4. Water filtering straws.
LifeStraw by Vestgaard is an individual water-filtering straw that will filter enough water for one person for a year before needing to be replaced. They were created as a life-saving tool for the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who don’t have access to safe drinking water. They’re also sold to consumers for outdoor recreation.
5. Permanently dry park benches
If you’ve ever been out walking after it rained and wanted to sit and rest, you’ll understand why this rotating park bench is genius! South Korean designer Sung Woo Park created a bench where the wooden slats rotate on a belt, allowing you to move the dry part to the top after it rains. Brilliant!
6. Food freshness detectors.
The FOODsniffer is a wireless device that works with your smart phone to measure the freshness of raw meat, poultry, and fish. It measures gas levels in the raw food, instantly telling you whether it’s safe to cook and eat.