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Solar Powered Blimp Across The English Channel?

If you have ever seen a blimp in the sky the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 may have crossed your mind. It's a terrible and scary story. The kind of story that makes a person never want to ride one of these things, but blimps have come a long way since then. In fact, recently a group of French engineers equipped a helium blimp with solar panels. 

Room Service Plus 9, Because "Dog Is A God®"

It's been almost a year since I covered the masterful dog houses created by Italian artist and designer Marco Marisini.  I checked back to see if he had designed any more dog houses, and I found that he didn't stop at dog houses... Morosini has designed a whole line of attire and accessories befitting only the dog gods!

Humpback Whale Inspires Best Wind Power Turbines: WhalePower Tubercle Technology

The average humpback whale weighs about 36 tons, yet it is one of the most graceful swimmers, divers, and jumpers in the sea. WhalePower's new wind turbine technology owes its performance to what it has learned from from studying just what makes the humpback whale so aerodynamic.

Retro Tape Dispenser Sticks In Your Memory

This cool retro tape dispenser from J-ME sticks in your mind like a catchy 80s hit from a misplaced mix tape.

Summer Wedding Flip Flops: Cool and Casual Summer Style

Summertime is the perfect time for a casual beach wedding or outdoor ceremony at a hot destination, so why dress to the nines with you can stick with a cool and casual summer style? Complement your summer wedding dress with accessories that are comfortable and cool for warm climates.


Back to Basics: The Black and White Clock

The ultimate minimal  'Black and White Clock'  has arrived in what might just be the coolest package ever -- its own perfectly naked, light-sensing digits.

Wearable Gadget For The World Traveler: Watch For Jetsetters

Those looking for the latest wearable gadget needn't look any further, because the Hamilton ODC X-02 Quartz is the latest gadget available for the world traveler.

Ideal Engagement Ring For The Geek In All Of Us: Propose With A USB Swarovski Ring

Looking for a way to secure your commitment both to your partner and your inner geek? Then enter into engagement with a unique ring, which is ideal for any geeky couple looking to tie the knot.

Space-Saving Storage: The CD Roll

Tired of painstakingly sorting and alphabetizing your CD collection into meticulous order for it to only take up valuable real estate in your living space? The CD Roll might just be your ticket to musical organizational freedom.

Touch Sensitive Bathroom Conserves Water

You could take a 5 minutes shower to reduce your carbon footprint or you can step into an eco-friendly shower that powers on when you step in and conserves water. Several students designed a shower like this for a student project. It is touch sensitive and green.

Does Your Car Have A Sexy Butt Or A Baby Face?

Are cars biomimetic, designed to look like people or animals, or have dominant or sweet personalities? The car in this picture was described as having "male lines" and "one of the sexiest butts around."

Radio Goes Wi-Fi And Global: Tivoli Networks Internet Radio

Now, this is radio!  Live radio from more than 150 countries and in 75 languages, and a huge variety of programming from each country.  You can listen to 41 different stations broadcasting from Japan, 345 from Italy,  20 from Bosnia, 7 from Iran, and even 5 from the island of Fiji!  Radio anywhere and everywhere.

A Cool Cat's Designer Scratcher: The Wedge By Cat Livin'

Cat Livin' is as serious about catering to the needs of the cat as it is about integrating cat accoutrements into the modern home.  Here again, Cat Livin' delivers style and function in its scratching post alternative: The Wedge/Euro.

Scary Crafty Fashion: The Scandalous Sock Monkey Dress

Sock Monkeys, for whatever reason, are a trend that has sprung many variations of products, and finally (or unfortunately) there is now a sock monkey outfit that will allow you to relive your sock monkey obsession every time you put it on.


Solar Powered IDEA: Lighting that Orbits Your Home

In what appears to be a piece of lighting that might just take flight and start orbiting the room at any given moment, Japanese IDEA is offering up a very space-age solar-powered ambient orb.