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It's a Bird, It's a Plane ... No, It's a Camera!

If you see something that looks like four hula hoops attached together with some sort of weird contraption in the middle hovering in the sky, don't automatically assume that it's a UFO.

Sure, the aliens have probably been slowly infiltrating our unsuspecting planet for many years now, but for a moment, put that thought aside. That device you see buzzing about might just be the Aeryon Scout, a new product from Aeryon Labs of Waterloo that is actually a flying camera.

Your Toast, The Way YOU Want It!

What shade of white or black is coming out of the toaster today? It's always a guess at my house, where, regardless of how well our toaster was rated by Consumer Reports, one toaster setting rarely results in consistency for any two-day period. The Transparent Toaster, by Inventables Concept Studios, may soon create the need for a recycle center for last-century toasters!

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.


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.

Bacon & Maple Syrup Make Some Tasty Lolly-Pops!

Bacon and maple syrup. Sounds improbable as lolly-pop flavoring, but Lollyphile would disagree. The one month old company sold out of its first batch of Maple-Bacon Lollyphiles in little more than a week. It took two weeks to have another batch to sell and they're back in stock, but exclusively for my readers until Thursday...

 

Dislike Burial and Cremation? Try Resomation!

If you are planning on dying - and let's face it, we all are - you might be trying to answer the following question: Burial or cremation? Well, now there is a third option - resomation.

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.

Hugs After Death

Have you ever wished that you could hug a loved one - be they your mother, father or even a beloved pet - after they die? Well, now you can.


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.


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.

Computer World Changes In China: PC Makers Look to Asia

Dell Computers announces major expansion into China with more than a dozen new products, including major Internet investments.

False Teeth For Cats! What Next?

In an age when the humanization of pets seems to have few boundaries and little purpose but self-amusement, false teeth for cats might be grouped with cat clothing and wigs in the 'eccentric cat lady' category. But is false teeth for cats or any animal so crazy?


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.

Peter Piper Picked A PickleSickle?

 

Yep. It's going to be the new tongue twister: "Peter Piper picked a peck of PickleSickle Pops." That would certainly tickle the co-founders of PickleSickle.com. They make the puckable PickleSickle Pop and market it primarily to schools, the very place such a tongue twister might thrive.

Sucking pickle pops may not sound like your thing, but pucker-up and read on...

 

Got Teens? Then Get Teen Repellent!

Are you getting sick and tired of teenagers congregating around you, your home or just in your general vicinity?

Non- Drip Honey: Honey Drops™ For Coffee, Tea, and Thee

When you dip your spoon into a honey jar, it's going to come out dripping; that's the nature of honey. But, after years of study and experimentation, inventor and entrepreneur John Rowe, has created the Honey Drop™, a teaspoon of pure unadulterated honey in a solid form. Non-drip honey!

Best Inventions of 2008 from Intel Science Search

The Intel (formerly Westinghouse) Science Talent Search is on us again. The 40 finalists from around the country gathered in Washington D.C. on March 11 to take part in the distribution of $1.25 million in scholarships and prizes.

Tudou: China's YouTube

Reach the growing Chinese market online with Tudou, China's answer to YouTube.

Writing the Business Plan

To succeed in business, you must have a business plan. Business plans serve as the roadmap for your start-up. It also helps the entrepreneur view the economic viability of his proposed business by analyzing its various aspects.