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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!


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.

Want Wi-Fi From A Tree? Check Out The E-Tree!

In his iconic poem Trees, poet Joyce Kilmer claims that "only God can make a tree." He certainly couldn't have seen that just over 100 years later technology would be attempting to challenge this idea. The e-Tree is becoming a reality with the first two having been "planted" in Israel. The tree branches hold solar panels to create energy that is then made available via USB port for a number of electronics. And that is just the beginning.

Merry Sustainable Lingerie: Sexy Xmas Recycling

Read on to learn more about what a French company is doing to recycle unwanted Xmas trees. The season of giving may be over for now, but the joy of a new season of giving back to the environment has only just begun.

Water Inspired High-Tech 3-D Printed Top: Swim At Your Own Risk

Read on to learn more about Lim Kae Woel and Elena Low, two Australian architects/designers working out of Melbourne-based XYZ Workshop and their creation of a prize-winning 3-D printed top inspired by water.

The Superfluous Culture: Canadian Fashion Supporting Local Economy

Where do your clothes come from and why should you care?  Read on to learn more about one Canadian designer's influence and attitude about local manufacturing.

Wearable Biospheres: Creepy Spacesuits For Extra-Terrestrial Travel

Considering a trip to distant planets? Lacking a serious spacesuit? Check out this new way to insure you can bring along an unlimited supply of oxygen, energy, food and water; that is, if you don't mind wearing a creepy, bateria-filled 3-D printed vest!

Solar Sunglasses You Can Never Forget Or Lose

To lose an expensive pair of sunglasses can be both costly and painful. Because they aren't attached to anything when not being worn, it is easy to leave them behind; that is until now. Read on to learn more about the  innovative Australian company that has solved this problem.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lumen’s Solar-Powered Dragonfly Necklace

The use of solar power in ornamental design is an emerging trend worthy of note. Introducing Lumen's Twinkling, LED Dragonfly Necklace. Read on for more on this glittering innovation.

Wearable Solar Technology: The Sun At and On Your Back

Tapping into solar energy to enhance futuristic fashion designs is an innovative trend in wearable technology. Dutch designer, Pauline van Dongen's Wearable Solar Line of clothing dares to exemplify this burgeoning movement. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.