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Rage Room: Smash Random Objects, Not Your Husband, Following The Ashley Madison Controversy

It's pretty fun to smash things, and the world is catching onto the trend as businesses designed to help people relieve anger have been sprouting up like wildfire over the past few years. Smart entrepreneurs know that passive aggressiveness just isn't enough of a release for the frustrations of today's society, and they're giving people a fun and cathartic outlet. Today's technological advancements make services like this one more necessary than ever - especially following the Ashley Madison scandal.

World’s First Solar Powered Airport Unveiled In India

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes. Cochin International Airport (CIA) in India is now the first solar-powered airport in the world. So, will more airports around the world adopt this same kind of green technology?

Black Phosphorus: The New And Improved Graphene

The fatal flaw inherent in graphene electronics has already been heavily discussed – graphene-based transistors lack an OFF state making them ineffective switches despite a myriad of other properties that seem so full of potential. Now scientists report a new two dimensional material that avoids this pitfall while maintaining many of graphene’s remarkable abilities. Black phosphorous is the next big thing in the 2D revolution.

Chinese Cloud-Making Machine Makes Clouds AND Money

Two's company, three's a cloud? A Chinese businessman is generating some much larger numbers preceded by dollar signs by renting out an artificial cloud-making machine.

Underwear Innovation: Unmentionables Gain Honorable Mention

Slick Chicks is an intimate apparel brand offfering that which no other underwear manufacturer can; a way to take them off without removing outer clothing. Read on for more on this most interesting wearable tech innovation.

The First Optical Microprocessing Chip Is A Breakthrough In Quantum Computing

Scientists at the University of Bristol have debuted new optical chip that could be to quantum computers what traditional microprocessors are to current computer technology: invaluable. Already the chip has been able to tackle typically year-long experiments in just a matter of hours. What else will it achieve?

What's Next For Quirky's Future? CEO Resigns

The World’s Least Important CEO has resigned and his company has blown $185 million they raised since forming in 2009. Yes, a dark cloud now looms over Quirky. What kinds of changes will Quirky make in order to survive? And what does it all mean for the inventor community?

Invention Of The Week? Take A Nebia Shower And Save Serious Money

Nebia is a new shower-unit that uses 70 percent less water. Find out how this cutting-edge energy efficient invention will save you big bucks.

Nicotine-Consuming Bacteria Offers Key to Anti-Smoking Drug

Find out more about the results of a recent study that has indicated hope for a new anti-smoking drug may lie in a bacteria that consumes nictotine. Read on to learn more about this amazing scientific innovation.

Why Wait Invent-Off Is Qualcomm's New Reality TV - Invention Contest Web Series

What do you get when you bring in a diverse group of inventors and provide them with the means to bring their ideas to life?  Qualcomm's Why Wait Invent-Off is what, and it's all thanks to a partnership between invention company Qualcomm and the well known tech blog Gizmodo.

Scientists Find A New Way To Help You Lose Weight, But You Won’t Want To Try It

Does the notion of a new method to lose weight – one that doesn’t require increased exercise or a change in diet – sound appealing? Well scientists have recently reported just that. Common white fat can be converted in humans to energy-burning brown fat. The only catch? Your body needs to be under prolonged stress such as after a severe burn.

New Inventions Take Flight On Amazon Launchpad

Are you an inventor struggling to get your project noticed? Good news has arrived: Amazon Launchpad is up and running. So, how will this new cutting-edge platform help your startup grow?

Frito-Lay Japan Jumps On The Minions Bandwagon With New Banana Cheetos

The billion-dollar grossing film Minions has made the titular characters a worldwide phenomenon while endowing products they promote with a rare appeal... or should that be a peel? Case in point: Banana Cheetos from Frito-Lay Japan.

Haute Couture Joins Wearable Tech: Designer Purse Can Charges Smart Phones

Few names have been more enduring in the world of iconic fashion than Diane von Furstenburg. Read on to learn more about her fusion with wearable tech as demonstrated by her creation of a purse that can charge a smart phone.

Invention Of The Week? Coreculum Ball Will Keep You Fit

An inventor in Portland, Oregon, has developed a unique device that will help lots of us get the ‘ball’ rolling on our exercise routine. The Coreculum Ball is the first ever full-body exercise device and workout guide in one. Question is will this invention spell the end for gyms and trainers?

Printable Batteries Bring Power To Everything And Anything

A new technique is allowing scientists to print batteries into any shape and on almost any surface. This is a major breakthrough for the development of flexible or, particularly, wearable electronics. No more bulky battery packs. Read on to find out how your future roll-able smart phone is going to be powered.

Tesla's Creepy Snakebot Charges Cars, Freaks Out Car Owners

Electric vehicles are easy to charge but Elon Musk, the visionary CEO of Tesla Motors, wants to make the chore even simpler. Tesla's “snakebot” battery charger is certainly hands-free but who could sleep peacefully knowing a sentient metal tentacle is lurking in your garage?

Thumbs Up For Zion Harvey:Child Receives Bi-lateral Hand Transplant

Meet Zion Harvey, eight-year-old recipient of the world's first bi-lateral hand transplant. Learn more about this amazing boy whose courage and marurity far exceed his years.


Alcoho-Lock: Won’t Let You Drink And Bike

Alcoho-Lock is the world’s first breathalyzer bike lock. Your lock won’t open if you blow over the legal limit. Will this new invention help put the ‘brakes’ on drinking and biking?

Finally A Practical Way To Harvest Energy From Our Oceans

Deriving power from the movement of the tides has long been considered a target for alternative energy strategists; however, the technology derived so far has been largely impractical to implement in the vast majority of coastal areas. Now a new UK company, in conjunction with Oxford University has approached the challenge in a fresh way and may just have brought tidal energy into the mainstream.

No Solar Panels Required With SunPort

SunPort will soon be coming to an electrical plug near you. The device solar-powers anything you plug in.Question is this: how do you get solar power without owning any panels?

Hallucinogenic Sunglasses Render A Sober LSD-Style Kaleidoscope

If you are so inclined, dazzling visuals can be yours without the negative aspects associated  with hallucinogenic drugs. if you are wondering how, read on to learn more about Hungarian deisgner, Bence Agostin, and his unique pair of psychedelic mood sunglasses.

Must Tastes: 20 Wild & Weird Potato Chip Flavors

Looking to add flavor to your life? Spicy barbecue, zesty lime, and cheesy parmesan chips are so yesterday. Today's potato chip flavors are more complicated infusions like Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese and Chesapeake Crab.  Some modern chips may even replace lunch for those on the go, like Tuna Fish potato chips.  See if you can find one or two that might satisfy your cravings... or just your curiosity.

Beyond Silicon: A New Digital Switch

Though silicon is ubiquitous in our modern electronics, it possesses a number of drawbacks that leave scientists constantly searching for alternatives. The arrival of graphene a decade ago was thought to offer considerable promise in this area, but it too suffered from a fatal flaw. Now scientists report a means of combining graphene with nanotubes to yield a new generation of high speed electrical switches.

Mercedes-Benz' Pre-Safe Sound Preserves Drivers' Ears In A Crash

Have you heard, Mercedes-Benz is adding an unlikely safety feature to its upcoming 2016 E-Class automobiles: Pre-Safe Sound, an automated system designed to protect the inner ear from the shattering sound of an impact.