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BMW Working With NASA to Produce A Regenerative Exhaust System

Regenerative braking systems have become a common term in today's automotive communities. As we move to electric power, vehicles will need to make use of every available method to conserve energy to go farther on every charge. BMW has decided to take that idea to another level by using the wasted exhaust energy to produce electricity.

Sipatiniz: Stay Classy With The Spill-Proof Martini Glass

Martinis have become the drink of choice for those looking for a classy cocktail. On Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw and her core group of classy friends never seem to spill a drop of their infamous cosmopolitan martinis. In real life, the rest of us should only be so lucky; martini glasses just seem to be designed for spill.  Perhaps it's a conspiracy by the liquor companies to have martini lovers dispense more money for their favorite classy mixed drinks, or just a greater emphasis upon the look of the martini glasses over function, but spills are an unfortunate reality of martini drinking. Enter the Sipatiniz, the spill-resistant martini glass.

Religion Goes Fashionable & Functional With The Antique Cross USB

So much for your typical flash drive; USB's today come in weird and wacky, and sometimes even fashionable forms. The antique cross USB is a functional and fashionable wearable gadget, perfect for the religious fanatics in your life, your favorite vampire hunters, or the fashion forward who appreciate the occasional geeky gadget.


Elegant Toilet Paper Rolls Take Eco-Crafting To Another Level

Yuken Teryua doesn't do it for the environment. He doesn't just do it for politics either. He just takes regular household items that would otherwise be thrown away and he turns them into art for what seems is the love of art.

Vote Fact or Fake? Vivid Rainbow Colored Flowers

Don't you ever just wish that the common easy to care for and affordable flowers were beautiful and had vivid coloring? That's were Vivid Illusions comes in. Vivid Illusions comes in a wide variety of hues and promises to be able to radically alter and enhance the color of any flower it's fed to.

Dynamically Augmenting Wheel System to Change the Way We Take Our Corners

When it comes right down to it, wheels are pretty much impossible to improve on. Sure, you can reduce their overall weight or have them specially made to match you project, but for the most part wheels have stayed the same for a very long time. The Dynamically Augmenting Wheel System or DAWS is out to change that.t

Sakar's Crayola AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio for Kids

If you are in the market for an alarm clock radio for your kids, this one may be just the ticket.  And this colorful clock radio is so much more than you standard alarm clock for kids.

 


Dreamy Crinoline Outdoor Furniture For Spring

Everything is fresh and new in Crinoline, Patricia Urquiola's playful, but aristocratic line of outdoor furniture. It's like Spring itself -- fresh, novel, playful, but delightfully haunted by past springs, or were they dreams?

Russia's Innovative Cyber-War on Estonia

There’s a new kind of war in town. Aren’t you thrilled? It entails fighting with bits and bytes instead of bullets, but if you think that means you don’t need to duck, you are mistaken. Read on and learn …well, something new.

Mercedes-Benz Fleet Testing Fuel Cell Bus

While busses are great when you live in the city and want to keep the number of vehicles on the road as low as possible, they require a lot of power to move and are run almost non-stop. Obviously this leaves room for improvements and we have seen many in the past year or two. Recently, Mercedes-Benz offered another solution to public transportation in the form of a Fuel Cell Hybrid bus.

Top 10 Business Ideas Suggested On Twitter: They Do Exist! (Part Two)

As promised, here is Part 2 of the Top 10 Business Ideas Suggest On Twitter: They Do Exist! Now we are counting down the top 5 business services the Twitter nation is looking for, as voiced on the world's most popular microblogging site. Entrepreneurs, get ready to scope out your competition if you're looking for inspiration on your next business startup. Twitter users; pay attention while we count down the top 5 business ideas suggested on Twitter, because here's the answer to your wishes!

Solar Powered Fan Hat: Wearable Gadget Looks and Feels Cool

Spring is in the air, and it's time to start shopping for those unique fashions to build your spring and summer wardrobe. A geeky new wearable gadget, the solar powered fan hat, is the perfect fashion accessory for spring or summer; with its trucker design, it both looks and feels cool.


Wristop Widescreen: Timex Expedition WS4

The new Timex Expedition WS4 makes using all your watch features easier than ever.

Animals As Life Support Machines: Is That Technomimicry?

A young designer from the Royal College of Art in London, Revital Cohen, described a world in which animals might replace the machines and medical devices keeping many humans alive. She spoke to an audience attending the Expo, Design Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa at the end of February. Her presentation was about her "Life Support Project."

Lost But Found Again - Recycled Environmental Art

While we all try and do our part to save the environment, artist John Dahlsen makes art from it.

New iPod Shuffle Drowns Out Predecessors

Apple's new iPod Shuffle is now at the top of the New York Times "Smallest Music Player List" with nothing in second place. Still, its 4GB memory holds 1,000 songs!

Now, Isn't This Just Peezy? Design Week Awards, 2009

Believe it or not, the Best In Show and Best Industrial Product Design of the British Design Week 2009 was a urine receptacle for females called the Peezy™. Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled that women don't have to pee on their fingers any more while providing a specimen to the lab, but winning a Best In Show competing against the likes of Microsoft Interactive Canvas and Apple's Mac Book Air? When I received the press release and learned that the designer of Peezy calls itself "Funnelly Enough," I just knew this was a joke.

Designer Logos: If You Can’t Wear Them, Lick Them

If "clothes make the man," many men and women are out of luck in these dark economic times. Only those who don’t rely on the stability of the stock market, the banks, or the old homefront can afford to buy the real Yves St. Laurent or Gucci ware. But photographer Massimo Gammacurta suggests that if we can’t wear signs of success, maybe we can lick them....

Rule the Stars by Drawing Pictures with Them

For thousands of years, man has traced the stars in the heavens to make shapes out of them.  Even our modern-day calendar is full of references to the ancient zodiac.  Remember when you were a kid, and you laid on your front lawn just making up shapes out of constellations that probably didn't even exist?  Well, even if you don't, you'll still get a kick out of Arcelik's Rule the Stars.

iPig - One Rockin’ Docking Station for Your iPod

 

This little piggy from Speakal is not your ordinary iPod docking station.  The  iPig also has an amazing high-quality stereo sound system.