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App creates healthier habits

New Year’s resolutions are often broken by February, but Healthy Habits users are equipped to sustain them beyond winter. Winner of the U.S....Read More

Modular caravan expands for more living quarters

Domestic vacations can be a frugal way to take a break, but the image many people have of spending a week in a cramped caravan can be unappealing....Read More

Experience homelessness, while donating to charity

Swedish charity magazine Faktum has created Faktum Hotels, which encourages those with a roof over their head to trade places with rough sleepers by...Read More

Tour guides feature locals’ phone numbers

For You The Traveller is a limited edition printed brochure written by one local per country, which also provides that person’s phone number....Read More

Nesting in a tree

The Cocoon Tree is a hammock-meets-treehouse that delivers the ultimate R&R experience via a built-in massive mattress for napping amid nature....Read More

Wood-fired hot tub doubles as a boat

HotTug is a wood-fired hot tub that doubles as a boat for cruising on the open water. A creation of Dutch Supergoed, the HotTug is “the first...Read More

Cinemagoers enjoy a film in a hot tub

The UK-based Hot Tub Cinema encourages city dwellers to grab their swimwear before heading to a viewing. The service presents films al fresco –...Read More

Bluetooth transmissions used for real-time congestion info

The City of Calgary is now trialling its Bluetooth traffic tracking program, harnessing data anonymously from drivers’ cell phones. The...Read More

Electric scooters provide a green taxi service

Dutch company Hopper has introduced an eco-friendly taxi service to the streets of Amsterdam that uses electric scooters rather than cars. Providing...Read More

Driverless electric shuttle targets busy urban areas

Navia is a driverless electric shuttle designed for use in pedestrian-heavy areas such as airport parking lots, shopping malls, business parks and...Read More

Retailers Marry Commerce and Cuisine

As retail sales increasingly migrate online, more merchants are using food and drink to lure customers into stores. Tommy Bahama’s...Read More

UK Store Includes Quiet Shopping Areas

Hoping to take the stress out of the high street, UK Selfridges outlets will now launch the company’s No Noise campaign, which will include...Read More

Mannequins Are Watching You

Store mannequins are meant to catch your eye. Soon, you may catch theirs. Italian mannequin maker Almax is rolling out the EyeSee, a mannequin...Read More

Modified washing machine enables pop-up discos

New Zealand-based Gap Filler is aiming to make creative use of empty space with its Dance-O-Mat, a modified washing machine that can turn any space...Read More

Listeners encouraged to dance through movement-dependent app

The new album from Scottish musician Calvin Harris, “18 Months”, is now available as a free iPhone app that will play only while the...Read More

Exercise to cancel out calories in drinks

Coca-Cola in the UK has developed the Work It Out Calculator, which gives customers suggestions that will cancel out the calories in each of its...Read More

Themed party packages delivered to your door

Postbox Party offers themed packages that aim to include everything hosts may need for a Christmas party, picnic, or other events. The enterprise...Read More

Living holiday trees, delivered and replanted for free

Green Rabbit is encouraging consumers in Austria to purchase a Living Christmas Tree that can be picked up and replanted after the season is over....Read More

Mobile app lets shoppers skip the checkout lines

QThru is a mobile-enabled technology that lets shoppers skip the checkout lanes by using their smartphones to shop, scan and pay. After installing...Read More

Car rental company offers a single model

Silvercar plans to rent out the silver 2013 Audi A4 and use mobile technologies to take the hassle out of the rental process. Gearing up for an...Read More

Turn old cars into new trees

Scrap Car Plant Tree hopes to encourage owners of old cars to donate the vehicle in order to raise money for creating new green areas in UK cities....Read More

Airport parking lot cars for rent

FlightCar aims to put vehicles left in airport parking lots to use by offering them up for short-term loans. Where similar car-sharing companies aim...Read More

Elder Care, A Click Away

Finding reliable, affordable home care for your parents can be an excruciatingly painful process. Enter CareLinx . . a website that works like a...Read More

