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Solar Planet, the Interplanetary Orrery that Runs on the Sun

A solar-powered solar system might seem overly obvious but Solar Planet from Elekit ain't any ordinary orrery.

China's 'Most Awesome Wall of Air Conditioners' Building

The "coolest" building in China stands in the city of Fuzhou, though not for much longer if the force of gravity has anything to say about it. Tenants frustrated by the lack of central AC in the modern office tower have festooned the 25-story building's exterior with over 500 window AC units.

Solar Cookers Save Power in Lhasa, Tibet's 'Solar City'

Cheap and effective solar power is hot, especially in Lhasa, Tibet, where clear air and up to 3,000 hours of sunlight annually conspire to create the perfect environment for homegrown solar cookers and water purifiers.

Black Market Human Milk Being Bought by the Bag in Beijing

White milk, black market: Chinese mothers, leery of powdered milk due to a series of well-publicized scandals, are increasingly turning to online human milk sources to help feed their babies.

What I learned from the Inventors at the Minnesota Inventors Congress

I just came back from speaking at the Minnesota's Inventor's Congress (MIC). For those of you who don't know, the Minnesota Inventors Congress is one of the oldest and most established inventor trade shows in the country. And I have to say, I learned more from the inventors who attended MIC then I ever thought possible. It was so inspiring that I felt compelled to write this article and share.

First Step Toward Invention Success - Ignore The Naysayers!

As you begin your path toward bringing your invention to market, you might become keenly aware of how many naysayers suddenly show up in your life.   And when I say naysayers I mean people who don't share your vision, don't believe you can make things happen or let you know that for some reason or another you cannot actualize your invention dreams. 

'Sleeping Girl DVD' Gently Guides You Into Dreamland

Need a little help sleeping lately? Just pop the “Sleeping Girl DVD” into your player and drift off to slumberland, gently guided by the soft voices and easy-on-the-eyes looks of some of Japan's most alluring dreamgirls.

Aurasmic Experience - Transforming An Image Into A Clip On Your Smartphone

Aurasma merges the physical and virtual instantaneously on your smartphone.

Miles Of Styles - The 100 Mile Design Challenge

It's amazing what can be made solely from local materials - just see what these design students have done.

Walkie The Talkie - An App That Pays You To Use It

Gigwalk pays you to use your smartphone.

Picasso Pad? - Living In A Cube

You really can live in comfort in a small space. The Cube Project is proof.

Give As Good As You Get With GiftFlow

GiftFlow aims to create an economy of giving, which means there will be plenty to receive as well.

Is That A PC In Your Pocket? - The PC That's The Size Of A Flash Drive

You will soon be able to buy a PC that fits in your pocket - for under $25!

Part Of The Process - Participatory Budgeting And You

People all over the world are deciding how their tax dollars are spent. Why aren't you?

True Economy - Getting Value For Virtually No Money

The $300 House is a project that enables the poorest of the poor to build the best houses they can for next to nothing.

Not A Whopping Cough - Hackasaurus Helps Kids Get The Most Out Of The Web

Hackasaurus gives kids the tools they need to truly understand and manipulate the internet.

What Have You Been Up To? - Find Out With Daytum

Daytum charts everything and anything about your life.

Membo Helps You Keep Tabs On The Basics

While it wouldn’t help in every situation, the Membo by Dreamfarm is a fairly simple concept that could really help with remembering some of the everyday routine stuff that tends to slip your mind when you’re busy.

You Are Where You Eat - The Food Freedom Movement Gains Traction

Three towns in Maine have passed Food Freedom legislation that overrides federal government interference in local food production.

You Go, Girl! - Girl Scouts Design Affordable Prosthetic

A team of six Girl Scouts has made an effective prosthetic hand from moldable plastic, comfort foam and Velcro.