Innovation

Top Ten Social Networks Circumnavigating The Globe

What does social networking look like by country? Sure, Twitter, Facebook. LinkedIn and MySpace have huge international followings, but indigenous social networks have also grown up within certain countries that are beginning to reach beyond their own borders. So considering Intranets other than the dominant players in the US, take a look at the TOP TEN social networks that are flourishing around the globe.

GE and NASA to Revive Open Rotor Jet Engines

Back in the mid 1980s, GE and NASA began testing on a new propulsion system that used counter rotating fan assemblies in an attempt to boost efficiency. The testing ultimately led to the design of the GE36 experimental aircraft engine, but was then set aside to explore other options. Now, GE and NASA are planning on revisiting the design and adding some new technology to the mix.

Radio Goes Wi-Fi And Global: Tivoli Networks Internet Radio

Now, this is radio!  Live radio from more than 150 countries and in 75 languages, and a huge variety of programming from each country.  You can listen to 41 different stations broadcasting from Japan, 345 from Italy,  20 from Bosnia, 7 from Iran, and even 5 from the island of Fiji!  Radio anywhere and everywhere.

A Cool Cat's Designer Scratcher: The Wedge By Cat Livin'

Cat Livin' is as serious about catering to the needs of the cat as it is about integrating cat accoutrements into the modern home.  Here again, Cat Livin' delivers style and function in its scratching post alternative: The Wedge/Euro.

Can You Handle The TwitTruth?

There's a lot to be said about your Twitter body language and the footprint one leaves across the Twitterverse. Well, at least according to TwitTruth a brand new app that will tell you everything want to know, but were afraid to ask. So if you want to add your profile to the growing data mines that are salting away your digital activities all over the Web, take the truth serum at TwitTruth and get a closer glimpse at that 'man in the mirror.'

Peugeot Metromorph Offers Low Cost Travel and a Cheap Balcony

As our cities grow larger and more populated, parking will become more of a hassle than it already is. While this is a scary thought for many people, it is one that could be diverted by the Peugeot Metromorph Concept.

Press on Eyeshadow: Makeup Artistry Made Easy

Any woman that's sat down with a makeup artist to have them do magic on her face, would be lying if she said she wouldn't like to have her own custom makeup applier on hand, tucked away in her own secret drawer (the one right next to the home hair stylist). It's unfortunate, but this just isn't realistic for most women; however, there is a product that delivers the same results almost instantaneously.


The 12 Best Designs From 2009's International Plastics Design Competition

The 2009 International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) took place in Chicago in June and the 12 winners are absolutely awesome products, innovators in their respective fields as well as in plastics engineering. And they were all designed to be sustainable, cost effective, and to reduce our carbon footprint.

gdgt Spreading The Gadget Gospel

Have you ever expressed the guilty pleasure of "I have to have an iPhone," "I've gotta get a netbook," or "I need to buy a Wii." If so, you might be suffering from 'gadgetnitus', the obsessive desire to own the latest and greatest gadgetry in the market. Gadget freaks are a growing breed of man (and woman) who revel in possessing the current technological toys-du-jour while becoming savvy technophiles.

Most Expensive USB Memory Key Saves Data, Drains Wallets

Paying one million yen (around $10,000) for the Mnemosyne USB Memory buys you more than just a 16GB designer portable data storage device, it also buys you bragging rights on the most expensive USB flash drive ever offered.

Japan Animal Referral Medical Center Calls For Dogs To Give Blood

Japan's booming pet population is aging along with its owners, increasing the need for a steady source of dog blood. The Japan Animal Referral Medical Center is hoping a recent Dog Blood Donor Clinic will convince owners it's better to give than to receive.

Manga Painted Keyboards Bring Anime Idols To Your Fingertips

Artistic keyboards have come and gone, but few have looked as good as these exquisite manga painted anime art keyboards by star illustrators CARNELIAN and TONY.

T3 Motion Releases CT3 Commuter Vehicle Concept

A few years ago, a company called T3 Motion began designing low cost means of transportation that were both clean and practical. Recently, the company has released details about the latest in their line of eco-friendly vehicles, which has been dubbed the CT3.

Share Your Videos On Twitter Via Twitsnaps

Just as soon as we were getting use to sharing our photos on Twitter, out comes a new app that will now allow us to send our videos. The immediacy of communicating on Twitter will now assure your followers that your videos can reach them just as quickly as a tweet or a photo.

Ghost Lighter Rides Wave Of Cuteness To Flame And Fortune

The Ghost Lighter does nothing more than provide a flickering flame at the flick of a finger, and you know what? That's OK. The in-your-face cuteness of the design stands on its own as a statement of pure creative whimsy.