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Need This New Innovation? Using Cheese To De-Ice Roads

There is something cheesy going on in Wisconsin these days and it isn't a bunch of rabid Packer fans in cheese hats. This winter it is the roads in Milwaukee  that are getting spread with Gouda and cheddar -- well, sort of. It is actually the waste product of the cheese-making process that is being tested for use as a road de-icer.

Annie Oakley's: Colorado Marijuana Dispensary Granted First Recreational License

The marijuana business is one that has been on the rise in states that have decriminalized the drug for some time. But up until now they've only been able to cater to an elite clientele - those with licenses to purchase medical marijuana. In Colorado where the drug has been legalized, that's all about to change.

Mom & Pops 'Shop Small' For Social Media, Devoid Of Black Friday Madness & Cyber Monday Fatigue

Mom & Pop shops, sometimes derogatorily referred to as the dinosaurs of the retail industry have of recent date been able to exert some clout during the holiday buying season, at least for one day out of the year. Founded by American Express, since 2010, the "Shop Small" movement (aka Small Business Saturday®) ...

Typhoons Can Blow, I've Got My UnBRELLA!

High winds made a mockery of your expensive umbrella? Mock 'em right back with the UnBRELLA! This rebooted and innovative new umbrella design won't turn inside out when outside winds are blowing.

Nap Cafe Corne: The Business Of Snoozing In Public (With Scones)

Smart businesses focus on offering solutions to common problems and needs that everyone has - and there are a limited number of things that all people absolutely require. One of those basic primal needs is to sleep, and there are studies that have shown a nap during the day can greatly increase productivity. But where should you sleep when a nap just can't wait?

Cheetos Cream Stew Corn Puffs Are Comfort Food In A Bag

Making cream stew with Cheetos? That's weird Making Cheetos flavored like cream stew, Japan's favorite wintertime comfort food? Still weird but in a crunchy, creamy, delicious kind of way!

Fresh Moves Bus: A Farmer's Market On Wheels

As a major advocate for purchasing and consuming local foods, and a produce-loving vegetarian, farmer's markets are among my favorite things in the world.  The only problem is that farmer's markets aren't everywhere when you need them. While there's still a way to go before everyone has unlimited, easy access to locally grown produce, businesses like The Fresh Moves bus in Chicago aim to change that.

10 Awesome, Odd & Unusual Chinese Cars You Can't Buy Here

Chinese cars have come a long way and they've made the journey in style! These 10 awesome Chinese cars aren't sold here for reasons that aren't always obvious but the fact they've been sold – or even built – anywhere at all is mind-boggling in itself.

Lytro Announces New 3D Living Picture Experience

Lytro delivers a new 3D living picture experience across mobile devices, desktop PCs and 3D-capable TVs. Extols its camera as the first that allows photographers to create a 3D image with a single exposure.

Squeezy Freezy Makes Homemade Slushies In Minutes

The Squeezy Freezy is a simple, yet effective gadget that transforms your favorite drinks into frosty fun! It's a colorful, squishable drink container that works as a mini slushy machine of sorts.

Spot It! Reinvents Classic Matching Game Genre

Blue Orange, makers of the award-winning matching card game “Spot It!,” has made the most interesting innovation of the genre since Milton Bradley’s “Guess Who?” made its debut 1979. That’s a pretty remarkable achievement for a set of 55 cards and a tin!

Covini C3A: The World's Only 6-Wheeled Supercar

In the rarefied world of supercars, one has to go to extremes to stand out. Italian niche automaker Covini Engineering has gone one – actually two – better with the outrageous, astonishing and innovative Covini C3A, the world's only 6-wheeled supercar.

Design Living Space Of The Future Via D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest

D3’s annual contest is back once again, and they’re looking for inspired minds to share incredible new ideas to revolutionize the structures that humanity calls home. If you’ve got a few cool plans to change urban sprawl, the interiors of our homes or communities as a whole, shoot for the $1,250 grand prize!

Taiwan's Riot Police Are Back In Black

Thinking of rioting in Taiwan? Better think again... Taiwan's black-clad official stormtroopers are ready, willing and able to snuff out destructive groups of protesters faster than Darth Vader can snuff out an irritating planet.

Chinese Snuggies For Scooters Warm Up Winter Electric Bike Commuters

Electric bikes and scooters are immensely popular in China but driving one in winter weather leaves many commuters cold in more ways than one. Enter the Scooter Snuggie, an innovative insulated flexible semi-snowsuit that keeps riders from being chilly though it makes them look a little silly.

Have A New Home Exterior Building Product? Work With Ply Gem To Launch It!

Ply Gem is a leader in developing windows, trim, gutters and other top-notch goods for the outside of your home. If you have an innovative product that helps improve the exterior of a house, then you need to look into Ply Gem’s Build Forward program…

X-Out Is Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Like No Other

Representing the third installment in a not-at-all-planned series on Jim Ruck inventions, the X-Out fire extinguisher offers kitchen safety at its most modern and effective. Yep, as good as crazy food-related inventions are, there is obviously nothing better than a device which could directly save lives.

The Amazing RuffWear Web Master Multi-Functional Dog Harness

RuffWear makes many products for dogs who participate in outdoor sporting activities with their owners, but don't shy away from this harness just because your dog would rather sit on your lap than brave the Appalachian Trail. The RuffWear Web Master Dog Harness has qualities that any dog and dog owner will appreciate....

Need This New Innovation? Disney Princess "Filter"

For many decades now Disney has been spoon-feeding us their iconic princess image until it has become a one-size-fits-all caricature image of royal femininity. Our daughters are immersed in this perception of what a woman should be and they play these roles in their games. Award-winning artist David Trumble has taken the image of 10 amazing, strong, and talented rea-life women and reimagined them with a sort of Disney "filter of perception."

New Spy Hook Keeps Covert Eyes In Your House At All Times

Has your wife been drinking your chocolate milk? Or was it the dog? This new spy camera may help you settle this issue once and for all.