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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.

Bomber Barrel: Duffel Bag For The Modern Individual

There's nothing fancy or chic about a duffel bag. There shouldn't be. It is a tote meant for utility, but that doesn't mean it has to be overly simple, cheap or ugly. The Bomber Barrel is the modern duffel bag--sleek in design, just the right size and with features that put it a level above ordinary duffel bags.

Versatile Wearable Tech: A Sheet of Paper That Doubles As a Scarf

Is that a sheet of  paper you are wearing around your neck or is it...something else?  Read all about the Paper Scarf from Little Factory that transports wearable tech to new and unexpected levels.


Leak Free: Business Has A Simple Solution To Feminine Hygiene Worldwide

The unique needs of a woman are not always recommended by men, but that matters less when there are businesses working hard to make our lives easier. A startup with the desire to better the lives of women around the world is also choosing to give back, proving they're not just about tapping into the revenue in the market.

Noa Raviv: Defective Digital Images Inspire 3-D Printed Collection

Israeli fashion designer, Noa Raviv, has found inspiration for her fashion collection in classical Greek sculpture. Read on to learn more about this innovative artist and how she integrates ancient concepts with modern 3-D printed elements.

Zipadee-Zip Keeps Baby Sleeping Through The Swaddle Transition

If you have a baby who slept through the night at a very early age, napped well, and didn’t throw a fit the moment you left the room, congratulations, you gave birth to a unicorn. Most parents don’t get such a rare creature. For the rest of us, we need a little guidance and help to get our babies to sleep. One of the tried-and-true methods is swaddling. But even while asleep, babies figure out how to wiggle out of the best made swaddle and then wake themselves up with startle reflexes. Zipadee-Zip is the answer to this swaddle problem.

Orange Sky Laundry: Non Profit Mobile Laundry For The Homeless

It's the season of giving - or at least it should be. So rather than focusing strictly on for-profit businesses, it's a great time to look at some of the charitable ones out there that are focusing on making a difference year-round. One of the cooler non-profit organizations we've come across lately focuses on offering clean clothing to those who need it.

Have Gadgets, Will Travel: The Hands Free Travel Wrap

A gadget holder for a gadget lover is used to keep gadgets and documents secure, readily available, and well-hidden when you travel - a great gift for a frequent flyer!  It can also keep you warm on those long flights when the outside temperature at 30,000 feet may be 40 degrees below zero.... It's the Hands Free Travel Wrap. Read on to see how versatile this Wrap can be.

Johns Hopkins Designs More Protective Ebola Healthcare Worker Suit

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.


Innovative Digital Fabrication: 4D Printed Dress Made With Kinematics

Digital fabrication is exploding in the world of fashion design, making it possible to print almost everything under the sun (except maybe the sun). Read on to learn more about one company's plunge into 4-D printing.

The Dare-Droid Dress: Edgy, Cool and Technosensual

Technosensual is the name of a Viennese exhbit that showcases fashion blending with cutting edge technology. Read on to learn more about this fascinating trend that still lingers in the innovative ether of the air.

Innovative High Tech Bra Has A Secret: It Connects To Victoria’s Heart Rate Monitor

Up until now underwear has been poorly represented in the wearable tech revolution. Meet Victoria Secret's Incredible Sports Bra that connects to your heart rate. Not the firtst to do so, but a big step from frilly to high tech for the lingerie giant. Read on to learn more.

Top 5 Products To Seriously Reduce Knee Pain

Knee injuries make up about 55% of all sports related injuries. On top of that, continued stress to that joint, whether it be sports related or not, can also lead to tendonitis and even arthritis. If you're one of the many who suffer from knee pain, you may want to try one or a couple of these products to help alleviate that pain.

Run, Run Run: Innovative Training and Gaming System

This innovative running and gaming system is based on a new smart textile that has transformed runnng from an individual sport into a community endeavor. Read on for more details.

Conveniently Monitor Your Blood Glucose Levels With Gluco[M]

We have watches that double as calculators, heart rate monitors and activity trackers. Now, designer Eli Hariton has given us a watch that is also a blood glucose reader. The Gluco[M] Wristband takes instant and non-evasive glucose readings and all you have to do is wear it.

Solar Sunglasses You Can Never Forget Or Lose

To lose an expensive pair of sunglasses can be both costly and painful. Because they aren't attached to anything when not being worn, it is easy to leave them behind; that is until now. Read on to learn more about the  innovative Australian company that has solved this problem.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lumen’s Solar-Powered Dragonfly Necklace

The use of solar power in ornamental design is an emerging trend worthy of note. Introducing Lumen's Twinkling, LED Dragonfly Necklace. Read on for more on this glittering innovation.

Chair Back Coat Hanger Keeps Jackets Close, Clean & Crease-Free

The Chair Back Coat Hanger from Japan's Konna Online Shop is the ultimate way to park your parka on the back of your chair. Why expose your coat to potential theft, transferred perfumes and/or somebody else's pet hair in an unsupervised communal closet when your jacket can rest securely on the back of your chair?

SOLS Software: Comfortable 3-D Soles Make Happy Souls

Orthotics, those shoe inserts that prevent foot pain, may not have been considered sexy in the past, but things can change and they do. Introducing SOLS software, the application that changes the way the world walks, one foot at at a time. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Be Thankful For These Five Turkey Day Fitness And Sports Products

Thanksgiving--that time of year when we give thanks for the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie with which we stuff our faces. It's a time for family and friends and celebrating all of the awesomeness in our lives. It's also a time for football and for contemplating how to counter the effects of an excess intake of calories. These five products honor this great American holiday and the sports and fitness fans who celebrate it.