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Solar Powered Lamp Or Bicycle Art?

The annual Innovate or Die Contest challenges participants to use their bikes to power devices and appliances that normally rely on electric power. The gadget we have here uses the sun to powering the bike. Can we get a chain going? The sun powers the bike that powers the lamp, that powers the...?

Mysterious Dark Energy Controls Expansion of Universe

Russian scientists have recently discovered that a mysterious ‘dark energy’ is responsible for preventing galaxy clusters from getting too big. Is this new galactic diet also responsible for the expansion of the universe? Read on, but stay away from junk food and watch out for those clusters!

Pocket Navigator MW-430: Russia’s Newest Car Navigator

Cars in Russia today are equipped with many different varieties of navigation software to accommodate many different tastes. Now a new model has appeared on the GPS horizon and this Pocket Navigator MW-430 is the first to include a complete software iGO8 with a map Tele-Atlas Russia. Read on for details, even if you are not sure where you are.

Rinspeed iChange is a True Transformer

While many companies are looking for ways to make their engines and transmissions more efficient, Rinspeed is working to make the overall design more aerodynamic. From this, they have decided that a vehicle that can change its shape provides the best option when it comes to overall efficiency. Enter, the Change.

GYM Concept Runs Clean and Keeps You Fit

Motorized transportation is one of the biggest enemies of the gym. Of course we need vehicles to get us there and back, but have we begun to rely on them too much? Short trips across town, distances we could very easily walk, are being taken care of by exercising only our right feet. This is exactly what the GYM Concept is hoping to end.

Is the Smoker Hat Hazardous to Health and is it a Great Idea?

United States Patent #4858627, better known as the Smoker’s Hat, represents one inventor’s attempt to save the environment from the ill affects of smoking. Despite lofty intentions, silly is still the operative word when it comes to describing the meaning and purpose of the Smoker’s Hat. Read on and see if you agree.

Max Wallack Wins Grand Prize in Design Squad "Trash to Treasure" Contest

If anyone deserves a special gift this Holiday season for his kindness and his innovative ideas it's ninth-grader Max Wallack from Natick, Massachusetts. He has already won a few rewards for his inventions. His latest invention won him thousands of dollars and has the potential to help the homeless and clean the environment all at once.

Pillow With Retractable Umbrella: Great Idea?

United States Patent 6711769 refers to a Pillow With a Retractable Umbrella, the beach accessory to end all beach accessories. This invention is comprised of a pillow that transforms into a pillow with a retractable umbrella to offer optimum protection if a user is lying in the sun. Should you get one? I would wait if I were you.

Innovation Is a Long and Bumpy Road for China

Can China become an innovative manufacturer of goods and rise to the top of the technological food chain? Will it be able compete with the rest of the world or will it remain a mid-level producer of products that other people design and engineer? Read on for some answers.

Recycle Your Own Paper With the Meiko SEED System

What if you could buy an innovative machine for the office that allowed you to shred used paper and in a few hours the machine recycled these shreds of paper into new usable recycled paper for you? Would you invest in it? It depends on the price and the money you save from it, right?

Smart Bikes Come To Denmark

Smart bikes come to Denmark in order to help better manage traffic and make information sharing easier.

Sukhoi Superjet 100: Fatigue Tests in Siberia

Sukhoi Superjet 100, a test plane formerly referred to as the Russian Regional Jet, has been transported to SibNIA (Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute) in the city of Novosibirsk for the express purpose of fatigue tests, which will confirm the increased operating life of the airframe amounting to 70,000 flight hours. Read on for details but…take a nap first.

Study Shows Immune System Strongest at Night

According to a new study done on fruit flies, the body’s immune system works hardest during the night, while at its lowest during the day.

Plastic Bottle Lifesavers Save Lives and Dollars

Coast Guard offices in Japanese seaside cities are saving money along with lives by recycling used PET plastic bottles into lifesaver flotation devices.

Support Sustainable Tibetan Culture - Put Yak on your Back

Shokay offers a huge variety of clothing and accessories made of natural Yak and bamboo fiber, made by indigenous peoples in Tibet who are able to maintain their traditional lifestyles.