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Win $2,000 From The 500 Group Supercar Body Challenge 2013!

Attention Gearheads, Grease Monkeys and Armchair Designers! It’s once again time for GrabCAD and the 500 Group to team up to find the best car body design for their latest 1000+hp twin turbo roadster, and they’re ready to pay thousands for a car shape that’s going to shred Germany’s Nurburgring!

From Homeland To Home Deliveries, Drones Target Afghanistan & The Amazon

For those addicted to the HBO's hit series, Homeland, the writers have inserted drones into their plot lines almost as if they were dark villainous anti-heroes. Last season, lead character Sargeant Brody sought revenge for a drone attack gone sideways killing innocent Iraqi children. This season the unmanned aerial vehicle is now used as "eyes on the ground" allowing Brody to seek covert asylum in Afghanistan...

Brazilian Authorities To Rebuild Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station

By reading my articles on this site you have probably understood by now that Brazil is a very inventive and innovative country. Most likely only few people know that it has an "Antarctic Program", which sets foundations on the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station. After the occurrence of a fire back in 2012, there was the need to rebuild the station. The works should start in 2013 and continue during 2014.

5 Innovative Companies Changing The Course Of Education

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." From Coursera offering first-rate college courses free of charge, to OpenStudy bringing together study buddies across the world, to Irynsoft bringing school to the palm of your hand, here are some innovative companies seeking to change the world by equalizing educational access.

Using Subway Heat To Warm Up Homes

If you ever traveled in the London subway/metro/tube/underground, then you know it can get a little bit crowded sometimes. That many people, as well as the vehicles themselves, exhale heat which is then lost and dissipated into the air. Well, not anymore - at least in London. There is a technology being developed in order to use all that heat to warm up houses nearby.

Win A Galaxy Nexus Tablet & Much More In The Instructables Holiday Contest!

Instructables is hoping to award 18 creative inventors with a slew of awesome prizes for demonstrating how to build the greatest Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza gifts of all time. Show off your special holiday themed gifts, décor and snacks for a chance to win 2 second visit from Santa!

Robots Of The Future Might Be Powered By Pee

Robots of the future might be the ultimate expression of symbiosis. That is to say, they might be powered by human waste products. Researchers in London have developed an artificial heart that pumps human urine, converting it into electricity. Quite the interesting alternative to a toilet, isn't it?

Artificial Intelligence Programs To Help Schools Teach Kids Writing

The artificial intelligence of machines is now being used to build real intelligence in human students, especially when it comes to developing writing skills. Three innovative software programs designed to support classroom writing instruction have been selected for nationwide classroom trials this fall. These programs give students instant feedback on their essays, helping them learn to write more effective prose.

U-CAT Is A Bionic Turtle Designed To Explore Deep Sea Shipwrecks

The job of undersea archaeologists just got a whole lot easier. A team of Estonian engineers today unveiled a small, pill-shaped turtle robot dubbed U-CAT. Equipped with four flippers and an on-board camera, U-CAT is designed to make the job of exploring deep-sea shipwrecks both easier and considerably more affordable.

Violent Video Games Actually Make Kids...Smarter?

You know hwo people are always saying video games are bad for children; that they rot the mind and damage one's inhibitions? Turns out that's not true. New research surfaced this week revealing that violent games are actually good for children. Wait, what?

New York Will Transform A Landfill Into A Solar Plant

Fresh Kills used to be New York's largest landfill, until it was shutdown back in 2001. Seven years later a project would be started - to turn this massive landfill into a park, one of the biggest around. More recently it has been announced that the construction of a solar plant is part of this landfill's conversion.

Win Hundreds In The Airpatrol Controller Casing Design Challenge!

The AirPatrol Crew is actively looking for designers to create a controller casing for the latest model of the AirPatrol heater and air conditioning control device. They’re ready to reward up to five designers for their efforts, with a cool $750 going to the top case design…

Hello Kitty Champagne Makes New Year's Eve Cuter & Sweeter

Conceived by Dutch entrepreneur Paul Herman and created by champagne bottler M.Hostomme, Hello Kitty Cuvée Spéciale is an officially licensed, nose-ticklingly bubbly, demi-sec rosé Champagne consisting of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay wines.

