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SUV Tent: Great Idea?

Patent# US D503143, which refers to an SUV Tent is not a new idea; in fact, tents have been made for pickup tricks and station wagons for the last 40 or 50 years. The idea to patent it though, is fairly new, dating back to 2006. Read on for more details and…bring along your lunch.

Oceania: An Eco Fridge For 2020

Tez Patel, an engineer and industrial designer has created the perfect user-friendly and eco-friendly refrigerator. Though he suggests his eco-fridge, "Oceania," is designed for the year 2020, it sure would be nice if a big kitchen appliance manufacturer made it happen sooner. A fridge can use up to 15 percent of our household energy!

Esquel: A Chinese Shirt Company in Sync With the Environment

The Esquel Group is a Chinese company whose mission involves a great deal more than just the manufacture of premium cotton shirts. Its powers that be have made a serious commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable growth on the Chinese mainland. Read on for more “green” details.

The 17-Inch MacBook Pro Is The Star At MacWorld!

So what if Steve Jobs did not show up at the MacWorld Expo this year. Apple still managed to unveil a new, snazzy, and powerful version of the 17-Inch MacBook Pro.

Florida Company to Make Plug-In Porsche

Making an electric sports car that is just as much fun to drive as the traditional sports car is no easy task. So far, only a handful has managed to accomplish this, with names like Fiskar and Tesla coming to mind. A small company out of Florida has taken a different approach to this problem and come up with a promising solution.

10 Refreshing Designs From The Rainforest

Julia Krantz is one of the most exciting interior designers working in wood today. Trained as an architect, Ms. Krantz creates from the wood of her native Brazilian rainforests. That her designs seem to emerge from the woods themselves, rather than pre-drawn concepts, makes Ms. Krantz's work so fresh and captivating, it's almost mesmerizing.

Toyota May Be Developing a Solar Powered Prius for Production

When Toyota introduced the Prius, it quickly became one of the most highly preferred hybrids available. However, as more and more companies developed their own hybrid vehicles, the popularity of the Prius began to slip. In an attempt the regain their dominance in the alternative energy realm, Toyota has secretly been developing a solar powered vehicle they hope will see mass production.

6 Eye Cakes From The Cardboad Kitchen

Patianne Stevenson sculpts her favorite foods from recycled cardboard... that is, when she is not painting them or creating new recipes for cooking and eating them. Her sculpturing skills are so satisfying to look at, that I call them eye cake! You'll see why.

Water Ski and Fly at the Same Time: Great idea?

Patent# US 6786785 also known as the Flying Ski is the perfect invention for the sports enthusiast with phobias. Now you can water-ski even if you are afraid of it and soar at high speeds even if heights give you agita. Read on and…be amazed.

No Smoking Sign Ashtray: Great Idea?

Patent# US D500166 also referred to as the No Smoking Sign Ashtray is, so they say, a design that only a New Yorker could have come up with. Being a former one (both smoker and New Yorker) I might opt to be insulted by that. Then again, I might just laugh and forget about it because this silly patent is really quite funny. Read on and see if you don’t agree.

Be Your Own Plumber With PermaFlow

The PermaFlow sure saves the environment from the toxic liquid drain cleaners being poured into it. And it's likely to save you a few bucks in plumber's bills.

Just A Little Bit Off The Wall: "These Creatures" Hanging Feeders

The beautifully metal-sculpted designs from These Creatures are as stylish as they are functional. Attach them to the wall at just the proper feeding level for your pet, and voila! You have an off-the-wall pet feeder!

World’s Largest Dinosaur Site Uncovered in China

Chinese scientists claim that they have discovered the world's largest dinosaur fossil site in the eastern province of Shandong. This is a most interesting development for a country that up until recently has been a relative latecomer to the field of archaeology. Read on for more details.

Russia Sends the World’s Hardiest Organisms Into Space

Can the world’s hardiest organisms survive three years in outer space? This year, a Russian spaceship will send more than 10 of earth’s toughest life forms into space for the answer. These organisms will face harsh radiation, extreme temperatures and few nutrients, but scientists believe they will survive.

RORMaxx Could be First Steps to Wind Powered Sports Car

In the ongoing search for alternative energy, few things have been so overlooked as wind. Granted, many places are beginning to accept wind power as an easily accessible form of renewable energy, but still others don't see its potential. It is this problem that 2 young minds from California have set out to solve.