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To The Moon, ISSpresso... Well, To The Space Station For Now

If the crew on the International Space Station can have a zero-gravity football (aka soccer ball), they can certainly have a zero-gravity espresso machine - if no one minds drinking espresso through a straw. Two Italian companies, coffee roaster Lavazza and space food expert Argotec, have developed a special espresso maker for the ISS, they aptly named the ISSpresso.

'Bionic Pancreas' Developed For Type 1 Diabetes Patients

Researchers at Boston University's Department of Biomedical Engineering and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a revolutionary device equivalent to a 'bionic pancreas,' a device which does all the regulating of blood sugar that a human pancreas does when it is functioning properly.  The bionic pancreas has been tested and found superior to blood glucose pumps on the market today as well as other pumps currently being tested.

The EnChroma Cx: Eyeglasses That Correct Color Blindness

Color blindness affects nearly 8 percent of men and .5 percent of women; some people don't even know they have it.  Most color blindness is inherited, although there are several diseases and certain traumas that can cause it.  There is no cure or permanent correction of the condition currently available, but after 10 years of development, a company called EnChroma offers correction for the most common type, red-green color blindness.

Twitter Scavenger Hunt, Social Experiment For Paying-It-Forward

New Yorkers and tourists are scouring the boroughs of New York City this weekend in a massive treasure hunt created by a California millionaire and self-proclaimed 'philanthropist-for the-people' Jason Buzi. Started in San Francisco, it's a viral campaign that is prompted by posted clues on the Twitter account @HiddenCash to direct people to where Buzi buried some cash.

Wearable Tech: Intel's New And Very Snazzy Smart Bracelet

Appealing to an emerging geek-chic fashion trend, Intel has developed a new smart bracelet that will be released by the end of the year. This stylish wearable tech device is slated to be cooler than cool. Check out more details below.

VibriSee: Ain't Those The Cat's Whiskers?

Reflective lights and clothing let bicyclists be seen at night, but one invention, created by students at California State University Long Beach, went a few steps further.... They created VibriSee, cat-like whiskers for your bike that make the bike and the biker more visible in daylight as well as at night.  And though the whiskers may look like a cat's, their biomimetic functions are actually more like peacocks, rodents, octopuses, and ctenophores.

Doona Infant Car Seat. It's A Stroller Too.

There are car seats. There are strollers. There are contraptions that convert car seats into strollers. And there is Doona, an all in one infant car seat and stroller hybrid of awesomeness. Doona is the world’s first car seat with a built-in system for easy mobility. Translation: This rear facing car seat has wheels. This car seat turns into a stroller. This car seat just made life easier.

Twitter Points To Dems Deposing Eric Cantor, Not Tea Party!

"The Tea Party is coming! The Tea Party is coming! The Tea Party is winning! The Tea Party is winning!" If you were buying into what the mainstream media was selling today, you'd might be convinced that a modern-day 'David vs Goliath' narrative was the reason behind House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's unprecedented GOP primary defeat. In reality, the voices from Twitter point to a much more plausible cause and effect.

Necklace Calls You Automatically So You Can Avoid Awkward Situations

Awkward situations are well, awkward. And as much as we'd like to envision turning and running away at full speed when faced with one (that can't just be mine), dealing with these things in the real world requires more tact. But there's no rule that says you have to do the mature thing and tackle awkward head on, not when a new accessory gives you the perfect out.

Camera-Toting PocketBook Ultra eReader Scans Your Documents

It can be difficult to make a unique ebook reader these days, and that job just got a lot harder with the arrival of PocketBook's newest device. It boasts a camera paired with OCR (optical character recognition) software, alongside numerous other perks.