Innovation

Hot Water Heater Senses Approaching Humans, Warms Up Their Bathwater

Call it the Therminator - Panasonic's new bathwater heater employs an infrared sensor to - get ready for this - detect a human entering the bathroom. Chilling, isn't it?

A Man's Car Is His Dog's Castle: Honda Element's New 'Dog Limo'

We're all suckers for our dogs and Honda's no fool. Honda's new concept for the Element, unveiled at the New York Auto Show today, upgrades the safety features and accoutrements for pets to the level of premier class. Honda should throw in a chauffeur's cap with this car!

Eco-Choco, The Sustainable Sweet Treat

Can environmentally conscious, eco-friendly chocolate succeed in the marketplace much the way fair trade, sustainable practices coffee has? Lotte thinks it can, and the confectioner's new Eco-Choco lets them put their money where their mouth is.

Russia and India Collaborate on Future Space Missions

It is expected that Russia and India will collaborate in future manned space expeditions. India plans to use Russian experience and equipment in its space program to send a man into orbit within the next five years, and considering the Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Activities in the Field of Human Spaceflight Programme, which was signed by both countries last year, it does seem much more than just a pipe (or in this case, space travel) dream. Read on for more details.

Little Bay Restaurant Had Diners Set Their Affordable Menu Prices

After opening a new location in London, Little Bay restaurant allowed diners to pay what the wanted for each menu item in February in part as a publicity stunt and to have a little extra assistance in setting their menu prices.

Coming To A Theater Near You: Your Backyard

Think about all those live concerts on video, outdoors, in the moonlight, in your own backyard...  Will that get you kicked out of the neighborhood?!

Japanese Market 2010 Toyota Prius Prepares to Take Charge

While GM teases impatient carbuyers with the Chevy Volt and takes aim at the popular Prius, Japan's Toyota refuses to sit still. Instead, the new 2010 Japan-market Prius has raised the bar for new hybrid cars - and is preparing to take charge!

How To Make Sure You're Not Eating Contaminated Food: Fit Wash

At least once a month in the U.S., we are warned of another salmonella or E. coli infected food. At the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety, a team of researchers has developed a product to combat these bacteria... a natural spray that can kill these bacteria in less than a minute: Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash.

Russian Innovation:Revolutionary Car Engine

It was certainly an American, Henry Ford, who got the whole thing started with his assembly lines in Detroit and his famous Model-T, but it is a Russian who today has developed a car engine which is sure to revolutionize that industry. Read on for more amazing details.

Touchless Eyeglass Cleaner Gives Lenses a Longer, Clearer Life

Shampoo For Glasses cleans glass or polycarbonate eyeglass lenses without having to rub, wipe or even touch the surface with a glass cleaning cloth. Your eyeglasses stay cleaner - and clearer - for MUCH longer!

Designer Drinks Packaging Sports Fresh Look

Imagine pulling a ripe banana, strawberry or kiwi fruit off the vine, plunging in a straw and drinking up the freshest fruit juice you ever tasted. These delightful designer fruit juice packages bring us one step closer to doing just that.

Space A Problem? Hang This Cat Climber In Your Closet!

Cats don't really care where they climb or where they hide, and if you live in a small house or apartment, you may not have enough space to put a cat climber in the middle of a small enough living area.  Kittywalk Systems has a great idea -- a Cozy Cat Climber you can hang on any door, even in your closet!

Is This A Lamp Or A Plumber's Worst Nightmare?

Ever have really intense day or an intense few days of doing what you do non-stop?  You can't sleep or, if you do, you have obsessively weird nightmares. The worst example of this for me was when I used to play in week-long bridge tournaments... I was so crazed that people in my dreams were all Jacks and Queens and spades and hearts! 

That's why when I saw the KOZO lamps, I immediately thought, "Plumber's worst nightmare."

No Child Left Behind By The Republic Of Tea!

Everything you always wanted to know about tea's benefits to your health can be found at the Republic of Tea website, even links to the latest medical studies. It's tea-totally impressive! The Republic of Tea has even introduced its Little Citizens' Tea so that kids can get plenty of antioxidants in healthy, caffeine-free and sugar-free, organically-grown teas.

Fail Whale Killers

Now that micro-blogging has had its day in the sun, what is the next big "shiny" thing to capture our imagination? Ahoy me maties, who is the next Captain Ahab to take on the Fail Whale? Big thinkers have been hard at work struggling feverishly to be the first to market with an innovative new product that will knock the twitter bird off its perch! with 1000s of roll-outs tripping over themselves to organize a coup d'etat, I have surfaced the "Top Three" I feel have the best opportunity for success...