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Micronauts - A Retrospective of the Coolest Toy Ever

We all have that one toy that sticks with us as we get older. Some (far more athletic than I) fondly remember the skateboard. Others (far more feminine than I) hold a torch for that one special Barbie. My favorite toys were The Micronauts. And yes; I'd still play with them now if I could get to them--they're buried in the back of my storage unit at the moment...

Russian Technology Allows For Easier Extraction of Underwater Minerals

The mining of raw materials in Russia has up to now been an activity limited to times when outside temperatures are significantly above the freezing point. This is a feature shared with other countries like Russia that suffer from severe climactic conditions. Now that’s all changed as Russian scientists introduce a new phenomenon known as “high output technology,” which provides a new method for mining water-bearing deposits. Read on for more details.

Elegant Meets Mundane In Podell's Indoor Clothes Drying Rack

If there's a dull chore we all have to do at least weekly, it's washing and drying our clothes. So when you see something that attempts to make the chore less mundane, less void of artistry or inspiration, it catches your interest. Chores are much easier to bear when you're using cool gadgets that combine visual and tactile artistry with functional, stable, and green design.

Little Shop of Twitters

If you're familiar with "Little Shop of Horrors," the successful Broadway Show and rock musical, then you remember how the nerdy florist tended to Audrey II, his demanding plant with a ravenous appetite. The refrain "Feed Me" that became more and more pronounced as the plot progressed might give one a little insight as to how our lives might change if our plants could Twitter?

Innovative Children’s Fashion: Inchworm Shoes Adjust to Grow with Your Child!

Children's fashion can be awfully cute, and often, incredibly expensive, which is a shame when the children's clothing or shoes must be discarded only months after purchase. Inchworm shoes have created a new, innovative technology that prolongs the life of the shoes by allowing them to grow with the child.


Business Helps New Parents With Automated Birth Announcements

 After giving birth, as excited as new mothers may be; the last thing they have the energy to do is call relative after relative to make the big birth announcement. A new company, GooGoo Grams does all the legwork, but still provides a personal touch with personalized recorded voice messages.

Top 10 Designer Easter Duds for Dogs

No recession for dogs... I tell ya! It's just a bunny a minute out there for the lucky dogs getting dressed up for Easter. This year's fashions include bold and bodacious sweaters for dogs this spring, and classic, more regal dresses for females with lots of emphasis on fabric details...and I'd have to say they're even more beautiful than last season's. My top 10 picks for Easter, with the exception of one (I hope) can be worn all spring, until it's time for bikinis.

Record Your Own Lullaby – The Chinese Tiger Music Pillow for Children

Imagine being able to sing or talk to your baby all night long.  Well, now you can.   The Chinese Tiger Music Pillow is the next best thing to being there! 

Want A Real Beauty Sleep? Try The Pillowcase That Makes Wrinkles Disappear

Okay, babes! Let's get down to it... or on it. This Cupron™ pillowcase is going to reduce your wrinkles, and all you have to do is sleep on it. As with other wrinkle removers, you need a special solution for wrinkles around your eyes (the Cupron mask) and for those on your hands (the Cupron gloves).


Savor Like Chocolate Truffles: Designer Popcorn By 479°

Fleur de sel caramel, Madras Curry Cashew, Chipotle Caramel Almond are three of the eight current popcorn flavors offered by 479°, and it's likely you won't be woofing these kernals down by the handful. 479° is gourmet gourmet popcorn, meant to be savored just like those designer chocolate truffles.

Hotel 626: the Online Haunted House

Frito-Lay of North America presents a Snack Strong production that you won't soon forget.  This truly unique and innovative use of multiple online medias is a really cool experience (especially if you like scary movies and such).  The site, Hotel 626, requires you to use a webcam, a microphone, and register with the site so that they can immerse you properly into this hellish nightmare.  Don't worry it's not that hellish.  In fact, it's pretty fun!

Study Shows Video Games Can Improve Vision

Video games may be fun, but do you think playing too much is bad for you? Well, think again. A new study says that playing video games can actually improve your vision.

Twitter, the Friendly Ghost

Following your favorite celebrity on Twitter? Maybe not! While the whole world is a 'twitterin'...was it any wonder that a certain level of the elite twitterati would eventually find a way to game the system. The latest trend a foot is "Ghost Twittering." The term was coined to describe when someone, usually a celebrity, politician, sport figure or a corporate brand pays another person or persons to update their Twitter account on their behalf. The use of ghostwriters has been around in the literary world since literature was first penned. Now,it appears it is prevalent in Twitterdom as well. But, while it may make sense for our busy world leaders to farm out their tweets, when celebrities engage in this practice it really seems to be defeating the purpose.

Maghound Lets You Compile Your Favorite Magazines Through One Subscription Service

As an industry, magazine subscriptions of course, aren't new, but a new trend emerging in the market allows more flexibility, by allowing magazine subscribers to receive a compilation of their favorite magazines at a lower monthly cost.


Strangest Fashion For Fall 2009: Muppets Aren’t Just Puppets Anymore!

At a recent fashion show to display designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Fall 2009 fashion line, the infamous Muppets walked the runway, proving they are capable of being more than puppets. Read on to learn if the Muppets and fashion collide in a new Muppet Movie production, if the designer is using an elaborate marketing ploy to reach a younger audience, or if something much more frightening has happened to our favorite Jim Henson characters.

Mercedes-Benz Design Students Create New Concept Around 1880s Styling

Even though the automotive industry may be struggling in more ways than one, that surely won't stop the manufactures from having a little fun every now and again. This is especially true when it comes to training the next generation of designers, which is something Mercedes-Benz takes very seriously. It was this combination of free-thinking designers and highly focused training that led the F-Cell Roadster.

A Seat Cushion that Keeps Your Butt Circulating

... I'm writing to let you know that there is a solution for those of us that have "Internet Ass." There's a fix for Internet Ass, and according to the makers of the Circulation Improving Seat Cushion, this fix has already been used by the Air Force to fix their tired arses.

"HUNT" Seeks Inspiration From Nature's Hunting & Swarming Behaviors

Animals, sea creatures, birds, and insects all have different kinds of hunting and swarming behaviors that they employ in groups whenever necessary. These behaviors are now being studied by a project called HUNT, sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Wait until you see what HUNT stands for....

Slack Amphibious Lounger - Comfy Beanbag Chairs that Float

Along with 8-track tapes and shag carpeting, many of us have fond memories of beanbag chairs.  The comfy and squishy chairs were all the rage, back in the day.

Russian Scientists Can Now Diagnose Schizophrenia Early

Russian scientists from the Center of Mental Health of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences have conducted a study concerning the most severe form of schizophrenia (chronic schizophrenia) which may well become the basis for the development of a system that will be able to diagnose the disease early, an important factor in effective treatment. Read on for some amazing details about a devastating illness.