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August, 2008

Audi Introduces A Fully Customizable Dash Board

In terms of in vehicle goodies, more is almost always better. And when you can choose to have more at one point, and less a little later, you really have no room to complain. This is why when companies like Futuremark team up with Audi, the results are both amazing and completely satisfying.

A Travel Trailer for the Next Generation

It's not very often that something comes alone from the travel trailer realm that catches so many peoples' attention. So when the Mehrzeller caravan concept was unveiled, people couldn't help but notice.

Russian Allergy-Free Anti-Flu Vaccine Coming Soon

Russian medics expect that within the next two or three years, a new allergy-free anti-flu vaccine will be available. Read on for the details, whether you are prone to rashes or no.

A Keyless Entry System James Bond Would Be Proud Of

Even though we can't have most of the amazing gadgetry that can often be found in a James Bond film, times are catching up and Aston Martin has just the thing to prove it.

SEAT Shows Off the New Ibiza Ecomotive

SEAT Automotive got quite a few nods when they first took the cover off of their sporty model of the Cupra. Now, they have unveiled their latest and most economical version of the new Ibiza.

First Ever Set of All Carbon Fiber Wheels

In the world of racing, weight is the enemy of acceleration. For that reason, anything that can be done to reduce the total weight of the vehicle by a reasonable amount usually is. Wheels are often the starting point when it comes to weight reduction and since every pound counts why not make them as light as possible? If you are in the market for extremely lightweight wheels, Weds Sports may have just the thing to satisfy you craving.

Cute Rabbit Trash Bag - It's White to go Green!

One of the hallmarks of modern Japanese design is the "Why didn't I think of that?" factor, epitomized in these ultra-cute "Rabbit-kun" plastic bags. With just 3 tiny appliqués, an ordinary trash bag becomes a toney tote - now's the white time to go green!

Another Roadster from the United Kingdom

Not everyone these days is worried about finding ways to save the environment or reduce fuel costs. Some are still all about performance, speed and overall excitement when they get behind the wheel. For those people, yet another open top roadster, the Jetstream SC250, has been put into production.

Russian Topol Missiles Successful: World Tensions Increase

Russia has successfully tested a long-range Topol missile designed to avoid detection by anti-missile defense systems. What does this mean for Georgia and the rest of the world? Read on and…remain tense.

El ZULO! An Ergonomic Chair Pod For The Power Nap

Just looking at the design for El ZULO, Spanish for "the hideout," makes me sleepy. Instead of putting my head down right here at my desk and catching a few zzz's before my stiff neck and back cry "Oooh, that hurts!," I imagine myself mustering just enough energy to get up, move a few feet away from my desk, and assume a similar, but ergonomic, position in this peaceful, padded, perfectly positioned chair pod for my power nap.

Study Questions Whether or Not We Really Need Sleep

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison are wondering whether sleep is an essential part of life or something that has evolved over time to avoid stress and kill time.

Put Out The Fire With Fire Hydrant Art

Bored on a Sunday afternoon and want to spice up your neighborhood? Why not paint a fire hydrant? Artists in Cleveland, Ohio painted fire hydrants as part of a project called ‘Sparx in the City’.

Romping Around a Room with Creative Wall Space

Are you tired of decorating your house in Early Fisher-Price? Bring some class and style into your children’s rooms instead with Romp Brooklyn, a manufacturer of the unique wallpaper silhouettes.

Wood Burning Truck Travels Coast to Coast

Almost everyone is looking for ways to provide cleaner means of transportation without breaking the bank in the process. Renewable Energy Systems (RES) LLC has teamed up with Auburn University in an endeavor to show that such system are out there and often times are well with reach of many people.

Lighting Is Hotter Than Ever In Interior Design!

Light is in for the upcoming 100% Design Show in London. Light as in lighting, but not necessarily as in lamps. Light for surprise, light for illusion, light for dimension, light for fun, effect, maybe even for utility, as to enable better sight. Whatever light is for, it's in and it's exciting!

Will Russian Scientists Clone Baby Siberian Mammoth?

The international scientific community is very enthusiastic about the possibility of cloning a baby mammoth recently discovered in Yamai, Siberia. Read all about the Mammoth Creation Project and what it means to the world at large.

GM Gives A Preview of the New Chevy Cruze

General Motors has been dropping details and images of the upcoming Cruze for a few months now and has finally provided us with some high-res close-ups of the new fou- door.  Overall I have to say I am impressed.

Kids Travel Made Easy

You’re traveling through the airport on your latest family vacation, and as usual, your child is trudging along behind you – exhausted and tired. What’s a parent to do?

Man Makes Paris In 15 Years Using Junk

There isn't much too say about this next green innovator, Designer Gerard Brion, except that he is passionate about his artwork. He is very passionate. In fact, with regular household items, some glue and paint Gerard Brion has spent 15 years of his life creating a detailed replica of Paris.