Community housing scheme encourages home sharing

Operating in the town of St John’s, Newfoundland, Home Share aims to connect students looking for affordable accommodation with those over 50...Read More

LinkedIn-style network for military personnel

RallyPoint is a LinkedIn-style social network that wants to help connect servicemen and women with jobs opportunities and openings. Those who have a...Read More

An App that Reads your Mind

This fall, Expect Labs is releasing MindMeld, a free app that adds the company’s voice-powered search technology to the iPad’s (AAPL)...Read More

An App That Turns Any Surface Into A Keyboard

The app has been developed by Swiss designer Florian Kräutli for his one-year cognitive computing master’s degree at Goldsmiths, University of...Read More

iPhone App Improves Daily Life for the Blind

Created by Finnish MIPSoft, BlindSquare begins by using GPS and a compass to locate the user. From there, it gathers information about the...Read More

Bottles Inspired by the iPhone

The iPhone prompted many people to dream big when it made its debut. Julie Corbett’s spark came from the paper pulp tray it arrived in. Not...Read More

The Super Smart Light Bulb

The idea came from a barroom conversation in April 2012 with a friend who wondered, “Is there any way I can get, like, a wireless light...Read More

Frequent flyer miles donated to visit sick relatives

The Extra Mile hopes to collect frequent flyer miles from those that don’t use them so that friends and family of the terminally ill can visit...Read More

Fingerprint recognition allows automatic Facebook updates

The Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel will soon feature technology that recognizes guests’ fingerprints and automatically updates their Facebook...Read More

Handpicked suggestions for discerning travelers

Holiday recommendations from online review sites or travel agents may be enough for some, but many travelers demand more unique suggestions. Valet...Read More

Trackable suitcase automatically follows its owner

Holidays are supposed to be relaxing, but with all of the organization involved they can quickly become more hassle than they’re worth. Now,...Read More

Car targeted at women helps prevent wrinkles

Auto manufacturer Honda has launched the Fit She’s model, which has been created to appeal to the female driver. Honda has highlighted a number...Read More

Ad campaign links househunters with test-drive of a new car

The Househunter Test-Drive campaign by TBWARAAD Dubai matches property seekers looking at classified ad site Dubizzle with a Nissan vehicle tailored...Read More

Roadside system keeps deer safe from traffic

Wildlife collisions pose a serious threat to vehicles on the roads – not to mention the drivers and passengers inside them – but new...Read More

Twitter updates during Hurricane Sandy

Despite significant hype from the media, few East Coast inhabitants were fully prepared for the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. Social media...Read More

Tool gives users the news, and suggests how they can help

ShoutAbout helps make the news more than just a way for people to stay informed, it helps readers to get involved and make a difference. News sites...Read More

Charity TV station reports the news that mainstream media overlooks

MSF.TV acts as a way to give donors more information on the charity’s activities as well as providing a news stream of current events that...Read More

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  • New Reactor Turns Carbon Dioxide into Green Fuels October 15, 2019
    One of the chief aims of researchers looking to help mitigate the effects of climate change is a way to transform greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide into something more useful, such as fuel sources. An electrocatalysis reactor built at Rice University recycles carbon dioxide to produce pure liquid fuel solutions using electricity. […]
  • ADAPT Consortium Develops Shape Memory Alloys Suitable for Additive Manufacturing Processes October 15, 2019
    Additive manufacturing has been a boon to many types of industries, but certain industrial processes simply aren’t suited for it because either the process of the materials (or both) can’t be printed using existing technology. Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are one of those materials that haven’t found their way in AM to date. SMAs are […]
  • Nanolaser Can Perform Medical Procedures Without Damaging Tissue October 14, 2019
    Researchers have used novel materials to create a nanolaser that can function inside the human body without damaging healthy tissues. (Image source: Northwestern University) Researchers are eyeing next-generation, bio-compatible medical devices to perform complex procedures inside the human body without being majorly invasive. As part of this endeavor, researchers at Northwestern and Columbia Universities have […]