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An Incubator Just Won The Dyson Award For Best Invention Of The Year

Do you know how much an incubator costs? Probably not, if you live in the developed world (and aren’t a doctor). They can cost as much as $US45,000, a price inconceivable for most hospitals or midwives in poor parts of the world. “The western world takes incubators for granted,” says James Dyson, who revealed his foundation’s 2014 Dyson Award winner tonight.


Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs

The slow but steady approach of winter means that it’s almost time for many of us to fire up our heaters — also heralding the return of of chapped lips and dry skin. Dyson’s new humidifier is one solution to the problem, but it doesn’t only prevent dry air. It also ensures your home isn’t being filled with bacteria-ridden moisture thanks to a germ-killing UV light.


Dyson's 20 Best Inventions Of The Year

It’s always fun to see the single invention that the James Dyson Foundation picks as its best design idea of the year — but it’s even more fun to see the final list of possibilities, which Dyson released tonight before the November 6 announcement of a winner.


The Fluffy Is Dyson's Answer To Dusty, Dirty Hardwood Floors

Looking like those soft rollers you use to quickly paint walls, Dyson’s latest lightweight vacuum is appropriately called the Fluffy and is designed to tackle dust and dirt on hardwood floors without leaving a trail of scratch and scrape marks behind it.


Dyson Just Crowned This Smart Cart As The Year's Best American Invention

Dyson is renowned as much for its inventions as the way it makes them — a process The New Yorker once described as “a second industrial revolution”. That’s why the James Dyson Foundation was created: To foster and promote young inventors. Today, the organisation announced the national winner of its annual Dyson Award, and Gizmodo chatted with the inventor to find out more.


Dyson's First Robo-Vac Has Tank-Treads And A 360-Degree Camera

There have been all kinds of gimmicks to help your robot vacuum clean every inch of your home without requiring you to steer it around. But Dyson, while late to the robo-vac party, might have unsurprisingly come up with the best one yet. Its Eye 360 includes an all-seeing 360 degree camera that knows where it’s been where it needs to go, and what obstacles it should avoid.


Dyson Teases Upcoming Secret Project (It's Probably A Robot Vacuum)

Dyson just released this video teasing its upcoming project, codenamed N223. They might as well have codenamed it “We’re going to destroy the Roomba”, because it’s very probably a robotic vacuum cleaner.


7 Smart New Inventions That We Should Have Had All Along

Every year, Dyson asks industrial designers, product designers and engineers to submit their smart solution to a problem — any problem. It’s an awesomely broad request, and it usually results in some pretty fascinating projects. Leading up to this year’s Dyson Award, we took a look at just a tiny fraction of the entries.


Ten Inventions From the James Dyson Award 2014 To Watch Out For

It’s not all about bagless vacuum cleaners, bladeless fans and blow-the-skin-off-your-fingers hand dryers at Dyson. Each year, the iconic brand holds the James Dyson Award, an international student design and innovation competition which aims to find the most promising young inventors and potentially bring their concepts to life.


Dyson Wants You To Know How Dirty Your Mattress Is

Your bed is filthy. Your floor is filthy, too, but it’s your mattress that’s the big problem. Did you know that you’re meant to vacuum your mattress regularly? I didn’t. Dyson is (probably) the only appliance manufacturer in Europe with its own microbiology lab, and it has a pop-up in Sydney’s Circular Quay to show you the nasties lurking in your house.