Innovation

Construction Without Carbon Footprint? British Look To Hemp

 "... It only takes an area the size of a rugby pitch four months to grow enough hemp to build a typical three bedroom house," said Professor Pet Walker, Director of the BRE Center.

Don't Be An Ash: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 5

Japan Tobacco ad execs sweated, strained and no doubt chain-smoked a whole lot of their main product while brainstorming up 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads. Numbers 41 through 50 are presented here in hopes that rude smokers will smarten up and get their ashes in order.

South Africa Fight Aids With Innovative Phone Project

In an attempt to curb the terrible rising tide of South Africans afflicted with HIV/AIDS, local organizations have teamed up with leading telecommunication firms to launch the life-saving, Project Masiluleke, (the please-call-me project) which aims to close the healthcare information gap by delivering messages that encourage South Africans to access HIV testing and to know their status.

Satisfy The Shoe Fetishist In Your Sole With iPhone's New App: iShoes

If there's an iPhone application every shoe fetishist must have it's iShoes. Released last week on the iPhone AppStore, iShoes should keep you busy for awhile as you have only 50,000 pairs of shoes to scroll through.

New Antimicrobial 'Room Shocker' Eliminates Mold, Smoke, Even Skunk Odors

If you've ever forgotten to open the flue on your chimney before you launched your cozy evening by the fire; if you've ever had a flood in your basement, insecticide sprayed on your baseboards, or your dog has ever been skunked... you know the effects of noxious toxins and odors in your home. It's not just the stink; the effects of these events are harmful to your health.

Design Student Creates Masterful, Memorable Eco-Sculptures

Satish Behera is a design student in India who has been exploring the ancient craft of paper maché as an ecological design material. His style is so unique, his designs so impressionable that they are hard to forget. His has created a style that is very professional and objects that are very desirable.

Yelo Wellness Center: Power Napping & Reflexology For The Chronically Fatigued

Ever been so exhausted walking down the streets of New York City, you just wished there was a good place to relax and take a nap, like a park bench that didn't need to be shared with someone who called it their home? Fortunately, for NYC residents, there's no need to go there, since now they have Yelo; a wellness center that specializes in power napping and reflexology to help busy city dwellers relax and take a load off.


Lightning Hybrids Develops Biodiesel-Hydraulic Hybrid

Hybrid development is still among the fastest growing part of the automotive industry. New ideas and technologies emerge everyday and old ones are improved upon. A perfect blend between these advances comes in the form of a biodiesel-hydraulic hybrid called the LH4.

Bring 'Em On! Handshoe Mice Wanted To Relieve NSAH Pain

Everyone else in the U.S. is getting relief; what about us poor computer slaves who are suffering from NSAH (Neck, Shoulder, Arm, and Hand) pain?  Before we get the darned Handshoe Mouse, we'll have added another body part to our pain!

Russian Innovation: State-of-The-Art Door Chain

Russia’s Lebedev Studio is known for its creativity in transforming objects from the world of the mundane into works of art with unique designs. Their new door chain lock is no exception and housebreakers beware, because there is a new lock in town! Read on for more details.

Omegle: Chat with Complete Strangers

This new social service wants you to strike up conversations with complete strangers.  Omegle puts you in a private chat with someone completely random, and the handles are simply "You" and "Stranger".  Kinda weird, right?  But who knows?  Maybe this will catch wildfire.

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.