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"Organic Solar Cells Coming To A Roof Near You"

Researchers at the University of Toronto have been doing polymer research that could result in organic solar cells.

Study Says Menthol Cigarettes Are More Addictive

Want to quit smoking? A new study says that smokers puffing on menthol cigarettes have a harder time quitting, especially among African American and Latino smokers.

"Keeping The Streets Clear on Inaguration Day"

President Elect Obama has already made it clear that he will look towards technology to help solve our probelms. Now technology will help solve the problem of how to get to his historic swearing in. 

A Clever Way To Cherish Your Corks -- Cork Pets!

I like functional designs. I don't collect trinkets that don't perform some sort of role. So when I first saw the Cork Pets, I thought, 'Oh just what everybody needs, more silly stuff cluttering up their shelves..." But then I realized, the Cork Pets do have a special role....

Build Your Experience By Paying To Work For Free

Society tries to prepare students of high school and college age for their future careers by setting them up with job placements and career counseling, and while it's a great way to help establish career goals from a young age, what about the older generations? Figuring Out understands that no matter what your age or stage of life, sometimes you need a little help to meet your career goals.

Abdominal Support: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6846220, which is also known as an Abdominal Support, was originally designed for pregnant women. It could conceivably (although not politely) be used to aid the obese as well. It has its good points and differs in several ways from other abdominal supports that have appeared on the patent horizon over the years. While reading this, if you can think of a way a beer holder can be added to the mix, will you let me know?

Russian Innovation: Once a Fire Extinguisher, Now a Speaker

It is said that the best hardware modders come from Russia. This slang expression is derived from the word modify, and refers to the act of modifying a piece of hardware or software to perform a function not originally intended. Read all about Strannik, an innovative designer who transformed a set of fire extinguishers into a pair of speakers!

Anybody Order a Pocket-Sized Collapsing Star?

The Astro-Blaster Collision Accelerator simulates the destruction of a star. I, for one, like the idea of being able to blow up a stellar object with something that can fit in my pocket...

Top Text Message at the Inaugural – “No We Can’t”

On the 20th day of January, in the year 2009, the earth might just stand still. No, not because we are electing the first African-American to the highest office in the land! A much more serious issue is afoot. This is the day that cell phone carriers forecast a significant drain on the wireless capacity in Washington DC...

The Sno Wovel™ Wheeled Snow Shovel

Say this fast three times: "Snow Wovel Wheeled Snow Shovel." "Snow Wovel Wheeled Snow Shovel." "Snow Wovel Wheeled Snow Shovel."

Did Bugs Bunny make up this name? Ah, so many products out there are suffering for the right name. But the Sno Wovel, despite its tougue-twisting name, is no slouch when it comes to a brilliant invention.

8 Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Cat!

I was on the hunt for some sweet Valentine's Day gifts for the house cat, aka the resident owner of the home -- the truly lazy, lovable, still-curious beast whose wish-is-your-command kind of cat. I am pleased to say that I found 8 really special ones for that cat this Valentine's Day.

Black Tissues Are Something to Sneeze At

When it comes to tissues, black is the new white. So say Daishowa, makers of these "dark and disturbing" jet black facial tissues.

New Challenger Gets Old School Look

The Dodge Challenger has become a huge hit with MOPAR lovers in the short time it has been on the market. What is even better is that Dodge has decided to design a Challenger package that is a straight throw-back to the muscle car days and unleash it on the unsuspecting pavement.

A New Spin On Laundry: Brought To You By Laundry Locker

San Francisco's always on the cusp of new, modern trends and when it comes to laundry, this is no exception. I know what you're thinking, laundry? Trendy? Well, it may not win you any prizes for coolness, but the idea is definitely an innovative one.

Possibly the Most Hated Toy Ever - Floam

Floam has an interesting history. It also has the dubious reputation of being one of the most despised creations on the planet.  But why?

Potato Chip Chocolate - Sweet, Salty and Sinfully Good

Chocolate chips, yum... wait a sec, they're not what you think. Forget about cookies, Royce's Potato Chip Chocolate are less about dough and more about DOH!

Nissan GTR Gets Aftermarket Turbo Upgrade....Finally

Ever since Nissan unleashed the GTR on the world, tuners have been trying to push the limits on the all wheel drive beast. While there have been a few minor improvements, no huge leaps have been made until just recently when an American company released a turbo upgrade promising some huge power figures.

Volkswagen Unveils New Roadster

The 2009 Detroit Auto Show brought out many new concepts, many of which will never see production for reasons few will know. However, the Volkswagen BlueSport concept may be one of the few that is not doomed to remain a concept.

Food Containers That Respond To Sound and Light: Great Idea?

Contact Activated Sound and Light Generating Novelty Food Containers, which are also known as Patent# US 6796671, relate to a 2004 invention for those who like a bit of juice with their sweets. Read on for the fattening and shocking truth.

Chinese Auto and Steel Industry Gets Government Stimulus

In an attempt to promote innovation, development and stability within the auto and steel industry, China, which has the world’s second largest automobile market, has unveiled a very generous stimulus package. It is intended to give a significant boost in coping with the current global financial crisis. Read on for more details.