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Think Your Camcorder Is Fast? This New Camera Records A Trillion Frames Per Second!

As a graduate student, Keiichi Nakagawa wanted to observe the effects of acoustic shock waves on living cells. Unfortunately, even the highest speed cameras available at the time were too slow to capture such events. Now, Nakagawa and other Japanese researchers have developed the right tool for the job: a video camera that can record one trillion frames per second.

Laser Shaver Zaps Hair Down To The Roots

Hair beware, the 'No! No! For Men' hand-held infrared laser shaver will take you back to the future while zapping your roots into the past.

Invention of the Week? Flic is the New Wireless Smart Button

A Swedish inventor has developed a new wireless smart button. Yes, now you can access all your favorite actions with the click of a ‘Flic.’ The invention is getting loads of support on INDIEGOGO, the popular crowdfunding website. Question is, why is it so popular and how will it take home automation and communications to a whole new level?

AeroMobil Unveils the Flying Roadster

AeroMobil just unveiled a prototype of their Flying Roadster, which will hit the market in 2017. It’s a slick looking set of wheels with wings. Can the average person afford one? And will with all the flight regulations, vehicle safety regulations and certifications and licensing, will a set of wheels like this actually take flight?

Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

With the new Cicret bracelet, your arm can actually double as a smartphone! Via your own skin you can catch up on emails and play your favorite games among other things. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

California Researchers Develop Night Vision Eye Drops

A team of scientists in California don’t want to leave anyone in the dark. Researchers at the Science for the Masses (SftM) in Tehacapi have developed eye drops that will give people three times better vision after sundown. Question is, are these night vision eye drops safe and will it ever receive medical approval?

Mademoiselle Alma LEGO Love Design Jewelry Makes Mother's Day Gifts Easy

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? An up-and-coming designer known as Mademoiselle Alma has created fun and funky wearable art called LEGO Love Designs that's perfect for gift giving and personal accessories. These original handcrafted designs show off your geek chic style using LEGO bricks and Swarovski crystals that are sweet, fun and funky for women and kids of all ages.

Juicing For Tsū Dollars At BambuCycles

If you’re one of the 3.5 million users who have flocked to the Tsu social network over the course of the last six months, you’re aware of its unique monetization model, where users benefit from its advertising revenue [90% split amongst all members based on the popularity of their content]. And you’re probably also aware that their peer-to-peer payment feature allows users to transfer . . .

The Joinery of South Africa: Fashion Activism Takes Hold

The Joinery fashion brand stands for sustainable fashion and the belief that everyone can do something to make this a better, greener world. Read on for more on this revoltuionary new program.

Hong Kong Unveils the Faces of Litter

Beware litterbugs in Hong Kong.The “Faces of Litter” campaign is now running portraits of DNA-profiled litterbugs on outdoor ads at bus stops, subway and train stations, and on highway billboards.Littering has long been an epidemic in Hong Kong. But will science can help prevent this behavior?

Underground Trashcans Keep Waste & Litter Out Of Sight & Smell

Why throw trash ON the ground when you can throw it IN the ground? That's the idea behind 20 giant underground trash bins put in place by the Chinese city of Taiyuan.

Invention of the Week? Medi-Pod Could Help Save Lives in War Zones

Transporting blood and organs is normally done with the aid of ambulances, motorbikes, or even helicopters. But could it all be done more quickly and efficiently while delivering them over battlefields or into areas where natural disasters occurred? Enter James King. The inventor from Ireland has developed Medi-Pod. Question is, will his invention be widely used among military and disaster relief organizations from around the world?

Take Control of the Weather with WEZR

We all like to know what the weather will be like before planning our day. While there are lots of weather apps out there, a new one called WEZR has just launched and its inventors claim it’s the industry’s most precise weather tracker. So, what will the forecast be for this new invention that is expected to hit the market later this year? 

