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MimicCreme™ Scores Best Of Show At Expo West 2008

MimicCreme™, the all vegetarian real cream substitute by Green Rabbit, LLC, was anointed Best of Show today by VegNews, a vegetarian lifestyle magazine. The 2008 Expo West, one of the largest natural product trade shows, was held in March this year, in Anaheim, CA.

Got Allergies? Stick a Filter Up Your Nose

Prevent allergens from triggering your allergies by...sticking a filter up your nose?

Clean, Green, and Mean! Lotus® Your Tap Water!

Time Magazine picked the Lotus® as one of the Best Inventions of 2006, and the inventor, Steve Hengsperger, just won the Ontario Premier's Innovator Of the Year Award, 2008, for his two Lotus inventions. What is a Lotus and why is it used as a verb?

Great Invention Idea? Easy Clean Baby for Mother's Day

Have you ever seen a kid so dirty you wish you could just tie him up to a tree and spray him down? Or perhaps the kid in question is too young for such measures, so you think about grabbing the child by the shoulders (neck?) and repeatedly dipping him into a warm tub filled with soapy water. Unfortunately, the modern tub is too big to accommodate little tykes safely for either method. Thankfully, the United States Patent Office once again comes to the rescue of American families everywhere.

Aptera Hybrid Gears Up for Production

While the spotlight has been on Fisker and Tesla and their legal issues, a small company out of California has been working hard to get ahead. Aptera and their Typ-1e vehicle are set for release towards the end of the year, the best part being a $30,000 price tag.

Aging Skin? A New Stem Cell Rejuvenation Cream In The Pipeline

Some say that the first 1000 year-old person is already alive! If I am that person, I sure don't want to have 1,000 year old skin! Heck, I don't even want 50 year-old skin! Maybe a new stem cell cream will keep my skin as young as my uh... body.

Microsoft Security Kit to Help Law Enforcement

Online crime is rising at an alarming pace. Authorities are often ill-equipped both in equipment and skills to fight these types of criminals. Microsoft has created a security tool kit called COFEE (Computer Online Forensics Evidence Extractor) that will help law enforcement agencies in investigating cyber crimes.

Crosswalks Of the Future

It's common knowledge that crosswalks, although very handy, can also be very dangerous. It only takes one driver who isn't paying attention and you have a situation that could end very badly. Thankfully, a new concept design from the mind Hanyoung Lee should help to reduce the number of such instances drastically.

Smarten Up With BabySmarts

New moms will receive a lot of advice before baby arrives, but now they can make a game of it with the high-selling BabySmarts game.

Chill Out With Wine Chilled To Perfection

Most of us don't have wine cellars or even wine refrigerators in our homes. But, never mind; the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller chills your wine in just a few seconds, takes up infinitely less space, and saves you a whole lot of money. So chill out! You can drink your wine as you like it.

The Answer to Gridlock in the Next Decade

So I was heading across Denver the other day and in the process I must have seen a dozen Smart for2's. So I started to think about how amusing traffic jams are going to look in the next 10 or 15 years. Assuming all of these concept cars make it into production.

Computers in the Palm of Your Hand - Computerized Combat Glove

Soldiers may soon be getting a wearable computer device in the form of a glove. The Handwear Computer Input Device by Rallypoint, an MIT startup, allows soldiers to initiate communication, control digital maps, and send commands all while still holding their weapon.

Dogs Cloned For Drug Sniffing Jobs

These dogs are sweet-looking, aren't they? According to the South Korean Customs Service, they are all very good natured dogs, very trainable, and exceptionally good at sniffing out drugs. They should be; they've been cloned from Korea's best drug sniffing dog.

Batteries Not Included? Not a Problem for these "Green" Toys!

If you have children, you already know: They have boundless amounts of energy. No matter what you do, it cannot be contained, right?

Well, think again.

Zen Design Group, based in Berkley, Mich., is now offering a line of toys that convert children's energy into electricity

Got Wine? Let It Flow™

Real elegance exists in simplicity, and the simply elegant design in this photo is a perfect example. It's called the Flow™ and its sensuous path was inspired by the flow of liquid. Add function to the Flow, and mysteriously, it becomes a rather elegant wine rack for the wall!

Airwaves City Car Concept Focuses on Safety

We have seen quite a few City Car Concepts over past few months. However, most of them only solve the problem of fuel consumption and harmful emissions. The new Airwaves City Car Concept was designed to not only help with fuel and pollution, but also to save lives and money.

New Wireless Adapter Promises 6x the Range

Wireless internet is great, until you find yourself out of range of the nearest access point. Carry the ultimate geek trump card with you at all times, the Hawking Technology Hi-Gain Wireless-300N USB Dish Network Adapter.

This Tea Is Smoking!

If you've quit smoking, but still miss the trappings -- the feel of the package, the confidence you got from knowing there were still 18 cigarettes left in the package, memories of your passionate romance with James Dean or Sharon Stone, or just the excuse to take a short break from work -- there's still hope for you, according to at least one concept developer.

Where Rich Dogs Are Crate-Trained

Tired of those big rectangular wire boxes for crating your puppy or dog? They may be functional, but boy are they ugly! DesignGo! has created something truly unique, but a sure heck-of-a-long-time coming... an elegant spherical-shaped dog crate for a rich dog who resides in a chic, modern home. It's called the eiCrate.

Stop His Wee Wee With a Teepee

Those who have baby boys have undoubtedly been blessed with at least one surprise squirt during changing time. Now there is a product designed to avoid such an unfortunate event.