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Chameleon-Inspired Material Could Be A New Frontier In Camouflage

With recent advances in understanding the science behind chameleons' color changes, researchers have been able to develop an artificial chameleon-like skin that changes color when deformed. The new material will have a number of exciting applications ranging from camouflage to color-changing sensors to next-generation flexible color displays.

The Works of Iris Van Herpen: Unique, Geek and Chic

Dutch fashion designer, Iris Van Herpen, has developed a line of garments constructed from a fine steel mesh for her autumn 2015 ready-to-wear collection. Unique and far out, to say the very least, read on for more about this  amazing designer and her extraordinary work.

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.

Heat Your House With Candles For Pennies A Day With Egloo

Do you want to heat your house for pennies a day? Check out the Egloo! Utilizing the natural heat storing capabilities of terracotta, the Egloo provides a portable, convenient, and eco-friendly method of warming up a 215 sq. foot (20 sq. meter) room for five hours, even after the candles have gone out. 

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.

Floating Nanogenerators Turn Wave Motion Into Sustainable Energy

At this point, we're all well aware of the growing need for renewable energy sources with solar panels and wind turbines increasingly being used to supply "green" power. Now researchers have found a new way to tap the motion of the ocean to produce renewable "blue" wave power.

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.

Killer Apps For Apple iWatch Need To Be Disruptive, Not iPhone Clones

The much anticipated April 24th launch of the Apple’s Watch (which I prefer to call "iWatch" no matter how it's marketed) has got developers scrambling to create a killer app that will not only give credence to the need for an iWatch, but will distinguish the development team as the coolest kids on the digital block.

Petite Marin Transforms Men’s Dress Shirts Into Children’s Clothing

Recycling on every level has become an integral aspect of modern existence. Read all about two young mothers and their efforts to live a green lifestyle by making clothes for their children from their husbands' throwaway dress shirts.

DARPA Developing Bionic Hands for Amputees

The Defense Advanced Research Protection Agency (DARPA), the research powerhouse for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now developing a sensing bionic hand for injured veterans.It’s an innovative and ambitious program that brings new hope for veterans who are casualties of war.

Acooo Mechanical Keyboard Has Upgradeable Android PC Built-In

The backlit, Cherry MX switch-toting OneBoard Pro+ keyboard from Acooo is more than it might seem. Hiding inside is a relatively powerful computer running Android, which can apparently be upgraded using a clever slot-in module setup.

Invention of the Week? The Invisible Umbrella Keeps You Dry with Air Jets

Ah, the umbrella – it’s been around for over 3,000 years and it has barely changed in style or design.However, a Chinese inventor is about to change all that.You see, Chuan Wang from Nanjing, China, along with colleagues from the Aeronautics and Astronautics departments at both Nanjing and Beijing universities, have invented what’s called the Invisible Umbrella, which is also coined the Air Umbrella.

MIT’s Social Network For Wearing Your Heart On Sleeve & Elsewhere

Over the course of the last year, social networking has definitely been evolving. With start-ups such as Tsu and A+ launching innovative monetization models, which pay their users for their content — and major players like Facebook and Twitter adding videos to their playbill, as they attempt to capitalize on the lucrative YouTube market - the playing field has certainly changed.

Head Transplants The Way Of Future Medicine?

Limb and organ transplants have been a pivotal part of modern medicine for years, and aren't really news to anyone in this day and age. That being said, one aspect of medical transplants that has never really been put into practice is the transplant of one human head to another body. Clearly there are obvious reasons as to why this practice has never taken place, and the primary one being that the technology to reattach a severed spinal cord doesn't exist...for now...

Viktor and Rolf Couture Inspired by Van Gogh’s Paintings

Viktor and Rolf's spring/summer  2015 haute couture collection was inspired by the  timeless oil paintings of tormented artist, Vincent Van Gogh. His colorful landscapes, still life and florals  were the visual cues for  this amazing dress collection. Read on to learn more.

New RAM Technology Promises Faster, Cheaper And More Energy Efficient Computing

A newly commercialized data storage technology promises to combine the best features of hard disk drives and random access memory to deliver faster computer performance at a lower cost and with less power consumption. Using what's known as spin-transfer-torque magnetic random access memory (SST-MRAM), computer memories may finally be able to have their cake and eat it too!

Does Tsū or A+ Get The Top Grade?

Tsu (pronounced ‘Sue’) -- the social network that pays you for your content -- scaled past 3 million users this past week in less than 5 short months. Based on a monetization model where ninety percent of its advertising revenues are actually distributed to its members, its algorithm weighs views, likes, comments, shares and numbers of followers in a somewhat modified MLM scheme to determine the payouts.

Ukrainians Patch Shot-Up Vehicles With Loose Change

Drivers in the Ukraine have stumbled upon a cheap way to repair bullet-blasted vehicles. All it takes is a handful of pocket change, a glue gun and plenty of camouflage paint. Mind you, it helps to have survived the attack in the first place.

Tap Your Skin to Control Your Smartphone

The skin is indeed the “next frontier” for new wearable devices. The days of reaching into your pocket to take a call on your smartphone will soon be a thing of the past, according to a team of American and German computer scientists. You see, researchers from Saarland University in Germany and Carnegie Mellon University in the US just unveiled iSkin, which is smart patch that can be placed anywhere on your body.