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This Bracelet Can Call for Help If You’re Hurt or in Danger

This Bracelet Can Call for Help If You’re Hurt or in Danger

Mobile phones give us a tremendous sense of security: we've got access to the internet and our entire contact list if we need it. But what about when something unplanned happens? Like being attacked in a

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World’s Largest Handmade Picnic Blanket Unfurled in Switzerland!

World’s Largest Handmade Picnic Blanket Unfurled in Switzerland!

Eating al fresco usually means a tiny table at an outdoor cafe, but a pair of twins in Switzerland are thinking much bigger. Twins Frank and Patrik Riklin organized the creation of a 160,000-foot-long

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New Kinetic Boots Could Help Marines Shed Battery Weight

New Kinetic Boots Could Help Marines Shed Battery Weight

Military personnel do a lot of marching. And hiking. And running. They move a lot, whether on base or on a mission. While moving, Marines also carry up to 15 pounds of batteries in order to charge all

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Fabric Pen is a Tiny 3D Printer that Mends Clothing On-the-Go

Fabric Pen is a Tiny 3D Printer that Mends Clothing On-the-Go

Lots of people carry around sewing kits and stain-removal pens for those on-the-go clothing emergencies, but how about a 3D printer that could actually mend rips or damage right on the spot? The Fabric

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Brooklyn Company Raises $10M to Grow Cow-Free Leather

Brooklyn Company Raises $10M to Grow Cow-Free Leather

Those who are vegan or simply wishing to live a cruelty-free life may soon be able to add leather products back into their fashion consumption. Not real leather made from the hides of animals, of course,

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This Simple Laundry Additive Could Turn Your Shirt (or Pants, or Dress…) into a Mobile Air Purifier

This Simple Laundry Additive Could Turn Your Shirt (or Pants, or Dress…) into a Mobile Air Purifier

Air purifiers are great and everything, but what would it be like if you could take that air cleaning power everywhere you go, built right into your clothing? Catalytic Clothing wants to create a liquid

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Nokia’s Wearable Tech Trousers Wirelessly Charges Your Phone on the Go

Nokia’s Wearable Tech Trousers Wirelessly Charges Your Phone on the Go

Tech-savvy, on the go lifestyles have become society’s norm, but it’s hard to stay mobile when your gadgets keep running out of juice. That’s why Nokia teamed up with British designer A.

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This ‘Catalytic’ Laundry Detergent Cleans Your Clothes and Your Air

This ‘Catalytic’ Laundry Detergent Cleans Your Clothes and Your Air

Air pollution is dangerous. It makes us sick, harms the environment, and looks pretty gross. We've known this for decades, yet we keep pumping dangerous pollutants into the atmosphere. You can purify the

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New Jersey’s Anti-Poaching Bill Aims to Protect Elephants and Rhinos

New Jersey’s Anti-Poaching Bill Aims to Protect Elephants and Rhinos

When we think of the illegal ivory trade, most people envision the large smuggling busts that happen in Africa or Asia. It may surprise you to learn that the port of Newark in New Jersey is a hub for the

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Americans Waste $4 Billion on Outdated Dryers

Americans Waste $4 Billion on Outdated Dryers

While some appliances have moved into the future, the humble dryer has been stuck in the past. As refrigerators, washing machines and other things have evolved and become much more energy efficient, the

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This Biometric Workout Shirt Means Fewer Gadgets at the Gym

This Biometric Workout Shirt Means Fewer Gadgets at the Gym

Today's fitness enthusiasts are obsessed with technology. Spend a few minutes observing those running at the park or doing circuits at the gym, and you'll likely see heart rate monitors activity trackers

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This Clothing Staple Lets You Make Simple Gestures to Send a Text

This Clothing Staple Lets You Make Simple Gestures to Send a Text

Talk-to-text and Swype are great and all, but what if you could get your message across by simply touching your sleeve? That’s the idea behind the Smart Hoodie, the genius idea from students at NYU’s

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This Ugly Sandal Is Helping NASA Study Effects of Zero Gravity

This Ugly Sandal Is Helping NASA Study Effects of Zero Gravity

Normally, we'd advise against wearing sandals that look like this, but there's a reason why some of the smartest people in America are excited about it. NASA is using these modified sandals, dubbed Force

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Researchers Find the World’s Oldest Pair of Pants

Researchers Find the World’s Oldest Pair of Pants

If you've ever wondered exactly when primitive people ditched loin clothes and tunics in favor of the pants we know and love today, the latest discovery in a Chinese excavation is right up your fashion

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Will 3D Printers Make Baggage Fees and Lost Luggage Obsolete?

Will 3D Printers Make Baggage Fees and Lost Luggage Obsolete?

