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Spice Box: Monthly Subscription Service Inspires Customers To Heat Things Up

Box of goodie subscriptions have been all the rage in the past year, with businesses offering door-to-door delivery of makeup, underwear, razors, beauty products, dog items, and even dates in a box (the activity, not the dried fruit). Another new concept has turned up the heat for the trend.

EDAG Light Cocoon Concept Car Makes Like A Leaf

How light is the EDAG Light Cocoon concept car? Well, it's skinned in fabric four times lighter than standard copier paper for one thing. Unlike paper, however, the revolutionary Texapore Softshell outdoor textile won't wilt in the rain.

Mobius II: A Car Built In Africa By Africans For Africans

By providing Africans with affordable, reliable, basic transportation, Nairobi-based auto manufacturer Mobius Motors hopes to succeed where others have failed. The long, unpaved and potholed road to success lies just ahead as the first fifty units of the company's one and only model, the Mobius II, are about to be delivered to customers.

YouBionic is Technology You Can Wear: Italian Designer Unveils 3D Printed Bionic Hand

Federico Ciccarese is an Italian technology designer in Milan who wants to lend a big helping hand to amputees around the world – literally.     The 33 year-old has just invented YouBionic, which is a 3D printed bionic hand. While still in the design, research and discovery phase, Ciccarese will be testing amputees with his invention in early 2015.

The Dare-Droid Dress: Edgy, Cool and Technosensual

Technosensual is the name of a Viennese exhbit that showcases fashion blending with cutting edge technology. Read on to learn more about this fascinating trend that still lingers in the innovative ether of the air.

Chinese Restaurant Offers Discounts Based On Sex & Weight

A restaurant in Chongqing, China has begun offering discounts to heavyweight males and featherweight females. Something tells us the bistro won't break even until they institute a Ladies Only policy.

Scandic To Go: Pop Up Hotel Accomodates You Wherever You Are

Have you ever found yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere, not yet at your final destination, and with no place to safely stay for the night? It's challenging when you're out on a little road trip, and just don't have access to a warm, dry place to lay your head that won't come with Norman Bates creeping around the minute you close the shower curtain. A genius solution ensures that a comfortable space is always available to you, no matter where you find yourself.

Chinese City Has Money To Burn, Power To Spare

It's one thing to have money burn a hole in your pocket, quite another for it to heat your home and light the streets at night. The latter, however, is how they're doing things in Luoyang, China, where an innovative project has scrapped banknotes being burned by the bushel in local power generation plants.

The Art Of The Share On Tsū & Other Social Networks

The more often a quality piece of content is highlighted online, the more likely it will be shared via social networks. In tandem, the more times something is shared, the greater the likelihood that citizen journalism will help it morph into credit-worthy content. This cause and effect allows topical, enlightening and motivating posts, tweets, status updates to wend their way into a user’s personal blog or local news site.

Tune In, Turn On & Trip Out With Chris LaBrooy's “Automotive Aerobics”

Pack up the Pontiac but don't bother filling the tank: where Chris LaBrooy's taking us, we don't need roads! UK-based LaBrooy, a specialist in graphic image processing and 3D modeling, puts a vintage Pontiac hardtop through its paces and we all get to go along for a very wild ride.