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Vote Fact or Fake? Awaken To Cockroaches

Most people have a love-hate relationship with both bugs and waking up on time, with one company combining the two to hopefully inspire more love in their customers than hate.

Live With The Fishes At The Most Fun And Unique Underwater Hotel In The US

Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida offers a unique experience for those fascinated with marine life. This unique hotel that is only accessible by scuba diving can offer a romantic getaway for honeymooners or an educational look at underwater research with their aquanaut program.


Wearable Heart Monitor: Vital Jacket’s Fashionable & Vital Monitoring Medical Device

Traditional heart monitoring systems are bulky, inconvenient, and just not always practical for everyday use. Biodevices, S.A. specializes in the development of cutting edge medical diagnostic technologies; the Vital Jacket is their newest gadget which is medically functional and actually quite fashionable, too.


2009 Lemelson-Caltech Winner Develops Superior, Cheaper, Faster Blood Test

Ophir Vermesh today became the first winner of the $30,000 Lemelson-Caltech Student Prize for his work in developing the Integrated Blood-Barcode Chip (IBBC), as member of a team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Vermesh is a graduate student in chemistry at Caltech.

Purina Mills New Senior Horse Tales Contest Announced

If your horse could use a free ton of Purina Mills Senior Horse Feed, then you will want to enter this year's Purina Equine Senior essay and/or photo contest. Held yearly, the contest has several awards in four different categories: Oldest Horse Contest, Oldest Pony Contest, Essay Contest (General) and Photo Contest.

Inspired By Dog Sniffing: RealNose

RealNose, a multi-institutional project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes it will be able to simulate dog-sniffing ability in an electronic sniffing machine.

Inventions By Women Wanted By Bed, Bath & Beyond

Ladies, get your inventive minds in gear; a large company is actually asking you for your ideas! That's right. Today Edison Nation announced a new invention contest sponsored by Bed, Bath, and Beyond (B3) that calls for product ideas to retail in its stores. This 'for women only' invention contest is scheduled concomitant with the recognition of American Women of Invention, this year recognizing the 200th anniversary of the first woman* to receive a patent on her invention.

Multi-Tasking Coffe Cup: Wake Me Up & Keep My Schedule!

If you are one that forgets your appointments or the chores you need to do, even on a good day, a new design for coffee cups and cold drink tumblers might help you out. Just write today's list on your Write-On Glassware and erase it when you're done.

U-Turn Digital Camera: A Super-Duper Special Effects Cam for Kids with a Twist

 

If you've been looking for an inexpensive digital camera for your children, look no further. This compact cam is so much more than your average, ho-hum digital camera - it includes some pretty cool special effects.  A  word of advice for the kids - it wouldn't surprise me if your parents will want to trade their expensive digital cameras for this one!  


$weet Tweet$ or Social Experiment Gone Sour?

Twitter marketing is a burgeoning opportunity for companies with either a meager budget, or a desire to stand out in the crowd. But how does one harness social media to do its bidding. After all, how much can one really say in 140 characters or less? Apparently a lot...

Pop-Up Hotel Room: 5-Star Accommodation Or Glorified Trailer?

Pop-up concepts are literally popping up across the globe; and pop-up hotel rooms are one of the front-runners in the portable business brand. Pop-up hotels offer luxury accommodation where it's not possible to put a full size hotel. The pop-up hotel brand is growing in popularity in Europe in particular, because it's portable, convenient accommodations are ideal for festivals and other outdoor events.

Fashionable Reminders, Weird Tattoo For The Memory Impaired: The To-Do Tattoo List

 The To-Do Tattoo Kit is a funny temporary tattoo for anyone who has ever made a note on their hand. This strange and unique temporary tattoo is a fun way to formalize your to-do list on your body, so you never again have an excuse that you forgot anything. But, you will have to adjust your standards of personal hygiene while wearing this fashionable reminder.

As Tibet Anniversary Nears Youtube is Blocked in China

As I wrote 2 weeks ago, March 10th will mark the 50th anniversary of a failed Tibetan uprising in China, and the 1 year anniversary of last years riots. Well, reports are now coming in via Twitter, Fanfou, and the web that Youtube is now blocked for some users in China, just as it was blocked in the wake of the Tibet riots 1 year ago.

FAIL Stickers Help You Label Your Life

FAIL stickers will help you caption life without having to take a photo and upload it to the internet. Now when you see funny, unintentional inuendos on office building signs you can call them out the world.

2009 Lemelson-Rensselaer Winner Developed Carrier For Nanoparticles

Yuehua Yu, nicknamed "Tony," arrived at Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute (RPI) in 2004 with a degree in chemistry and an advanced degree in polymer science from Nankai University in China. Today he received the Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize of $30,000 for his advancement in the fields of medicine, energy production and storage, water purification, electronics, and many other fields that work with nanoparticles.

Cafe Precious in Tokyo Offers Net Surfing in Style, 24-7

My wife is in Japan for a few weeks and she's emailing me from the Cafe Precious, an Internet cafe in Tokyo. I checked out their website and was amazed - cheap, flexible pricing gets visitors a wide range of services, His & Hers washrooms and 54 tasty menu choices.

Smell That? 10 of the World's Cheesiest Ads

Cheese. I love cheese in all of it's forms. Cheddar. Gouda. Strange advertising campaigns. Yep, there's all sorts of cheese out there. Some are delicious. Some are... well, funny, scary, clever, confusing, twisted, and/or rage inducing. So, if you like cheese of many types, join me, dear reader, for a look at some really strange--and sometimes smelly--ads.

Forget YouTube! Fliggo Helps You Make Your Own Video Site

Maybe you're a casual video watcher, or maybe you spend your days vlogging, or maybe even you and your friends all make your own videos.  Whatever the case, you'll definitely be interested in a new site that lets you build your very own social media web site.  Fliggo makes creating your own video site a snap.

SICIS: Brilliant, Sexy, Simply Divine Mosaic Shoe Bathtub

SICIS Art Factory in Milan, that creates exquisite and sexy mosaic tile murals of 1950's style Pin Ups, has announced a line of sculptured mosaic bathtubs and lamps to go with the Pin Ups. The new Pin Up line of bath and lamp accessories, along with at least one new pinup, will be unveiled at the Milan showroom April 22 to 27, 2009. We got a sneak peak from the SICIS press office today.

Dance with Robots and Never Be Alone: Great Idea?

For those who enjoy dancing in the dark and other mysterious places, the Robot Performing Dance Along Music may be just the thing. Patent#US 6782308 may not help out with housework and boring chores like others of its ilk, but it may make you, as the old song says, “never want to change partners again.” Read on and wonder why.