What's $1000 For YOUR Dog's Food Bowl?

Okay, you don't have to spend $1000 for the Hugx Diamond Kiss Ergonomic Dog Bowl, you can still buy the non-diamond award winning Hugx Ergonomic Dog Bowl for your dog for $100 or, if she's small, even a little less. The price? Well $100 is high and $1000 is even higher, but the Hugx (pronounced "hug kiss") just won the 2008 Pet Fashion Week Lifestyle Innovation Award for a reason!

Table Tennis Gets Sexy!

Table Tennis learned a thing or two from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, a feast for the eyes in a number of ways with beach volleyball, swimming and track events showcasing beautiful bodies in magnificent motion. Not wanting to be left out, table tennis (or ping pong) is getting sexier as its star players seek more, er, exposure.

Creating Illusion With Lighting: Kate Wall Lamps

The "Kate" wall lamps are brilliant combinations of utility, fiction, and fascination... like functional trompe l'oeil murals or wall stickers.

Doodle Away the Day With Biro Art

NobbyNobody is an artist that creates awesome drawings using just a ball point pen.

Floating Car Parks Planned For Moscow

The Russian capital is besieged with cars and not enough places to park them. Moscow’s river will soon become the site of floating car parks and people and vehicles that may or may not be able to swim. Read on, but bring your life preserver.

A 4-Door Keonigsegg for 2010

Koenigsegg has been making high end supercars for long enough to know what their customers want. Usually, that means some of the most beautifully designed high-horsepower vehicles. However, Keonigsegg also wanted to make a more "practical" supercar, you know...for the whole family.

9 Racks That Rock By David Byrne

New Yorkers have something to look forward to when they return from summer vacation next week. New bike racks! And nine of them are the designs of Talking Heads founder, pop rocker, lyricist, visual artist, furniture designer - well, modern Renaissance man -- David Byrne!

Start Your Morning Right With the Aroma of Coffee Art

We all enjoy a nice, steaming cup of coffee in the morning, right? Artist Ryan Lewis creates art from raw coffee.

Russia’s Innovative Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Phone and Laptop Charger

Get a charge out of one of the most interesting innovations in power engineering. It comes straight from Russia and involves the use of hydrogen as a power supply for a cell-phone and laptop charger. Read on for details.

Moon Mined for Earth’s Alternative Fuel?

In 2008, solar power seems to be the hot topic for alternative fuel use. Solar powered products are already coming down in price so that the average consumer can take it home and use it, but now scientist are turning to the moon as well as the sun for power. Could the moon fuel our future?

Cervarix Vaccine Comes to Russia: Human Papillomavirus Beware!

Now the famous vaccine known to fight certain types of HPV that cause cervical cancer, is registered in Russia. Read all about Cervarix and its effectiveness against the human papillomavirus.

The Top Ten Strange and Unusual Japanese Chewing Gums



Chews your poison...

Some of the Ten Strange and Unusual Japanese Chewing Gums listed here are actually quite good! As for the others... let's just say that Japanese chewing gum companies produce some VERY strange and unusual types of chewing gum. How strange? Let's find out by getting down to the good, the bad and the sticky! read more »

Even More Power for the 2012 Veyron

When it comes to extreme driving, it is hard to top the driver's seat of the Bugatti Veyron. But just in case you are one of the rare few who do want even more power, Bugatti may be developing an even more powerful version of the Veyron to keep you occupied.

Russians Create New Rehabilitation Device: Hope For Faster Recovery From Stroke

Russian scientists have created a new device that will allow patients who have lost the ability to walk due to stroke or head injury to recover at a faster rate. Read on for the hopeful details.

Georgian Websites Attacked by Russian Hackers

Despite an ordered halt to hostilities by the President of Russia, attacks on Georgian websites by Russian hackers remain unabated. Will it ever end? Read on for the sad prognosis.

Hair and Feathers: Do They Share The Same Roots?

Are hair and feathers related? How did they first appear and why are Russian scientists so curious about answering this question? Read on whether or not you like caps and no matter who your hairdresser may be.

Scent of Skin Cancer Discovered

According to researchers at the Monell Center in Philadelphia, PA, basal cell carcinoma can be identified through odors from the skin.

Bubble Gum Meets Bubble Bath

Bathing just got a whole lot sweeter, thanks to chewing gum scented bath and body salts! Enjoy the aroma of Japan's favorite chewing gums in six classic flavors including coffee, pickled plum and blueberry.

Gold Stained Glass Windows Purify the Air

Scientists have discoverd that, in medieval churches, stained glass windows painted with gold purify the air when heated by the sun. The researchers hope that this discovery could also be used for modern technologies, since the chemical reaction involved is very energy-efficient.

Is DogPause® The Answer To Some Dog Eating Disorders?

