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Digital Self-reflection: See Yourself through JINS MEME Smart Eyeglasses

Based in Tokyo, eyewear innovator JINS has recently jumped on the wearable tech bandwagon with MEME, their new smart eyeglasses that absorb, synthesize and externalize the user’s inner physiological and psychosomatic data. Instead of bringing the outside in like Google Glass, JINS MEME glasses are electronically subscribed to your subtle inner physical and emotional changes.

The Palm-sized Chemistry Lab that Costs Less than Your Morning Frappucino

Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash has created a $5 hand-cranked chemistry lab from music box parts that, instead of pricking metal tines to sound different tones, yields precise amounts of designated liquid chemicals. The small device is an inexpensive, easily manufactured, programmable and energy self-sufficient tool applicable to a wide variety of scientific and educational industries.

Fun motivational gadgets to increase your willpower, decrease procrastination, and conserve resources

Research group Experience Design at the Folkwang University of Arts has created several innovative and fun transformational gadgets called “Pleasurable Troublemakers” to help individuals cultivate good habits, whether they be about personal issues like impulsiveness or procrastination or globally conscious issues like about the economy or the environment.

Empowering Patients through Scientific DIY Diagnostic Apps and Tools

In the internet world of information and misinformation, it’s easy for worried self-diagnosers to incorrectly turn a benign zit into something as scary as cancer. Luckily several new affordable smartphone-compatible devices are now in development that do everything from a routine physical exam to analyzing glucose and protein levels – allowing patients a non-invasive and quick alternative that would save hundreds of dollars and many idle hours spent in a waiting room.

Heat from Underground Train Tunnels will soon Warm London Homes

While we usually consider it to be cold and damp underground, the train tunnels in Europe are a different story. Heat from the train’s engines, brakes and crowds warms the tunnels and continuously escapes through the exits. In November this year the Islington Council announced it will be channeling this lost heat to nearby homes through the Celsius project.

Animated Hyundai Pavilion Incarnates the Motion of Innovation

The Hyundai Motor Group Industrial Pavilion designed for the 2012 Expo in Yeosu, South Korea is every bit as intriguing inside as it is out. Symbology is weaved throughout every crevice of the pavilion as its design embodies both the motion of the nearby waves and the company’s approach to revolutionizing technology.