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Carbon Aerogel Created By Chinese Scientists Is The World's Lightest Material

Carbon aerogel created by Chinese scientists from Zhejiang University has a measured density of 0.16 mg/cubic centimeter or one-sixth as dense as air! The ultra-light synthetic material is also able to absorb up to 900 times its own weight, offering environmentalists a potentially useful tool for cleaning up oil spills and hazardous waste leaks.

Panther 3D Printer Brings Your Visions To Life

Have you ever wanted to really bring an idea to life? The Panther 3D Printer gives you the tools to make this a reality.

Give A Solution That Is A Cut Above The Competition To Win €4.000 From The Pöttinger Engineering Contest!

European farm equipment producer Pöttinger is looking for help, and if you can revamp one of their existing harvesting tools to slice plants in a neat and orderly manner, you’ll walk away with a nice cash prize for thinking outside of the box!

Drink Mixing Robots Shown Off

The folks over at Coke and Bacard have been working with researchers at the MIT Senseable City Lab to create a robot that is capabale of making you great drinks. The robot, which is currently in testing, is able to make 1000's of different types of drinks with the help of an app.

Propose A C02-Reducing Product Or Invention, Win € 500,000 In The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge!

If you’ve got an invention that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, pitch your idea to the judges at The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge for a chance to receive € 500,000 to develop your business plans.

Can Robots Help Aussie Manufacturing?

A white paper put out by CSIRO is positing the idea that robots will be good for the workers in the manufacturing sector in Australia, but the real question is, can it actually happen that way? This piece looks at the state of the industry and ponders how robots might help, without replacing, workers in a flagging field.

Sometimes Innovation Means Less Not More for Farms

A new conference, the Tanzania Agro-Business Expo 2013, hopes to get farmers to not till thier soli. The educational conference is touting the idea of a much less invasive method of sowing seeds. The only question is will the farmers take to the idea? We will find out this summer. 

Need To Remember Something? Keep An Eye On Your Watch

Once upon a time people would tie strings to their fingers to help them remember something important. Then came the dawn of the Post-It Note and being able to stick those reminders all over the place  However, that didn't ensure that the note was going to be with you where you could find it. The problem has been solved with the Post-It Note Wrist Watch.

Retail Teller Machine: Concept Hopes To Make Cash A Thing Of The Past

We'd all like to pretend that money doesn't make the world go 'round, but this is a business blog, and the reality is that each and every one of these unique business concepts require capital for development and operations. With that said, would you believe me if I said that a new business is hoping to reinvent the wheel and release society's dependency on cash? In fact, it is a concept that involves from a booming business that is all about money. With a little luck, the Retail Teller Machine (RTM) just might replace ATMs in the future.

Solve A Big Problem, Win The Verizon Powerful Answers Award (And $1 Million Bucks!)

If you can solve a huge problem with the help of Verizon’s broadband networking, cloud storage, wireless capabilities or other technology in the fields of health care, education or sustainability, the communications giant will give you up to 1 million dollars to develop the idea.