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Vertigo The Travel Mug That Heats Itself

The Vertigo is a manually-powered heatable mug that allows you to heat your food or drink by simply twisting the crank. Extremely portable, this solution will allow you to have a hot meal or cup of coffee wherever you happen to be.

6 Breathtaking Designs For The New African-American Museum On The Mall

Plans for the final museum on the National Mall in Washington D.C. are beginning to fall into place! Yesterday the Smithsonian Institution opened an exhibit of the six architectural designs being considered for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture... and they are all breathtaking!

LeapFrog’s Fridge Talk Magnetic Wordplay Recorder – Laugh, Listen and Learn

The creative minds at Leapfrog have done it again.  The FridgeTalk Magnetic Wordplay Recorder is like having your very personal tutor in your own kitchen.

Bat Inspired UAFs: Biomimicry In Progress By U.S. Air Force

The Office of Scientific Research of the U.S. Air Force is studying bats... bats and birds and insects that can fly in all kinds of wind and weather and still maintain their balance, agility, and adaptability. Why? To mimic the characteristics of these supreme fliers in new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's).

Wikirank Lets You Keep Track of Wikipedia Trends

As a blog reader, surely you know about the significance of using Wikipedia links.  The user-generated information resource has become a staple of online research, and sometimes reading Wiki articles is just plain fun.  Wikirank is a new service that displays all of the current trends on Wikipedia, such as most viewed pages of the month, trending topics, and lets you search throughout them to get all the info you need.

Easter Baskets That Bring Back Sweet Memories: Candy By The Decade

Easter is about kids in most families. Painted eggs, jelly beans, baskets stuffed with shredded colored cellophane and Peeps®. But we were all kids at one time, and for most of us our nostalgia for our youth includes the Easter Sunday mornings when our own baskets would be full of our favorites. Candy Crate is making this Easter special for every generation from the 1940's to the 1990's in its Easter Retro Candy Gift Box.

Ski Jump Toilet is the World's First Sport-A-Potty

Move over Scotland, Japan now features the world's scariest toilets. Designed by Tugboat Agency for Georgia Max Coffee, stalls at a number of high-end Japanese ski resorts feature wrapped graphics that give the user the illusion he or she is sitting at the top of a regulation ski jump!

Hyundai City Car Seats Four and is Powered By Photosynthesis

Small city vehicles are something that are just now beginning to catch on. While there are a few available on the market, many people are waiting for them become more mainstream. Hyundai hopes to help bring the city vehicle into the spotlight with a new concept that uses technology from MIT that produces oxygen as a byproduct.

Double Your Pleasure with Twin Parabolic Skis

One pair of skis, four individual ski segments, the Twin Parabolic Skis by designer Charlie Pyott increase speed and stability for skiers. And they'll certainly spark a conversation or two at the lodge.

Weatherbill: Unique Weather Insurance Lets People Predict And Profit From Mother Nature

You may have heard of weather insurance, which protects businesses when their profits decline due to bad weather. However, Weatherbill is a little bit different from its competition, as an e-commerce website, it allows anyone to invest in weather conditions, to make an easy buck if those predictions are reached.


Innovative Cultural Fashion: Sporty Headscarves for the Culturally Aware

Traditional headscarves can be burdensome for those who wear them for cultural beliefs and engage in an active lifestyle. While they may be culturally fashionable, headscarves may be overly insulated for highly aerobic sports, not insulated enough for cold outdoor activities, and impractical as swimwear which forces people to choose between their values and ability to participate in certain activities. Capsters are a fashionable alternative to the traditional headscarf, with a variety of styles conducive to a variety of lifestyles, and they're pretty stylish too.


Cat Livin Creates A Garden Cats Can Eat

I've long been a believer that cats and dogs eat grass for a good reason: they need it. The thing about cats is that they eat everything that's green, so you end up having to give up your house plants, unless you're sure they pose no danger to kitty.

Oh No, The Acid Monster™ Is In My Coffee Again!

Just when I think I've found the perfect coffee maker, some other coffee gadget comes along and claims to be more perfect... and you know I have to try it, because I love coffee. This time it's the Hourglass® Coffee Maker telling me I have to brew my coffee cold. That's right; cold water brewing is less acidic than hot water brewing and the water can't just soak the ground coffee, it has to infuse the ground coffee. Got all that?

IIHS Begins Testing Roof Rollover Strength to Improve Safety for New Vehicles

Safety is becoming one of the most important selling points for pretty much every vehicle, with a special emphasis being put on Sport Utility Vehicles. The reason for this is the higher risk of rollover and the huge increase in fatalities due to rollovers in SUV as compared to sedans and coupes. It was this same statistic that led the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to begin a new kind of testing on vehicles.

Architect's Design Selected For New Center For Civil And Human Rights In Atlanta

For several months the Center for Civil & Human Rights (CCHR) in Atlanta has been studying submissions to its competition for its new center's Architect of Record. The winner has now been chosen: the Freelon Group based in Durham, NC will partner with HOK, an Atlanta-based architecture and design firm to build the center, under Freelon's direction.

Tom Kollars' Invention May Save Millions Of Lives: ProVector

The invention of ProVector-Bt could not be more timely. As rising temperatures worldwide result in greater numbers of parasites active for longer periods each year, mosquitoes and other disease transmitters are contributing to higher death rates from disease-carrying pests. This is especially true for malaria and dengue fever, now claiming 5 million and 50 million new victims a year respectively.

Moscow Will House Europe's Biggest Oceanarium

By 2011, it is expected that Moscow will boast of having one of the world’s largest oceanariums. It is expected to contain an area of over 180, 000 square meters (over 44 acres) and will be situated in the western part of the city at the territory of Victory Park close to the Moscow Triumphal Arch. Read on for more amazing details.

LEGO Mobile Phone – Change the Look of Your Phone in a Snap

How would you like to have your very own, one-of-a-kind cell phone that'll have everyone talking?   Why spend money on ho-hum faceplates or boring cell phone cases when you can create your own look?

Wipe That Stain Off Your Smile With Borracha's Wine Wipes

Red or purple lips may be sexy, but those very same tints on your teeth look Goth and eerie. What's a red wine borracha to do? A new company called Borracha, a female who likes her booze, has created a solution for those telltale tooth stains: Wine Wipes.

EasierThanReading Has Little to Do with Reading

If you spend any decent amount of time on the internet, then obviously you've sent something weird and funny to your friends through email before.  EasierThanReading provides you with a whole new way to do that, in the form of a personalized puppet with a recorded message.  Of course, reading is limited to a simple link put into the recipient's mailbox.