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Pine Needles, Antlers and Bears - Oh My!

Artist Richard Carpenter makes life-size bears out of pine needles. Hundreds of thousands of pine needles to be exact.

G8 Energy Summit Ministers Given Gifts of i-Sobot Robots

Japan will be presenting a unique gift for the energy ministers attending the Group of Eight (plus India, China and South Korea) summit in Aomori - a special edition of Takara Tomy's "i-Sobot".

Be King of the Jungle with Nagi Noda Animal Hats

Ms Noda recently teamed up with colleagues Asami Nemoto and Shinji Konishi to create 15 really unique and innovative headpieces inspired by beasts such as rabbits, poodles, owls and elephants.


Personal Trainer in Your Pocket: Toshiba Sportio Phone

With help from KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan, the new Toshiba Sportio was recently introduced. The Toshiba Sportio is just one of the latest cell phones meant for individuals who are keen on exercising.

Already a Part-Time Entrepreneur? - 6 Tips to Survive Running a Part-Time Business

Do you know what I really think? Part-time entrepreneurship is for hard-core workaholics with nothing else to do except work. Most normal humanoids would rebel against giving up their lunch breaks or after-office martinis to slave over the latest financial figures and think about ways to expand the business. I should know.


A Baby Monitor That Lets You Rest Easy

First time parents worry about everything, especially if their baby is safe at night. Rookie moms and dads often find themselves restless and sleep-deprived, as they indulge their compulsion to continuously check on their child until morning.

Great Video Games that Educate

Although there are video games that educate children in every age category, people don't always realize it. While some games have little educational value, like the infamous crime series Grand Theft Auto and the best-selling Halo series, many other games do help children learn. Whether they are throwing kids into the past to learn about the vicious Genghis Khan, handing them the reigns to a city to learn about handling money and budgets, or helping a child discover a new place in the world, video games can be a huge help in educating children today.


Boost The Economy With Money Art

Frustrated with life and not having enough money? Put those creative hands to work, grab what little cash you have and make some art with your money.

The History of Father's Day

Many of us have grown up celebrating Father's Day: giving Dad a card, making him breakfast or creating something handmade in school. But when did all this start? Let's look at the invention story of Father's Day.

G.R.I.P. Introduces New Hybrid Golf Clubs

The competition between golf equipment brands can be compared to high school cliques; not a single soul says anything, but hatred is floating in the air. Golf brands are constantly trying to outdo each other by creating the "ultimate piece of golf equipment". Some have failed, some have had success, and some, like Golf Research In Play (G.R.I.P.), are setting standards.

Bring Home Harmony With a Weekend Zen Garden

Got a yen for Zen? We're talking about the garden-variety type here; a little piece of heaven just steps from your back door. Though the art of Japanese gardening is many centuries old, in just one weekend you can create a reasonable facsimile of a classic temple garden in a secluded corner of your yard. It requires a minimum of materials, not much money and best of all, needs very little maintenance.

iPhone 3G - Is it Worth the Upgrade?

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs announced the arrival of the iPhone 3G at yesterday's keynote address of WWDC '08. Do the new features translate into an automatic upgrade for current iPhone users? Read on for more details and you decide!

Bored With Your Old Hobby? Create Your Own Deer Butt Art

We’ve all seen the movie Bambi, right? Well here is some art that will make you think twice about that cute little deer you saw prancing around on your television. Get ready for some deer butt art.

Weird Rice Bag Babies Go Against the Grain

One famous tradition when celebrating the birth of a new baby calls for the handing out of cigars. Things are different in Japan... a specialty gifts company called Yoshimaya suggests you share your joy by giving family & friends personalized bags of rice which feature your new baby's face - and exactly match his or her weight.

Engineers Build First Self-Replicating 3D Machine

As biologists are busy working on cloning living organisms, engineers are working on a mechanical counterpart - creating non-living things that can replicate themselves.

Fashionably Scientific Butterfly Dress

Wouldn't it be great if clothes could function as an ice-breaker and literally invite a conversation - or better yet - instigate one?

The Butterfly Dress does just that.

Scary Street Art for the Unsuspecting Public

Mark Jenkins is an American artist specializing in street installations. He has created many projects and is mostly known for his work created with clear packing tape.

Green Up Your Home with a Solar Plant

A new type of solar cell technology using organic thin-film solar cells with a clear plastic protective coating is allowing environmental engineers to design imitation houseplants that are green - in more ways than one!

DIY: Make Your Own Shoes

If you belong to the multitude that is sick of overpriced shoes and or wants some that are more personalized Mary Wales Loomis ' book might be for you.The 87-page book contains 81 professional, detailed illustrations,  for making the perfect shoes.

Obama - A Town in Japan That Banks on Barack

As the 2008 Barack Obama vs. John McCain presidential race swings into high gear, a sleepy town in Japan is playing the Obama card for all it's worth - and why not, since the town's name just happens to be "Obama".