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Toyota Drives Shoppers to Innovative Showroom Mall

Toyota, Japan's (and now the world's) leading car maker has begun building malls stocked with their cars since consumers in Japan would rather cruise the shops than shop for a cruiser.

Is it Art or Advertising?

These following ten exhibits are very creative pieces of work, and we know that all advertising is a great work of art.

Will Space Be the Next Tourist Attraction?

So what do you do if you want to see and experience all that is outer space and the $20 million price tag is a little steep? You settle for a shorter, lower altitude ride in a new XCOR Lynx.

Footlume Carpet Lights the Way With Every Step You Take

Footlume is a new electroluminescent carpet that emits a soft glow as you step across it. Perhaps the next big thing in the world of floor fashions, this pressure-sensitive rug could also prove to be a valuable tool in the realm of "nocturnal home safety".

The Can Man Suits Up With Rubbish

Chicago artist/environmentalist, Ira Ono, also known as the Can Man, has created a wardrobe out of other’s people’s trash. Is he off his rocker or just eco-passionate? I vote, he is a little bit of both.

Tactile Keys for the iPhone At Last!

iPhone users and opponents alike can agree that the touch screen isn't always the easiest QWERTY keyboard to use. Enter My Touch Keys! A new product to allow you to find your way while typing on your iPhone.

Solas Lights Bring "Global" Enlightenment

Manchester-based designer Cj O'Neill melds the simplicity of a circle with organic elements to make richly atmospheric statements in ambient lighting.

Vibration Plate Exercisers (VBEs) Promises A Pain Free Way to Look Fit in Less than 10 Minutes A Day!

There is a lot of emphasis on looking younger and being healthier these days, and lots of information out there, on what works best. Now, if you can beieve what you read, in less than 10 minutes a day just two or three times a week, you can vibrate yourself into health on a Vibration Plate Exerciser (VPE).

Great Invention Idea? Easy & Fun Way to Put Your Kids to Work!

I like United States patent 4455816, because it works on the principle that kids aren't just those little people you love and drive to and from soccer practice, they are also the source of a largely untapped and expensive - the average cost to raise a child in America until the age of 18 is around $200,000 - labor pool.

All the Leaks That's Fit to Print

"Global defense of sources and press freedoms, circa now," reads the motto for Wikileaks, yet another website founded on the idea of publicly amassed information. This website, though, bares a relevancy that other wikie sites don't because of its humanitarian attempts to make people aware of the underground, corrupt happenings in the world through untraceable mass document leaking and analysis.

A 130mph Biodiesel Motorcycle Hits the Streets

Extreme motorcycle modification is nothing new. So when Michael Sturtz decided to make an extreme motorcycle with a diesel motor, not much was said, until now.

Liquid Computer Speeds Things Up

John Campbell, a political science major at Texas Christian University, has developed a liquid computer that has more than doubled current processing speeds. Is this the next big evolution in computer technology?

Key to Suspended Animation? Sewer Gas

Researchers have discovered that exposure to hydrogen sulfide - the chemical that gives sewer gas and rotten eggs their putrid smell - can put mice in a state of suspended animation. If similar exposure could do the same for humans, it could open up whole new areas of medicine and experimental research.


To Die For ... Star Trek Urns and Baseball Caskets!

Clint Mytych, chief executive of Eternal Image, wanted to take marketing to the final frontier.  So his company designed caskets with team logos of Major League Baseball teams, Star Trek themed urns, Vatican themed merchandise and more.

Can The Aeropress Deliver The Perfect Cup Of Coffee?

Would you believe that you can make a cup of espresso or cafe americano in 30 seconds flat and it would be the best cup of coffee you ever tasted?

Give Your Kids a Boost With Kaboost!

Is your young child totally over his highchair and ready to move on with life? Give your kids a boost with Kaboost!

Calico Café Caters to Cat Cuddlers Craving Kitten Companionship

'Rent A Cat' cafés like Calico in western Tokyo are catching on with wannabe pet owners in Japan's big cities who find their furry feline friends are barred from rental apartments.

Tiles with Fallen Hair--Beautiful or Ugly?

How can fallen hair on the bathroom floor be pretty? You'd be surprised to know that it can be made to look nice, with these innovative tiles.


AirBag Suit Could Save Many Lives

Motorcycle safety has always been a huge issue. Helmets and riding suits help somewhat, but they can only do so much. Dainese hope to remedy the problem with their D-Air Suit.

Google Strikes Fear Into the Hearts of Retailers and Publishers

Google's new search-within-search technology appears great for consumers. But will the outcry from retailers and online publishers be enough to make Google reconsider? All the details after the jump.