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SMILE Is A New Energy Solution

Henrik Pranov is on a mission to provide low-cost solar technology to the developing world. The inventor has developed SMILE, which is unique and beneficial in every sense. So, what is SMILE and how does it actually work?

Brain Implant Gives Scientists Wireless Mind Control

Controlling someone’s brain by implanting an electronic device is a common plot element in horror and sci-fi films and TV shows. Remember the super disturbing The Terminal Man? Or the episodes of Archer where the Russians have put a microchip in his head that leaves him wanting to kill his own mother? Well, now US researchers have developed a remote-controlled brain implant that allows them to choose the path a mouse walks through a maze with just a push of a button. Let’s hope they use their newfound powers for good and not evil.

Hitch Will Help Rescue Flash Flood Victims

Flash flooding seems to happening everywhere these days. However a young inventor is coming to the rescue. Michael Mucha has developed Hitch. So, how will his invention help save lives?

No Chemicals Needed: Preserve Food With Blue Light

Scientists in Singapore have demonstrated that blue light, coupled with mildly acidic conditions and cool temperatures, has a strong antibacterial effect. This opens the door to using blue light emitting diodes as a novel means of food preservation, without the need for any additional chemical inputs.

Hair Loss and Restoration: Gone Today and Back Tomorrow

For millions of people who have suffered hair loss, advances in cutting-edge technology are offering new hope for successful transplants, with the aid of a robot. Read on for more on this amazing scientific innovation.

Invention Of The Week? Wheel Washing Machine And TreadMill Lets You Work It, Wash It

Doing laundry while on the run just took on a whole new meaning. Meet The Wheel – an all-in-one washing machine and treadmill that utilizes kinetic power. Question is this: will you buy one?

GHOST Displays Will Revolutionize How We Interact With Smartphones And Tablets

If there has been one relative constant as display technology has advanced over the past decades, it’s that screens tend to be flat. In fact, much research has gone into finding ways to make them flatter, thinner. Now, European scientists are developing an exciting new technology that takes a completely different tack. GHOST, or ‘generic, highly-organic shape-changing interface’ displays allow viewers to manipulate their screens in 3D – to literally drag the two-dimensional images contained therein into our three-dimensional world.

Innovative Prosthetic Limb: Just Like The Real Thing With No Hurt Feelings

Prosthetics have always offered the amputee their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Although providing limb mobility, artificial limbs usually come with phantom pain; that is, until now with the advent of a new prosthetic limb created at the University of Linz in northern Austria. Read on for more about this amazing medical innovation.

Drink-Up: HidrateMe Is A Smarter Water Bottle

Water – we all need it. It’s good for us. But the problem is many of us don’t drink enough of it. A team of inventors have found a clever way to get everyone to drink more water on a daily basis. Thirsty yet?

Parametric Tape Measure Reinvents The Traditional Tape Measure

Cameron Bowen, a recent Royal College of Art graduate, has developed the Parametric Tape Measure, which blends the world of fashion with technology by enabling tailors to generate digital fabric patterns and simultaneously maintain the intimacy of the fitting process.Read on to learn more.

Robot Turtles: A Board Game To Teach Preschoolers Computer Programming

A growing trend in children’s games is the combination of technology and traditional toys. Toys like Avakai, apps like Osmo, or video games like Bloxels require children to play with actual wooden dolls, puzzle pieces, and blocks in order to get the most out of their smart toys and iPads. This is because inventors know it is best to learn with tangible concepts and toys. Computer programming is fair game too. Robot Turtles is a board game which teaches kids the fundamentals of programming and coding.

NYC Will Soon Have World’s First Underground Park

A forgotten slice of New York City will soon be transformed into the world’s first underground park. But the big question is how will a team of inventors actually pipe in sunlight way down below?

Detecting Cancer By Levitating Cells

Scientists use magnetic levitation as a means of sorting cells and are able to differentiate between white blood cells, red blood cells and various types of cancers. The method, which is relatively straightforward and scalable, could offer incredible value to researchers and clinicians.

GoodWorld & Tsū, Social Networks With Charitable Algorithms

A new era of ‘social giving’ has entered our zeitgeist. Fundraising is no longer an activity practiced solely by wealthy philanthropists. Folks who have a passion for giving don’t have to be members of the elite, the likes of the Bill Gates or the Jimmy Buffets of this world. Today’s social networking is providing folks of lesser means with a conduit to working for the greater good.

EquiptBaby Complete Diaper Bag Has It All, Including A Portable Bassinet

Parents often feel the pressure of having it all—successful career, perfect marriage, ample time to stay in shape, and quality time to themselves. Perfection is not realistic, nor is having it all, all of the time. While moms and dads work to find balance in their lives, it is realistic for them to want baby gear that makes parenting a little easier. When it comes to leaving the house with a baby, parents need a diaper bag that will provide success, not frustration. Parents can’t always say the same thing, but EquiptBaby Complete has it all

Invention Of The Week? Set Your Pace With Doppel

New wearable technology is a huge trend these days.And a company based out of London, UK, just took the craze to a whole new level. So, how does this “empathic technology” wind you up or wind you down?

Invention Of The Week? Set Your Pace With Doppel

New wearable technology is a huge trend these days.And a company based out of London, UK, just took the craze to a whole new level. So, how does this “empathic technology” wind you up or wind you down?

Move Over, Siri: Meet Amazon Echo And Alexa

Have you ever wanted Samantha from Her without all the nagging or Siri without having to press a button? Well, now you can with Amazon Echo's Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that does it all. Featuring a free companion app, Echo keeps working even when you're away from home.

Plane Flies From Japan To Hawaii Without Carrying Any Fuel

Swiss aviators Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are flying around the world in a plane using only solar power, and they have just completed the most challenging leg of the journey. The 4,480 mile trip over the Pacific Ocean required 117 hours and 52 minutes of flying time and broke records in both distance and duration of solar-powered flight.

3-D Printed Blood Vessels: A New Dimension in Transplant Procedures

Read on to learn more about the latest advances in 3-D printing and artifcial blood vessels, which are essential to maintaining the health of human organs.

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Tsū World

What does March Madness and the Tsu social network have in common? First introduced in 1984, the former has become one of the most popular annual sporting events in the United States. Created by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division 1 Basketball, it’s an elimination tournament played each March in the United States. The latter is a new social network platform developed by Sebastian Sobczak and launched in October, 2014.

Is GinzVelo The Future For Sustainable Transportation?

An inventor from Woodbridge, Virginia, says his invention is going to greatly change how we travel around cities and suburbs. Peter Ginzburg is the brainchild of GinzVelo, which is a human electric hybrid. Question is will it be a hit on the streets? And, will the average commuter actually be able to afford one?

Unique Flying Fire Fighter To The Rescue

An inventor in Japan has developed a very unique firefighting aerial vehicle that will help put out fires in places where fire trucks and helicopters can’t get to. How does this device actually work? And, will fire departments around the world adapt this new technology?

Secure Beginnings Are Breathable, So Safest Mattresses For Baby

Looking for a safer crib mattress for your baby? When my partner and I were expecting our first child, we quickly learned that back is best when it comes to a sleeping baby. This is because it reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  The people at Secure Beginnings wanted to make the safest sleeping environment for our children even safer, so they created what may be the safest crib mattress on the market.

Zotac Zbox MA760 Has Quad Cores, Quad DisplayPorts

Running AMD's fastest mobile APU, Zotac's latest addition to its lineup of mini PCs offers a whopping four DisplayPort connections for four-monitor setups, backed up by relatively fast Radeon graphics.