages, where the main means of transportation is still by foot, is getting it home.

Stanford University's Artificial Skin: Sensational Advance For Prosthetics

Read on for more about a new and exciting product that may one day in the near future may allow prosthetic wearers to feel sensation in their limbs.

New 'Moon Parka' Made From Artificial Spider Silk

Japanese startup Spiber and the company behind The North Face products, Goldwin, have teamed up to create a prototype jacket they're calling the Moon Parka. It's cold-weather gear whose outer shell is made entirely from synthetic spider silk called QMONOS, courtesy of Spiber.

Atlanta High Museum Honors Haute Couture and 3D-Printed Fashion

Read all about the leading art museum in the southeastern United States and its new and exciting US premiere exhibit featuring the works of Iris Van Herpen and the world of  Haute Couture and 3-D printed fashion.

Yokohama Rubber's Finned Tires Enhance Fuel Efficiency, Reduce Drag & Lift

Tire aerodynamics technology is set to soar now that tire manufacturer Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. is testing finned tires. The unobtrusive but effective fins help reduce aerodynamic drag and lift for any vehicle they're installed on, thereby enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing the vehicle's carbon footprint.

New Gel Made From Snake Venom Stops Bleeding In Under 10 Seconds

Scientists are now telling us that a bi-product of snake venom called batroxobin can clot blood in under 10 seconds. Known as SB50, the hydrogel could be a real life saver for millions.

World's Thinnest Artificial Blood Vessels Grown & Tested Inside Rats

Japanese researchers have developed the world's thinnest artificial blood vessels by growing the exceedingly narrow tubules underneath the skin of lab rats.