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Move Over Electrons, This Computer Runs On Drops Of Water

Imagine a chemistry laboratory the size of a postage stamp. Thousands of beakers, each no bigger than a poppy seed, conducting thousands of reactions under the careful control of an external operator. This may soon be a reality thanks to engineers at Stanford who have developed a novel method of computing by manipulating the flow of water droplets through a circuit. This opens the door to a brand new field in which computers not only process information, but simultaneously manipulate physical matter.

Allbe1 Is Your Personal Security Guardian

An all-in-one personal security device will soon hit the market. There are all sorts of gadgets out there and now there is Allbe1. What makes this invention stand out from the rest? And will it be well received among consumers?

Soft Body Armor: Lightweight Shield Offers Serious Slash Protection

Body armor may not be for everybody, but for those who work in high-risk environments and professions, it is a necessity. TurtleSkin's soft body armor is flexible and lightweight, providing the protection of a steel plate with the flexibility of a textile. Read on for more on this amazing wearable tech innovation.

Robots “Learn” To Overcome Injury

Though they have become increasingly advanced, there remains a major difference between most robots and their animal counterparts: the ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. Three-legged dogs can learn to run again, but broken robots require human repairs. Now, researchers have reported a major breakthrough, a robot that can suffer a broken limb and independently establish a new gait to work around the damaged area.

Invention Of The Week? Illumiloon Helps Disaster Victims

Natural disasters are a reality across the United States, more so than ever before. But a team of inventors at Yale University are coming to the rescue. They have developed Illumiloon. Question is will first responders utilize this new signaling device?

Teenager’s Brilliant Vision Creates Navigation Device For the Visually Impaired

At the tender age of just twelve, Canadian, Alex Deans, has proven himself to be as special and ingenious as his invention, the iAid, a navigation tool for the visually impaired. Read on to learn more about this gifted boy and his amazing inventive talent.

Special Yarns (Not Tall-Tales) Forge New Wearable Tech Frontier

It's a techy, not-so-top secret that two industry giants, Google and Levi Strauss, have created the first wearable tech that is gesture-interactive. Read on to learn more about these innovative 'Smart Jeans" and Project Jacquard.

MGH Researchers Close To Growing Human Limbs

Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have announced big news: they have discovered a way to grow a rat’s forearm. So, what does this mean for humans? And how long will it take for humans to have bio-engineered limbs?

Bitcoin & Tsū Microdonations Usher In New Wave Of Charity Giving

For most charities, before the web and smartphones, donations came in the form of checks, received by snail mail. Yes, faster than the pony express of the previous century, but yet a very slow process. Toward the latter part of the 1900s, with credit cards becoming an accepted form of payment, coupled with the Internet as a distribution channel, the speed and frequency of fundraising increased markedly.

How Do You Contain A Material So Hot It Vaporizes Everything It Touches?

That question is one of the major challenges facing proponents of fusion energy. Fusion power generation attempts to mimic the processes occurring in center of stars by heating atoms to incredibly high temperatures and pressures such that they slam together with enough force to fuse, thereby releasing energy. The problem is that the temperature required to achieve such a reaction is on the order of 150 million degrees Celsius, ten times hotter than the center of the sun and a heat level that no material on Earth can withstand.

Take ‘Flike’ On A New Flying Bike

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s a Flike.

A team of inventors are now developing Flike, which is a cutting-edge, all-electric personal flight device.

 So, will this new invention fly when it hits the market? 

You Can Now Pay Someone To Teach Your Child How To Ride A Bike

If you ask Google “How do I teach my kid to ride a bike?” you will get an overwhelming number of suggestions. You can get lost in a wormhole of information: book offers, videos, and parental testimonies. Or if you are like some parents, you might ask Google “Who can I pay to teach my kid to ride a bike?” Google has an answer for this too because there is a growing list of people you can pay to teach your child how to ride a bike.

Superhydrophobic Surfaces Make Cleaning A Task Of The Past

Have you ever seen a drop of water strike a lotus leaf? It immediately beads up and runs off, taking any dirt particles with it. This self-cleaning functionality is known as the Lotus Effect and is a coveted property for many man-made materials as well. Recently, scientists have reported a new manufacturing technique that allows glass surfaces to be easily endowed with this function. Solar panels are just one example of a technology that will greatly benefit from this discovery.

