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If the crew on the International Space Station can have a zero-gravity football (aka soccer ball), they can certainly have a zero-gravity espresso machine - if no one minds drinking espresso through a straw. Two Italian companies, coffee roaster Lavazza and space food expert Argotec, have developed a special espresso maker for the ISS, they aptly named the ISSpresso.
No house or apartment seems to have enough electrical outlets for all the gadgets we have. Sure, we can plug in power strips to stretch the current, but there's one gadget that needs at least a semi-permanent home in your wall outlets - the night light. A new company called Snap Power invented a brilliant way to free your outlets for other use and still have your safety lights when it's dark in your rooms - with SnapRays Guide Lights, you just 'plug and play' them.
Have you ever had to remove some of your belongings from your luggage during check-in for a flight? It's not a pleasant task, particularly since you may have to say a permanent goodbye to some your possessions just to lighten your load. A new concept developed by French designer Selma Durand will help you weigh your baggage at home, easily and accurately, without having to place it on a scale; it's a Weighing Handle!