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A Reverse Alarm You Won't Be Able to Miss

Pretty much every driver has had at least 1 near miss when it comes to backing out of somewhere. Sometimes it's a carelss pedestrian or a child on a bicycle, either way such situations are dangerous. Our Lady of the Trunk aims to help reduce the number of such occurrences.

Just Wasted Space? Ads Too Subtle to Sell

The first quarter of this year saw a slew of new ads promoting all sorts of products. The problem? Sometimes it's hard to tell by the image what product is being promoted. The challenge? Identifying the product without --and sometimes even with -- the corresponding copy.

Fi-Hi Musical Bags: Hi Fashion and Great Music

These trendy bags hook up to iPods, cellphones, MP3/CD players, handheld games or multimedia devices with a 3.5mm stereo mini jack.

Dell’s New Environmentally Friendly PC

Dell has gone a step further this year and created a green computer unlike any other Dell has ever had.

This year at the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference, Dell CEO Michael Dell introduced Dell's new green PC. The new green PC is a bamboo-coated computer filled with recycled materials (ex. recycled plastics such as: milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles). The Bamboo-computer uses 70% less energy than the average computer and is 81 percent smaller than the standard desktop. The size makes it easier, less costly and more eco-friendly to ship.

Bow WOW! The Latest Biker Dog Fashion

In spring, a young dog's fancy turns to all the new scents in the air. A dog's absolutely favorite way to experience the natural scent of skunk and horse dung is to travel astride his owner through the countryside on a bike. A speedy bike like a Harley®, for example, makes a friction of the wind like nothing else he could experience. A motor scooter will do, or just a plain old pedal bike, if it comes to that. But before getting on board, your biker dog must be able to make just the right fashion statement.

Cosmetics for the Dead make the Late Look Great

Kotoko Sato used to do the make-up for actors who had to look injured or dead in their scenes. Upon viewing some of her work, her father asked, "If you can make people look like they are dead, could you also make the deceased look alive?"

The Performance Water Cycle

Summer is fast approaching, which means less clothes and more fun in the sun. It also means water-sports will be on the rise. This summer, instead of the same old H2O based gadgets, give the new Performance Water Cycle a try.

Swarovski and Philips Create ‘Favourite’ Light Bag

The front of the leather bag features a large piece of crystal mesh able to hold a flexible Lumalive background that can be used to display personalized luminous messages or patterns that are programmed by the user.

You Know What You Can Do With That Tongue? Make Some Art With It!

The tongue is made up of many groups of muscles. I can think of so many things to do with my mine, but artist Ani K uses his tongue to paint pictures.

Vegete - A Fruit Juice, Vegetable Drink and Alcoholic Beverage in One!

Vegete is a canned concoction from Japan containing fruit juice, vegetable juice and 4% alcohol. Think of it as a V8 with a lot more horsepower - and a high coefficient of gag!

Gas Filled Cold Weather Clothing Wins Awards

Nate Alder, a 25 year old BYU student, stumbled on a million dollar idea while deep sea diving. With the help of some friends, and fellow students, he took it from an idea to an award winning prototype. Now he is ready to sell, and, he hopes, change the way we keep warm.

Innovations in Fashion for Post-Mastectomy Women

A mastectomy is an emotionally and physically distressing event. Any woman who has had a mastectomy soon realizes that all sense of fashionable comfort is gone forever.

Happy Together: Totlol, Safe Video Site for Parents and Tots

At community-moderated Totlol, parents and young children can enjoy watching age-appropriate videos that have been screened by other parents. So don't worry, be happy.

Smart 4 Two Earns Kudos in Crash Test

Once again, we are back visiting the Smart 4Two. Even though it is currently the smallest car available for sale in the United States, it has still managed to earn some of the highest crash test ratings available. I guess bigger isn't always better.

The Slightly Gross Origins Of Lipstick

Both women and men can recognize a tube of lipstick. It likely hasn't changed much in recent years - Same tube, same general appearance, same method of application. But did you know that the history of lipstick is filled with things like crushed beetles?

Site Announcements - May 17, 2008

We have happy news to share.  We have a new writer joining our writing team.

Our new featured blogger Levi Davis grew up outside of San Francisco, and currently lives in New York City. He recently finished his M.A. in journalism from New York University, where he began writing about technology. He will be covering invention and technology events for the website. You can see his blog here .

We hope you will enjoy his interesting blog.

InventorSpot.com Team 

Don't Stick Your Used Gum Under the Table. Give It To This Guy! Chewed Up Gum Art

GumArt was born from thousands of hours of chewing and spreading. Since 1998, Jamie Marraccini at GumArt.com has given gum enthusiasts around the world something to look at and enjoy. Yes, that's right, he makes art from chewed up gum.

Iceless Skating Rinks - Cool Idea for a Warming World

Winter sports like ice skating and hockey may one day be played year round in any climate, thanks to specially waxed plastic resin panels that look & feel like real ice yet do not need to be chilled.

Pig Bladder Re-Grows Human Finger, Scientists Cry Foul

A man who chopped off his finger accidentally reportedly re-grew it using a "magical" substance from a pig's bladder.

Great Invention Idea? A Reservation System for Airplane Toilets.

Is there anyone left who doesn't think the only thing better than traveling by air is having his or her wisdom teeth pulled? Do any of you suspect America is in fact a class based system and not an egalitarian one? If you have any doubts at all about such things United States patent 6329919 should put your doubts to rest once and for all.