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Mitsubishi Colt Borrows Big Brother's Nose

As expected, the next model of Mitsubishi's Colt was out and about at the Paris Motor Show and the new styling definitely gives it a sportier look. And with three different engines available, the Colt promises to be the perfect entry vehicle.

Wald International Modifies the GT-R

It comes as no surprise that as soon as the Nissan GT-R hit the streets, people wanted to customize it. The only real issue was the very limited number of things you could do without voiding the warranty or illuminating a check engine light. Since a body kit won't void the warranty, that's where many people are looking, which is why Wald International has released their version of the GT-R.

Don't Let Your Martini Suffocate!

As a red wine drinker, I know that to fully experience its bouquet and taste, red wine should be poured into a wine decanter and left to sit for between one hour and two days, depending on its age, before it is tasted. I did not know that aerating was important for white wines, champagne, and even martinis!

Another Hands-free Umbrella? This One Is Truly Different

UFO Cap manufacturers say, "On a rainy day, it will be the wings for your arms!" I tend to agree, it's an interesting concept which might turn out to be useful in situations where you must have the use of both hands.

Eye Say, False Eyelashes or Feather Dusters?

Eye, matey! In the olden days, "40 lashes!" was a punishment. Now it's a fashion, but don't blink or you'll miss it. Or more likely, hurt yourself.

Russian Scientists Expand Horizons of Thermo-Diagnostics

Natural thermal sensors are a byproduct of millions of years of evolution. If you don’t believe this, just ask any law-abiding mosquito how he or she always knows just where to bite into a “fresh warm lunch” or put another way, into objects which are warmer than their environment. Read on, even if your appetite is suddenly waning.

South Africa joins the Electric Vehicle Race

The Paris Motor Show is in full swing, and as expected, the new concepts and hybrids are among the top reveals. One of the more interesting vehicles present at the show is the Joule MPV, which is the first electric vehicle to come from South Africa.

Travel By Dog: Carting & Scootering Are Hot!

If your dogs just can't get enough exercise and you don't live in a very cold, wet climate where you can sled, there are snowless equivalents of dog sledding. You can go carting or scootering and leave the driving to them! Mush! Mush!

Mighty Wallet™ - Put Your Money Where Your Art Is

Tough economic times are hitting consumers where it hurts - in their wallets. MOMAstore Japan and artist Terrence Kelleman have the cure for your fiscal pain: the Art Lover Wallet.

New Russian Water Purification Technology: Best in the World?

Researchers from Pyatigorsk, a famous Russian mineral water resort, have developed a new technology for water purification, which they claim to be the best in the world. Read all about this exciting and innovative technological advance that does not require any energy sources to maintain itself.

High Tide Heels

The design of the shoes got me thinking, with global warming and rising water levels, high heel flippers might one day become an essential part of our lives.

A Practical, Adorable, And Ghostly Salt Squad From d-VISION

When something grabs you, well it just does, and you can't forget it. This happened to me when I spotted the Salt Squad on the d-VISION website. The attitude, the freshness, the impish, ghostly appearance of the Salt Squad shakers just drove me nuts... so now you can go nuts too!

Unknown Beast Washes up on Russian Shores: What is it?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that axiom is no more applicable than at this moment. For the strange and unknown creature that washed up on a Russian beach almost 5,000 miles east of Moscow, there are few words to describe its mysterious and unsettling appearance. Read on and try not to look.

Is This Bacon Art For Consumption Or Introspection?

Perhaps Simone Racheli doesn't even know that bacon scarves are a craze and that the bacon scarf designers wish that their creations looked as realistic as Racheli's sculptures. What he has created, though, are sculptures of inanimate objects, that have animal (and human) insides, like fat, meat, guts, bones... And, like animals prepared for consumption, their skins have been removed.

Loofah Gone Wild! 8 PIE Studio Natural Fiber Seating Designs

Looking like huge modeled loofah scrubs, some of the seating designs by Project Import Export (PIE) Studio may look, at first, like misfits for home interiors But the furniture lines are sensual, the shapes are contoured, and with a few cushions they look really smart and very comfortable.

Russian and Japanese Barcodes: A New Venue For Artistic Expression

Most would agree that these ubiquitous, plain parallel lines are merely emblems of our consumer oriented cultures. Whoever would have thought they would have become roses among the thorns of commercialism and tower as artistic creations especially in Japan and Russia? Read on, if you don’t believe and read on if you do.

Wall Street Journal Announces Innovation Awards For 2008

The Wall Street Journal announced the recipients of its 2008 Technology Innovation Awards. The top award went to Vidacare, a U.S. firm, that created the EZ-IO device, a high-speed drill that delivers medications and other fluids directly into bones.

12+ Padded Walls And Other Exquisitely Tufted Designs

In all the old Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies, decor was so voluptuous, so plump, so satiny... The more geometric the lines, the more rich and expensive-looking was the decor. That's the way it is with tufting - what the French call capitonnage or capitonné.

Japan's Robotic Unicyclist... Yes, Wheelie

Japan is widely heralded as being in the forefront of robotic technology, and this new, self-balancing schoolgirl robot is just the latest example. "Seiko-chan" was designed to ride a unicycle because, well, we're not quite sure but we do know it's cool!

11 Bizarre Backpacks That Go Beyond the Basics

The backpack has evolved like never before. Now we have backpacks that double up as jets, bicycles, personal masseurs and even refrigerators. Take a look at 11 Bizarre examples of all that a backpack can be: