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Japan Turns Roads Into Musical Instruments



From the "only in Japan" file comes the Melody Road, an ingenious project that has transformed stretches of three Japanese highways into mobile music boxes!
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The Exact Science of Paper Art


Paper artist Jen Stark has a bold new vision for 3D contemporary design. Or is it just good vision she has? Either way, the woman rivals Edward Scissorhands in her skills with an X-acto knife and the simple medium of multi-colored construction paper... read more »

China Plays Host to Vivid Imaginations at Its Unique Expo


With 4 days of culture, creativity and innovation, the specialized industry exhibition culminated with corporate and trading deals reaching around $3.8 billion U.S. read more »

Lines Gone Wild! Contemporary Seating by Brodie Neill


What happens when a scribble hops off the page and comes to life in the third dimension? Well, you might get something that resembles the futuristic-looking works of award-winning Australian designer, Brodie Neill... read more »

A Heart-Powered Pacemaker


Researchers have designed a heart-powered pacemaker. Just as it sounds, the self-powering pacemaker would keep the heart beating by using the person's own heartbeat to power it. read more »

Kuwait Plans to Build World's Tallest Building


The Proposed Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir (from WikiMedia)The Proposed Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir (from WikiMedia)

Perhaps inspired by nearby Dubai, Kuwaiti Municipal officials approved a plan Thursday, to construct what will be the world's tallest building when completed. The Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir, part of the Madinat Al-Hareer (City of Silk), is planned to soar to a height of 1,001 meters (3,284 ft). read more »

Top 10 Most Extreme Custom Cars in the World from SEMA 2007


As the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show comes to a close, theres only one thing left to do : Divy out bragging rights. Here are my picks for the top 10 Extreme Custom Cars from SEMA : read more »

Ordinary Bear by Day, Light Up Bear by Night


My youngest son loves stuffed animals. I think the stuffed animals in his bed take up more room than he does. I hate stuffed animals. And with the holiday season around the corner, I know I have to prepare myself for more stuffed animals. Did I mention I hate stuffed animals? But I've got to admit, I wouldn't mind my kids getting this stuffed animal as a present. read more »

Disney and Softbank Cellphone Deal is Anything but Mickey Mouse



Want a goofy ringtone? No, a "Goofy" ringtone! Japan may get exactly that when Disney - home of Mickey, Minnie, Winnie and yes, Goofy - and Softbank launch their new mobile phone service next spring!
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Aluna, Lunar Clock for the Olympics


The power of the sun is amazing, but what about the power of the moon? Can it be harnessed? London-based artist Laura Williams thinks so and has decided to tap into that lunar power. read more »

Gorgeous Reusable Water Bottles by Sigg


Sigg of Switzerland makes the most beautiful reusable water bottles ever. Not only are they beautiful but they are environmentally friendly. Since most of the disposable water bottles are not recycled, using a resuable bottle will help filling the landfills. Also, the Sigg water bottles are healthier because there is no leaching. So when you take a drink of water from you Sigg bottle, it will taste like water and not plastic (you know what I mean).

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New Wireless Lighting Technology Cuts Energy Costs by up to 60%


A company in Grand Haven, Michigan by the name of Light Corp., has locked up the wireless lighting technology niche with their patent pending Intu: 360° Workspace Agility technology. In a nutshell, this technology will work to help automatically control the dimming of lights, within a room or entire building, according to outside lighting or time of day. This technology is special for a few different reasons, but the most important one is that it will save an estimated 30%-60% in energy costs. read more »

Dodge Brings back the ACR Viper


2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR

Dodge is bringing back its street legal track car after a 7 year absence and they mean business. The new Viper ACR is meaner than ever and as with any Viper, needs to be handled with care. read more »

Watch Your Step on Disappearing "Wall Stairs"


Unless you're on par with the likes of James Bond, or frequently find yourself escaping from super-villains, it's unlikely that you have any real need for a staircase that disappears at the touch of a button... read more »

How to Make a Huge Rubiks Cube Subwoofer : A DIY Project from Hacked Gadgets


If you are wanting to add some bass to your home theatre why build a Huge Rubik’s Cube Subwoofer ! It isn’t as big as this gigantic subwoofer but it looks a lot more fun.
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New Fighter Pilot Helmet Come With X-Ray Vision


Next time you hear of an Alien abduction, it may just be a from someone who encounters a fighter pilot equipped with on of these new futuristic-looking fighter pilot helmets. These new helmets are not only scary looking, but they also have some incredible innovations such as X-ray vision. read more »

5 Hybrids...1 Better Future


BMW's TurboSteamerBMW's TurboSteamer

Oil is hanging close to the $100 per barrel mark and more people are looking to Hybrids as an answer. Problem is many people don't know what their choices are when it comes to Hybrids. Here are the 5 most prominent designs and where you can find them. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $35,000 for a Bed


Hollandia International has created a magnificent bed that has so much stuff you could pretty much live in it - the PLATINUM-LUXETM Elite sleep system. The only catch is that it comes with a hefty price tag of $35,000. You'll have to leave your bed to go to work in order to afford it. read more »

Exploding 'Savings Bomb' Piggy Bank Scares Japan into Saving



Lazy coin savers in Japan are in for a big surprise should they forget to deposit their loose change in TOMY's Savings Bomb Pggy Bank... not to mention a big mess to clean up!
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UV Key Ring: The Latest in Compact Conterfeit UV Technology


 Justine Bayod Espoz, our Guest Blogger, is photojournalist and Spanish/English translator working in Madrid, Spain. She written articles on wide variety of topics for print and online magazines. She is also the founder of ToritoMedia a print and video content agency. She wanted to share some of her innovative finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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If you’re used to running with the wrong crowd and often deal with mass quantities of possibly fake, large denomination paper currency, you are probably the kind of person inventors had in mind when developing the UV Key Ring Counterfeit Detector. read more »