"Wolfing down food" is instinctive to wolves because if they don't eat their prey fast, another animal will. Unfortunately for many domestic dogs, they've inherited that instinct from wolves and wild dogs, but because of the domestic dog's more delicate digestive system, wolfing it down (or "wooffing it down") might end up as dog bulimia.

Retro Wooden Mobile Phone: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Where has all the wood gone in this cold modern age of steel? When you see a tree, do you secretly yearn for closer contact? Read on then, if you dare.

Chews Your Underwear with Xylish Chewing Gum

In what can only be described as a "brief" promotion, the makers of Japan's popular Xylish chewing gum are giving away 10,000 pairs of wild & wacky underwear.

New Study Shows Diabetes May Be Transmitted From Parents to Children

A new study shows that inheritance may be the cause for the rise in diabetes in the U.S.

No Need To Chop Down the Cherry Tree...Turn It Into Tree Art

Have an unsightly old tree in your backyard? Make a carving out of it! Artist Bruce Hebert creates cool carvings out of trees.

Robots Controlled By Brain Power: Science Fiction or Russian Reality?

More and more, technological innovation has seeped into our past illusions of reality, making the science fiction of yesteryear naïve and passé. Learn more about today’s cybernauts and what they are up to (in your brain) these days.

Next Mazda Rotary to be Hydrogen Powered

Mazda has played a huge role in making the Rotary engine as popular as it is today. Beginning with the RX-7 and evolving into the RX-8, it has made quite an impression on most of the people who experience its potential. Now, Mazda is moving the rotary into the alternative fuels category, which should only increase the already growing fan base.

Update: The N+EW Now Comes With Lights and More

Chilean graphic designer, Rodrigo Alonso Schramm has done it again and again.

The Science Behind a Good Hair Day

Scientists are looking at human hair on the microscopic level to try to determine the differences between frizzy and silky hair. They hope their research could lead to better shampoos and conditioners, and give people more "good hair days."

Suunto X10 Tracks More Than Just The Time

Every new outdoor watch seems to amaze buyers. Sure some of the specifications may already be popular, but there’s always some unique feature that makes the product stand out. In this case with Suunto’s new upgrade, GPS is the new craze.


Hiroshima's Hippo Car, Dispensing Sweets and Dispersing Sadness

Growing up amid the radioactive ashes of war, children in 1940s Hiroshima had little to smile about... until the Kabaya "Hippo Car" cruised through their shattered neighborhoods. Sixty-plus years on, an updated custom sound truck still roams city streets, dispensing sweet caramels to a new generation.

Russia’s Drunk-Driving Law Amended To Allow One For The Road

Frank Sinatra once sang about “one for his baby and one more for the road.” He would have found solace in Russia, where now one drink before taking the wheel is permitted. Read on, but watch out for that wavy line.

iPhones in Russia and China: A Trader’s Paradise

In days gone by, American blue jeans were all the coveted rage in Russia, but now Apple’s iPhone has taken over. Read on for details about the iPhone stampede, but… call first.

Children Stay Little Forever With Miniature Baby Art

Everyone loves babies. What better way to celebrate them than to have miniature sculptures that fit in the palm of your hand? Artist Camille Allen creates very adorable baby sculptures that are sure to make you coo.

No Volkswagen R32 for 2009

The R32 version of the Volkswagen Golf has gained many loyal fans over the years. A peppy V-6 putting power to all 4 wheels and a sporty suspension offer an amazing driving experience to anyone who steps inside. However, for 2009, VW was forced to end the R32 legacy. Don't panic though, they are already working on a replacement and it looks like it just may fit the bill.

Now Ear This! The Elephant Earpick Cell Phone Charm

Clean ears are just a call away with the Elephant Earpick cell phone charm. Whether traveling, commuting or out on the town, this handy dandy earpick goes along so you never forget to clean your ears.

Christian Dior Gets On The Luxury Mobile Phone Bandwagon

What is one of the world’s most famous fashion houses up to these days? It isn’t a new sequined formal wonder, but rather a new line of Luxury Mobile Phones destined for distribution in China and Russia. Read on, although it may cost you!

Halloween 2008: 14 Best Pet Costumes (including Cutest, Sassiest, Silliest, and What In The Heck Is That? )

2008 is a wonderful year to be judging Halloween pet costumes. My gosh, the dog, cat, ferret and bird costumes are even cuter than they were last Halloween. This year, Lady Bee was barely able to pare the awards down to 14. Some of the award categories are Lady Bee's Best Couple In A Famous Movie, Scariest Cat, Most Devilish Dog, Best Human Impersonator and, of course, the What In The Heck Is That? category.


2010 El Camino is a No Go

After looking over all of the entries for the "Tame the Name" contest, Pontiac has finally decided on a name for their new Sports Truck. "Tame the Name" brought in over 18,000 entries from all over the globe but in the end they decided to keep it as simple as possible.

