News Innovation and Inspiration Shout – August 2019

5th August 2019

From the depths of the Mariana Trench to infinity and beyond – check out the innovations that inspired us this month.

Have Your Cake And Eat The Packaging Too

Ever wonder where all of those sauce sachets that arrive with your UberEats end up? In the UK, Just Eat delivery service has begun to offer edible sauce sachets made by Skipping Rocks Lab…more

Self-Stabilising ‘Smart’ Utensils Counteract Hand Tremors

Imagine lifting a spoon to your mouth, but your shaking hand causes the food to spill before you can taste it. These activities of daily life pose a particular challenge for people with limited mobility due to spinal cord injuries, strokes or tremor-causing diseases such as Huntington’s or Parkinson’s…more

Michelin Uptis Airless Tyre

Short for Unique Puncture-Proof Tyre System, the Michelin Uptis is an integrated airless wheel structure designed for passenger vehicles. The system is being developed in collaboration with GM and promises to eliminate the dangers of flat tyres and blowouts while also eliminating the need for pressure checks and damage inspections…more

Oil-Eating Bacteria Discovered At The Bottom Of The Mariana Trench

Plunging down to a depth of about 11,000m, the Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the ocean, so it’s no surprise that we don’t really know what’s down there. New species and strange sounds have turned up recently, and now researchers have discovered a new group of oil-eating bacteria…more

A Finnish Startup Is Making Food Out Of Carbon Dioxide

Solar Foods has developed a process that uses renewable energy and the carbon dioxide polluting our atmosphere to create an alternative protein it calls Solein…more

Colgate Has Just Finished Designing a First-Of-Its-Kind Recyclable Toothpaste Tube

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) last week announced its recognition of the new tube, which makes the design the first oral care or personal care tube to earn APR recognition for recyclability – an essential step in bringing it to the public…more

Smart Benches Charge Phones And Provide Security

Croatian startup Include has turned simple street benches and bike stands into Internet of Things (IoT) hot points. The solar-powered smart benches are more than “a bench with a mobile phone charger” notes founder Ivan Mrvoš…more

Reebok x Bait Toy Story 4 Instapump Fury Sneakers  

Woody and Buzz have been inseparable since their 1995 debut in Toy Story. To celebrate their fourth adventure, Reebok and Bait have teamed up for a few special pairs of Instapump Fury Sneakers…more