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Wedge House - Playhouse Of The Eco-Conscious Child

From American company Modern Playhouse comes the Wedge House, a throwback to the "simplicity and integration with nature" that was at the forefront of the modernist movement. Also, it's a playhouse.

Jingle All The Way - Schwarzenegger Warns That Oil Dependence Will Leave Us With Just Change In Our Pockets

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants us to end our dependence on fossil fuels. Hasta la vista, baby!

SOM's New York City Green School, Brought To You By The Number Zero

The New York City School Construction Authority's latest endeavor is the planning of the first ever net-zero elementary school.  Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, the Staten Island Elementary School, P.S. 62, will produce as much energy as it consumes.  The school is set to open for the 2015-2016 school year but not without controversy among locals.

Israel, The Silicon Valley Of The Middle East Welcomes VCs & Social Media

Israel is considered by many to be the Middle East's Silicon Valley, ranking second to North America in number of companies in the high-tech field. With odds stacked against them, according to research conducted by the ISEMI College, an online business school for entrepreneurs, "historical necessity has forced this tiny country, with a total area of 8400 square miles and a population of 6.5 million to become a technological powerhouse."

Understanding the Buying Process at Major Retailers

If you’re new to the game of selling to major retailers, then you’re probably wondering how their buying processes work.   It’s a question that comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes.  And this important topic rarely gets discussed, so I thought I’d take a minute to review!

Cubelets Offer Cute And Computerized Fun For Kids

New from design company Modular Robotics are Cubelets – a toy that combines the function of robots and the simple fun of building blocks.

Fifty Nifty Gifted Uplifters - Inspiring Kids To Do Great Things

A program in Washington DC aims to inspire school students to do great things, by introducing them to people who already have.

Cornucopia? - An Opportunity For Mexican Farmers

A new initiative in Mexico guarantees farmers a price for their corn, and a reason to stay at home.

Eat Yak Cheese, Send a Tibetan Kid to School!

Semi-nomadic tribesmen who raise yaks in the highlands of Tibet once thought their traditional lifestyle was doomed. Now a pilot project centered on yak cheese has boosted incomes, employment and educational opportunities.

Free Your Mind - A Computer That Reads Your Mind, But Only The Good Bits

One day soon, it may be possible for a computer to read your mind, and determine which thoughts are worth reading.

Wang's Wings - Wings That Adapt And Robots That Change

New research from the University of Michigan promises airplane wings that adapt to their circumstances and robots that change shape and size.

MyPetED Apps: Pet Health Information At All Times

How wonderful to be able to carry your pet's entire medical history in a portable device and have at your fingertips the many resources that MyPetED offers.  Here's a look...

New Fuel Cell For Phones And Laptops Is A Real Gas

Dr. Jim Dye at Michigan State University has discovered a new way to power up laptops and cell phones - our good friend hydrogen gas.

The Writing Really Is On The Wall - Write On Walls And Store The Information

A new partnership allows you to write on walls, and store the information in the format of your choice.

Red Rice For Beans - Marketing Rice To Reduce Poverty

A small organization is helping lift Sri Lankans out of poverty by marketing the rice they grow to the world.

Mars Life - The Ultimate Manned Mars Mission Simulation

A Russian simulation of a manned mission to Mars has 'landed'.

KidZui Browser Makes The Internet Safer For Young Web Surfers

Parents of young web-surfers may want to look into using the KidZui browser.  It is made specifically for children to use and allows kids to look up millions of things, all per-approved by the KidZui panel which includes parents and teachers. 

Block Around The Clock - Melissa And Doug Combine Shapes And Time

Wooden toy manufacturers Melissa and Doug are at it again - this time with the Wooden Shape Sorting Clock. It's an educationally good time!

PiXos Spin Master Super Studio Offers Aqua Design Fun

New from toy company Spin Master is thePiXos Super Studio, a way to create long-lasting, non-toxic toys inany shape a kid wants!

Deserting The Desert - A Plan To Green The World's Deserts

The Sahara Forest Project is a plan to produce fresh water, food and renewable energy in hot deserts. A demonstration center is being developed in Jordan.