Because Your Car Is Your Favorite Child, There's Carloft®

"My car is my favorite child," goes the German saying, so you will understand why the German visionary architectural firm, Langhof, incorporated the first Carloft® in its design of Berlin's new Paul- Lincke-Hofe apartment building. Yes, CarLoft makes Mercedes transport so much easier, right into your living room, in fact.

Russia’s Daring Voyage to the Bottom of the World's Deepest Lake

This summer marks an age of further discovery for two Russian submersibles seeking to measure the maximum depth of the world’s deepest lake. Read all about Siberia’s unique Lake Baikal aka Russia’s national treasure.

The Top 10 Popular Balls In Sports: Part One

Its hard to make a list of the best sports in the world, so the following is an ultimate list of the most popular piece of a equipment in sports!

Scientists Discover New Species of Bird

A new species of bird has been discovered in Gabon, Africa.

2008's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

The 2008 Halloween fashion trends are heavy into "movie characters" and "gruesome," but there are still plenty of just plain funny costumes for adults. This year, the Funniest Adult Halloween Costume awards are being given in 10 categories, among them: Cleverest Cadaver Costume, Sexiest Linguine & Meatball Costume, Hairiest Feminist Costume and Smartest Dummy Costume. See them for a laugh out loud!


Are Hybrid Vehicles TOO Quiet?

While Hybrids can save you a substantial amount of money over the life of the vehicle, they do come with a few drawbacks. They are often small and have a limited range while running on full electric power, but does running almost completely silent present itself as a downside? According to many people it does and Lotus Engineering has designed a system to help reduce the worries associated with running silently.

Russian Drug May Be Breakthrough for Alzheimer's Patients

Is there finally some hope for the victims of Alzheimer’s Disease? There well may be thanks to a Russian-made drug known as Dimebon. Read on for the details.

Tummy Tucker Thongs: Sexy and Functional

Other shaper items while doing the necessary job miss out on the sexy bit. This innovative panty offers support around the love handle/stomach area but is still a sexy thong.

New Species of Bacteria Discovered in Human Mouth

Ever wonder what could be roaming around inside your mouth? Scientists have found a new species of bacteria in the human mouth.

Smart ForTwo Beats 39 Supercars..Wins Cannonball Run

Most of time when you hear the Smart ForTwo mentioned it is followed by some form of laughter and ridicule. However winning the Cannonball Run over a field of 39 supercars, it might have gained a little bit more respect.

Some Extra Boost for the New Challenger

When a new sports car comes out, it is only a matter of time until performance parts begin pouring out to offer a little extra boost. In the case of the new Challenger, the available parts are steadily growing and the latest addition, the SMS 296 Supercharger, looks well worth the money.

Russia’s New Unauthorized Computer Access Protection Device

The processing of three-dimensional images aimed to raise a computer’s level of protection from unauthorized access is now a Russian reality. Read on, but watch out for that camera!

8 Funny Robot Commercials That Will Tickle Your Circuits

In the mood for a laugh? The following are just a handful of the robot commercials out there that will tickle your funny bone as well as leave you malfunctioning for more.


Running May Slow Aging Process

We’ve all heart that running is good for you. But can running turn back the clock? Researchers at the Stanford University of Medicine found that running regularly slows the effects of aging.

Great Green Things Ting Can Do With Old Seat Belts

Do you ever wonder what happens to old belts and seat belts? Where do they end up when no longer needed? Most likely they end up in the dump, unless someone does something about it and finds a new and beautiful way to reuse old worn belts. Ting did. Ting has made a whole line of products out of old belts and other recycled material.

Let Meow't® Cat Patio Lets Indoor Cats Hang Out

Indoor cats have it rough. It's hard enough for them to squelch their instincts to hunt, but they have to stay in the same environment day in and day out. B O R I N G for a cat.

Zen And The Shadow Art Of The Riddled Table

When a table and the light that passes through its glass top and sculpted stands creates such "rippled" shadows as those from the Rippled Table, it cries out for its own special room, a meditation room.

Russia’s Naval Grenade Launchers: Shiver Everyone’s Timbers!

The colorful age of bearded pirates in velvet brocade and knee high boots sweeping the decks of Spanish galleons laden with gold may well be a thing of the past, but sea piracy is a real threat today and Russia’s top arms producer is fighting back. Read and…keep your distance!

Have a Second Helping of This Food Art

Artist Jim Victor is a sculptor that creates art from my favorite thing on the planet…food.

Tiny Heart Pump Aids Heart Patients

A tiny heart pump has recently been approved for use in critically ill heart patients.

Make A Laptop Sleeve Out Of A Three Ring Binder

Laptop sleeves can be a bit pricy, so your best and cheapest alternative would be to use an old accessory you might not have seen in ages.

Lumigram Launches Party Wear

French design house Lumigram is really living up to its motto of "Light for Style." Now Lumigram has launched a range of evening wear for both men and women including sexy bras and shawls.