China Introduces World's First Facial Recognition Technology ATM

A Chinese-developed ATM equipped with facial recognition identity features is set to make life much more difficult for fraudsters, criminals and counterfeiters. The ATM is the world's first cash-dispensing machine to employ inbuilt facial recognition technology as its prime method of user identification.

Whole-Hearted Revolution in Cardiac Care: The New Leadless Pacemakers

The leadless cardiac pacemaker addresses many of the problems that have long been associated with  pacemakers since the first one was implanted back in 1958. Learn more about this amazing innovation in health and medicine.

Invention of the Week? Friday Smart Lock Is In Demand

Bye-bye keys and hello smartphone.The Friday Smart Lock is now out and it’s getting plenty of praise. Question is why is it so popular and how does it offer comfort, convenience and security for homeowners?

McDonald's Japan Rolls Out Prison Loaf Burgers For Kids

McDonald's Japan is responding to parents' concerns about the lack of nutritious vegetables in the fast-food restaurant's offerings by introducing a trio of veggie-infused, Prison Loaf-like chicken burgers “that children will eat happily.” Sure they will...

Much Buzz About Timberland, Pharrell Williams and Bee-Inspired Boots

Boot giant, Timberland and music mogul, Pharrell Williams, have collaborated on the creation of boots inspired by bees. These cool boots are comprised of eco-friendly textiles and recycled plastic bottles. Read on to learn more about this amazng innovative footwear.

TSUNAMI Security System Will Help Make Your Community A Safer Place

Is there such a thing as a TSUNAMI that could save your life? But wait is there such a thing of a TSUNAMI that will make your community a safer place to live? If you ask Steve Teachout, then the answer is yes.

Handheld Intelligent Robots Will Be The Foolproof Power Tools Of The Future

Handheld tools were essentially humankind’s first technology, and many – consider the hammer – have remained largely unchanged in the eons since. The development of power tools meant that the operator no longer required physical strength to complete a task, but many such tools still necessitated a certain degree of skill and training to avoid serious injury. Now researchers are working to develop autonomous robot tools that will greatly decrease the risk associated with these devices.

X-Pot Is The Best New Line Of Outdoor Cooking Gear For Family Camping Trips

Camping, backpacking, or day trips to the mountain are popular family destinations, and bringing your own food is not only necessary but economical. The pots and pans needed to prepare the food do not save you much space, though. The innovative new cooking gear from Sea to Summit will solve this problem with their award winning X-Pot.

InstaThief’s Instagram Heist, ‘Fair Use’ & The Cheshire Cat

Instagrammers are still reeling from the latest flurry of notoriety that 65-year old Richard Prince has been able to stir up in the intellectual property pot, both on-and-offline. As a self-proclaimed painter and photographer, critics have found a number of  derogatory monikers to label him:  ’InstaThief,’ 'AppropriationArtist,’ ‘FairUseAbuser' with hashtags such as #PrinceofAppropriation and #geniustroll.

GWA Auto Design & Tuning's Veinte Victorias Concept Studebaker Cooks With Gas

GWA Auto Design & Tuning's proposed Veinte Victorias concept salutes the highly modified 1954 Studebaker Starliner coupes that have won an astounding Twenty Victories since the historic La Carrera Panamericana vintage road race was revived in 1988.

20/20 Plus More: The Ocumetics Bionic Lens Lets You See Better, Forever

Glasses and contact lenses believe it or not will soon be a thing of the past. A Canadian doctor has invented a new bionic lens and it is a massive breakthrough. 

Yes, you have to ‘see’ it to believe it.

Geoengineering Might Be The Last Chance For Coral Reefs

We are all aware of many of the myriad effects of climate change – higher temperatures, rising sea levels, more extreme weather events, but coral bleaching has tended to escape notice despite being one of the most acute problems facing our oceans right now. New research resulting from a worldwide collaboration suggests that we have reached a tipping point and a geoengineering technique called Solar Radiation Management may be the only way to save coral reefs from mass bleaching.