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You Won't Find Any Phone Numbers in This Art

Long-Bin Chen is an artist that uses old phonebooks, newspapers, magazines and other discarded material in order to create his art.

20 Trash To Treasure Gifts for the Winter Holidays

This holiday season consider buying (or making) a recycled gift for your loved ones. Remember it is good for the environment your loved ones and some times also your pocket book (depending on the artist). Below is a list of 20 innovative recycled gifts I found online. Take a look.

Like the Pontiac G8, but wish it was still a Holden?...Convert it!

The Pontiac G8 has given us another option in the performance sedan genre and many people are taking that option very seriously. Others however are very interested in the vehicle, but end up seeing only the Pontiac badge and saying "No thanks." If the G8 does strike your fancy, but the badging is something you can't get over, JHP Vehicle Enhancements may have the perfect solution.

Excess Belly Fat Doubles Risk of Death

A new European study says that if you have that “spare tire” around your middle, you have a higher risk of dying than someone who is of normal weight.

53MPG Audi A5 Available in the UK

For some reason or another, people often associate diesel engines with oversized trucks and billowing clouds of black smoke pouring from the tail end as they drive off, leaving you coughing and in desperate need of fresh, clean air....or something like that anyway. The reality is diesels are burning cleaner and in many cases offer better efficiency that some hybrids. Audi has given us a perfect example of this with the new A5 2.0 TDI.

Sarah’s Smash Shack: Consumers Relieve Frustration by Breaking Stuff

Finally, a service that allows you to relieve frustration, without the guilt that comes from damaging your own property.

Russia’s Porcelain Musical Egg: Whispers of Faberge and the Romanovs

Read all about this very special musical egg so reminiscent of the masterpieces crafted by Carl Fabergé for the royal family of Russia.. Its beauty is only magnified by the fact that it plays, upon opening, The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite on an 18-note key-wound musical movement.

New Technology Could Change Breast Cancer Screening

Scientists at Bristol University have developed the world’s first breast imaging system that could change the way women are scanned for breast cancer.

Ugly Fruits And Veggies: What's Taste Got To Do With It?

This story is about your average potatoes, carrots, cucumbers and 30 or so other fruits and vegetables that just happen, by slight of nature, to grow ugly instead of true to some idealized form. Bent, knarly carrots, potatoes with sprouts, discolored spots on cucumbers... are considered, for lack of a better word, ugly in the European Union and, until now, could not be sold.

Google Uses Search Engine Data to Track Flu

Google has launched a new tool called Google Flu Trends, designed to track influenza by using search terms based on what people enter into the search engine.

Scientists Develop “Intelligent Pill”

Scientists have developed a device they call the intelligent pill, or “iPill”. No, it doesn’t make you smarter. This pill is actually designed to release medication to specific areas of the body.

Box Cycle Establishes a Simple & Effective Concept: Consumer Distribution of Recycled Boxes

Box Cycle takes a simple, environmentally conscious business concept, and makes it a success by offering a buy and sell service for recycled boxes to consumers.


Mission Accomplished: Colored Bubbles are Real!

For over ten years, researchers have battled to discover the way to make colored bubbles--and they've finally succeeded.


Site Announcement - November 12, 2008

InventorSpot.com is pleased to announce that another writer is joining our team.

John P. Barker spends most of his time running amuck, working on an ever-expanding novel, petting his twenty-five pound cat, and tutoring kids of all ages.  He'd really like to see his life hit some sort ofroutine, but with the advent of a new girlfriend and total family chaos, he predicts that this won't happen for a while.  To keep his sanity he plays lots of games (he feels that nothing is moresatisfying than blowing up a zombie critter), reads everything possible (currently alternating time between Atlas Shrugged and comic books), and plays with a barrage of toys.  He is guilty of having anextensive R2-D2 collection-much to the chagrin of the new girlfriend. John will be covering innovative and unusual toys and games for our site. You can check out his blog here. InventorSpot.com Team

Cognitive Abilities Strong Among Highly Educated Alzheimer's Test Subjects

A study conducted by scientists at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed a clear relationship between educational level and cognitive ability, even in test subjects with brain pathology indicative of Alzheimer's Disease.

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...