BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 06, 2015
The idea of matter neither being created nor destroyed is nothing new, but the Capsula Mundi Project is taking it to a whole new level: As in, if you live in Italy, you might soon have the option to bury yourself or your loved ones (post-mortem, of course) in biodegradable capsules instead of coffins. And that's not all—the pods give back to the environment by using the corpses inside as nutrients for trees planted directly above them. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 06, 2013
Whenever I come across an article about the world’s latest wonder-child, I think back to how my ten-year-old self was incapable of accomplishing little more than consuming every episode of Sailor Moon. But the youths of today are a whole different story. Motivation? Vegetables? Science?! This time, a 13-year-old has revolutionized the way humans and pets can interact with each other at long-distances.
Brooke Martin, who just started the ninth grade, is the genius behind the iCPooch: a device that enables the user to video chat with his or her pet. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 20, 2012
In rural India, over 80 percent of women use rags, often ripped from old clothing, to manage their monthly visit from good ol’ Aunt Flo. Though we’re all about environmentally friendly period solutions here at BUST, the statistics tell a different story: the often unsanitary rag cloths that women use during their periods can cause infections and even infertility, cancer, and death.
When inventor Muruganantham found out that his wife used rag cloths, he went where no man has gone before: he not only designed a sanitary pad, but tested it himself.
Seriously. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 12, 2012
Last week at Maker Faire Africa, four Nigerian teenage girls presented a generator powered by—wait for it—pee.
Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all 14, and Bello Eniola, 15, invented the machine, which separates hydrogen from urine with an electrolytic cell, purifies the hydrogen, and pressurizes the resulting gas through a generator to power a lightbulb. According to the girls, one liter of urine can produce up to 6 hours of electricity. Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner
on Jun 02, 2010
Mazantri Creations has figured out how to make the brassiere more practical for the modern woman.
Introducing The Cleavage Caddy--an insert that you put in your bra which allows you to (discreetly) carry all your personal items.
Not only is it made to fit women of “all shapes and sizes” and come in three colors (white, black and beige), but it has a lace accent to cover your cleavage and spruce up your attire.
And all for the low, low price of $29.95!
Ok, so I actually think this is a pretty brilliant invention. Read More