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Clean, Green, and Mean! Lotus® Your Tap Water!

Time Magazine picked the Lotus® as one of the Best Inventions of 2006, and the inventor, Steve Hengsperger, just won the Ontario Premier's Innovator Of the Year Award, 2008, for his two Lotus inventions. What is a Lotus and why is it used as a verb?

Great Invention Idea? Easy Clean Baby for Mother's Day

Have you ever seen a kid so dirty you wish you could just tie him up to a tree and spray him down? Or perhaps the kid in question is too young for such measures, so you think about grabbing the child by the shoulders (neck?) and repeatedly dipping him into a warm tub filled with soapy water. Unfortunately, the modern tub is too big to accommodate little tykes safely for either method. Thankfully, the United States Patent Office once again comes to the rescue of American families everywhere.

The Uno Electric Cycle : Fun and EcoFriendly

Two wheels may be better than 4, but are 2 wheels side-by-side better than 2 in a row? The Uno, which ironically has 2 wheels, is not your normal electric cycle and if put into production, could change how we get around in the city.

It's a Dog's Life with Pedigree Ads

For Pedigree, it's all about the dogs—and appealing to dog owners. For Pedigree's advertising firm it's all about "Disruption."


Scientists Create Apple That Doesn’t Brown

Sometimes you may just want a few bites of an apple, but you feel compelled to stuff down the whole thing since otherwise you'd just have to throw it away.

Pedaled Phone Calls (Llamadas Pedaleadas)

Have you ever seen a bicycle vendor selling ice cream, popsicles, corn on the cob, hotdogs, etc? If you haven't, the vendors are usually riding a three-wheeled bike with a cargo box in the front filled with their products. Inspired by these bikes and Nicaraguan's need to make phone calls, Brian Forde created Llamadas Pedaleadas.

Goats, Mermaids and Orgies - This Ain't Your Grandmother's Knitting

I remember the days when I used to sit and watch my Grandmother knit. Usually it was just a blanket or a sweater, but if I knew she could have created something like this, I might have paid more attention.

Feeling Down? Pop Right In For An Intravenous Pick-Me-Up!

The Tenteki10 drop-in clinic invites stressed-out Tokyo denizens to pop by for a 10-minute pick-me-up... delivered through an intravenous drip!

Aptera Hybrid Gears Up for Production

While the spotlight has been on Fisker and Tesla and their legal issues, a small company out of California has been working hard to get ahead. Aptera and their Typ-1e vehicle are set for release towards the end of the year, the best part being a $30,000 price tag.

Aging Skin? A New Stem Cell Rejuvenation Cream In The Pipeline

Some say that the first 1000 year-old person is already alive! If I am that person, I sure don't want to have 1,000 year old skin! Heck, I don't even want 50 year-old skin! Maybe a new stem cell cream will keep my skin as young as my uh... body.

Microsoft And NBC Team To Show The Olympics By Silverlight

Microsoft and NBC are putting the Olympics on the web... live streams of nearly all the games, even the ones no one seems to watch.

Microsoft Security Kit to Help Law Enforcement

Online crime is rising at an alarming pace. Authorities are often ill-equipped both in equipment and skills to fight these types of criminals. Microsoft has created a security tool kit called COFEE (Computer Online Forensics Evidence Extractor) that will help law enforcement agencies in investigating cyber crimes.

Coffee Clash - Look Out Starbucks, Here Comes McCafé!

If your impression of McDonalds is wall-to-wall plastic, "fries with that?" and a garish clown named Ronald, then you've never enjoyed coffee at a McCafé. Which is precisely what McDonalds has in mind. Be afraid, Starbucks, be VERY afraid!

Crosswalks Of the Future

It's common knowledge that crosswalks, although very handy, can also be very dangerous. It only takes one driver who isn't paying attention and you have a situation that could end very badly. Thankfully, a new concept design from the mind Hanyoung Lee should help to reduce the number of such instances drastically.

Smarten Up With BabySmarts

New moms will receive a lot of advice before baby arrives, but now they can make a game of it with the high-selling BabySmarts game.

Chill Out With Wine Chilled To Perfection

Most of us don't have wine cellars or even wine refrigerators in our homes. But, never mind; the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller chills your wine in just a few seconds, takes up infinitely less space, and saves you a whole lot of money. So chill out! You can drink your wine as you like it.

The Answer to Gridlock in the Next Decade

So I was heading across Denver the other day and in the process I must have seen a dozen Smart for2's. So I started to think about how amusing traffic jams are going to look in the next 10 or 15 years. Assuming all of these concept cars make it into production.

11 Eco-Innovative Gifts For Mom

This year, you could go for the organic bouquet, eco-chocolate, organic clothing, recycled jewelry, tree donation, organic fruit delivery to a green spa gift ideas, if you would like. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these gifts. They are wonderful for the environment and for your mother, but the greener we become the more options we have and you should know about those options. So, if this year you want something a little more unique for your mom take a look at the gifts below.

Computers in the Palm of Your Hand - Computerized Combat Glove

Soldiers may soon be getting a wearable computer device in the form of a glove. The Handwear Computer Input Device by Rallypoint, an MIT startup, allows soldiers to initiate communication, control digital maps, and send commands all while still holding their weapon.

"Green" Products Get High Marks at New Jersey Expo

People concerned about the environment turned out in droves for the Global Green Expo, which was held at Liberty State Park in Jersey City from April 25 to April 27 to celebrate Earth Day, and they were met with scores of new, innovative products.