Something's Fishy Here... The Top 'Ate' Strangest Sushi

Sushi - It's delicious, nutritious and made from fishes, but for some folks that's just not enough. Ignoring the traditional mother's maxim of "Don't play with your food!" and then taking it to a whole new level, we present the Top 'Ate' Strangest Sushi.

Mouse Lets You Check Heart Rate While Surfing Internet

Ever wonder if your heart rate goes up while you're off surfing the web? Well wonder no more!

Kids Smile at Safety with Innovative Helmet Covers

Looking for a creative way to keep kids safe? Give this innovative Canadian company a try.

Fabulous Chair Concept: Only 100 Shock Absorbers To Go!

Alessandro Bêda has a super cool idea for a chair and, if he can make it work with 100 gas shock absorbers, he can make his mark on a whole new line of furniture.

Make A Wooden Ski Shelf

Storage shelves are meant to be simple, but why be original when you can create a unique unit that will pressure you to be organized.

Computer-Controlled Coffee Roasters: Control-Shift-R = Roast!

This stunningly elaborate device is truly the epitome of our highly computerized world. Read on and… roast some coffee.

iRobot And DARPA Launch LANdroids Program

iRobot teams up with DARPA to work on the LANdroids Program. These robots will be able to help with communications for military missions.

Giant Athletes "Dream Big" to Promote Football

Giant football players greet commuters at a Zurich train station. Why are they there? At 17 metres high, they're there to represent "dreaming big" in the UEFA EURO 2008 tournament.

Only For Men : Pantyhose

According to the e-MANcipate site, "e-MANcipate is a project to accelerate the acceptance of male pantyhose as a regular clothing item."What has the world come to?

Solar Powered A/C Not Just Talk Anymore

It almost seems as if you wish and ask for it enough, eventually someone will make it. The more people ask for the same thing the sooner something will be done to make it happen. At least such is the case for a solar powered A/C.

Is It A Shoe? Or A Sandal?

Is this an over-done sandal? Or an incomplete shoe? I can't decide...read on to decide for yourself.


Toyota Winglet Lines-Up with Segway

As gas prices rise, more and more people are beginning to resort to scooters and personal mobility devices. Toyota apparently wanted a stake in this market and put their robotics team to work, the final design being a smaller and more agile version of the Segway.

Slumber Like a Mummy with the King Tut Sleeping Bag

The King Tut sleeping bag keeps young princes or princesses snug as a pharaoh's mummy during each night's journey from dusk to golden dawn.

Need Three Tables In One? Try A nea Studio Vanity Table

The nea Studio of Oslo and New York has designed this neat sculptured table that performs triple duty. It's call the Vanity Table, so the name's a dead giveaway for its first function, but it can also be used as a small desk or an entry table.

Scientists Create World’s Thinnest Balloon

Scientists have recently created a balloon made of graphene, which is a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, making it the world's thinnest balloon.


8 Odd And Very Strange Speakers

Think you've seen the strange speakers before? The following probably have a few fans, but are definitely up there on the “weird list”.


Two Legs Good, Four Legs REALLY Good

The revolution has arrived, at very very high speeds. Just when you got the hang of bipedal movement, along comes another set of L.E.Gs to get you there quicker.

Fair Share Cake Plates: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Do diplomacy and table manners fly out the window when it comes time to negotiate equitable dessert portions? Read on and discover that even though all has been fair in love and war for some time, fair play has now spread to the division of most chocolate things.

A Robot Now Comes With A Heart

A robot is essentially a machine that takes in information through its senses, and in turn acts intelligently on the basis of that information. So can robots be intelligent enough to express real humanlike emotions?

Mascara With The Shakes: Review of Lancome Oscillation Mascara

After the press hype that Lancome Oscillation mascara has received, I normally would not have the slightest interest in the product. I mean, big deal, so the mascara wand vibrates? What rational person would fall for a gimmick like a vibrating mascara wand? You might as well put a battery in a pencil. But...

Spain’s Electronic Wine Taster: Ultimate Quality Control

Did you know that you could become an instant wine expert without even having to taste liquor? Read on if you have your doubts, and read on even if you don’t.

How To Make A Drinking Straw Pendant Light

Abstract objects can be a bit weird but people seem to like creations like the following trendy DIY project.


Scientists Find Nicotine Addiction Gene

Researchers have pinpointed a gene that helps determine if an individual is at a risk for developing a nicotine addiction. Generally, when smoking a cigarette for the first time, people either experience a pleasant buzz or a nauseating cough.


Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact Lenses

Anime girls are known for their big-eyed beauty; so much so that Japanese girls are now trying to snag anime-obsessed Otaku by wearing extra-wide tinted contact lenses.

Nissan's Gas Pedal Can Push Back

Having a heavy right foot isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as you can keep it at a reasonable speed. The real drawback is the increase in fuel consumption. Nissan decided it was time to help consumers reduce the amount of fuel wasted during "jackrabbit" starts between lights.

