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Talk About Challenging Times: Try The Binary Clock

What a neat clock. It tells the time, but only after you learn its language. It's the Designer Binary Clock and it will keep your brain doing pushups that actually hurt your head.

Time Banking Can Help During the Recession

In today's recessionary world, its become exceedingly difficult to make time for ourselves and the others we care for. With job lay-offs, the decline of 401Ks and wage decreases, we are spending more time worrying about our finances than taking care of things that still need to be accomplished. Cutting the lawn, walking the dog, tutoring your child are tasks that still need to be tended to, but sometimes overlooked. With our spirits dampened, we fore-go even the basic necessities of our everyday lives.What if you could go to a Time Bank and make a withdrawal of time to assist you during this trying period?

Collectible Puzzles By Patou Fine Art & Design

For those who love jigsaw puzzles, you'll definitely want to be a collector of Patou Fine Art and Design's new limited-edition Puzzle Collection of tables. Stand alone as an end table or join together for a sideboard or cocktail table, the collection offers a refreshing look at how to make furniture fit.

Koenigsegg Brings Solar Powered 4-Seat Super Car to Market

A myriad of four seat supercars have been being introduced in the past few months, with such examples as the Porsche Panamera and the Aston Martin Rapide coming to mind. And since nobody likes to be outdone, Koenigsegg decided to bring out their own four-seater supercar for the Geneva Motor Show.

Incrudo and the Russian Phantom Smartphone

The smartphone market is constantly expanding and Russia, while slow to start, is getting on the bandwagon. Creators of the exclusive Phantom refer to it as the “Rolls Royce of the mobile phone world.” Read all about this beautiful gadget made of incredibly expensive materials.

Do-It-Yourself Design Made Easier!

If you're a design hound like me, you have distinct pictures in your mind of exactly what you want for your home. Unfortunately, it's difficult to find designers with the same pictures in their minds. But suppose you could design your own custom fabric for your bed covers, your throw pillows, or even your own clothing, and have that fabric printed for you at a very reasonable price?

Blood Test Developed To Predict Frontotemporal Dementia

Researchers worldwide are now looking at possible relationships between progranulin production and other neurodegenerative diseases. As well, they are looking for potential cures for FTD; there are none at this time. However, a group of researchers at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) has developed a simple blood test to check for progranulin amounts in the blood which would predict FTD.

BMW Working With NASA to Produce A Regenerative Exhaust System

Regenerative braking systems have become a common term in today's automotive communities. As we move to electric power, vehicles will need to make use of every available method to conserve energy to go farther on every charge. BMW has decided to take that idea to another level by using the wasted exhaust energy to produce electricity.

Vote Fact or Fake? Vivid Rainbow Colored Flowers

Don't you ever just wish that the common easy to care for and affordable flowers were beautiful and had vivid coloring? That's were Vivid Illusions comes in. Vivid Illusions comes in a wide variety of hues and promises to be able to radically alter and enhance the color of any flower it's fed to.

Dynamically Augmenting Wheel System to Change the Way We Take Our Corners

When it comes right down to it, wheels are pretty much impossible to improve on. Sure, you can reduce their overall weight or have them specially made to match you project, but for the most part wheels have stayed the same for a very long time. The Dynamically Augmenting Wheel System or DAWS is out to change that.t

Dreamy Crinoline Outdoor Furniture For Spring

Everything is fresh and new in Crinoline, Patricia Urquiola's playful, but aristocratic line of outdoor furniture. It's like Spring itself -- fresh, novel, playful, but delightfully haunted by past springs, or were they dreams?

Russia's Innovative Cyber-War on Estonia

There’s a new kind of war in town. Aren’t you thrilled? It entails fighting with bits and bytes instead of bullets, but if you think that means you don’t need to duck, you are mistaken. Read on and learn …well, something new.

Top 10 Business Ideas Suggested On Twitter: They Do Exist! (Part Two)

As promised, here is Part 2 of the Top 10 Business Ideas Suggest On Twitter: They Do Exist! Now we are counting down the top 5 business services the Twitter nation is looking for, as voiced on the world's most popular microblogging site. Entrepreneurs, get ready to scope out your competition if you're looking for inspiration on your next business startup. Twitter users; pay attention while we count down the top 5 business ideas suggested on Twitter, because here's the answer to your wishes!

Animals As Life Support Machines: Is That Technomimicry?

A young designer from the Royal College of Art in London, Revital Cohen, described a world in which animals might replace the machines and medical devices keeping many humans alive. She spoke to an audience attending the Expo, Design Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa at the end of February. Her presentation was about her "Life Support Project."

New iPod Shuffle Drowns Out Predecessors

Apple's new iPod Shuffle is now at the top of the New York Times "Smallest Music Player List" with nothing in second place. Still, its 4GB memory holds 1,000 songs!