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Scream in Slow-Mo for Slow-Melting Ice Cream
Scream in Slow-Mo for Slow-Melting Ice Cream

Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee's newly discovered protein BsIA will make the cold treat healthier and longer-lasting

To the delight of all ice cream lovers, a new development in the production of commercial ice cream will make everyone scream for more ice cream. Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee discovered a protein that can make slow-melting ice cream. Finally, ice cream you’ll get to finish before it melts in your hands.

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Swap Out Pesky Banner Ads with Your To-Do Lists
Swap Out Pesky Banner Ads with Your To-Do Lists

In place of the usual Internet advertisements, Post-Its harnessed the power of tracking cookies to set your custom notes onto your webpages

Post-Its have recently gone digital with the introduction of a new script that turns pesky cookies-fed advertisements into our favorite sticky notes. Manipulating the irritating retargeting technology to its advantage, 3M—the company behind Post-Its—turned weakness to strength by placing an interactive spin on banner ads.

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This Nonprofit Makes Halloween Costumes for Kids in Wheelchairs
This Nonprofit Makes Halloween Costumes for Kids in Wheelchairs

Magic Wheelchair designs and builds epic costumes that incorporate the child's wheelchair and theme of choice

Ryan Weimer has been making elaborate Halloween costumes for his own kids since 2008. Last year, he decided to start Magic Wheelchair so that other disabled children could enjoy similarly intricate costumes.

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‘Contagious’ Snail Mail Reminds Us of the Risk of Skipping Immunizations
‘Contagious’ Snail Mail Reminds Us of the Risk of Skipping Immunizations

ImmunizeBC mails out postcard reminders that mimic a measles outbreak on paper to express a message about prevention

ImmunizeBC wanted to remind parents that their child’s measles vaccination were due. But instead of just handing out your standard reminders, ImmunizeBC sent postcards with a powerful message: if you don’t vaccinate your child, it will put everyone at risk.

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Reinvent Normal with Built-in GPS Shoes, or Take a Yo-Yo Bungee for a Spin
Reinvent Normal with Built-in GPS Shoes, or Take a Yo-Yo Bungee for a Spin

Dominic Wilcox's latest book Variations on Normal features his wackiest ideas to date, keeping us wondering: 'what else is possible?'

The Reinvention of Normal underscores artist/inventor/designer/tinkerer Dominic Wilcox ‘on his quest for new ideas.’ From ‘stained-glass driverless sleeper cars of the future,’ to ‘hill walking easyfication,’ the name of the craft is transforming mundane and ordinary articles into zany, thought-provoking contraptions.

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No More Spilled Drinks With Anti-Fall Barware
No More Spilled Drinks With Anti-Fall Barware

Mighty Mug Barware will keep your glass standing with its brand of grip technology

Accidentally spilling wine on your new carpet isn’t a great way to cap off the night. Neither is toppling over a glass of beer on your laptop. But did you know that accidentally knocking over your mug may never be a problem again? Mighty Mug Barware will save the day with its revolutionary answer to spillage.

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What’s The Buzz? Why, Your Apple Watch-Controlled Sex Toy, Of Course
What’s The Buzz? Why, Your Apple Watch-Controlled Sex Toy, Of Course

Created by Lovense, Lush can be controlled by two phones from any distance, making for good remote fun for couples

There’s an old joke about using your cellphone for self-pleasure: Set it to vibrate, sit on it, wait for someone to call—and don’t answer. But in this age of Bluetooth, why should we rely on such low-tech, inelegant methods? Instead, there’s Lush Vibe, a sex toy that can be controlled discreetly from a smartphone, tablet, or Apple Watch.

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The Picnic of the Future Fits in a Space Backpack
The Picnic of the Future Fits in a Space Backpack

Designed for the Picnic 2.0, the Atelier TERATOMA breaks apart into a table, cup holders, tray and thermal cushions

Taking a look at pop culture or the ambitious nature of SpaceX and Mars One makes it pretty obvious we’re obsessed with the future. So it’s not a surprise that Atelier TERATOMA (aka Eugenio Fernández and Victor Nouman) has taken it upon themselves to design an astronaut-inspired backpack for urban dwellers.

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Yves Béhar Reimagines the Modern Thermostat
Yves Béhar Reimagines the Modern Thermostat

fuseproject and British Gas are bringing a connected home to millions in the UK via an everywhere-friendly design

The thermostat recently got a much needed redesign when Swiss designer Yves Béhar and his fuseproject team worked with British Gas to develop and construct the Hive 2.

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Toshiba Improves Upon Senior Care with Activity Trackers for the Elderly
Toshiba Improves Upon Senior Care with Activity Trackers for the Elderly

The Silmee W20 and W21 activity monitors can help keep the elderly safe without restricting their freedom

For those caring for elderly patients or those with dementia, it is important to monitor their movement, less they wander away and become lost, risking injury to themselves. Tracking technology provides the ability to keep track of the movements of these patients without physically restricting their freedoms. Japanese tech conglomerate Toshiba believes that this is where the future of senior care is heading, and as such, has rolled out two new trackers for the age group.

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Lululemon’s Revamped Pant Wall Takes Guesswork Out of Workout Clothes
Lululemon’s Revamped Pant Wall Takes Guesswork Out of Workout Clothes

The athletic apparel retailer is changing up its pants designs and categories approach to provide a "feel first" experience to customers

Lululemon is a brand best known for its yoga apparel, specifically its curve-hugging yoga pants. As the athletic clothing giant begins its fall line, it’s making some changes to the standard store layout as well. Instead of categorizing their pants by activity or style on their iconic pants wall, lululemon will group them by how customers want to feel.

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