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Want This New Innovation? Your Own Viking Ship? Uffda!

For those of us of Scandinavian descent are often interested in learning about the history of our homelands and connecting with the Viking life of our ancestors. If you've got the bucks you can have your own Viking Ship built to order, whether a Knarr, a Karve, or a Longship by contacting The Viking Ship Museum in Denmark.


Radiate Apparel Shows You What Muscles You're Working

If you had the opportunity to see what muscles you're working during training and which ones you're neglecting, you wouldn't pass that up? You would want to know whether or not you're actually training the muscles you intend to train. With Radiate Apparel's color-change technology, you can see the thermal energy from your muscles via your clothing.

Airports Could Soon Feature Robotic Valets For Your Car

Add "valet" to the list of jobs that'll soon be taken over by machines. On Tuesday, Germany's Dusseldorf Airport welcomed a new employee: Robot Ray, a mechanical valet that'll be available to fliers through a smartphone application. Safe, secure, and completely automated. Sweet, right?

Want An Athletic Scholarship, But Aren't Much For Sports? At Robert Morris University, You Can Just Play League of Legends

According to Robert Morris University-Illinois, an athlete is an athlete, whether their playing field is physical or digital. The institution this week announced that it has added the first ever eSports sector to its Athletics program. Four words, folks: League of Legends scholarships.

Throw to the Final Frontier with the U.S.S. Enterprise Flying Disc

Make it so!  A disc shaped like the flagship of the United Federation of Planets?!?!  And it actually flies?!?!?  How can any fan of Star Trek not want this?

A Really Smart Solution To The Hearing Aid: The Soundhawk

Please note: the developers of the Soundhawk, Mike Kisch and Mike Nuttall, will tell you that the Soundhawk is not a hearing aid.  Well, it's not a  traditional 'hearing aid.'  But it is a new kind of hearing aid, one which perhaps other developers will emulate in the future.  Soundhawk doesn't just help you hear; it helps you listen.  Let me explain....

Need This New Innovation? Leaf Me A Message

Sticky notes have been around for a long time -- ever since they were created by 3M in 1977. Since then they have taken on all sorts of shapes and sizes, and for all sorts of purposes. Perhaps one of the more creative lines of sticky notes is Leaf-It, a bunch of notes that look like they grow on trees. They come in oak, birch, maple, gingko, and ivy.

Strap Yourself In And Run With The FLIZ Pedal-Less Bike Concept

Is it really a bike if it doesn't have pedals? Even motorized bicycles have pedals. Even gear-less and chain-less bikes have pedals. The FLIZ Pedal-Less Bike has no pedals, yet it still calls itself a bike, though it looks more like the rider is hang-gliding.

ReStyle Restores Hope For Women

ReStyle is a company which brings Fair Trade, women artisan made products to the mainstream market. ReStyle gives women in El Salvador, Columbia, and India the ability to create art, earn money, and support their families and children. ReStyle has renewed many women’s lives by giving them the hope for a brighter and safer future by recycling and using native materials.

Fordite: Fossilized Finishes From Detroit's Golden Age

Fordite (also known as Motor Agate) makes the perfect jewelry for any car nut. Hard as rock but structured as intricately as the skin of an onion, Fordite was formed when accumulated layers of enamel paint overspray were repeatedly baked in automakers' paint-drying ovens, then knocked off the skids & supports to be dumped as worthless slag.

Study Shows 'Cut The Rope' Video Game Improves Executive Function In Adults

Psychologists who study the impact of video games on the human brain have an interest in how games can be utilized to reinforce certain everyday thinking skills. Assistant Professor of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Michael D. Patterson, is considered an expert in the psychology of video games.  He has previously identified certain thinking skills enhanced by individual games, but the game 'Cut The Rope' is the first one, according to Patterson, that shows evidence of improving 'executive function' in adult gamers.

Ringly: Beautiful Jewelry That Alerts You To Phone Messages

Are you sick of missing text messages and phone calls when your cell is in your purse? Welcome to the world of wearable technology. Ringly jewelry looks like beautiful rings but vibrate or light up when your phone receives a message. You can stay connected while still enjoying the moment. You'll never miss another call with the subtle and fashionable Ringly.

Ping Pong Door Flips Down To Become A Ping Pong Table

Why have an ordinary door, when you can have one that flips down and becomes a ping pong table? Tobias Fraenzel's Ping Pong Door is just that. Not only does it serve you as a door, swinging open and shut and doing all the amazing things doors do, but it provides you with a fun time with the family or friends.

Want This New Invention? A Never Ending Slinky

It seems that just about everyone in the United States has owned a Slinky at one time or another. The mesmerizing toy has been around for decades and has entertained generations of young and the young at heart. The main problem with the Slinky was finding a staircase long enough to really be able to indulge in watching the metal spring "walk" its way downstairs. One company is seeking funding on Kickstarter to sell "A Never-Ending Slinky Machine" to keep those springs walking.

In-Depth Review: Gigabyte's J1800N-D2H Mini-ITX Motherboard

Intel's new Bay Trail-D family of processors have been released, and motherboard makers are putting out products with the chips soldered on. Join me as I take Gigabyte's entrant, which boasts a dual-core Celeron J1800, for a not-so-brief spin.

Ford Hopes Their New 2015 Focus ST Diesel Will Sell, Not Smell

Finally, an STD you'll want to get! Ford's been teasing us with the new, 182bhp, 2015 Ford Focus ST and the excitement is... infectious? The new Ford Focus ST Diesel, as it's currently called, probably (make that hopefully) won't be badged STD so save those burning sensations for Taco Bell.

Apparently, Pinball Machines Have Been Banned In Oakland For The Last Eighty Years

Apparently, pinball has been illegal in the city of Oakland for just shy of a century. The City Council's public safety committee just this week met to talk about the fact that just maybe the ban was a bad idea. What took so long?

Robot, Make Me A Sandwich! Tell Me Dave Is A Robot That Can Do Pretty Much Whatever You Order It To

Researchers at Cornell University are hard at work designing the next generation of housekeeper with a project called Tell Me Dave. They're using human volunteers to train robots to recognize verbal commands. Their end goal is simple: to create robots that can respond directly to a human being's request.

A Safer Way To Travel With Your Dogs: Variocage

The Variocage is not for every pet owner, although I wish it were.  It seems to be one of the safest car crates around, especially for medium to large to very large dogs.  But you really need to dedicate your cargo compartment to the  Variocage because it's not at all easy to take in and out.  Nevertheless...

Want This New Innovation? Misfortune Cookies

Fortune cookies have been around for more than 100 years and, let's face it, there is nothing new about them. Wait a minute. Apparently there is Fortune Cookies: The Next Generation. They come in the form of the old fortune cookie style, but they hold much different little pieces of paper inside. Welcome the Misfortune Cookie!