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Brain Hack Gives Blind Rats Psychic GPS Capabilities: New Technology Could Help Blind People Navigate More Easily

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have made an amazing discovery – a breakthrough in every sense. Neuroscientist Yuji Ikegaya and pharmacologist Hiroaki Norimoto just completed a major study involving rats. The duo connected small digital compasses on the brains of blind rats and found that they could move around in a maze just as well as rats with normal sight.

Smokeable Wearable Tech: Set the World and Other Places On Fire!

Meet the world's first (and second) smokeable hoodie. Alarm the fire department, impress your friends and read on for more on this incredible innovation.

No Cell Service? Stay Connected No Matter What With GoTenna

Tired of losing cell signals or incurring roaming charges? All of that's about to become a thing of the past with the upcoming goTenna, a pocket-size device for picking up and bouncing signals via VHF radio waves from IOS and Android devices.

ASRock Builds World's Only Mini-ITX Intel Haswell-E Motherboard

Now you can build an 18-core Xeon workstation and have it approach the size of a shoebox. ASRock has bravely chosen to cram Intel's X99 chipset and a strong set of features into the ITX form-factor, with its new X99E-ITX/ac motherboard. Some caveats apply, though.

Difference Between Invention and Innovation? Join The Debate

Ever asked yourself how innovation differs from invention? Well I did, and the answers I found may surprise you! In search for a clear distinction I came across a large group of professionals on LinkedIn who have been discussing this paradox for over 4 years. While it seems that a clear business definition exists, a holistic version is still up for debate. For a thorough overview of the 800+ LinkedIn comments courtesy of the headstrong professionals, follow me through my endeavor to restore a comprehensive perspective in a very disordered debate.

Invention of the Week? Liquidity Nanotech Unveils Naked Filter – Clean Water for Everyone

A team of inventors based in Alameda, CA, are on a mission to provide the world with clean and healthy water. Liquidity Nanotech just launched the Naked Filter on Kickstarter and it’s getting lots of financial backers. The Naked Filter is revolutionary in every sense in that the water you drink is more than effectively filtered.

Ruff: Pauline van Dongen’s Newest 3-D Wearable Tech

What if the clothes we wear suddenly had their own personalities instead of reflecting ours?  Meet Ruff, the newest 3-D printed responsive collar by Pauline van Dongen, whose inspiration came from the ruffled collars of centuries past.

Facebook’s Parce Minces Things, Not Words

Two short years ago when Facebook was in a buying frenzy acquiring any new software service with a pulse, it purchased Parse for the paltry sum of $85 million. This was an historic move as this mobile app development platform has now officially entered the Facebook into a race for the goose that lays the golden eggs, namely the Internet of Things (IoT).

Fujitsu's Lifebook GH77/T Is Half Tablet, Half Desktop PC

While its 15.6" touchscreen makes it large for a tablet, Fujitsu's latest Lifebook uses its matching oversized dock, plus some top-secret wireless technology, to attain desktop-class performance. Too bad about the battery life, though.

Raytheon Engineers Reveal How Technology Will Detect Alien Spaceships

Two engineers have discovered a unique method in detecting alien spaceships traveling at near light speeds. Sure, interstellar travel may be something out of a sci-fi movie or a book, but Ulvi Yurtsever and Steven Wilkinson at the defense contractor Raytheon in El Segundo, California, indicate that spotting alien ships is easier that we think, thanks to technology of course.