If you opt for the convenience of disposable diapers over their more environmentally-friendly cloth alternatives, you probably don’t stop to think about the science that allows them to keep your baby dry at night. But engineerguy Bill Hammack has, and in a new video, he explains why you’re actually wrapping your…
Disposable diapers are made to be super-absorbend and super-durable — all the better for handling the all the waste produced by a human baby. All the worse for the environment because the diapers last hundreds of years in landfills. But a new project cut waste by using the diapers to grow mushrooms.
Of the many problems on Earth, here are two: there are too many jellyfish in the seas, and there are too many diapers in our landfills. An Israeli nanotech start-up called Cine'al says it has found the answer to both in Hydromash, a super-absorbent material made from the bodies of jellyfish. But why stop at diapers?…
Boy, this kid is fearless. Actually, I'm not sure Kahlei Stone-Kelly from Australia is even old enough to be called a kid. He's just a baby. A two-year-old toddler in diapers who's already better at skateboarding that many full grown human adults. Just look at him go and display excellent balance, a little bit of…
Smart diapers won't check your email or tweet about their contents (thank god), but they can collect data for an area of baby-health that's severely lacking. As silly as it might sound, these prototype pampers use QR codes and an iPhone app to keep your baby peein' pain-free.
It was originally developed for use in hospitals where nurses have to deal with diaper and bedpan changes all day long, but this instantaneous deodorizer would probably be gladly embraced by parents with a new addition at home.
The just-released video for their song "Gold On The Ceiling" is either too high-concept to understand, or just The Black Keys being lazy with a shitty video camera and four pairs of adult footsie pajamas and four baby bottles.
Diapers and other absorbent hygiene products are a problem. In the UK alone, millions of tons are thrown away or incinerated each year. But Canadian company Knowaste has a solution that'll take this waste and convert it to building materials.
I'll echo Boing Boing's thoughts on this story: This is no joke. Apparently a series of preventative polymeric water absorbent dams (the diaper-like material) have been unable to stop radioactive water from leaking into the Pacific Ocean around Fukushima.
We knew that Fleshlights and World of Warcraft go together like strippers and twenty dollar bills. That's fine. What I can't understand is this: According to Amazon, customers who buy Adult Reusable Cotton/Poly Snap Diapers are into Call of Duty 4.
NASA says this is not a space diaper, but it is. They call it the Maximum Absorbency Garment. I call it the Space Pooper. But why do astronauts use them?
I know that these FlightSuit diapers are for bird lovers who want their precious pets to fly freely without creating a mess, but I have a broader initiative in mind.
Engineers all over the world have focused their vast brainpower to overcome one major obstacle—space pooping. The Japanese think they have a solution with their fancy new wearable toilet.
Remember this woman? The one that was going to coat your iPods and cellphones in gold? She's taken it to the next step and is now offering to coat both an iPod and a cellphone in gold—that's right, an iPhone. For an as-of-yet undecided price, you too can have the rims of your iPhone be gold (seen after the jump), just…
A good parent prefers that their kid doesn't hang out with pants full of urine and feces all day, but changing the diaper can be a difficult task if you are particularly lazy and not keen on smelling your child's ass every 15 minutes. This is where there wet diaper alarm steps in. This toy has an included CMOS chip…