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Ford to Produce 2 New Electric Vehicles In North America Within 2 Years

It is well known that Ford has been developing several different forms of hybrid transportation for quite some time. Just a few days ago at the North American International Auto Show, they went into detail about how they plan on utilizing the new technology and where we can expect to see it.

Look Ahead To This Childhood Chair

Taking a glimpse at the highlights of the upcoming IMM Cologne furniture design show (January 19 - 25, 2009), I spotted the this modular chair by Herlag by KETTLER. How neat, I thought, to have a chair throughout one's life, from infancy to adulthood. But then I read the copy...

Cancer-Stick Clothing, Eco-friendly?

You see them littered, in the grass, in your flowerpots, on the streets, in the sand at the playground, in the sand at the beach.... everywhere. They are an eyesore, toxic to the environment (start forest fires, small animals ingest them and die, chemicals leach into our water supply) and a daily reminder of how wasteful we can be with even the smallest of objects. What are they? Littered cigarette butts. What's being done about the litter? Alexandra Guerrero is recycling them into clothing.

TapTop Wins London On Tap Competition!

Several carafe designs made the short list, but it was TapTop by industrial designer Neil Barron that took top prize -- a drip-free, inverted rocket shaped carafe with a "tap top" that functions to prevent ice from flowing out with the water.

Making Wind Power More Efficent

Scientists are making getting power from wind turbines more efficent.

Neck Wrap/Brace Organizer: Great Idea?

The Neck Wrap/Brace Organizer for Holding Items and Belt Article Holder for Same (whew!) also known as Patent# US 6929164 addresses the issue of organization with a baptism by fire type of idea. There’s no question that being organized saves time, space and aggravation in our lives, but this silly patent has gone more than one step too far. Read on and draw a line somewhere in the sand…if you can find a pencil, that is.

Pearl River Delta Becomes China’s New Technological Innovation Lab

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has announced that the Pearl River Delta which, is an export-oriented region severely hit by the recent financial crisis, will transform itself and become a significant technological innovation center for the Asia-Pacific region of the world by the year 2020. Read all about the amazing plans for reform.

Weight Loss Could Be As Easy As Making a Phone Call

According to a new study conducted, researchers say that weight loss could be a phone call away.

Zeppelins: A Noble History, A Respectable Russian Comeback

If what they say about fashion being thrown into a barrel that gets turned over every half-century or so is true, does the same also apply to legendary aircraft? Well, a Russian company specializing in airships certainly thinks so, and is planning to build a zeppelin (hard-shelled) that will be capable of lifting 18 tons at a time, which is a record no modern cargo plane could ever hope to exceed. Read on for the uplifting details.

Dead People Bring Heat to Crematorium

To those of you who like to begin the New Year thinking gloomy thoughts, here is an eco-gloomy issue/question to think about. Is it okay for a Crematorium to use the smoke from cremated bodies to save on their heating bill? What if in doing so they also help clean the environment?

Scientists Discover Six New Obesity Genes

With obesity rates on the rise, scientists have discovered six new obesity genes that may be responsible for appetite control and eating problems.

Recycled Computer Key Cell Phone Charms from Japan

There are few things modern workers & players look at more than their computer keyboards. These cool key charms strike a note of comfortable familiarity while keeping techno-waste out of our landfills - one key at a time. 

Meet Runflier Stalker: Russia Introduces the World’s First Airborne Car

From the maker of the flying rug, comes the flying car, much to the amazement of everyone. Read all about brilliant aircraft designer, Alexander Begak’s newest baby, Runflier Stalker, and…don’t forget to duck!

Will Crows Work For Peanuts? Ask Joshua Klein

Joshua Klein got a crow in his bonnet about 10 years ago that wouldn't let up. It was to teach crows how to live more purposefully for man, so that man would not annihilate the pesky species. (Thank heavens it wasn't a bee in his bonnet; we've done quite enough for man, thank you.)

8-Wheels Plus 8 Motors Equals 1 Fast Hybrid

Not too long ago, we showed you the Covini CW6, the six-wheeled supercar with a top speed upwards of 180mph. For many, six wheels were more than enough to keep them occupied. For some reason though, someone out there wanted more. Enter the all electric 8-wheeled Eliica.