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How To Ship Your Booze: The Rackpac

I'm not a big boozer, but I love wine. Living in California and coming across so many wonderful wines at such great prices, I naturally want to share them with my friends. (Wait: I've been back east, and I know you don't get the wonderful variety of California wines we do.) But shipping wine? Arrgh!

Inspired By Scotch Pine: Lightweighting Software

The Mercedes-Benz Bionic Car used the lightweighting software to reduce its weight, yet keep the car's strength. In addition to being influenced by the Scotch Pine, the Bionic Car mimics the aerodynamic shape of the boxfish.

Masculine Valentine’s Day Gifts: Unique Scented Candles For Your Macho Dude

During Valentine's Days past, candles may have been a gift given from man to woman since scents available tend to cater towards the fairer sex. This year, get your man a masculine candle of his very own as his Valentine's Day gift and give into the stereotype by shopping at the Manly Man Candle Company.


A Special Deal On This Engagement Ring

It's so hard on guys nowadays if they want to propose marriage. The economy is terrible, jobs are uncertain... it's just tough to get by. But, well, you know how it is, you have to give your girl something when you ask her hand in marriage... and it better be something to put on that hand.

Russian Prison Innovation: Virtual Visits Now Allowed

For the first time in Siberia, families of prisoners are using web cameras to communicate with their families and friends. Authorities hope this innovation will soon spread to prisons throughout Russia. Read on for details.

Should You Sue Via Board Game?: Great Idea?

The Lawsuit Board Game also known as Patent# US 6805351 is the perfect way to introduce children to the process of suing their friends and neighbors instead of trying to get along with them. (Of course, if both litigants play this game together, that could still happen as well although it would be an accident.) Read on but please don’t sue the messenger.

Elegant Punk: The Darwin Bracelet Celebrates Man And The Man

With replicas of our predecessors, including the skulls of Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens, the Darwin Bracelet is not only evolutionary, it's revolutionary... Darwin's Bracelet is elegant punk!

Too Much Soda Pop Increases Risk For Early Kidney Disease In Women

A new study has found that women who drink two or more cans of pop a day increase their risk for early kidney disease.

Watch YouTube Videos On The Big Screen At Upload Cinemas

YouTube is all the rage these days. Everyone and their dog (literally) posts their homemade videos on YouTube for all the world to see. It's the era of internet celebrity, and now this has been taken to the next level by Upload Cinemas which chooses the best videos from the internet and YouTube to show on their big screen movie theatre.

Inspired By Sea Life: Biomimicry Produces Power From The Ocean

BioPower Systems is an Australian company that creates technologies to convert ocean power into a renewable source of energy for other applications. Its assumption is that oceans must have the best possible technology within them for marine life to have evolved in them for 3.8 billion years.

Edison 2009 Best New Product Awards: Finalists Selected!

On this day, 162 years to the date that Thomas Edison was born, the finalists of the Edison Best New Product Awards™ were announced. The Edison Awards are among the most elite acknowledgments of excellence in new product development and in services that are technologically innovative, successful in the marketplace, and have societal impact.

Beer Drops, The Ultimate Dry Beer

Candy's dandy but liquor is quicker, so the old expression goes. Now you don't have to choose, thanks to a curious combination of booze & bonbons that goes by the name of Beer Drops.

Pet Heads: Only For Cool Dogs!

When generic pet shampoo just won't do... the line of Pet Heads, Only for Cool Dogs! shampoos and conditioners just might fit the bill. Let's see.. we've got Feeling Flaky, Dirty Talk, Life's an Itch... So many shampoos, so little time...

Should You Even Ask if Your Plant is Psychic? Great Idea?

Predicting the future from crystal balls, tea leaves seers, tarot cards and prophets is a practice that is as old as time itself. So why shouldn’t plants “get into the act” as Jimmy Durante used to say? Read on and learn more about this fascinating garden game of chance that permits seedlings to determine their future.

Nine-Year-Old Designs iPhone: How Far Has it Come?

The iPhone dates back to 2007, but its application has never before expanded to the world of childhood. Ding Wen Lim of Singapore is very different from other nine year olds. This brilliant child who is in the fourth grade has gone far beyond the typical crayon canvas of others of his age and has designed an application for an iPhone specifically for kids. Read his amazing story.

Brain Helmet Could Help Save Lives Of Stroke Victims

Duke University bioengineers have created the first "brain helmet" capable of detecting a stroke in a matter of minutes, compared to the four hours it takes to detect from a traditional MRI or CT study. Particularly for the most common types of strokes, the brain helmet's rapid diagnosis could make the difference between recovery and disability, or even life and death.

Smoking Pot May Lead To Testicular Cancer

A new study says that there may be a link between testicular cancer and marijuana use.

Study Finds Smokers Would Quit For Pets

Smoking can be a hard habit to quit, but a new study finds that smokers may be willing to give up their tobacco in order to save their pet’s health.

The Complex Aromas Of French Fries... Ironing Board?

If you never made it as a wine taster, take heart; one day there may be a job for you as a french fry taster.

Organic, Urban Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

For many people who live in a city but have agricultural roots, creating an urban garden or farm can be the best way to get that rural nostalgia back without ever having to leave the city. You don't need a green thumb to get organic produce right from your own backyard. My Farm creates and maintains organic urban gardens in the backyards of city dwellers, and for those a large enough green space, there's always Gardens-in-a-Bag.