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Russian Tank Museum: Tanks for The Memories

Last month a weekend was set aside and considered a professional holiday for Russian tank enthusiasts. There were no wild celebrations in Gorky Park; just a visit to the small town of Kubinka and its huge tank museum, which actually belongs to a former top-secret research institute for armored vehicles. Read on but…hush, hush. Need I say more?

Cafards: Not Just Creepy On Halloween!

I wonder what Juliet would have said about cockroaches. Would she say...

"What's in a name? That which we call a cockroach by the name 'cafard,' is it not still creepy as hell?"


Personal Power and Heat Platform in a Jacket

Ardica Technology has developed a product that can not only heat your jacket, but can charge your electronics as well.

Innovative Business Ideas for Halloween

I discovered three interesting Halloween businesses that have already captured the holiday's market.

Student Inventors Keep Seagulls Off Their Boat

Boat-loving seagulls will have to poop elsewhere if a team of high school students have anything to say about it. The team, named Vanish Productions, recently won the top regional prize in New Zealand's Young Enterprise contest for their Ultrasonic Bird Repeller.

Bioethanol Power Designed for the Track

When people think of performance, terms like: fuel economy, clean burning and environmentally friendly aren't usually the first terms that come to mind. Vehicles like the Lotus Exige265E are slowly but surely changing that, and it looks like the Exige will be getting some help in the challenge from a new Bioethanol-powered sports car.

Hot Off The Press! A 2009 Sarah Palin Calendar

Whether you think she'll be the 2012 Republican candidate for president or she's just getting an extra five minutes of fame, Sarah Palin is starring in her own 2009 calendar. The cover is not exactly cheesecake, unless you think it's sexy for a woman to stand in front of an American flag with an open shot gun slung over her shoulder.

Are You Ready to Start a Business? Find Out With the Small Business Assessment Tool

How do you know when you are emotionally and financially ready to take your big business idea to the next step and make it a reality? The Small Business Assessment Tool, presented by the US Small Business Administration helps ease you into the decisions that surround getting your business started.

Blue-Enriched Lights May Stop Drowsiness at Work

Have you ever gone into work and just felt sleepy the whole day and couldn’t get going? Well, lighting may play a big part in your drowsiness.

The Cardboard Cafe - All Cardboard, All Functional

Cardboard furniture is in now, especially as DIY projects. But seldom do you see cardboard structures as large as the one architect/design group B3 made for the London Design Festival last month. They made a whole Cardboard Cafe!

Russian Hacker’s Clever Eee PC-Based Carputer!

Does your vehicle have a carputer? Well, don’t despair, as no one’s car did until recently when a really clever Russian hacker ripped apart his car’s dashboard (which wasn’t doing anything anyway) and his Eee PC (701G) and recombined them! Read all about the magic that created the carputer!

Need A Hand? How About A "Third Hand?"

The Third Hand Adjustable Parts Holder With Magnification is really a modest name for this smart gadget. Why "modest?" Because, the Third Hand is really like having four or even five hands!

Patterson and His Recycled "Fairy Under Pressure" and Other Artwork

If you know about artist and recycler Lane Patterson and his creative green talent you may blush at the mention of his name, especially if you have seen some of his innovative anatomically correct artwork.

Would You Like To Piss On George Bush? This Just In!

Clark Sorensen, famed floral urinal designer, has apparently gone political! He's made a Presidential Urinal, the likeness of George W. himself!

New Hybrid Bus Will Hit the Streets in 2009

Public transportation in large cities has made a huge impact on how much fuel is used and the amount of emissions produced. However, as more people turn to it to due to rising fuel costs, cities are looking for ways to make cleaner, more efficient buses to reduce those numbers even more, and Proterra has released a new hybrid bus design that may be the perfect solution.

Sleek As Steel Even In Color: OneLessDesk™

OneLessDesk™ is the desk-alternative design for those who live in a paperless world.

Non-Drip Ice Cream: Delightful Russian Innovation

Even if you don’t believe in UFOs, they may have invaded earth after all but for delicious rather than nefarious purposes. Enter UFO ice cream, named for its unearthly ability to avoid melting. Read on whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla.

Like Baboons, Men Are Hot For Ladies In Red

Psychology research is ever turning up more ways that humans are like animals. In the particular study I'm reporting about today, the human male, in particular, is being compared to the baboon, chimpanzee, and other nonhuman primates. It's about the color red. It's sexy.

BMW's New Smart Key Should Make Paying Easier

As I'm sure we all know by now, technology never ceases to impress us, and BMW has given us another breakthrough that does just that. It seems they have been working a smart key system that will do more than remember your seat settings.

Tommaso Colia's Spaghetti Gadget Trims Waste and Waist!

Clever Milanese designer Tommaso Colia has made a definitive "Spaghetti Gadget" for measuring pasta. It's not a scale; the Spaghetti Gadget weighs your dry spaghetti on the basis of how much space it takes up.