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Thai Food Stand Owner Roasts Chicken Using Solar Powered Oven

A roadside food stand owner from Thailand has come up with a bright idea: roasting chicken using only the free power of natural sunlight. If mass-produced, his invention could save energy and reduce costs for millions of food preparers in the third world.

The Postal Service Goes Greener

In March of this year the Postal Service launched a Free Recycling Through the Mail program. Right now the service only exists in 1,500 Post Offices in 10 areas across the country. Three of the areas include: Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Barcode Art From Japan: Black & White CAN Get Along!

Barcodes... they're those black & white striped patterns that nearly every retail product sports these days. Now Japan's creative community has partnered with big corporations to add a life & laughs to boring old universal product bar codes.

Delicious or Disgusting? The Banger & Mash Cone

From Aunt Bessie's web presence and the traditional kind of British food she's known for, like steak pies, home-style chips, and baked apple pie, you wouldn't think she'd become a trendsetter in the food arena. But she has created the United Kingdom's first main course on an ice cream cone -- the Banger and Mash Cone.


The World’s Most Green City?

Before you go patting yourself on the back for recycling your water bottle yesterday or turning the tap off while you brush your teeth, consider what life will be like in the eco-city of Dongtan. The city won't have a landfill. Why would they need one since they don't plan to have any garbage?

Vending Machine Doles Out Soda 12 at a Time

Sometimes, it's the simplest invention ideas that are most successful. Melvin Eaker and Dan Cooper, the founders of E&C Manufacturing, are hoping their Sodamatic Vending Machine will fit into that category.

Instead of dispensing a single can or bottle of soda or water, the vending machine doles out 12 packs. That can come in pretty handy for folks having get togethers or those who just want an ample supply of caffeine or water without having to actually run into a store.

Cell Phone? Or Smell Phone?

Can you imagine being able to download “his” cologne fragrance or that new baby smell directly to your cell phone?

Innovative Perfume That Only YOU Can Create

Taking innovation to a new high, My DNA has patented a revolutionary new process to create your individual fragrance. Join me in welcoming to the world personalised DNA basaed perfume.


Have Environmental Floor Designers Gone to the Pits?

When you eat a peach and finally get to the pit do you ever wonder, “this pit would make a great floor”? Floor designer, Alla le Roux has.

McDonalds Japan Bucks Fast Food Trends With Big Fat Burgers

You'd expect McDonalds Japan to be ahead of the game when it comes to providing healthy, calorie-conscious meals to a nation that boasts the world's longest average lifespan. Well, expect to be disappointed... BIG time!

After Death, Take a Trip to the Moon

If you are looking for a different way to depart this life, perhaps it's time to take a look at Celestis, a Texas company that will begin launching human cremated remains to the surface of the moon by 2009.

One Cool Ad Campaign: Scope

Not sure if you have bad breath after that sandwich you ate for lunch?Check out this sure fire way to find out!


Stickybot is a Spy in the Sky

The Geico lizard might be nervous as there appears to be a new reptile in town that is aiming to grab some attention.

Well, it's not actually a reptile, to be be honest. And it has nothing to do with car insurance. But it will likely steal some of the thunder away from the amiable reptile that hawks auto insurance. The Pentagon says the robotic lizard could be used to spy on America's enemies.


Toyota Drives Shoppers to Innovative Showroom Mall

Toyota, Japan's (and now the world's) leading car maker has begun building malls stocked with their cars since consumers in Japan would rather cruise the shops than shop for a cruiser.

Great Invention Idea? Easy & Fun Way to Put Your Kids to Work!

I like United States patent 4455816, because it works on the principle that kids aren't just those little people you love and drive to and from soccer practice, they are also the source of a largely untapped and expensive - the average cost to raise a child in America until the age of 18 is around $200,000 - labor pool.

To Die For ... Star Trek Urns and Baseball Caskets!

Clint Mytych, chief executive of Eternal Image, wanted to take marketing to the final frontier.  So his company designed caskets with team logos of Major League Baseball teams, Star Trek themed urns, Vatican themed merchandise and more.

Calico Café Caters to Cat Cuddlers Craving Kitten Companionship

'Rent A Cat' cafés like Calico in western Tokyo are catching on with wannabe pet owners in Japan's big cities who find their furry feline friends are barred from rental apartments.

One Cool Business Card: Animated

A student in the Netherlands got the idea of an animated business card from a book he read and he immediately moved forward.

Pancakes in a Can?

Move over Aunt Jemima. Sean O'Connor and Nate Steck want some elbowroom at the table of pancake innovators.

Pet Funeral Directors Await Mini Removal Cot

At the National Funeral Directors Association convention in Las Vegas in October, funeral service practitioners got a firsthand look at a new product that some people thought they'd never see: a pet removal cot.