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Biblio-Mat: Book Vending Machine Dispenses Surprise Reading

If you're a book lover, then you're probably already aware that the printed book industry has come down to feast or famine due to the popularity of e-publications. Many readers do still favor holding an actual book in their hands, but people in the business of selling them still need to come up with creative tactics. This concept combines a couple of our readers' favorite subjects - vending machines, and surprises!

Tokyo Hotel Offers Rooms With A View... Of Godzilla!

Visitors to the Hotel Gracery in downtown Tokyo's Shinjuku could find their picture window view blocked by a 40-ft tall statue of Godzilla's head. Not that anyone's complaining, mind you.

ICON Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab: Guts & Glory Revisited

The Dodge Power Wagon is an iconic 4x4 with roots going back to Dodge's WC series World War II military trucks. It seems only natural, therefore, that ICON Inc of Chatsworth, CA is offering a fully modernized 1964 Hemi-powered Power Wagon that picks up, so to speak, where this classic Crew Cab left off.

Rubie’s Children’s Costumes and Rompers Are Perfect For Geeky Parents

People have children for a lot of reasons. We hope to pass on our values, traditions, and passion for our favorite sports teams. And if geek love is a powerful force in the house, parents eagerly wait for the opportunity to introduce children to their favorite movies, comic book series, or cartoon characters. Fly your geek flag, parents. From Star Trek rompers and Vulcan ears to Justice League character costumes for newborns, cosplay has never been more fun.

How Do You Contain A Material So Hot It Vaporizes Everything It Touches?

That question is one of the major challenges facing proponents of fusion energy. Fusion power generation attempts to mimic the processes occurring in center of stars by heating atoms to incredibly high temperatures and pressures such that they slam together with enough force to fuse, thereby releasing energy. The problem is that the temperature required to achieve such a reaction is on the order of 150 million degrees Celsius, ten times hotter than the center of the sun and a heat level that no material on Earth can withstand.


Take ‘Flike’ On A New Flying Bike

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s a Flike.

A team of inventors are now developing Flike, which is a cutting-edge, all-electric personal flight device.

 So, will this new invention fly when it hits the market? 


Zombie Apocalypse Summer Camp For The Brainy Big Kid In You

June is here, and if you're a parent, it's time to start considering what summer activities you will enroll your children in before registration is full. That's all fine and well, but why should your kids have all the fun? Adult camps are becoming a new trend, and there's one challenging option that will see if your 'grown-up' lifestyle has prepared you to survive without losing your mind.

Aston Martin AM37 Luxury Yacht Handles & Performs Like A Sports Car

By land or by sea, Mr Bond? Double-o-Seven wannabes looking to make a cool and clean getaway just got another option: Aston Martin's first foray into the luxury yacht market niche. The AM37 is scheduled to go on sail, er, sale in 2016 and have no doubt, it will leave purchasers shaken AND stirred.

“Mom Business Cards”, Newest Trend For House-Proud Japanese Wives

Japan's housewives, homemakers and den-mothers are flaunting their status by ordering custom “Mama Meishi” (Mom Business Cards) and handing them out at every opportunity.

You Can Now Pay Someone To Teach Your Child How To Ride A Bike

If you ask Google “How do I teach my kid to ride a bike?” you will get an overwhelming number of suggestions. You can get lost in a wormhole of information: book offers, videos, and parental testimonies. Or if you are like some parents, you might ask Google “Who can I pay to teach my kid to ride a bike?” Google has an answer for this too because there is a growing list of people you can pay to teach your child how to ride a bike.

Superhydrophobic Surfaces Make Cleaning A Task Of The Past

Have you ever seen a drop of water strike a lotus leaf? It immediately beads up and runs off, taking any dirt particles with it. This self-cleaning functionality is known as the Lotus Effect and is a coveted property for many man-made materials as well. Recently, scientists have reported a new manufacturing technique that allows glass surfaces to be easily endowed with this function. Solar panels are just one example of a technology that will greatly benefit from this discovery.

China Introduces World's First Facial Recognition Technology ATM

A Chinese-developed ATM equipped with facial recognition identity features is set to make life much more difficult for fraudsters, criminals and counterfeiters. The ATM is the world's first cash-dispensing machine to employ inbuilt facial recognition technology as its prime method of user identification.

Whole-Hearted Revolution in Cardiac Care: The New Leadless Pacemakers

The leadless cardiac pacemaker addresses many of the problems that have long been associated with  pacemakers since the first one was implanted back in 1958. Learn more about this amazing innovation in health and medicine.

Is Crazy Fit The Cure For Cellulite... Maybe!

Crazy Fit Vibration Machine may or may not reduce or eliminate your cellulite, but it can help you tone your thighs and improve your fitness in less time than other fitness machines. Here's my review...

Checker This Out: McLaren P1 Taxi Trolls Taiwan Travelers

As if supercar police vehicles aren't enough, some well-heeled car-owner in Taiwan wants us to believe their pricey McLaren P1 trolls the streets of Taiwan picking up paying fares. I want to believe!

Invention of the Week? Friday Smart Lock Is In Demand

Bye-bye keys and hello smartphone.The Friday Smart Lock is now out and it’s getting plenty of praise. Question is why is it so popular and how does it offer comfort, convenience and security for homeowners?

McDonald's Japan Rolls Out Prison Loaf Burgers For Kids

McDonald's Japan is responding to parents' concerns about the lack of nutritious vegetables in the fast-food restaurant's offerings by introducing a trio of veggie-infused, Prison Loaf-like chicken burgers “that children will eat happily.” Sure they will...

Musio is the AI robot that wants to be your friend

We're getting closer to having Tamagotchis that can actually do more than just hang out in our pockets. Musio is an artificially intelligent robot that you can own. Using Muse technology and an Android operating system, the little robot can answer your questions, carry on a conversation, and even help make your home "smarter." Currently being funded on IndieGoGo, Musio comes in three different levels and has multiple different packages you can add on to it.

Japanese Maid Cafe Girl Plush Cell Phone Charm / Wrist Rest

If you've always wanted a Japanese maid cafe girl - or just certain parts of one - for your very own, now you can have the next best thing: a plush cellphone charm or mouse wrist rest that looks like a maid's lower half.

Drivemocion LED Car Sign Tells Tailgaters To Hightail It

From digit to digital: the Drivemocion LED Car Sign from ThinkGeek takes the time-honored act of giving other drivers The Finger into the 21st century. This compact remote-controlled LED car messaging sign  can display any one of 16 messages or faces, allowing you to keep your own face pointed safely straight ahead.