Wake N’ Bacon Alarm Clocks: When Ringing Won’t Do The Job

Are you one of those who simply can’t get up in the morning? Maybe all you need is a little incentive, like the smell of bacon wafting through your bedroom? Read on, but watch your cholesterol.

Weekend SpotLight: Animal Oddities

Animals are forever capturing our attention with the silly things they do. Some don't even have to do anything, they just look funny. Check out some inventions for animals and articles about animals from our archives and from other great sites on the web.

Create A Colour Filter For Your Camera

Looking to add some more flair to your MySpace or Facebook profile picture? Then try out this DIY project that will you have you uploading a new photograph with just a few snips and clicks.

Drink Black Tea to Reduce Risk of Parkinson's Disease

A new study conducted by researchers has shown that drinking one cup of black tea a day may reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease.

OnStar Could Save You Money...Or Cost You

OnStar has provided some amazing services over the past the few years. From locating a vehicle that has been stolen and slowing it down to, simply unlocking a door if you lock yourself out, many people have used General Motor's life saving technology. Now, OnStar can be used to track the mileage of your vehicle and possibly save you some money.

Ancient Chinese Puzzle Brings New Characters To Your Walls

Tangram puzzles are still made and still played all over the world. But designer Daniele Lago has put together some elegant geometric shapes that you can play with on your walls, making real characters out of the components, and some extra storage room for books, cd's, office files, and curios.

High Levels of Testosterone May Spread Disease

Biologists at Penn State University have discovered that high levels of testosterone may be a factor in spreading disease among mice.

How To Make A Paperback Book

If you’re an aspiring novelist then this DIY is perfect for you as its all about how to bind a story together in a professional way.

Possible Cause of Endometriosis Identified

Endometriosis is a common medical problem in women and is characterized by tissue similar to the lining of the uterus also being found elsewhere in the body, most often in the abdominal cavity.

Interactive Ads For The Zoo Unleash Your Wild Side

A series of fun and interactive ads encourage people around San Francisco to unleash their wild sides.

The Olympics In Detroit: Technology Helps Athletes Stay In Medal-Winning Shape

Doctors in Detroit are taking a close look at the Olympic women's soccer team... but not for the same reason sports fans are watching.

A Watch that Can Find Missing Persons

Call off the search party. Here is a device that can find those who are lost immediately. The Keruve GPS tracking device is a watch that can be worn by anyone, but was really designed for the purpose of...

Kotobukiya’s LightSaber Chopsticks: A Sight For Sore Jedis

At the recent Star Wars Celebration Japan, a huge event marking the 30th anniversary of the Japanese Star Wars premiere, a Japanese manufacturer unveiled the coolest chopsticks ever created. Read on and learn all about these utensils with seemingly magical powers!

New Uniform Designs Lack Nostalgic Look And Feel

Bringing back old logos may be a great thing to hear when you're a hockey fan, but don't be surprised if some new jerseys don't look anything like their nostalgic predecessors.

Singing In The Shower Just Got Easier

Sure it may look like a really cheap toy, but this unique shower radio does exactly what its suppose to do: play music you can sing along to.

Hair a Renewable Resource Makes Oil Cleaning Mat

As we have learned in the, past human hair can be recycled and used to make many creative things such as art and even clothes, but did you know it could also be used to clean up oil spills? It's true.

Dave’s Adjustable Hot Sauce: Palettes Afire

Sauce hot enough to knock your pants off has finally arrived. You have been waiting a long time, we know, for the ability to adjust the hot sauce for your french fries, chili, or whatever. Read on and stand back, but not necessarily in that order.

Steampunk Jewelry: Whatzthat?

Since steampunk denotes going back or adopting a way of life prevalent in the 19th century, in terms of jewelry, steampunk translates into styles that are functional, but have an antiquated look.

Top 10 Best Robot Flicks Of All Time

When it comes to science-fiction films, movies about robots seem to reign supreme. This is because the electronic wonders seem to amaze everyone, from Grandma and Grandpa to your 4-year old sibling. But looking back, which films can be classified as the greatest robot movies ever?


Need To Be Refreshed? Use The Pocket Shower!

Although its purpose hasn’t really been stated by the company, this unique invention might be the perfect companion for those long road trips.


Please Vote For Us And Help Us Out?

Please vote for us as Best Blog About Stuff and Best Hobby Blog for the Blogger Choice Awards for 2008. You do need to sign up on the site in order to vote but we'd be eternally grateful. Thanks!


Cloned Eyeballs Make Eerie Lamps

Ha ha. The gift of sight. Two eyeball lamps.

But, wait a minute. There's something strange about these eyeball lamps. You gaze at your own eyes in the hall mirror, then, unblinkingly, at the eyeball lamps, then at your friend. He is very weird, you think.


The Curtain That's Slashed From A Popular Film

Making a product fairly simple in design can be a good thing, especially if it’s based off of a popular movie.


