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Amazing Alchemy: Innovative Wind-Reactive Ink Alters Clothing Color

Read all about London-based  artist/alchemist, Lauren Bowker, and her special material exploration studio known as the UNSEEN. Here she has created a unique wind-reactive ink that changes color when exposed to the capricious fluctuations of both the wind and the human body.

New York’s Floating + Pool Will Be a Splash of Clean Fun

While swimming in New York City’s East River is against the law and downright dirty, a team of inventors may have a solution to cleaning up the mucky and contaminated waters while at the same time allow city dwellers a place to swim and escape the sweltering summer heat waves.Sure the plan may seem laughable and one that could easily sink, but it’s real, it’s happening and soon New York City will have its own massive floating pool – the first of its kind in the world.

Shenzhen Apec APM-D01: USB Flash Drive-Sized Windows PC

Barely bigger than a Chromecast, this minuscule computer-on-a-dongle impresses with its full-fledged Windows 8.1 compatibility and quad-core Intel processor. It's difficult to imagine an even smaller machine existing that can boast the same credentials, at least with today's technology.

Have Snapchat Will Travel, Who Knew?

When you think of traveling, you think of capturing your adventures and experiences in photos and movies — that which can be shared time and time again with friends and loved ones. When you think of Snapchatting, you think of ephemeral messaging and sexting - that which can hit a ‘beat’ with a private recipient for 10 seconds only and is not for public consumption.

"Green Green Army" Animal Soldiers Are Ready To Fight World War Zoo

Remember those plastic green army men you played with as a child? Takara Tomy has reinvented these classic toys with a neat twist: the eight soldiers in the upcoming Green Green Army series are animals, ranging from bazooka-toting gorillas to giant tortoise radio operators.

The Synapse Dress: High Tech Couture That Reveals Emotions

Check ou this 3-D printed dress whose sensors reveal what the wearer is really thinking. Forget about trade and other types of secrets. Read on for more information on this amazing wearable tech fashion innovation.

FITGuard Mouthpiece Detects Hits That Could Cause Concussions

A new mouthguard will soon be on the market and it’s one that parents and athletes alike will be biting on for a long time. You see, Force Impact Technologies who are based out of Los Angeles, CA, and Phoenix, AZ, are set to launch FITGuard, a new mouthguard that alerts trainers and coaches on the sidelines of serious damaging hits that may cause concussions.

On Tsu, What Comes First, The Family Or The Network?

 A lot has been leveled at the new social network Tsu that dared to disrupt the current social networking status quo - with a platform that actually pays its members for their content. Critics abound, but as the old saying reminds us: “there is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

Innovative Robotic Fabric Transforms Garments Into Automatons

Robotic fabrics mark an entirely new dimension in wearable technology. Developed by a professor of engineering at Purdue University, this may be the beginning  of a new era when clothing has a life of its own. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Germinator Jacket: Garment Probably Won't Prevent Ebola, But It Defends Commuters From The Common Cold

In North America, we're on high alert, more concerned than ever about protecting ourselves from illness with a number of Ebola cases on record within our borders. While there are no reports to indicate that Ebola has been spread by individuals traveling on planes, cruise ships, or other crowded transit options, individuals in these public spaces have been taking precautions. Even celebrities admit to donning not-so-stylish medical masks to reduce their risk of contracting any illness at 30,000 feet. A new garment wasn't designed specifically with Ebola in mind, but its release has come at a convenient time.