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Hot News! Charcoal Briquettes from Old Newspapers

Could old newspapers become a valuable source of home heating energy? A 75-year-old Japanese bicycle shop owner named Shigeru Ota thinks so. Ota has built a simple device that compresses the daily news into burnable briquettes.

Russia vs. Georgia: Computer Game Brings Blood Right To Your Door

This Russian strategy game is expected to go on sale next month just in time to become the perfect gift for all the war mongers on your gift list, The game encompasses many of the possible war tactics and repercussions that could occur between Georgia and Russia. Read on, but check your guns at the door.

Nuclear Physics Could Lead to More Efficient Engine Designs

The oil in your engine. We all know what it does, but how efficiently does it work? Until just recently that question was unanswered, but thanks to some research conducted by Nissan, we have a much better understanding of the mechanics behind it. The result could be more efficient engines in the near future.

Song at the Tip of Your Tongue? Sing or Hum on Midomi.com to Find It!

How many times have you had a tune in your head and just can't remember who sings it, or how the rest of the words go? You've been there, I've been there, and it's enough to drive us insane, and finally Midomi.com; a fun and unique music search business offers a solution by allowing users to sing or hum songs to find audio or video downloads.


The Childs Car Seat Every Gear-Head Should Own

The holiday shopping rush has begun and you aren't sure what to get for that gear-head in your life. Well, if that gear-head is a parent, a student designer may have provided the perfect gift to put under the tree.

Beware Governments Bearing Gifts: Trojan Horse Still Lives

What do vodka, samovars and matryoska all have in common? Don’t they all sound like innocuous and very proper Russian souvenirs? Well, beware, as many Russian souvenirs in the past have led double lives as cunning spy gadgets. Read on, but check over your shoulder.

Life Expectancy Timepiece: Great Idea?

Patent # 5,031,161 refers to a Lifetime Expectancy Timepiece, which is designed to inform those among us who simply must know everything exactly how much time we have left to live on this planet. If this sounds god-like and presumptuous, that’s because it is, and so much…more. Read on and wish with all your heart that you were somewhere else.

Michelin Designs New Wheels for NASA's Lunar Rover

Michelin has been working with NASA for over 20 years to provide the highest quality wheels and tires for the various missions that have been carried out. Recently, Michelin has developed a new kind of wheel that may give them another 20 years of working side by side.

Arcade Game Piggy Bank Saves Money, Plays Retro Games

This new arcade game piggy bank from Japan features Tetris or Atari Breakout. Playing these retro games at the local arcade used to cost us rolls of quarters, but no longer - now playing can actually SAVE you money!

One of a Kind Holiday Gifts: Locate Rare Books with Faber Finds

Faber Finds is an independent publishing house that aims to "restore to print for future generations a wealth of lost classics". By ordering from them, you will ensure that the literary fanatic in your family doesn't get duplicate gifts under the tree this holiday season.

New Tire Technology May Provide More Safety For Our Troops

In everyday driving scenarios, your tires are among the 3 or 4 most important safety features your vehicle has. Looking at them as a safety feature may seem a little bit of a stretch, but when it comes right down to it they are the only contact between yourself and the pavement. If you move out of the everyday and go to a combat zone, tires could mean the difference between life and death. For this reason, a new kind of tire has been developed for the US Military that could help bring more of our men and women home.

Study Finds Tongue May Hold Clue to Obesity

Neuroscientists at Penn State have done a study that links taste to body weight, claiming that fat on a body could hook the brain on junk food.

Any Candy is Dandy with the Home Candyfloss Machine

Don't forget to floss! Your kids sure won't, once you turn on the "Ame de Wataame" home cotton candy and candyfloss machine from Japan.

Forehead Support Apparatus: Great Idea?

It is not known if the inventor of Patent #6,681,419 was a drinker or no, but that would offer one explanation for this bizarre Forehead Support Apparatus, designed for resting a standing user’s forehead against a wall above a bathroom commode or beneath a showerhead. Read on and…be amazed.

Save on Holiday Shopping with CouponCowgirl.com and ShoppingNotes.com

With the declining economy, consumers are becoming more conscious about saving when shopping for their holiday gifts. CouponCowgirl.com and ShoppingNotes.com are two websites that make price comparison and coupon savings easy when buying presents online.


Mercedes-Benz Designs New In Car Entertainment System

It seems like more and more auto makers are starting to include complex entertainment systems in their new vehicles and they just keep getting more complicated. Mercedes Benz is hoping to put a halt to the confusion with their new system called myCOMMAND.

Jetta TDI Named Green Car of the Year!

For the past 3 years, Green Car Journal has been looking over the most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles for the next model year and selecting one as the Green Car of the Year. As in previous years, the announcement was given at the Las Angeles Auto Show and this year's winner came as a surprise to quite a few people.

Honda Introduces Thier Own Green Driving Tool

As has become apparent over the past few months, automotive manufactures have made it their mission to help people learn to drive more efficiently. One of the first examples was the ECODrive system from Fiat that allowed you to upload driving data to your computer and review it to find ways of improving you driving. More recently, Honda has provided a somewhat similar system that provides real time feedback as you drive.

19+ Best Interactive Pet Gifts: Toys For Cats, Dogs, Horses, Birds, Ferrets and Fish!


Pets are like kids: they love new stuff and they get bored easily. So, in looking for perfect pet gifts this year, I focused on pet toys that have the potential of holding your pet's attention for more than a few minutes on more than one occasion. High on my list are those toys that don't require the owner to participate in the play, which is what I mean by interactive. read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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