Win A Set Of High End DIY Goods Via The “Build My Lab Contest”

Tekla Labs and Instructables have teamed up to present the Build My Lab Contest, where they are hoping for brilliant DIY’ers to create helpful lab equipment that real scientists can use, as well as creative “Lab Hacks” to make their jobs easier. You know you want that Dremel Kit!

See The Top Chair Designs From NYC’s Battery Park Contest!

The Battery Conservancy Americas “Draw Up A Chair” Design Competition is quickly coming to a close, and one of the five remaining chair designs will be used to furnish Manhattan’s Battery Park. But which one of the designers will win the $10,000 prize?

India Set To Be The First Asian Country To Reach Mars

When you think about Space Exploration, Asian countries (except for Russia) might not be the first to pop into your mind. However, that is surely closer to change: India has recently taken a go into this field, launching a spacecraft to Mars. This mission was launched in the 5th of November, but it still has not started its journey to the "red planet". Find out more about the mission inside this article.

Five Meaningful Video Games You Should Play This Christmas

There's a whole host of incredibly deep, meaningful video games on the market, if one knows where to look. This Christmas, why not take the time to play a few of them? Who knows? You might just gain a deeper appreciation of friends, family, and gaming as a whole.

This Year's Macys Thanksgiving Parade Was Kicked Off By A Robot

Some of you may have noticed that this year's  Macy's Thanksgiving Parade had a very special guest in attendence to get things started: a robot. Known as SONIC, the robot is the result of work by the Woodlands High School's local robotics club in Texas, winners of the FIRST robotics competition.

 

Invent Six-Ringed Wearable Art, Win $4,000!

The Origomu Master & Protégé Contest is challenging inventors and an underprivileged female friend of theirs to design and share an empowering accessory using those plastic six-pack rings that end up killing marine life when they hit the ocean for a chance to win thousands of dollars.

Win A 3D Printer & More From Maker Geeks’ Hardware Hacking Contest!

Maker Geeks and Instructables have teamed up for a contest to showcase the best ways the DIY community hacks hardware to make out-of-the-box retail goodies function exactly how we want them to. Who’s ready to share how to hack cameras, smart phones and PC’s for prizes?

Need This New Invention? All-In-One Credit Card App

The challenge these days can be to fit all of your credit, debit, and gift cards into your wallet without suffering strain to your back to lift it afterwards. It has been a sort of Holy Grail of computer apps and devices for some time. Coin is a new device and app to address this problem. It isn't a different kind of payment system, but a way to keep all your cards on one hand-held device.

The Ten Must-Have Video Games Of 2013

Hey, folks! As I'm sure you're all aware, Christmas is just around the corner, bringing with it the gift-purchasing frenzy typical of the holiday season. Chances are good that at least a few of you are shopping for gifts to give the gamer in your life - and coming up short. Care for a few recommendations?

Enjoy A Game? Share It With Your Friends Using Steam Reviews

Valve this week once again set out to empower members of the Steam community. This time, it's launched an initiative known as Steam Reviews. Using the service, which is currently in beta, community members can write reviews which can then be rated and commented on.

Win $1,000 Via Xbox One Wireless Controller Design Contest!

The Xbox One, Microsoft’s latest videogame console, launched on November 22nd, and with brilliant titles like Killer Instinct, Zoo Tycoon and Loco Cycle, the system has been a hit worldwide. The Xbox team is hoping to reward someone’s creativity with a $1,000 cash prize for reimagining the appearance of the Xbox One’s controller.

Need This New Innovation? DIY Death

Okay, it's not as gruesome as the title makes it sound. It  is about a growing movement that believesit is time for many of our funeral customs to change. Much of the pomp and circumstance date back to an earlier age. These days, at a time when we are at our most vulnerable we feel expected to go heavily into debt to provide funeral arrangements, obituaries, and cremations or interments. It can ruin a family financially.