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Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your design manufactured and ready to go to work!


Want To Un-Boil An Egg? Science Has Figured Out How

You can't un-speak words and you can't un-ring a bell, but apparently you can unboil an egg -- well, sort of. Chemists from the University of California at Irvine and the University of Western Australia have found a way to return egg white proteins back to their original form that only takes a few minutes. Okay, this isn't something they were doing for fun just to prove that it can be done, though that would totally rock. This new technique has the potential for a wide range of applications from food production to cancer research.

Platinum Metal Can Fight Aging: La Prairie Eye Essence

Platinum is one of the most precious metals, valued for its shine, resistance to corrosion and rarity. Platinum is now even more precious to those of us fighting the signs of aging. La Prairie has discovered a way to use the metal in their latest serum, Cellular Eye Essence Platinum Rare. But is this over-the-top expensive product worth it?

Wearable Biospheres: Creepy Spacesuits For Extra-Terrestrial Travel

Considering a trip to distant planets? Lacking a serious spacesuit? Check out this new way to insure you can bring along an unlimited supply of oxygen, energy, food and water; that is, if you don't mind wearing a creepy, bateria-filled 3-D printed vest!

Space Tea Lets You Taste The Universe, One Cup At A Time

Space Tea is formulated to exude the fragrance of the universe, which if you weren't aware reeks of raspberries and rum. The herbal infusion also seeks to evoke for Earthbound imbibers the unique sweet smell spacewalking astronauts have noted upon their return to the International Space Station.

Innovative Robo-Spider Dress Isn't Scary. It's Awesome.

We can all agree spiders are--for the most part--scary. But Dutch artist Anouk Wipprecht found inspiration in the creepy crawlies and utlized their structure in an amazing 3D-printed robotic dress. Wipprecht's creation is more than a dress, though, it's a total defense system. Yes, this ensemble is awesome, but this is one spider dress you don't want to mess with.

China's New Mars Rover: Red & (Almost) Ready To Roll

Red rover red rover can China come over? A vermilion red, six-wheeled vehicle that just might be China's new Mars Rover took center stage recently at the 16th China International Industry Fair in Shanghai. The as-yet unnamed robotic rover could play a huge role in the next, unmanned stage of China's ambitious Mars exploration program.

Invisible Wearable Skin Sensor: Saves You From Dry Skin And Heart Attacks

An almost invisible, wearable medical device that monitors your cardiovascular health, and lets you know when you need to moisturize your skin, has been invented. This ‘epidermal’ photonic sensor is also a potentially cheap alternative to the expensive infrared technology currently used in hospitals.

Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance. So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill. 

3D Printed Syringe Pump Cuts Cost Of Science

Syringe pumps are used to administer small amounts of fluid (with or without medication) to a patient, or they are used for chemical and biomedical research in laboratories. They normally cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, but now, scientists at MTU have made the design for a syringe pump open source, so it can be printed out on a 3D printer for just $50. Lower cost means that labs can run more experiments in parallel without worrying about the cost of equipment.