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Green Up Your Home with a Solar Plant

A new type of solar cell technology using organic thin-film solar cells with a clear plastic protective coating is allowing environmental engineers to design imitation houseplants that are green - in more ways than one!

Obama - A Town in Japan That Banks on Barack

As the 2008 Barack Obama vs. John McCain presidential race swings into high gear, a sleepy town in Japan is playing the Obama card for all it's worth - and why not, since the town's name just happens to be "Obama".

Nike’s New Shoe A Waste?

I must have a thing for innovative shoes or for recycled trash. I’m not sure which but here’s a topic that combines the two and involves the quickly growing eco-conscious company, Nike. So here it is, Nike has a new basketball eco-shoe nicknamed Nike Trash Talk. The shoe is modeled after Steve Nash’s current shoe, the Nike Zoom BB II Low. It isn’t Nikes first eco-shoe but it is the latest.

Watch that Bike or Bike that Watch?

If you don't know by now, just about anything can be recycled and reused and turned into something amazing. Take this miniature bike for example, designed Brazilian Jose Geraldo Reis Pfau, an advertising professional. The bike's parts come from watch parts.

Breaking The Oil Addiction: Oil And Water Do Mix In India

India, like the U.S., is trying to escape its dependence on imported oil. While everyone save the American government is talking about power sources like hydrogen and ethanol to get cars moving, one Indian inventor is looking for a much simpler solution.

Gas Filled Cold Weather Clothing Wins Awards

Nate Alder, a 25 year old BYU student, stumbled on a million dollar idea while deep sea diving. With the help of some friends, and fellow students, he took it from an idea to an award winning prototype. Now he is ready to sell, and, he hopes, change the way we keep warm.

Iceless Skating Rinks - Cool Idea for a Warming World

Winter sports like ice skating and hockey may one day be played year round in any climate, thanks to specially waxed plastic resin panels that look & feel like real ice yet do not need to be chilled.

A Look Inside Terminal 3, China’s Monster Airport

China's Terminal 3 airport opened in February. It's a modern work of art with mind-blowing proportions.

Solar Powered Outdoor Workspace

Believe it or not, many people love their jobs, but it's the location of where they must do their job that can make the job unpleasant. Cubicles, claustrophobic offices, dark libraries, rooms with no windows and dull lighting, next to dried up plants, or surrounded by stale air can drive the sanest worker insane. A little daylight, fresh air, and greenery would do wonders to a workers mentality and perhaps even increase work productivity. What if there was a way to combine work, fresh air and sunshine?

10 Brilliantly Creative Business Cards Ideas

Market yourself for success! And what better way to do it then with a distinctive business card? These following ten business cards brilliantly send a clear creative message about the product or service being offered:

It's a Dog's Life with Pedigree Ads

For Pedigree, it's all about the dogs—and appealing to dog owners. For Pedigree's advertising firm it's all about "Disruption."


Pedaled Phone Calls (Llamadas Pedaleadas)

Have you ever seen a bicycle vendor selling ice cream, popsicles, corn on the cob, hotdogs, etc? If you haven't, the vendors are usually riding a three-wheeled bike with a cargo box in the front filled with their products. Inspired by these bikes and Nicaraguan's need to make phone calls, Brian Forde created Llamadas Pedaleadas.

Coffee Clash - Look Out Starbucks, Here Comes McCafé!

If your impression of McDonalds is wall-to-wall plastic, "fries with that?" and a garish clown named Ronald, then you've never enjoyed coffee at a McCafé. Which is precisely what McDonalds has in mind. Be afraid, Starbucks, be VERY afraid!

MoneyMaker Pump Inventor Wins Lemelson-MIT Sustainability Award

Dr. Martin Fisher, inventor of the MoneyMaker irrigation pump has won the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for sustainability for his invention. The pump, available now in three versions, has helped more than 300,000 African farmers become entrepreneurs and rise out of poverty.


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.