Add Some Colour And Life To An Engraving

Extremely different from most DIYs, this creative project uses an artistic touch that delivers a bright, outstanding result.

Vibering Jewelry Senses Danger To Help Deaf

People who are hard of hearing or deaf miss out not only on the sweet sound of music or the sound of a loved ones voice, they also cannot register more important sounds like car horns or any other sounds of danger emanating from out of sight sources.

Vibering is a path breaking concept in the life of everyone who is hearing impaired.


Snack Lovers Rejoice: Cancer Chemical Reduction Slated for Chips and Fries

A 2005 lawsuit involving the state of California and four major food manufacturers has resulted in a reduction in the levels of cancer-causing chemicals in their snack products over the next three years. Read on and learn more about this “victory for public health.”

Japan's Aging Population Deals with Old Man Smell

Old Man Smell... Seems that's what's on the minds - and noses - of Japan's aging population these days. Concerned salarymen are looking to a new series of specially formulated products to eliminate age-related aromas.

Treadwall Hopes To Climb To The Top

If you thought the exercise machines at the gym looked intimidating, then think again as there’s a new product based on mountain climbing and treadmills.


Kids Go Wild for Unconventional Party Cups

Kids parties always welcome a little creativity, and now your littlest guests can get a laugh at the refreshments table with the Pick Your Animal Nose cup set.

Drips and Spills Are Obsolete With the Dispensing Spoon

Feeding a baby can be a challenging affair, especially when your hands need to be free for a dozen other daily tasks. Now you can simplify the lunchtime process with Boon’s Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon.

Messes Take A Backseat To Fun On Summer Road Trips

Families cramming in those final vacation days before summer completely fades away, will love the Killy Keeper – an easy solution for common car messes.

New Headphones Product That Doesn't Strangle You In Your Sleep

Tired finding your headphones off your head when you're going to bed? One company has come up with a design that's easy and a bit retro.

Tokidoki Turntable Watch is Simply Divinyl!

The Tokidoki Turntable Watch recalls the good old days of vinyl records and record turntables... without all the scratching, warping and bulky cardboard sleeves.

Jet Bath - Commuter Vehicle For Our Waterlogged Future

Don't be afraid of global warming - Find a way to enjoy it! As the ice caps melt and our race faces its greatest challenge yet - survival in the face of rising temperatures and melting ice caps - one man could be about to save the day...

The Anger Busting Vending Machine

I'll admit it. When I get really angry, I feel like breaking something. Picking up a big glass or dinner plate and smashing it against the wall would make me feel better. I know it would. I've just never done it, because frankly, I just don't want to pick up the pieces.

How To Make A Skateboard Sail

A lot of individuals don’t look at skateboarding in a positive light. Some seem to think the sport isn’t exciting because they assume it doesn’t take a lot of effort and skill. But this outlook might change when you combine skateboarding with one summer activity that’s been around for decades.


10 Unusual MP3 Players You Won't Find At An Ordinary Electronics Store

If you thought some basic MP3 players we weird, then think again, as the following list shows you the most unusual creations inventors and companies have created.

Chocolate Flying Pigs From Vosges: Do They Really Fly?

Chocolate Flying Pigs dressed in bacon may seem like an aberration, but that’s only if you don’t know about Vosges’ new chocolate concoction designed to delight lovers of both chocolate and bacon everywhere. Read on for the sizzling and very smoky details.

Stepping Into A Balanced Solution

The younger generation keeps impressing the old inventors as one student has come up with a unique invention that could classified as a scientific breakthrough.

Patch Designed to Help Damaged Hearts

A patch has been designed that regenerates cardiac muscle damaged by a heart attack or heart failure.

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We are really excited to have this blogger join our team. Sholto Crow loves to make up all sorts of nonsense then post it on InventorSpot.com. He is a freelance writer, designer and motion graphics artist from London and is currently a vagrant, having quit his job as creative director of a motion graphics company at the beginning of 2008 in order to wander about the earth and see what happens. He is also a musician with a few records under his belt, which is quite uncomfortable but looks good. He currently lives somewhere between Vancouver, Sweden and Norfolk.

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Bamboo Helmet: Eco-friendly and Life-saving All At Once

Is it me or does it seem there are more bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road these days?

I don't blame people if they are switching to cheaper means of transportations when considering the price of gasoline today. Still there something I wish to say to many of two wheel riders on the road today, "Put on your $^%@*^&! helmet. Please!" Forget the bad hair. Helmets save lives. Enough preaching though, check this out. There is an innovative eco-friendly helmet for riders to wear made of bamboo, called the Roof R06 Helmet.


Sock It To Me! Fashion Footwear Takes a Leap Back

After seemingly taking modern fashion as far as it can possibly go, many in Japan are looking back to traditional styles of clothing. Take these distinctive "tabi" socks, for example, updated with pleasing colors and attractive patterns.

