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The Latest in Christmas Trees: 7 Modern Replacements for the Traditional Christmas Tree

Tired of the same old same old when it comes to Christmas trees? Is the traditional tree just not cutting it these days? Perhaps you'll have a hard time seeing the forest for the trees with the alternatives I've found (since some of these hardly qualify as "trees" in the first place), but on the eternal quest for variety and newness, here are some of the latest Christmas tree designs coming down the pike. read more »

Cowon Q5W is the Ultimate Media Player

The newest, and definitely the most innovative, product to roll off the assembly line at Cowon is their Q5W Media Player. This media player does it all: Wi-Fi, music, video, Bluetooth, FM radio, GPS, and more. Best of all, the Cowon Q5W is small enough to fit into your jacket pocket! read more »

A New "Spin" On Common Amusement

Adults are rarely satisfied with old-fashioned conveniences these days, so why should you expect your baby to be impressed with the same humdrum toys?
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Little Robot With Big Guns Could Replace Human Soldiers

25-year-old Adam Gettings, a self-taught engineer, has recently created Robotex AH - a two-foot tall, 10-mph-traveling machine that can blow a 10-inch hole through a steel door from a quarter mile away. It's also remote-controlled over an encrypted frequency that jams nearby radios and cell phones. read more »

Great Invention Idea? Nicotine Based Dental Care

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Thanks to Henry Petroski's book, "The Toothpick: Technology and Culture," I've learned that the toothpick has both an illustrious history and some interesting applications. But I wonder what Petroski would say about a group of patents I've termed, "addiction hygiene?"
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Forget Seeing Red…In Thailand It’s All About The Pink!

Thailand has recently gone nuts over my favorite color, and I’m happily packing my bags in hopes I can convince my husband to relocate to the place where pink is all the rage!

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Japan's Goldfish Breeders Fish for Riches

Japan is famous for its beautiful ponds stocked with colorful "Koi" carp - a close relative of the common goldfish. Some breeders are now moving beyond Koi to create even more unusual  types of goldfish including scaleless, pearlescent varieties! 
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9 Great Green Holiday Gift Basket Ideas That Are Eco Friendly

If you are still shopping for green gifts this year and have no idea where to look consider a green gift basket. Today’s gift baskets are as green as they are unique and they aren’t just about chocolates, coffee and popcorn anymore. Check out some of the innovative gift baskets below. read more »

Top 10 Concept Cars of 2007 that We Can't Wait to Buy

The results are in. Although most of the cars at the Tokyo Motor Show are only concepts, there were quite a few that many people would love to see on the road. Here are the top 10 concept cars that we can't wait to buy. read more »

Top 10 Concept Cars of 2007 that We Can't Wait to Buy

The results are in. Although most of the cars at the Tokyo Motor Show are only concepts, there were quite a few that many people would love to see on the road. Here are the top 10 concept cars that we can't wait to buy.

New Nokia Stereo Headsets for Music Phones

Nokia has just announced the release of 2 new stereo headsets that will make managing phone calls while listening to music a much more pleasurable experience. Scheduled for a January 2008 release, the Nokia WH-700 and the WH-600 stereo headsets will provide a good sounding, quality option for people with music phones. read more »

Help Your Baby Be A Bouncing Baby

We’ve all heard the cliché phrase “beautiful bouncing baby boy” (or girl!), and now a New Zealand couple has devised a way to make babies and young children literally “bounce." read more »

China Gets Totally Click Happy in 2007

We may be home to such computer giants such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, however China is now giving the U.S. a run for their money when it comes to Internet search and usage. read more »

Great Invention Idea? Pee for Fun and Prizes with the Urinator!

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For years I've been haunted by a musical potty and its innocent reward system. Why is it that adults don't have anything besides toilet paper to remind us how grand it is to take part in adult civilized society? Well, we do now. read more »

15 Great Holiday Pet Gift Baskets For Dogs, Cats, Horses, Birds & Their Owners!

Gift baskets are always fun to receive, and pets love them as much as we do. This year's holiday pet gift baskets are more ingenious and beautiful than ever, with special ones for the dogs, cats, birds and horses that you know and love. There are even combination gift baskets, a one-shot gift idea for pet and pet-lover for Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukah!

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Delightful Dandelight LED Lamp is Battery-Powered

Dandlelight, created by Designdrift from the Netherlands, is a custom-made little LED light fashioned from real dandelion seeds. read more »

Can the Smell of Rotten Eggs Make You Live Longer?

Hydrogen sulfide makes rotten eggs smell horrible, but the chemical may also be a fountain of youth. Researchers have found that when nematode worms were exposed to an atmosphere containing a small amount of hydrogen sulfide, the worms' lifespan increased significantly. read more »

That’s a Wrap – 7 Funky Gift Wraps That Think Outside the Box

Gift wrap can be so pedestrian, especially this time of year. Red, green, gold and white are such tired choices in an endless sea of gift wrap options. So why not break out of the box and try something new? And don't fool yourself - presentation matters! So here are a few of my top picks for some of the coolest gift wrap around. If you don't impress them with the gift, you can at least dazzle and distract them with the packaging, right? read more »

Shocking Story: The Electric Eel Powered Christmas Tree

Japan's Aqua Toto Gifu aquarium has sparked interest worldwide with its E-tree... the "E" standing for Electric Eel! Renewable energy never looked so, er, weird.
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New Device Stops Cars Instantly in their Tracks










A new device may make car chases a thing of the past.

Eureka Aerospace, a company from Pasadena, Calif., had developed a device that shoots a microwave beam at a speeding car, frying its electrical system and stopping the car dead in its tracks. read more »