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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.

Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your design manufactured and ready to go to work!


GizmoSphere Gizmo 2 SBC Pairs PC-Class Power With Raspberry Pi's Size

Great things have been done with the Raspberry Pi's meager specs. For DIY'ers who just need more, though, the Gizmo 2 single-board computer squeezes an AMD dual-core processor and Radeon graphics into similar dimensions, while keeping the prerequisite array of hobbyist interfaces besides somehow adding many new ones.

Vegan Leather: Innovative Cruelty-Free Lifestyle Option

Vegan leather provides an option to those whose lifestyle and beliefs prohibit the use of animal products. Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion innovation.

Want To Un-Boil An Egg? Science Has Figured Out How

You can't un-speak words and you can't un-ring a bell, but apparently you can unboil an egg -- well, sort of. Chemists from the University of California at Irvine and the University of Western Australia have found a way to return egg white proteins back to their original form that only takes a few minutes. Okay, this isn't something they were doing for fun just to prove that it can be done, though that would totally rock. This new technique has the potential for a wide range of applications from food production to cancer research.

United Nude’s 3D Printed Float Shoes: If The Shoe Fits

United Nude is committed to unconventional  and innovative foowear blended with high technology design. Read on to learn more about this unique company and their out-of-the-box footwear designs.

Rat Pro X Gaming Mouse Boasts Swappable Sensors

Coming five years after the original R.A.T., a computer mouse whose size can be adjusted to match one's hand, Mad Catz' Rat Pro X is the same thing, but even more modular. You can swap sensors and change the wheel tread, among a bunch of other things, and it still has the looks of something designed by aliens.

South Korea’s Wearable Foldable Battery: Watt Was That?

Batteries that can assume any shape or form sound like sc-fi creations and yet a Busan-based company has unveiled one at the Wearable Expo in Tokyo. Read on for more about this incredible innovation in wearable tech.

The App For Breast Cancer Survivors Who Want Ink

1 in 8 women struggle with breast cancer, and 50% of survivors are left with unwanted scars. The designers of a new app want women to feel strong and beautiful after their fight against cancer rather than disgusted by what cancer left behind. The P. INK insperational app can help cancer survivors cover their scars with lovely tattoos. Rather than feel ashamed of scars, women can create beauty from their trauma.

Hot Flash or Cold Chill?: High-Tech Jackets Adjust To Temperatures

Are you always cold when everyone around you is hot and vice versa? Personalized temperature control is now in the hands of the wearer of this amazing high-tech jacket. Read on to learn more.