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A Compact Veggie Brush & Peeler: The Pebble Peeler™

Today's fave gadget is the creation of one of Inventor Spot's favorite inventors, supporters, and occasional columnists Roger Brown. It's called the Pebble Peeler™ and it's a new kitchen tool being produced by Evriholder Products, a manufacturer with an extensive line of kitchen products.

Scientists to Evolve Viruses to Death

Evolution, by the very meaning of the word, is generally thought to be a process that slowly unfolds over time, without outside interference.

But now scientists from Rice University are trying to force certain viruses to evolve erratically, in an attempt to kill them. The technique is called "lethal mutagenesis," and while it may sound vicious, it could be a last resort of self-defense against contagious viruses that attack humans.


Taking a Walk Could Stop Chocolate Cravings

Researchers have found that taking a brisk fifteen-minute walk could reduce cravings for chocolate.

Text Messaging May Prevent Teens From Gaining Weight

Text messaging has become a way of life for many people. While many say text messaging can kill, especially if texting while driving, a new study says that sending text messages may help fight off a child’s chance at becoming obese or overweight later in life by monitoring and modifying their own behaviors now.

11 Not-Too-Tacky Novelty Lamps Make Fun Holiday Gifts

As more sophisticated technology has made lighting design a central focus of interior design, a lamp is not just something to improve sight in the dark; lighting is its own statement, expressing style, mood... even humor! Mood and play lamps are totally welcome in modern interior design, as long as they're not too tacky. Some of them even make useful gifts...

Study Finds Obese Children Have Aged Arteries

New research has shown that obese children have arteries of a 45-year old.

Russian Innovative Missile Design: One Scary Thought

During the last twenty-five years, the aerospace industry in Russia, has developed a remarkably diverse range of weapons and has displayed enormous creativity, particularly in the sphere of missile design. Read on and…hold your breath.

Intel Corp. Releases New Home Medical Monitor

Intel Corp., the world’s biggest computer chip maker, recently released the Intel Health Guide, a medical monitor for patients with chronic health problems.

My Gallons: Helping US Consumers Save on Gas Prices

My Gallons.com helps you save money on gas for your vehicle, through the sale of prepaid gas cards with locked in prices.


Tomy XIAO Digital Camera Packs Portable Printer

The instant camera is back, and it's better than ever! Forget Polaroid, Tomy's XIAO is a 5 megapixel digital camera that prints full color photos using Zink inkless paper.

McDonalds Japan Goes No-Brand with Quarter Pounder Shops

McDonalds Japan is testing the waters of no-brand marketing with newly opened Quarter Pounder stores in Tokyo.

5 Neat Eco-gifts Ideas for the Holidays 2008

It's that time again to buy gifts for those we love for the Holidays. If you're not into the whole donating to charity idea and you would rather buy a gift, below are some green gift ideas to consider.

Study Finds Obese Women More Impulsive

A new study conducted by researchers in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Psychology has found that obese women tend to have weaker impulse control than normal-weight women.

C-Reactive Protein, Statins, And Your Heart: New Findings

A new study released by McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) indicates that statin drugs are effective at lowering the high levels of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) found in patients with cardiovascular disease due to inflammation.

Curious Pets Need The Pet Peek

Ever work in an office without windows, hearing things going on outside, but not able to see exactly what's happening? Even though dogs and cats depend on their incredible senses of hearing and smell to receive information about their environments, they are about as anxious to see what's going on around them as we are.

Russian Company Offers Innovative Beer Product

There have been some recent changes in beer products related to the international market, notably Russia’s PEGAS Novo Tap. Read all about this innovative product that offers to beer-lovers everywhere less foam but more taste.

Business Ideas for the Afterlife: Guaranteed Travel to Heaven or Hell

Reserve a Spot in Heaven provides travel packages to guarantee your place in your preferred afterlife destination. This small business, which is the only Heaven or Hell reservation site on the internet, proves that there is an open market for every weird and wacky entrepreneurial concept.


World's Smallest Golfball Retriever: The (Little) Dipper

Golf can be an expensive sport. Why, just a dozen good quality golf balls can cost $30 to $50 a set. So, when a ball gets hit into a water trap, the golfer is disappointed. not only about the bad drive he just hit, but about the four buck golf ball he just lost.

Scientists Create Beer That Could Extend Life

Beer drinkers might actually have something to celebrate about. Scientists at Rice University have created a beer that could extend your life.

The Internet For Plants

Did you ever ask yourself, what is my plant thinking? Or are you sometimes just too busy playing on teh interwebz to bother to look at your plant's soil to see if it needs more water? Either way, the Botanicals DIY Plant Twitter Kit will have your plant yelling at you in no time.