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UFO Soap Pumps: Take Me To Your Lever

UFO Soap Pumps: Take Me To Your Lever

If you've seen War of the Worlds, then it only makes sense that if an alien race were to visit our planet, they'd be pretty strict about personal hygiene before making contact with humans. Those tiny bacterial organisms all over our hands pose a real threat to extraterrestrials, so what better way to scrub up than with this alien abduction-themed soap dispenser?

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Andrew Liszewski

October 22nd

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This Tiny Implantable Chip Is Powered By Sound

This Tiny Implantable Chip Is Powered By Sound

We've all but figured out how to make robots and machines tiny enough to operate inside the human body. The tricky part is figuring out a way to power them that's safe for the host. In lieu of bulky batteries or inconvenient wires, researchers at Stanford University have developed an implantable wireless chip that can be powered by the same ultrasound waves used to safely image a fetus in the womb.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 22nd

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You Can Stick These Wireless Light Switches Anywhere

You Can Stick These Wireless Light Switches Anywhere

Even for a seasoned renovator, installing a new light switch in a room isn't the easiest of tasks. There's holes to be cut, wires to be run, and the worry that you're somehow going to short out your home. But with the new Avi-on Switch, adding a new light switch in a more convenient spot is as easy as sticking a Post-It note to the wall.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 22nd

Gadgets

Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung’s New Induction Stove Gets

Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung's New Induction Stove Gets

Induction stove tops might be more energy-efficient than electric or gas burners, but many chefs miss the obvious visual cues about what temperature they're cooking at—a red-hot burner is hard to misinterpret. So for its new Chef Collection Induction Slide-in Range, Samsung is introducing a clever new feature that uses LEDs to project fake flickering flames onto the side of a pot.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 22nd

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Magnets Are the Secret To the Ultimate Cookie Dunking Contraption

Magnets Are the Secret To the Ultimate Cookie Dunking Contraption

For every Kickstarted product that succeeds and makes it into the hands of consumers, there are hundreds that don't. The Dunkin' Buddy's Kickstarter campaign unfortunately didn't succeed in raising ten grand earlier this year, but its creators realize how important its existence is to mankind, and they're determined to get it into production anyways.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 21st

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Scientists Produce Rounded Crystals That Could Lead To 3D-Printed Pills

Scientists Produce Rounded Crystals That Could Lead To 3D-Printed Pills

Taking inspiration from the microscopic rounded structures that creatures like starfish naturally grow to improve their limited vision, researchers at the University of Michigan have succeeded in artificially creating smooth facet-less crystals in the lab that have the potential to revolutionize everything from solar panels to LEDs.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 21st

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Compressing Containers Squeeze the Air Out of Your Stored Food

Compressing Containers Squeeze the Air Out of Your Stored Food

Anyone who's squeezed every last molecule of air out of a Ziploc bag full of leftovers knows that food lasts longer that way. But instead of man-handling a plastic bag, or buying some kind of vacuum contraption to get the air out, consider upgrading your canisters to Prepara's new Evak line which features a manual piston to eradicate O2.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 20th

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Dyson’s Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs In its Water Reservoir

Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs In its Water Reservoir

The slow but steady approach of winter means that it's almost time for many of us to fire up our heaters—also heralding the return of of chapped lips and dry skin. Dyson's new humidifier is one solution to the problem, but it doesn't only prevent dry air. It also ensures your home isn't being filled with bacteria-ridden moisture thanks to a germ-killing UV light.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 20th

Gadgets

A Beverage Cooler With Retractable Legs Stands Tall Without a Table

A Beverage Cooler With Retractable Legs Stands Tall Without a Table

It could very well mean the end of wacky sports bloopers where football players crash into sideline tables stacked with Gatorade. But now that drink coolers come with retractable, folding legs, you'll never need to remember to bring a folding table to your next football game/family reunion/PTA meeting.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 17th

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Iron Man Prosthetic Hand Will Make Kids Feel Like Superheroes

Iron Man Prosthetic Hand Will Make Kids Feel Like Superheroes

Remember that prosthetic with Wolverine-like claws ? It's got nothing on this Iron Man 3D-printed glove, designed for kids in need of a prosthetic, packed with electronics and other Stark-approved features.

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Andrew Liszewski

October 17th

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