Chinese Bullet Train Smashes World Rail Speed Record

China Railway's CRH380A high-speed train has broken the world speed record for commercial rail travel. Will this news make operators of Japan's famous Shinkansen (Bullet Train) blink? If they do, they just might miss it.

Lumo Play Turns Any Room Into An Interactive Playspace

Imagine an iPad or Android tablet big enough and strong enough to walk, jump, and dance on. And imagine access to over 100 interactive games geared to get children moving, laughing, and learning. Now imagine being able to have that in your living room with one small projector. Stop imagining and get ready for Lumo.

New Blood-Testing Service: Only One Drop For 30 Lab Tests

Read on to learn more about Theranos, an innovative business model that offers a radical blood-testing service requiring just a pin-prick and a drop of blood to run hundreds of tests, which range from standard cholesterol checks to sophisiticated genetic analyses!

You’ve Got to ‘See’ this New Invention: Artificial Lens Restores Vision

Sure, getting older means inheriting vision problems. Reading, watching TV, using the computer, and driving can all be a major challenge for many people. In fact there are millions of people around the world who suffer from sight loss and poor vision as they age. A new artificial lens that restores vision just hit the market, and yes all ‘eyes’ are on it to see if it really works.

New Self-Powered Cameras Will Mean Never Having A Dead Battery

Have you ever found yourself faced with a spontaneous moment of beauty only to pull out your camera and find the battery dead? Or maybe you've embarked on a long-distance back-packing trip which is endlessly scenic, but provides limited access to power outlets for recharging. Scientists have now got you covered as they unveil a new means of producing self-powered cameras.

Ethical Rainwear For Singing, Dancing and Caring In the Rain

Ghosts of Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain no doubt  flutter in Copenhagen, Denmark, where fashion designer, Emma Jorn, has created a line of feminine and bike-friendly rainwear from recycled polyester perfect for life in rainy cities. Read on for more  on this sustainable and fashionable innovation.

Contraceptive Cell Phone Charms Make Safety Your First Call

A cheeky new cell phone charm from China is making 'bad' boys & girls look more edgy and, surprisingly, just may be helping them to “play safe” - if you know what I mean.

Free Apps Like Smart Dresser Help People Coordinate Outfits

Can't make up your mind what to wear each day? You're not alone. Free apps coming out like the Smart Dresser app is about to make getting dressed quick and easy. Developed for individuals with autism, anyone who has trouble coordinating outfits can use it. All you need is a Smartphone and this free app.

Smartphones Can Be Your Early Warning System For Earthquakes

Having a large network of distributed seismometers is the best method of potentially lifesaving early earthquake detection; however, it is prohibitively expensive to install and maintain such a network in many countries particularly those in the developing world. Now researchers have shown that the global position system (GPS) feature of smartphones – a sensor network we’re all carrying around anyway – can also act as an early earthquake warning system.

Nanoparticles May Help You Win The Battle Against Tooth Decay

Removing plaque from the surface of teeth is a task typically assigned to topical antibacterial drugs, but this strategy is frequently thwarted by the presence of saliva, which can easily wash them away. Now nanotechnology scientists have developed unique particles which are designed to cling to the surface of plaque and tooth enamel before releasing their payload of pharmaceuticals leading to much more efficient treatment.

Jinkies! LEGO Unveils Scooby Doo Building Sets

LEGO and Warner Bros. have teamed up to bring Scooby-Doo out of our favorite childhood memories and into our children’s hands. The rollout will be paired with a new 22-minute video featuring Scooby and the rest of the beloved sleuths, produced with the help of Warner Bros. Animation. Jinkies!

Invention of the Week? ZBoard 2 is One Sweet Ride

A company based out of San Francisco, CA, just unveiled ZBoard 2 and they claim it is the most advanced electric skateboard on the market. ZBoard 2’s inventors say they are redefining the sport while giving everyone a “new skate of mind.” So, will this new invention be a new hit among urbanites and suburbanites that are looking to be “stoked?”