Jammin' Johns Bring The Music Scene To Your Bathroom

For some reason a few inventors have tried to bring a music taste to the bathroom. Products like toilet roll radios sound like a great idea, but they end up failing in the long run. But one company has shown that you have to sell a product from a design perspective.

Shadow Lighting Your Interior Design, Peter Buning Style

Shadows give depth to your interior design during the day and steal the show at night. Shadows are mysterious, organic, architectural, romantic, fascinating... and they can add dimension and design to your interiors without weighing them down.

New Big Dog Robot: Most Advanced Quadruped Robot On Earth

Boston Dynamics has come up with a brilliant robotic creation called "Big Dog." This robot is being hailed as "The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth".

Airport Security Is Now In the Hands of Children

Most of us know that with large numbers of people passing through airports every single day, the potential for airports to be a target for terrorism is great, but do children realize that?

Exploding Billboards Make For Innovative Marketing

This remarkable billboard was designed for a courier company. To underscore the importance of sticking to a deadline, the billboard, in a busy part of Auckland, was rigged to explode at a particular time.

RabMixers by Ming Tong: It’s Not Easter, But…Why Not?

By and large, hand mixers are usually pretty boring, n’est ce pas? Well, hang on because the RabMixer is not only unusual, it is truly adorable! Read on and Hello Kitty, move over!

Visual Search Engine: Preview Before You Click Through

Ever wish you could see a preview of the websites retrieved during an online search so you don't have to click back and forth, and back and forth, and...? Searchme is a visual search engine that lets you do just that.


Make Your Own Paper Wallet

Finding a wallet that suits you can be as frustrating as picking out furniture for your house, especially if you’re a young adult. So why not make one that suits your own style?

Nothing Dumb About This Fitness Invention

Though its not entirely effective, Jin Le's new invention could be a hit for some individuals who tend to hit the gym on a regular basis.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Risk of Death

New results from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort have found that sleep apnea is associated with a high risk of death.

Sh!t Happens! Why Not Have A Fun Place To Put It?

Jungeschachtel (shit happens) is a new design agency founded by two established graphic, advertising, and packaging designers -- Nina Dautzenber and Andrea Gadesmann -- and the agency dog, Cuno, whose prior experience was being "the cutest little lab on earth."

Quell the Smell with Deodorant Clothing

Call it "don't mask, don't smell" clothing! Specially treated fibers used to make Aoki's summer clothing line not only absorb odors, they kill the bacteria that make them.

The Original Octabong: No More Boring Beer Parties

Racing beers against one another, or beer bonging as it is known among the collegiate set, is a party practice that has been around at least since the 1960s (sober records discount earlier claims). If you have never heard of beer bonging, read on. If you have, do the same.

A Wireless Antenna That Crawls Along Human Skin

Wireless technology as we currently know it provides the means for transporting information through the air from one point to another. A recent medical invention developed by a team of researchers from Queens University Belfast has opened the door for future wireless technology possibilities.

How To Build A Pair Of Stereo Speakers

Woodworking projects can be extremely hard to do if you don’t know anything about the different machines. However, with some assistance from a friend and some handy instructions, you might just be able to make something rather unique: like your own pair of speakers.

New Genes for Schizophrenia Revealed

Researchers have discovered new genes linked to schizophrenia.

Does Loud Bar Music Increase Drinking Patterns?

Researchers claim that bar patrons tend to drink faster and more heavily when the music that surrounds them is loud. Is this so or is it merely an attempt to block out the music from all thought processes? Read on, but stay…sober.

How To Make A Rule Organ

Even if it was created out of sheer boredom, this DIY takes one of the most popular school items and turns it into a neat invention that can help pass the time.

Fire Up Your Romance With The Travelmate Portable Fireplace!

Now here's a design that's bound to catch fire. A traveling gas fireplace!

How To Make A Decorative Lamp For Your Home

Since a lot of DIYs are mostly electronics, a few aspiring individuals have tried to come up with some simple and easy inventions geared towards those that aren’t techies. The following is just one of those projects that get you away from technology.

How To Make Your Own Custom Fisheye Lens

Don't feel like emptying your bank account to purchase a fisheye lens? Then why not try to make your own lens with help from one determined inventor!

Spanish Melons That Taste Like Lemons: Will Wonders Never Cease?

It took twelve years to create this melon that tastes like a lemon. Instead of asking why, if you live in the UK, try to track them down, as they will soon be available. If you live elsewhere, read on anyway for all the tasty details.

Deter Car Stereo Thieves using this Simple Trick

Car stereos are one of the easiest and most rewarding upgrades you can make to your vehicle. However, in many cases this will also put a huge target on every side of your vehicle as well. If you have already made this upgrade, or are planning to in the future, this simple trick may just save you from losing out.

Hasselblad Introduces The Hasselhoff Of Cameras

Along with looking very stylish and bigger than other rival products, Hasselblad’s latest digital SLR camera is looking to win the competition with a photo finish.