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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.

Plastic Fantastic! The 2014 SPE Innovation Award Winners

For 44 years the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE for short) has recognized manufacturers for the Year's Most Innovative Use of Plastics via the annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Let's take a closer look at the category and Grand Award winners for 2014.

Flashback Clothing Defeats Paparazzi At Their Own Game

Smile, for you are not on Candid Camera. This is especially true if you are sporting the Flashback line of clothing which is made from a material whose sole purpose is to reflect light. Read on to learn more about this innovative way to foil paparazzi by ruining their photographs.


Fujitsu Labs' Smart Ring Interprets Your Air Writing

Head-mounted devices like Google Glass may be convenient for some things, but writing stuff down – let alone maneuvering basic UI elements like dialog boxes – isn't one of them. Luckily, Fujitsu are developing a wireless ring that recognizes characters you trace in midair. It's accurate, too... or so the firm claims.

Calling All Inventors! Submissions Open For The 2015 James Dyson Award

College students and recent graduates are invited to submit their problem-solving designs and inventions to the 2015 James Dyson Award competition. Undergraduate and graduate design and/or engineering students, as well as those who have graduated from a design or engineering program within the past four years, are invited to enter this world reknowned competition. Get further details....

The Armills Bracelet For Men: For Elitist Tastes and Deep Pockets

Although an unlikely pair, the blending of Pininfarina, the independant Italian car design firm, with Christophe and Company, has created a unique, sleek, high-tech men's bracelet comprised of luxury gems and advanced engineering. Read on to learn more, even if, alas, this bracelet is financially out of reach.

2014 PACE Awards: Celebration Of Motor Technological Innovation

For twenty years the annual PACE Awards have celebrated technological innovation in the automotive industry. This year 33 finalists will compete for awards recognizing noteworthy achievements in products, manufacturing processes, and information technology. This rundown of 2014's winners in the Product category illustrates what it takes to set the PACE.

Super-Insulated Clothing: Will Indoor Heating Become Redundant?

Can super-insulated clothing eliminate the need for indoor heating? Is the wiring of body parts or some other such drastic measure required? Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion/tech innovation.

Want To Sell Your Poop? You Can -- No Sh*t!

Of all the things you can donate from your body donating your poop is not the one that is the first to come to your mind. This is a real thing and has a medical use as strange and disgusting as it may seem. OpenBiome is a nonprofit company that is actually paying people for their fecal matter. You can earn up to $13,000 a year if you qualify. So apparently you can take your end result all the way to the bank.

AirDye Textile Technology: Is Water Pollution Passé?

Textile manufacturing has been one of the world's largest sources of water pollution; that is, until now. Read on to learn more about AirDye technology, which utilizes no water in its production of  fabrics.