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Sun, Sun, Sun, Here it Comes: Design Firm Proposes ‘No Shadow’ Skyscrapers for London

London is a city that is vibrant in every sense – it’s a city that never sleeps.While the city is rich culturally, socially, historically, and is a proven economic powerhouse, it has one downfall: it’s a rather dreary looking place no matter the season.  Those who live here always complain of the grey skies and the rain. And as this city only continues to grow there are 250 new skyscrapers planned for development. This has locals worried about being left in the shade, even on sunny days – although they do seem rare. That’s right, more new towers means less light.

Smart Manhole Covers Call For Help When Metal Thieves Strike

City managers in Hangzhou, China have turned to a new generation of “smart” manhole covers in an all-out effort to counter a rash of thefts by metal salvagers. The high-tech covers feature electronic tags that act as both silent alarms and tracking devices should a cover be removed without proper authorization.

Defining Synereo Before It Redefines Facebook

There’s a new social network in town and if it's half as powerful as its hype, prepare to follow a whole new line of logic when you socialize online in the very near future. Synereo has been touted as the one to break the mold of all that went before. It’s the next-gen social ecosystem, a fully decentralized and distributed social network designed for the  Attention Economy.

Nab the Shooter: NYPD Combatting Gun Violence with ShotSpotter

Gun violence in New York City is on the rise. There have been 185 shootings reported so far this year, nearly a 22 percent increase from the same period a year ago. In the ‘Big Apple’ and in cities across the United States gun violence is ubiquitous, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year there are there are well over 80,000 nonfatal injuries and 31,000 deaths involving guns.

Recyclable Polyester Fabric: Returnity For All Eternity

Austrian textile firm, Backhausen, is the owner of Returnity, a 100% recyclable fabric destined to last for years and years that can be applied to a diverse range of garments and furnishings. Read on to learn more about this amazing, innovative material.

Invention of the Week? Chin Up: New Drug Will Remove Double Chins in Two Days

As we get older fat in certain parts of the body is very hard to get rid of.A case in point is in the chin. And there are literally thousands of people who have spent years of enjoying a ‘good living’ lifestyle and which results in them having a double chin.For those who suffer the embarrassment of a double chin, good news has just arrived.

Facebook’s ‘TheFind’ Another Example: ‘If You Can’t Build It, Buy It’

Never to be outbeat, Zuckerberg's been wise enough to keep a finger on the pulse of consumer preferences in tandem with a keen eye on advertising opportunities. In so doing, one year ago, he shelled out an astronomical $19 billion to acquire the mobile messaging app WhatsApp. To put this in perspective, this one purchase was 19-times what he spent on Instagram in 2012 - and another example of Zuckerberg’s now standard modus operandi: If you can’t build, buy it!

Is Mass Customization The Future of Fashion?

Design and technology are merging to form the future of fashion. Known as mass customization, this technique allows customers to follow style guides and create their own original pieces. Read on to learn more about this amazing concept that seems an oxymoron.

CogniToys Has Made The World's Smartest Dino Using IBM Watson

Kids ask a lot of questions. They want to know why and how. And just when you think you have satisfied their curiosity, they come up with another question. As a parent, this is both thrilling and exacerbating. We want our children to be excited about learning, but sometimes we don’t have the answers or—let’s be honest—the time to figure out what owls eat, where they live, and how fast they can fly; all questions my daughter asked in the span of 10 seconds. But CogniToys are speech enabled, internet connected toys which have both the time and age-appropriate answers to feed and fuel our children’s desire to learn.

Need to Ship Something? Get an IBox

Greg Zinone is a person who thinks outside the box… and inside too. The inventor from Irvine, California, has just developed the Inflatable Box, also called the IBox. His new invention is now being featured on the popular crowdfunding website INDIEGOGO.