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Unlike The Titanic, Ships Made From This Metal Will Be Truly Unsinkable

Materials scientists have developed a new metallic foam that is less dense than water, meaning that ships built from this material can continue to float regardless of structural damage. Though this is not the first example of a lightweight metal composite, this is the first that is also strong and stable enough to endure the challenges of a marine environment making unsinkable ships a realistic application.

Photochromia: Garments Transform Patterns in Sunlight

Now you see it and now you don't. This is no rabbit pulled out of a hat but rather technology of the highest caliber. Read all about photochromia, the color-changing textile that responds to sunlight.

MediaTek Announces First Deca-Core Smartphone Chip

More cores is better. Right? MediaTek seems to think so. The Helio X20 SoC packs a whopping 10 ARM cores, and support for a certain cellular wireless standard should allow Android smartphones bearing the chip to show up in the US.

Robot Taxi Could Bring Us Johnny Cabs On The Spot

Japanese mobile internet company DeNA and Tokyo-based autonomous vehicle technology development firm ZMP Inc. have teamed up to form Robot Taxi, a joint venture company charged with laying the groundwork for driverless urban transportation.

Let Your Toddler’s Imagination Set Sail With HABA’s Swing Ship Ahoy

HABA is known for its high-quality, wooden toys for babies and children. The company is committed to making their toys using non-toxic materials and sustainable practices. HABA’s Swing Ship Ahoy, is one of the company’s newest products in their line of award winning toys. Get ready for your toddler’s imagination to set sail with this swing perfect for sea-exploring, pirate-loving toddlers.

The First Autonomous Semi Truck Gets Its Driver’s Licence

Automaker Daimler has revealed the first ever driverless tractor-trailer that is authorized to navigate public roadways. If you are intimidated by the notion of such a massive vehicle barreling down the highway un-manned, have no fear – the trucks still require the presence of a driver to deal with any situation more taxing than freeway cruising. The release of the autonomous Freightliner Inspiration is still notable, however, for providing long-haul truckers with the opportunity for a much more relaxing journey and giving the rest of us a glimpse into the future.

Clockwork Twenty2 Motorcycle Reimagines & Reengineers The Classic Honda CB750 Sportbike

Hailed as the world's first superbike, the game-changing Honda CB750 debuted in 1969 and went on to sell over 400,000 units over a ten-year production run. How do you top that? Try the Clockwork Twenty2 Motorcycle, a 1978 SOHC CB750 modernized, upgraded and dressed-up to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Joy Baby Urinals Make Potty Training Less Ugly

Every stage and phase of parenting has its fair share of good, bad, and ugly moments. Our kids go through a lot of transitions and milestones from birth to preschool, and we need to make a lot of decisions during each of them. From our baby’s first time rolling over to their first words and steps, we lose sleep from worry and anticipation of the next big step. Will potty training be as ugly as the stories told by experienced parents? Maybe. But not all parts need to be ugly. Joy Baby potty training urinals for boys make things a little cuter.

Ultimate Hauling Machine: The Top 10 “What If?” BMW Pickup Trucks

In 2011 BMW tantalized us with a one-off M3 E93 pickup concept and regardless of BMW execs stating a pickup “does not fit to our genes and our culture,” rumors of the company's April Fool's joke becoming reality just won't go away. Some BM-double-ute fans can't wait, it seems, as these ten bizarre pickups perfectly illustrate.

Saygus V² Smartphone Packs Dual Micro SD Memory Card Slots

Are you the type who downloads way too many movies and TV shows for viewing on your phone? Perhaps consider upgrading to Saygus' 5" Android-powered V², which will take two micro SD cards for a grand total of 464GB of storage capacity. Take that, um... everyone.