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Want To Use Existing Neon Lights To Grow Food?

Urban farming has become very popular over the past decade and new ideas are coming out to help grow food plants in urban environments all the time. One of the more unique ideas is for this urban farming machine designed to use the heat and CO2 from neon lighting to grow healthy and hearty plants while having a pleasant appearance that resembles ceiling fans.


If Kinetic Sand Isn't On Your Kid's Christmas List, It Should Be

Watch closely as your child makes his or her Christmas list this year. If for some reason they don’t have Kinetic Sand on their list, be sure to add it. Add some to your list too. Kinetic Sand is not quite playdough but it’s just as much fun. Kinetic Sand is not just sand but it runs through your fingers just as easily. It’s like nothing your child has played with before. And it’s so much fun and addicting, you’ll want to play too.

Jaguar F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition Courts Car-Driving Tennis Fans

Jaguar brand ambassador and World No. 5 ranked tennis player Kei Nishikori has been immortalized with the F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition, of which a mere 35 Fire Sand-painted coupés and convertibles will be produced.

Wearable Solar Technology: The Sun At and On Your Back

Tapping into solar energy to enhance futuristic fashion designs is an innovative trend in wearable technology. Dutch designer, Pauline van Dongen's Wearable Solar Line of clothing dares to exemplify this burgeoning movement. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Want To Recover That Beloved Lost Toy?

We all had a favored toy when we were children -- one that we would have been devastated to lose. One train company, First Great Western, in England has taken this thought to heart and has created a website where they post the photos of the stuffed animals that have been found lost on their trains. This way children can be united with their lost loves and parents can breathe a little easier.

Roominate Is A DIY Building Kit For Future Female Engineers

What comes first, the toys we put into our children’s hands or the interests and skills of our children who play with toys? Our children are influenced by everything around them. Music, television, books and toys shape at least part of who they become. Inspired by their childhood toys to become engineers, two women created Roominate, wired, design-it-yourself, building kits. Roominate is not only meant to feed into the curiosity of a young female engineer, but also to decrease the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

The Aquarium Armrest: Worst. Auto Feature. EVAR

The WitStar Concept car might look smart but one particular feature is particularly half-witted: a transparent “Fish Pod” separating the vehicle's rear seats. While an in-car aquarium could be justified as luxury option, most would see it as at least frivolous; at worst outrageous... and one can just imagine what the fish think.

Nestle Working On "Exercise In A Bottle"

What if you could get the benefits of exercise without stepping foot in a gym, on a track, a court, without waking up early to get in your run, make your yoga class, go for that bike ride? What if you could just drink something and get the kind of calorie burn you would if you put in a couple thousand meters on the rower? Nestle scientists may not be far off from developing that "magic potion."

Top 10 Ridiculously Fun Bearded Gift Ideas For Movember

"No Shave November" is upon us.  This Movember, show off your beard and/or mustache pride with some of these Top 10 Rdiculous Bearded Movember Gift Ideas.

Want an iPhone Screen That Doesn't Break So Easily? Gorilla Glass May Be The Answer

If there is one concern that all iPhone users share is that of the safety of their phone's screen. To drop the phone in the midst of its use can leave you feeling completely disconnected from society, not to mention in need of a new phone. Corning has developed a new Gorilla Glass that can keep your iPhone safe in a drop from the height of a meter.

I Brake For Elves: The Top 10 Innovative New Holiday Gift Ideas For Car Lovers

The holidays are almost here yet you're still scouring the 'net, trying to find those innovative gifts guaranteed to please your car-lovin' friends, family members and co-workers. Well stop that scouring (you're scratching up my monitor), we've come up with 10 innovative new holiday gift ideas that should satisfy the most jaded car lover.

The Neclumi Necklace: Shedding New Light on Necks and Attitudes

Neclumi is the creation of a Polish collective known as panGenerator and represents the latest in wearable electronics. Read on to learn more about this innovative, light-projection-based interactive necklace.

Toshiba Makes Over Mothballed Computer Factory Into An Enormous New Factory Farm

Toshiba's former floppy disk factory in Yokosuka, Japan had been sitting idle since 1994. Rather than allow a valuable asset to deteriorate, the company boldly performed an innovative makeover to the plant, which now GROWS plants for profit.

Innovative Porsche C88 Concept Car Could Have Been The Chinese VW Beetle

Porsche's innovative C88 sedan concept is a rolling case of “what might have been”. Designed in the mid-1990s yet still looking remarkably contemporary today, the C88 could have been “The Chinese VW Beetle” if only China's government had not withdrawn their support for the project.

BeON Top of Those Crooks: New Smart Light Bulb Doubles as Home Security System

A new light bulb that will be on the market in the spring of 2015 will no doubt out-smart thieves who make their living by way of home break-ins. The BeOn burglar deterrent, a new smart light bulb that was just launched on Kickstarter earlier this month (November 2014), will be a valuable tool for homeowners who want to scare off burglars, possible intruders, and vandals.

Want To Make Your Own Bride And Groom For The Cake?

There are many, many bride and groom figures out there to choose from for the top of the wedding cake. My niece and her new husband used a Smurf couple on theirs. It can be hard to make a choice of the right design to top your cake. There is one other option available to you -- a DIY Wedding Cake Topper Kit. That way you can design the right bride and groom to go with your special day.

5 Slow Cookers That Are Better Than All The Rest

I tend to think of seasons in terms of the food we eat and how I prepare meals for my family; it’s either grilling season or slow cooker season. The warmer months of spring and summer are filled with fresh vegetables, salads, and everything and anything on the grill. But the cooler months of fall and winter are filled with soups, casseroles, chili and anything I can dump into my slow cooker. Between the ease of preparing a meal and the all-day smell of comfort food, I highly recommend a quality slow cooker for your kitchen. Whether you are looking to purchase your first slow cooker or upgrade to a newer model, these five are as droolworthy as the food in them.

2 Perfect And Easy Blowout Brushes

Getting a perfect blowout at home is one of the trickiest hair styling techniques. Some of us just aren't capable of working the round brush and the blow dryer at the same time. Science and technology have brought us many wonderful innovations like shuttles for space travel and cures for diseases. Let's go ahead and throw automatic blowout brushes on that list! Now, you only need one hand to create your perfect hair-do.

Facebook’s Feed Tinkering, The Social Experiment That Foreshadowed Tsu

Who remembers Facebook’s social experiment this past March, when Facebook manipulated the data seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine their emotional outlook. In fact the techie scientists at Facebook actually published their findings in a paper, titled ‘Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,’ which was published in. . .

Marching To Christmas: China's Chocolate Terracotta Warrior Army

How to celebrate the coming of Christmas in Xi'an, China's ancient capital and home of the famed Terracotta Army? For local bakers and confectioners, the answer is to cast about 300 miniature replicas of the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty's afterlife bodyguards in fine Belgian chocolate, then top each one with a marzipan Santa hat.