Grillbot: A Grill-Cleaning Robot

Grillbot, a cute, single button operated bot that perches on your grill that automatically cleans barbecue grill grates. It works automatically on both gas and charcoal grills (hot or cold). It doesn’t matter if it’s called a BBQ, a grill or a Barbie, those char-grilled steaks leave a thick layer of grease and grime behind. And while cooking is fun, cleaning is not. The Grillbot is the invention of former real estate agent Ethan Woods. Woods had his eureka moment while scrubbing his grill with a...
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Intelligent, Energy-Saving Mug

The green mug is a refrigerated and insulated mug which is powered by absorbing the heat radiated by the water/ beverage. New Green Smart Glass is intended to make getting the perfect cup of coffee both easier and more eco-friendly. Chengzhu has created the Green Smart Glass which is a refrigerated and insulated mug which is powered by absorbing the heat radiated by the water/ beverage itself. Generally we do not drink hot coffee until it becomes cooler so there will be loss of heat. ...
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The Dash – completely wireless stereo earphones

A revolutionary innovation, The Dash consists of a pair of discrete and completely wireless stereo earphones where each earphone is its own, tiny, proprietary computer. Everything about the Dash is focused on delivering freedom of movement, incredible sound and comfort. Music is a part of everyone’s life. It brings joy, excitement and motivation. However it is not always a pleasure listening to music with headphones. Cables tangle and pull at the headphones and ultimately break. In addi...
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The UPP cartridge: New Portable Charger

UPP cartridge has a life of 9 years so it is always ready in an emergency. Imagine you have an emergency and your phone is not charged. If you want the ultimate in reliable back up power for use in an emergency or as an everyday extra power source you need an Upp. Upp is a Fuel Cell, not a battery so it does not need any charging from the mains, allowing you to be away from the power grid for longer than conventional battery packs. This is a hydrogen fuel cell charger that can provide u...
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Reinvent the Bike Wheel

The Copenhagen Wheel turns a standard bike into a power-assisted electric bike. Imagine if you could transform your bicycle into a smart electric hybrid, quickly and easily. The Copenhagen Wheel was developed at MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory in 2009, as part of a research project sponsored by the Mayor of Copenhagen. The Copenhagen Wheel is a rear wheel replacement and turns a standard bike into a power-assisted electric bike. It pairs with a smartphone app, which readies the wheel for u...
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Tough teardrop caravan offers cozy off-road comfort

A series of lightweight Teardrop caravans have been created by Britton Purser along with his two brothers which are tough enough to take off road. The Vintage Overland teardrops weigh about 700 lb (317.5 kg) and provides the makings for a quick and easy getaway offering shelter for even a family of four. There are three different teardrop models: the Tuco, Great Escape and T.E. Lawrence. Every caravan is made as if it were a sculpture with each one slightly different from the previous, ...
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GoTenna creates a cell network out of thin air anywhere on Earth

GoTenna is a solution for off-the-grid travelers who need low-cost connectivity for their smartphone which does not rely on satellites. The latest invention by a Brooklyn-based hardware startup, GoTenna has a modified, smartphone app-based approach for staying in touch at a lower cost when cell service is shaky. This requires no satellite connection. Most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones and when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to every...
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ParaCord Firestarter Bracelet is a basic survival tool for everyone.

The Survival Firestarter Paracord Bracelet is the perfect basic survival tool for everyone, mainly because it contains a firestarter. As the name suggests, it's a bracelet you can use to start fires. That's because the fastening is made of flint. Strike it against the circular part and it will make a spark which you can harness to make fire. It is made of emergency paracord, which is used in parachutes and even by astronauts while they repaired the Hubble Space Telescope. Owning any type of s...
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Haiku, a tiny little bike assistant.

Haiku is a small detachable device that you need to put on the handlebar of your bike . It uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone and present you all the information you need, starting with directions. You need to put directions on your phone first in order to get them on Haiku’s deported screen. The device tells you when you need to turn with simple arrows. If you are riding the bike and get a phone call or a message then Haiku has a few color LEDs on the side which blink when you receive a...
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Lumos helmet keeps cyclists safe with automatic brake lights.

Lumos is a next generation ultimate bicycle helmet with brake lights and turn signals, to help cyclists stay safe and visible on the road.For cyclists, the road can be a nasty place to be at night, so we're all for technologies that can help draw drivers' attention in order to reduce the number of accidents. The latest of such attempt is the Lumos helmet, which not only comes with turn signal indicators that can be controlled wirelessly, but also packs a brake light that comes on automaticall...
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The hot tub Hydro Hammock

The Hydro Hammock is a first of its kind hammock. It uses a water heater system that heats water from a garden hose or other water source to fill into the hammock and gives consumers the ability to create a hot tub on the fly wherever they are, whether it be at the beach or on a mountaintop. It also has two USB chargers for your devices so that you can charge your smartphone while you’re relaxing in your hammock. Made from high-tensile, marine quality, sealed material, it is capable of retaining...
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A new sunblock that does not penetrate the skin

Researchers at Yale have developed a sunscreen made with bioadhesive nanoparticles that is not only waterproof, but does not penetrate the skin barrier, eliminating the health concerns associated with commercial sunscreens. While sunblocks are good at preventing sunburn and decreasing the risk of skin cancer from sun exposure, nanoparticles designed to reflect or absorb cancer-causing ultraviolet light, can go below the skin’s surface and enter the bloodstream. As a result, they pose possible...
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The BoomBottle: A Water-Repellent, Bike-Friendly Speaker

The BoomBottle uses a  compact, bike-friendly Bluetooth speaker that repels water. The Scosche BoomBottle made of waterproof housing along with a thermoplastic polyurethane construction can take even the roughest of mountain treks. It is designed to fit in the bottle holder of your bicycle and with its rugged rubberized look claims to be tough as nails. The speaker connects to your phone or iPod via Bluetooth and the battery lasts for up to 10 hours. There are plenty of water-resista...
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A House that Walks

An eco friendly house can actually walk. The latest invention derived from a collaborative effort between MIT and the Danish design collective N55 is a house that walks about five kilometers an hour similar to the walking speed of a human. The eco-friendly  prototype house powered by solar cells, miniature windmills and 6 legs walked around the campus of the Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridgeshire, England. It comprises of a kitchen, a composting toilet, a system for collecting rain water,...
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Polaroid PoGo Mobile Printer for instant prints

Revolutionary small portable printer promises instant prints at any time and any place with ease. The Polaroid PoGo™ Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer is the easiest way to print photos from a camera phone. It transfers images wirelessly from a Bluetooth-enabled camera phone to the mobile printer which prints instantly. The small portable printer weighs only a few ounces and can fit in the pocket. It uses rechargeable batteries or an AC adapter. The printer is built around ZINK techn...
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Controllable Wingsuit to Fly Through the Air

Imagine if you could glide through the air with wings like a bat and control your movements more easily. Inventor Tony Uragallo of Zephyrhills has invented a new product called Bird Wingsuit which is created of a web of nylon material between outstretched arms and legs. He based his research on the kite birds to develop his technique. He observed that Kites steer by twisting their tail one way or another and this led him develop his new wingsuit. Compared to the earlier wingsuits, this ...
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Life-Saving Infant Incubator That Requires No Electricity

A new portable and reusable infant incubator that requires no electricity and minimal costs was invented by Jane Chen and Rajan Patel. These two innovators came up with an innovative infant warmer which is simple, energy-efficient, and cost-effective. Every year 20 million babies are born premature with low birth weight and they struggle to survive because they cannot regulate their body temperature and they don't have enough fat on their tiny bodies to keep warm. The solution is to kee...
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Tent of the future – Solar powered tent

Created by Eddie Bauer Katatatic, the Solar Powered Tent is an environment-friendly camping option for all hikers and adventurists out there, who don’t want to lose touch with the external world while away. The tent produces enough electricity to run your favorite electronic items.     Specially coated solar threads are woven into the tent’s conventional fabric to facilitate energy collection. The tent has a control centre right in the middle, with an LCD touch-screen that...
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