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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.

LobbyFriend - Tinder or Snapchat for Hotel Guests?

For those Snapchat and Tinder evangelists out there, there’s a new app in town called ‘LobbyFriend’ that might be just up your alley — or should I say, 'down in your lobby?' In today’s fast-pace mobile world, there’s been a myriad number of apps for business and leisure travelers. From Flip.to to Foursquare to TripAdvisor, hotel apps are now a dime a dozen, dependent on your particular preferences when traveling.

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.

A-1 Kutz: Controversial Barbershop Delivers Unique Discipline To Troubled Children

Barbers tend to approach life with creativity, and often their shops also offer a sense of community to those patrons that find themselves in their chairs. So it's not a stretch that one neighborhood barbershop would combine these two things to offer a unique service that no one before them ever has. It's controversial, and this is one polarizing concept you're going to really love, or really hate. 

Turning Humans into Batteries: New Skin Patch Invention Could Power Up Wearable Technology

Soon it might be time to say ‘bye-bye’ to the batteries we use in technology that we wear, like with the smartwatch, or the fitness tracker, and someday maybe even the smartphone. Researchers from the National University of Singapore unveiled a new device that they invented at the 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Mechanical Systems (2015), which was held last week in Estoril, Portugal. The device is the size of a postage-stamp and it’s a simple skin patch that utilizes static electricity from the body and converts it into actual electrical energy.

Snow Crawler Snowmobile Concept: Not Your Grandfather's Skidoo

The Snow Crawler snowmobile concept from Polish designer Michal Bonikowski not only traverses wintry environments, it protects them as well thanks to an all-electric, environmentally friendly powertrain.

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!


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.

Aiptek ProjectorPad P70: Android Tablet With Built-In Projector

If you want to beam your smartphone or tablet's screen onto a wall, whether for a work presentation or to watch YouTube videos, pico projectors are easy to find. However, what about smart slates with projectors built in? Aiptek's P70 is the first I've seen, and this 7” Android tablet looks a handy device indeed, albeit with some real drawbacks you should be mindful of.

Mercedes-Benz SuperBowl Ad Inspires Tsū Tortoises & Hares

Aesop’s classic fable of the tortoise and the hare not only gets a modern-spin in its lead-up to Super Bowl XLXIX, it has also inspired users on a young upstart social network to examine who they most identify with. With six major automakers scheduled for million-dollar TV commercials for this year’s big game, Mercedes-Benz led the pack by fully revealing a minute-long commercial for the games.