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School Running Track Sports Innovative Rooftop Design

A four-story tall Chinese elementary school with space issues and an oval roof solved the former by utilizing the latter, laying down a rubberized rooftop track surface and securely fencing it in.

16 Best Pet Halloween Costume Winners For 2014: Funniest, Fiercest, Best Proof That Hello Kitty IS INDEED A Cat, & More...

We really have some great pet costume designs in this year's 8th annual Halloween Pet Costume Competition, and it was a very competitive field.  We have winners in several typical categories, like the Cutest, Funniest, and Best Impersonator costumes, but we added some new categories like Best Prehistoric and Best Proof That Hello Kitty Is Indeed A Cat.... Let's warm up by starting off with the Cutest Pet Costume of 2014....

Curry Restaurant Background Music CDs Are So Hot Right Now

Opening up a curry restaurant in Japan? Unless you've already arranged for a house band to soothe diners ears while your food sears their palates, you'll want to invest in JVC Music's series of Indian Curry Music BGM CDs.

The Beauty Spoon Helps You Get More Beautiful Bang For Your Buck

Nothing in your beauty routine is as aggravating as seeing product left in a bottle, and you just can't quite reach it. Pump lotions and serums often leave product at the bottom, and if your lotions are expensive, you're not just wasting your favorite cream. You're wasting money. Behold the Beauty Spoon, a flexible spatula-like spoon that lets your scrape out every drop. Get all the bang for your buck that you can, and stay beautiful while you're at it.

SCiO Scanner: New Technology Instantly Scans Calorie Content in Food

It is only a small device, maybe the size of one’s pinkie finger, yet it will probably change our eating habits for the better. The SCiO molecule analyzer, powered by Consumer Physics in Tel Aviv, is a brilliant invention in that it exactly measures both the chemical and calorie content in any food product.


16 Must Have Have Products For The Crazy Cat Lady In You

Crazy cat ladies unite!  If you're a proud cat lover or know someone who is, I'm here to show you a plethora of crazy cat lady gifts and products that will get you purring.  Behold, the ultimate list of must have crazy cat lady products recommended by a crazy cat lady.

Zotac Zbox Pico Is A Smartphone-Sized Windows PC

Despite being barely larger than its own AC adapter, Zotac's latest Zbox system nonetheless runs Windows 8.1 and boasts a respectable array of features.

Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic Channels Classic 1980's Gamer Design

The Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic from Datel Japan evokes the Eighties 8-bit era and Nintendo's groundbreaking Famicom without sacrificing the high-tech conveniences we've all come to know and love.

New Toyota Mark X Yellow Label – A Better, Brighter Camry?

Toyota's Mark X (pronounced “Mark EX”) offers Camry-class car buyers a front engine/rear drive alternative (with optional AWD) to the popular front-drive Camry. Now Toyota's sweetening the deal by offering specially-trimmed versions of the Mark X in a choice of colors including the lemon-hued Yellow Label.

Want To House The Homeless Behind Billboards?

The problem of people being homeless is ubiquitous around the world. A small design firm in Slovakia has come up with an idea to house these people in a small, but humane and dignified way. Design Develop, the design firm, has created what they are calling "Project Gregory." The idea behind the project is to use adjacent billboards to create simple, small homes for the homeless.

Want Your Bubble Wrap With Goldfish?

There is just something about bubble wrap that is alluring -- all those plastic bubbles just waiting to be popped. This is especially true of the larger bubbles. The other side of the coin is the people who want to strangle people who are making that popping noise, such as when my brother threatened my life one Christmas. Of course if it was Goldfish Bubble Wrap it might be a little harder to just pop away when it looks like there is a cute little fish in there.

Undercover Colors Nail Polish: Wearable Tech Meets Crime Prevention

Can science combine with fashion accessories to prevent sexual assault? According to one fingernail polish start-up company, the answer, hands down, is yes. Read on for more about this unexpected collaboration.

Want A Rainbow To Brighten Your Child's Room At Night?

Many children need a night light to help them sleep and there are many different kinds of night lights available out there. However, few are as amazing and charming as the Uncle Milton Rainbow In My Room light. At the touch of a button the ethereal beauty of a rainbow is projected across your child's bedroom. It is a great way to keep all of the monsters away and bring the unicorns in to stay.

Undercover Colors Nail Polish: Why Detecting Date Rape Drugs Isn't That Easy

By now you've probably heard of Undercover Colors as the latest innovation, not only in nail polish, but in date rape prevention. There's been a lot of excitment over such a helpful product, but could this polish be less than it's cracked up to be? Undercover Colors might not be a failproof preventative solution to date rape, but it's on the right track.

Augmented Reality Gets Its Big Boy Pants

Still thinking Augmented Reality (AR) is a fad at worst or science fiction at best? Is it just a passing distraction-dujour for teen gamers, before they move onto the next new shiny thing? Or is truly disruptive technology that’s on the cusp of enhancing our every day lives?

Want An Inflatable Backpack For Travel Comfort?

There are times when you really need somewhere comfortable to rest your head or some cushioning to sit on and all you have with you is your backpack. It can be pretty lumpy as a pillow and not a very comfy seat. One company is planning to change that with their new invention -- the Windcatcher Air Pakk -- a self-inflating backpack that can become a place to rest your weary bones while you are on the run.

Now Hear This: "Hello Phone" Telescopic Ear Trumpet Sounds Good, Looks Silly

Having solved all other problems, Japan has re-invented the ear trumpet. The so-called “Hello Phone” from Konna Shop is actually a rebooted Speaking Tube, enabling those hard of hearing to carry on conversations in an otherwise normal manner.

Want A Trash Can That Reuses Grocery Bags?

Even though many progressive communities are trying to outlaw plastic shopping bags, we still seem to manage to end up with piles of these bags. We stuff them inside closets, drawers, and even other bags. They seem to breed like rabbits even though we seek to reuse and recyle. In short -- they are generally a mess. You can make easy use of those bags for trash with the help of the Urbano Eco Trash Can.

Want Leafy Vines Instead of Miles Of Electrical Cords?

If there is one thing that our explosion of technology has given us is miles of electrical cords that crawl all over the house like a colony of demented octopi. You can try to hide them. I've thought of braiding them into a decorative design but I think that a new company called ElectroVine has the right idea. They have created a 6-foot extension cord that looks like a nice green vine of ivy.

Brush Hour: The World's 7 Neatest & Sweetest Street Sweepers

Street sweepers might not have the celebrity clout of other motorized vehicles but you'll appreciate them every time one of those “cool” cars doesn't leave you in its dust.