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Hulger Low-Energy Light Bulbs Bring Funky Home


Light bulbs are just so blasé. There really is nothing remotely exciting about a bare bulb. In fact, a bare light bulb in the collective consciousness often evokes images of starving artists and stark urbanscapes, often replete with scuttling rats and dripping water of some kind. Not the homiest scene, by far. So, how does one go about transforming those negative associations? read more »

Cyber University First to Offer College Courses via Cell Phone



Is Japan's futuristic cell phone culture too cool for school? Not according to Softbank, a Japanese cell phone service provider who just began offering college courses on the company's cell phones.
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Let Your Child Star in His/Her Favorite Video (DVD)


Any kid would love to see themselves as a main character in their favorite video. Lucidiom Inc. is making children's dreams come true with its Animated Specialty DVD products that use your child's photo in their DVDs. Just by using a photo of your child, you can create custom-made videos. read more »

Be Like Superman! Bullets Bounce Off New Super Carbon Nanotube Vest


 

Scientists have designed a vest made of carbon nanotubes that can rebound the force of a bullet, effectively causing the bullet to bounce off without causing a large impact force on the wearer. read more »

Trellis Earth's Bioplastic Bag Sample Pack Review


There is an ongoing doubt about the environmentally friendliness of biodegradable plastic as compared to petroleum made plastic. Do they really biodegrade? Does it take more land, resources and energy to make biodegradable plastic than it does to make petroleum made plastic? The following review is not meant to confirm or deny this doubt, but simply to review an innovative biodegradable corn based products produced and sold by Trellis Earth. read more »

Inflatable Concrete? The Newest Pop-Up Shelter


When's the last time you thought about the future of pop-up shelters? Yesterday, right? No, probably not. But, in all seriousness, pop-up shetlers are something the world should pay attention to. Natural disasters, war and violence certainly aren't slowing down, so the need for a pop-up shelter that is quick, effiicient and durable. That's where the Concrete Canvas comes in. read more »

Plant-Based Filter Looks Cool and Cleans Air


French designer Mathieu Lehanneur and Harvard professor David Edwards have teamed up to bring us one step closer to cleaner air with their Bel-Air plant-based filter. This so-called "domestic spacecraft " utilizes the natural recycling qualities of the plant kingdom to absorb toxic compounds in the air, emitted by common household items. read more »

Cup of Communism With Your Salad? What One Chinese Restaurant Dares To Ask


A waiter dressed up in a vintage military uniform in the questionable bathroom: Source: China DailyA waiter dressed up in a vintage military uniform in the questionable bathroom: Source: China Daily

Asian innovation when it comes to interior design may not always be a good thing – as one Beijing restaurant recently proved. read more »

Coming Soon: Digital Cameras with Built-in GPS


We’ve seen it many times before-combining two different technologies into one device. Remember when MP3 players just played music and had no other functions? Nowadays, these players are able to play music, video, display photos, record messages, and view documents. So, it was only natural for digital cameras and GPS technology to intertwine. read more »

One Amazing Packaging Idea from Siemens


Siemens is preparing a paper-thin electronic-display technology that could replace the everyday labels on disposable packaging. read more »

French Decanters Make Wine a Centerpiece


Don't know what to do with all that wine you've been saving for some long-awaited special occasion? Why not break out some of those vintage reds and allow them to adorn your home in these limited edition wine decanters designed by French sculptor Etienne Meneau? read more »

Great Invention Idea? Toilet Headrest Steadies You in Your Hour of Need


Toilet Forehead SupportToilet Forehead Support

Many of us, no doubt, have found ourselves kneeling down before the porcelain god reflecting on the events that brought us there. read more »

Japanese Team Invents Tiny Laser Light Powered Motor



A working motor powered only by laser light has been demonstrated by researchers at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. Light-powered motors will work in areas with high magnetic fields unsuitable for conventional motors, such as such as MRI medical scanners.
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Pentax Optio S10 Camera: 10 Megapixel Resolution


The new Pentax Optio S10 is a "no-frills" digital camera with 10 megapixels of resolution, 3x optical zoom, small design, and inexpensive price tag. The S10 may not have many of the features that more expensive digital shooters have, but it does have a lot of the features that consumer's want in a compact point-and-shoot digital camera.

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New Scanner Takes Stunning Images of Internal Organs


Philips Medical Systems has recently unveiled a new medical scanner that can take images of the inside of the body with stunning precision. read more »

Whale Curry Adds Spice to Japan's Traditional, Controversial Dish



Japan's renewed whaling activity has generated loud protests from the world at large. One wonders, just what is done with the meat from hundreds of "scientifically killed" whales? Japanese food company Asian Lunch offers a spicy solution, Whale Curry, though there's something fishy about efforts to curry favor with hungry diners!
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Are Super Trains Here to Rescue Our Futures?


General Atomics: The only MagLev in the USGeneral Atomics: The only MagLev in the US

Highways are becoming more congested by the day, and the skies aren't doing any better. And with pollution posing an additional problem, we are running out of options. Could the newest Steel-Wheel and MagLev trains be the answer? read more »

Scare the Kids This Christmas with Asia’s Oddest Amusement Parks


 

Asian innovation has taken the amusement park industry by storm in recent years, and here are a couple of my personal favorites which have made it on my “Places To See Before I Die” list, because while I am fairly certain about an afterlife, I struggle to grasp the existence of these real world locales. read more »

The Answer to Easy Bag Piping


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The digital revolution is not only affecting how we watch movies, listen to music and publicize our many talents, it's also changing the way we learn to play instruments... read more »

Samsung YP-U3 MP3 Player: Great Inexpensive Gift


The Samsung YP-U3 digital MP3 player doesn’t have a nice large touch-screen like the iPod Touch or many of the other “fancy” features in the more expensive MP3 players on the market. Although the Samsung YP-U3 doesn’t have a lot of the “bells and whistles” of more expensive players, it’s still one of the best values on the market when it comes to MP3 players. read more »