Reverse Nose Plugs Keep the Water In!

"Pit Stopper" has less to do with racing than running - running noses, that is. Those troubled by runny noses due to allergies or colds can simply plug their nostrils... with these ingenious nostril plugs.

Iran Automaker Claims Title of World Most Powerful Compressed Natural Gas Engine

While most of the alternative energy attention is focused on electrics, there are some automakers who are looking more into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Iran Khodro, one such company based out of the Middle East, has recently released information claiming they will be producing the most powerful CNG engine available on the market. Their plan is to bring such powerplants into the spotlight and offer another viable alternative to petroleum fuels.

Man Converts Honda S2000 to All Electric Power

Over the years, the Honda S2000 has become a popular car for collectors and tuners alike. A powerful 4-cylinder engine also offers the added bonus of being somewhat eco friendly. For one man however, that wasn't enough, so he decided to convert his new S200 into an all electric roadster.

Marshmallows and Chocolate: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6800312 dates back to 2004 and refers to the Marshmallow System, which provides a way for the lovers of marshmallows and chocolate to enjoy them both at the same time! Read on for some unlikely but nevertheless, scrumptious details.

Greener Gadget Design Competition 2009: My 5 Favorites

The Greener Gadget Design Competition is back again. Have you voted for your favorite green designs from the list of 50 finalists yet? I have. Take a look at my picks.

Is it a Parachute or a Motorcycle or Both?: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6877690, also known as the Combination Powered Parachute and Motorcycle, provides a way to simultaneously fulfill more than one fantasy. Be a Hell’s Angel and get to heaven too as you careen down the highway and fly above it at the same time! Read on but watch out!

Inspired By Scotch Pine: Lightweighting Software

The Mercedes-Benz Bionic Car used the lightweighting software to reduce its weight, yet keep the car's strength. In addition to being influenced by the Scotch Pine, the Bionic Car mimics the aerodynamic shape of the boxfish.

Russian Prison Innovation: Virtual Visits Now Allowed

For the first time in Siberia, families of prisoners are using web cameras to communicate with their families and friends. Authorities hope this innovation will soon spread to prisons throughout Russia. Read on for details.

Send Your Valentine Recycled Elephant Poop

The title is meant to catch your attention and maybe even make you smile, but seriously Uncommon Goods is selling an alternative eco-friendly solution to fresh cut flowers. So, this year instead of buying your loved one perfumed pesticide-filled roses, which by the way will die in a few days, consider these roses made with elephant poop.

Life Imitates Life:The Mysterious Mimic Octopus

While persons with dissociative disorders, or multiple personalities, have been known to have as many as 100 personalities, they have not been known to morph into totally different creatures -- except in the movies, of course. But one cephalopod, the Indo-Malayan octopus, totally transforms itself into at least 15 different sea animals. So far, at least, the Indo-Malayan octopus is the ultimate biomimic -- life imitating life.

Exercise in The Office: Great Idea?

Patent# US 7137935 also known as the Office Gym Exercise Kit provide a new and different way to look dumb when not in the privacy of your own home but rather in full view of your boss and co-workers! Read for more details.

Detachable RV May Be the Next Step in Recreational Technology

It's been a little while since we have seen anything on the RV side of the house, but after a little searching, something turned up that could easily be the future of recreational vehicle production. Of particular interest is the attention that was placed on keeping it as environmentally friendly as possible. It will be a long time before RVs are ever considered truly "green," but any progress is still progress.

Superior Comfort, Health, And Style In The Bambu Pet Lounger & Diner

Ah, lounge and dine, lounge and dine... Makes you want to be your own dog and cat. Pet Lounge Studios, a new company from sunny Florida, is making those experiences even more pleasurable for the lucky ones in your home. More pleasurable, more stylish, more eco-friendly, and more anatomically correct for our four-legged friends.

Come Out of The Rain: Great Idea?

Shelter from the storm is one of mankind’s basic needs and Patent# US 6948281 has come directly to the rescue with this different kind of Storm Shelter. Not only is this one large enough to hold an entire family, it is also capable of fitting beneath a mobile home. Read on for details, but check that water level.

New Kind of Shock Could Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles

In the never ending search for ways to make vehicles more efficient, any component large or small can become the next big step in automotive technology. Such is the case with a new suspension system that uses the vertical motion of the vehicle to recapture energy.