This fabric pen can magically mend torn clothing

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Fabric Pen

The average American throws out around 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles like shoes and sheets every year. The problem is that clothes are so cheap that it’s easier to replace something than repair it if a piece happens to tear. Many of us no longer even know how to sew. One survey in the U.K. found that 7 in 10 young adults couldn’t even sew on a button, let alone make a more complicated repair.



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The X-Pen: A carbon fiber writing tool

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The X-Pen has a sleek shape and clever design.

The X-Pen marries the incredible Pilot Hi-Tec C refill with a bomb-proof carbon fiber and machined stainless steel body to create pen that not only writes incredibly well, but looks great and will stand up to whatever you want to throw at it. The X-Pen will be one of the featured products at the 8th Annual DaVinci Inventor Showcase on Oct 13 at the Denver Merchandise Mart.

After the jump, inventor Kyle Kinghorn tells about his experiences creating this carbon fiber based pen and his successes on Kickstarter…

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New Sharpie Remains Erasable For 3 Days

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Go Go Gadget Sharpie!

Well folks, it’s finally happened: mechanical pencils and markers are breeding. What’s next, paperclip/staple orgies? NOT IN MY DESK DRAWER! Haha, like I have a desk!

Sharpie has combined the permanence of a pen with the erasability of a pencil with their new Liquid Pencil. The “ink” inside this pen is a liquid graphite that stays erasable for three days. After that, it turns to ink and stays permanent…

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Construct A Crossbow Out Of Office Supplies


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The At Home Crossbow

If you’re looking to relive a little of the tom-foolery of your youth this weekend, it’s tough to go wrong with adopting the occupation of every school-age boy: amateur weapon-smith.

We generally start off a post like this with a warning about how you’d better be careful and not put your eye out…

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Nanotechnology In Dietary Supplements

Nanotechnology In Dietary Supplements 

The ability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the safety of dietary supplements using nanomaterials is severely limited by lack of information, lack of resources and the agency’s lack of statutory authority in certain critical areas, according to a new expert report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).

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Handcuff Key/Writing Instrument


Its a criminals new best friend

The Combination Handcuff Key and Writing Instrument also referred to among the non-incarcerated as Patent#US 6880369, is comprised of a pen that has a writing end and a closed end and a cap that will fit on either one. A handcuff key is formed on the closed end of the cap, which extends longitudinally. When the writing end of the pen is inserted into the one end of the cap, the pen and cap together form a handle for the handcuff key that can be easily carried and accessed.

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Pen That Also Charges Your Phone

Pen That Also Charges Your Phone

 Keep your friends close, but your batteries even closer


Mobile chargers, small devices with batteries that you can plug a dying cellphone into, have been around for a while. But because they serve just one purpose, they haven’t caught on that well. People need to remember to carry them around with them so when the time is right, they have it on hand. Easier said than done.

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