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Let The Sun Shine On Intersolar 2013’s Solar Powered Exhibition!

If the future of solar energy makes you all sunny and warm inside, there’s no hotter place to be than Intersolar North America in sunny San Francisco, California.

Game Of 'Social Media' Thrones Positions HootSuite As Benevolent Leader?

Attaching oneself to the popularity of a current cultural phenomenon is a tried and true promotional tactic used as far back by ad execs, the likes of Don Draper and the Mad Men. So, it didn't come as any surprise when someone in the social media space would seize the opportunity to tag on to one of the most popular TV dramas of the day: Game of Thrones.

Instant Pineapple Ramen: Pineapple Express In A Styrofoam Bowl

The new instant Pineapple Ramen from Tokyo's Papapapa-Pine ramen restaurant may not be as delicious as the fruitful noodle broth served up live and in person, but it's the next best thing to being there.

3D Printers Unite For Goodwill & Rad 3D Printing Tools Via Printers for Peace Contest

The concept of personal 3D printers has spread like wildfire, and Michigan Tech wants to make sure that the first things that people think of when the innovative product making platform is mentioned include harmony, joy and other peaceful goodies. 

Microsoft Contest For Southeast Asian Businesses To Upgrade From Windows XP, Globally Ends Support For XP In 2014

Are you still using Windows XP as your personal or business operating system? It’s 2013, for goodness sake! You’d better upgrade before it’s too late…

Hello Kitty Reversible Plush Turkey Is Officially Weird

The Hello Kitty Reversible Plush Turkey is exactly what it seems to be: a soft Hello Kitty doll that, when turned inside-out, becomes a plush roast turkey branded with the Hello Kitty logo. It's officially weird for sure, and an official product from Sanrio to boot.

New Anti-Malaria Vaccine Reduces Risk Of Infection By Over 70 Percent

An effective anti-malaria vaccine has been developed by a team of researchers at the Osaka University Research Institute for Microbial Diseases in Japan. The results of clinical trials conducted over a two-year period on location in Uganda, Africa, and published in the U.S. journal PLOS One confirm the BK-SE36 dry powder vaccine lowered the risk of acquiring malaria by a whopping 72 percent.

Huge Inflatable Rubber Ducks Now Available Online In China

Rubber duckie, you're so... BIG! Inspired perhaps by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's 16.5m (54ft) tall inflatable Rubber Duck currently afloat in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, Chinese company KK Inflatable is selling similarly sized (and larger!) blow-up ducks online at Taobao.

Kyoto Aquarium Serving “Frog's Egg Soup” By The Tad-Bowl

Here's some news that'll have exotic food fans hopping: The Kyoto Aquarium will be serving three types of “Frog's Egg Soup” in their on-site restaurant cafe from June 1st through July 12th of 2013. The soup might look and taste a little weird but at least it won't make you croak.

One Man's Trash...The Shadow Sculptures of Diet Wiegman

Is that Michael Jackson standing in front of a mangled pile of trash? No, that's just the brilliant balance of darkness and light in Diet Wiegman's playful and profound shadow sculptures. 

Durian Pizza Picks Up Where Anchovies Leave Off

Shanghai's Blue & Brown restaurant doesn't just sell pizza, they smell it as well! The Shanghai eatery's signature dish, Durian Pizza, is an offbeat treat that aims to please every sense starting with the sense of smell.

“Attack On Titan” May Be Japan's Most Horrifying Bento Lunchbox

This “Attack On Titan” bento box isn't so much appetizing as it is appalling. How hungry (or brave) would you have to be before getting up the guts to dig into this fearsome flayed face?

Shanghai See's Your Giant Rubber Ducky & Raises You A Big Pink Piggy

Finding over 10,000 illegally dumped pigs in Shanghai's largest river and main source of drinking water? Disgusting. Poking fun at the scandal by “floating” a huge inflatable pink pig on China's largest social messaging site? Priceless!

Genius In A Bottle: Amazing Wine Cork Mosaics

Lord Byron once said, "Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after". Conrad Engelhardt, a London-based artist, has certainly taken that advice to heart with his stunning wine-inspired mosaics made entirely out of corks. Wine and women indeed....

Chinese Activist Artist Ai Weiwei Maps The Milk Of China's Discontent

Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei thinks there IS a point to crying over spilled milk. His latest work, titled “Baby Formula 2013”, maps out China's discontent over multiple milk powder scandals using 1,800 cans of powdered milk.

“iSpoon” Ice Cream Shovel Is One Super Duper Scooper

The limited edition, anodized aluminum, Icemania “iSpoon” from Japan's Akao Aluminum can handle the hardest, coldest ice cream around! Priced around $25 each, the super-duper scooper includes a custom carrying pouch ideal for those late night visits to Zyggie's Ice Cream Parlor.

Nicholas Cage To Act... As Chinese Automaker's Brand Ambassador

American actor, producer and director Nicholas Cage can add another line to his resume: brand ambassador. Following in the footsteps of Brad Pitt, the face of Cadillac vehicles in China, the oft-controversial and occasionally IRS-investigated Cage has signed up to flog re-badged Saabs for China's Beijing Automotive Industry Corp.

Dreams On The Wind: The Incredible Sand Art of Kseniya Simonova

Some artists use paint, while others choose charcoal. Some paintings take years, and others take hours. Some hang on gallery walls, while others simply lie forgotten on easels. Kseniya Simonova's art is different... it's made entirely of sand, she can create some of them in mere minutes, and when they are finished, she simply blows them away to start something new. 

Thanko's USB Neck Cooler Clamps Down On Summer Heat

The bad news is, Thanko's new USB Neck Cooler makes you look like a sci-fi mecha robot's grabbed you by the throat. The good news is, you'll feel a lot less hot under the collar this summer if you're wearing one.

$16,000 Up For Grabs Via The 2013 Mobile Dev Challenge For Best Mobile App!

Are you a stellar mobile app innovator who needs a good excuse to show off your work? Any sort of mobile app can be thrown into the running, as long as it’s excellent!