Although the prospect of traveling is always exciting, packing everything is a drag. First there's the worry of forgetting something, then there's the task of cramming everything you need into the

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The Manicure of the Future Gives You Smart Fingernails

The Manicure of the Future Gives You Smart Fingernails

You've seen smart phones, smart glasses and even smart watches, but how about smart fingernails? Wearable technology is poised to become huge, so two students at the Art Center College of Design in

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Colorado Student Creates Temporary ‘Tattoo’ From the Bites of Blood-Sucking Bed Bugs

Colorado Student Creates Temporary ‘Tattoo’ From the Bites of Blood-Sucking Bed Bugs

Most of us would gladly pay money to avoid an encounter with bed bugs, but not Matt Camper, a Colorado State University student who embraced the bloodsucking pests in an experiment to create a temporary

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Inflatable Dress Keeps People Out of Your Comfort Zone

Inflatable Dress Keeps People Out of Your Comfort Zone

Even been standing in line or riding the bus, when you were suddenly shocked to find a stranger standing right in the middle of your personal space? You know the type. An accidental elbow bump or shoulder

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These Signal Blocking Clothes Keep Your Phone From Ruining the Moment

These Signal Blocking Clothes Keep Your Phone From Ruining the Moment

Admit it: you have a smartphone problem. No, a gadget problem. When you're at home on the couch, you're watching a big screen, tapping on a smaller screen, checking messages on an even smaller screen.

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The Morpher Bicycle Helmet Can Fold Up to Just 1.4-Inches Thick

The Morpher Bicycle Helmet Can Fold Up to Just 1.4-Inches Thick

If you have ever been guilty of leaving your bike helmet at home because you just didn’t want to lug it around all day, you officially have no more excuses. The Morpher bicycle helmet works and looks

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This Open Source Glove Turns Your Fist Bump into Music

This Open Source Glove Turns Your Fist Bump into Music

Good music almost always evokes a physical response. Maybe you tap your feet or nod your head. Maybe you dance or jump or fist bump. A new invention by musician Imogen Heap makes it possible. The Mi.Mu

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Shopper Finds a Cry for Help from “Chinese Prison Slave” Inside Her Saks Shopping Bag

Shopper Finds a Cry for Help from “Chinese Prison Slave” Inside Her Saks Shopping Bag

For one woman, an ordinary shopping day at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan became something much more sinister. After arriving home with her purchases, Stephanie Wilson opened her shopping bag to find a

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VIDEO: Ethical Fur – Is It Possible? And Meet New York’s Wild Wolves!

VIDEO: Ethical Fur – Is It Possible? And Meet New York’s Wild Wolves!

Living in New York City, I often feel like I'm lacking nature in my life. Lucky for me, however I recently got offered the opportunity to go on an "animal adventure roulette" by Subaru to check out some

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Band-Aid Circuit Boards: The Next Step in Wearable Technology?

Band-Aid Circuit Boards: The Next Step in Wearable Technology?

Many experts predict that our beloved mobile technology will someday cease to be things we carry around in pockets or purses. Instead, we'll all have wearable technology that integrates telephone and

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Put This on Your Bike Helmet and You’ll Never Ride Alone Again

Put This on Your Bike Helmet and You’ll Never Ride Alone Again

In cities all over the world, a growing number of people are leaving their cars in the garage and commuting by bike instead. The only problem is, neither infrastructure nor driver education has kept up

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The Fashion Industry Learned Nothing from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The Fashion Industry Learned Nothing from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Recent disasters like the Rana Plaza fire in Bangladesh have created awareness about unsafe working conditions in the overseas fashion industry. What most people don't know is that a pervasive lack of

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Would You Strut The Beach Wearing Nothing But Sand?

Would You Strut The Beach Wearing Nothing But Sand?

We're all for living 'au naturale' but sometimes clothing made from natural materials can get a little weird. Like the show-stopping sand bathing suit that recently appeared on the runway during Bondi

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JakToGo Jacket Helps Airline Passengers Dodge Baggage Fees

JakToGo Jacket Helps Airline Passengers Dodge Baggage Fees

Hefty baggage fees are one of the worst parts about air travel--one pound over the limit and you could be out $100. That's why engineer John Power invented JakToGo, a wearable solution to help airline

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7 Hilarious Clothing Spoofs That Made Us Laugh On April Fool’s Day

7 Hilarious Clothing Spoofs That Made Us Laugh On April Fool’s Day

April Fool's Day is one of the most hilarious days to work in fashion. In the fashion industry, it's common place to see outlandish designs and futuristic garments, so it can be difficult to tell the gags

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Google and Motorola Unveil “Moto 360″ Stylish Smartwatch Powered by Android Wear

Google and Motorola Unveil “Moto 360″ Stylish Smartwatch Powered by Android Wear

With the advent of smartphones, traditional watches have been largely relegated as antiquated accessories. To reinvent the antiquated wristwatch into high-tech arm candy, Google recently debuted "Android

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