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Chasing the Wind: China's Critical Pursuit of Alternative Energy

The Global Wind Energy Council just released some fascinating 2008 year-end data, and there are two big stories that are grabbing everyone's attention

China's Lunar Probe Crashes Into The Moon

The BBC reported yesterday that China, the third nation to put a man into space, has crashed a probe into the moon. But don't worry. That's totally what they meant to do.

A Gel That Cushions Falls Can Also Stop Bullets: d3o™

A gooey gel that hardens on impact enough to protect the knees and elbows of motorcycle racers, the thighs and butts of horseback riders, and the toes of ballerinas, has been chosen by the British Ministry of Defence to protect its combat troops from bullets.

Bailout Your Sleep Debt with Yawnlog

YawnLog is here to help you catch up on some much-deserved shut eye by tracking your sleeping patterns with a simple calendar-based formula.  It's kinda like Twitter, but for catching Z's instead of micro-blogging about Obama's Congressional Address.

Site Announcement - March 2, 2009

InventorSpot.com is pleased to announce the addition of another new blogger to our writing team. Rick Martin is a Canadian freelance writer who has lived in China for 5 years. During that time he wrote extensively about Chinese technology and the internet, and spent some time enrolled in Mandarin language study as well. Rick will be covering innovations and interesting developments from China. You can read Rick's China blog here.

Carry the Family DNA With You Wherever You Go: Great Idea?

The Genealogy Storage Kit, which is known generically as US Patent# 6779665, provides a vehicle for the storage of biological samples. Why settle for an urn when there are so many other patterns and shapes to choose from and this way you can take it with you wherever you go? It’s better than a Hallmark card when it comes to proving that you “care enough to lug around the very best.” Be prepared, and read on even if you don’t own any urns as of yet.

Fashion For the Avid Blogger: Fashionable Glasses Reduce Digital Eye Strain

Staring at a computer screen all day can take a toll on your eyes. Whether you work in an office doing administrative work on a computer, or like me, spend countless hours writing away at home, eye strain can catch up to you. New glasses designed to reduce "visual eye fatigue" and "computer vision syndrome" helps reduce the onset of eye strain and headaches, and if you don't normally wear glasses, give you the intelligent air of a glasses wearing academic.

Slim Rings Make You Toe the Line to Lose Weight

Slim Rings slip around your toes, forcing you to walk with a different posture that makes your thigh & belly muscles work harder - and burn fat faster.

What's Up His Butt? Paper Clips!

The only thing that sticks to most peoples' butts is fat. But the Butt Station, this cute little green guy perched on his "throne," actually has a functional butt -- it's a paper clip magnet! That's not all the Butt Station can do...

New Holland Introduces Fuel Cell Tractor...Proves Even Farms Can Go Green

While alternative energy sources are most prominent when talking about the automotive industry, it has been reaching other places as well. A perfect example of this comes from New Holland Farm equipment and their new Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractor.

Fact or Fake? Wake n' Bake, The Bacon Cooking Alarm Clock

Heaven on Earth is finally a reality as you can now wake up every morning to the refreshing smell of freshly cooked bacon.

SpyBall: Remote Control Spy Camera for Kids

If you are a high-tech toy lover or happen to have a little James Bond in training, this new robotic item may be just the ticket.

History of the Rubik’s Cube: Madness, Fun and One Man’s Obsession

Rubik’s Cube is an invention that has been torturing puzzle-lovers for decades, but one man in England has surely broken the record for perseverance. It took him 26 years to solve the mystery and he as well as his enduring wife are very relieved that it is all over. If you are a puzzle fan read on, and if you are not, read on anyway and be amazed at how deeply this silly toy has permeated our cultural psyches.


Shocking & Disturbing Restaurant Offers Unique Dining Experience With A Hospital Theme

Hospitalis is a disturbing new restaurant that has opened in Riga, Latvia. Its weird and wacky hospital themed dining experience takes place in a sterile, modern medical environment and boasts nurses in complete uniform, patients in straight jackets, and the opportunity to dine on gurneys and operating tables. Meals at this strange and disturbing restaurant are served in a way that might shock and disturb you. The dining experience available at Hospitalis certainly isn't for the faint at heart.

Site Announcement - March 1, 2009

InventorSpot.com is delighted to add an artist and aspiring inventor to our blogging team.

Alex Eremenko is a full time college student double majoring in Psychology and Business. In his spare time, he is a freelance writer and digital artist, working with Photoshop and Maya. He will be writing a recurring column for us titled "Fake or Factual?" in which he will be featuring inventions both fake and real with the common theme of being mildly absurd or wildly imagininative.

The articles will be appearing later this week and seen at Alex's Blog. Go and vote whether you think his finds are Fake or Factual.

 

Protoscar Unveils All Electric Lampo Concept

Last month, another all electric roadster called the Protoscar Lampo was partially unveiled to the public. Aside from a few pieces of information about the power train, Protoscar didn't give out many details regarding their new sporty EV, however they did say it would be bowing at Geneva and more information would be available just before the show.

Make Embeddable Custom Video Playlists with Embedr

Individual embed codes can take up a lot of space in your layout, and there's no guarantee that users will watch every video.  Embedr attempts to solve these problems by making you a customized embeddable video playlist that you can add to any site that supports embedded objects.

Contain Explosions In Your Spare Time: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6854374 also known as the Explosion Containment Net could well be the perfect gift for the terrorist on your list who has just about everything. Think ahead, even though we are nowhere near the holidays, because explosions can and usually do make a difference. Read on, but duck.

Get Naked With Wine! Taking It Off With Naked Wines’ Online Winery

Naked Wines is an online farmer's market for independent wineries in the UK. Wine drinkers benefit from discount prices to purchase their favorite merlots, pinots and chardonnays and get advice on which wines are worth tasting. Love wine? Then get naked with Naked Wines.

The 10 Strangest Shoes In Fashion Today

What fashion lover doesn't love shoes? I've compiled the strangest shoes in fashion today that even the biggest fashionista may or may not love. These shoes are innovative, funny, and some are even disturbing. Be prepared, any preconceived notions you have about shoes are about to change!