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New Water Bottles from Japan Change The Way You See Water



Hyotan Kara Mizu is a new brand of Japanese mineral water that sets itself apart from its many competitors through its appealing packaging. The reuseable bottles come in 20 different colorful pattern designs and the curvaceous, organic shape is meant to resemble a gourd.
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LifeStraw Filters Dirty Water Too


Like the LifeSaver, another innovation can also turn dirty surface water into clean drinking water in a matter of seconds. It is called the LifeStraw and unlike the LifeSaver, the LifeStraw,personal water filtration tool, is a lot cheaper, a lot smaller and easier to take around. It can even be hung around the neck for easy access. read more »

Nissan GT-R Unveiled


Tail End: This is the side you'll see the most.Tail End: This is the side you'll see the most.

Since the first hint of an American production of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, car enthusiasts across the nation have been anxiously waiting to see if the rumors were true.They hype generated from this car comes from the heritage it is expected to live up to. read more »

Revolutionary Refinery Gets More Out of Crude Oil


HS-FCC Test Refinery in Saudi Arabia (from Nippon Oil)HS-FCC Test Refinery in Saudi Arabia (from Nippon Oil)

A newly designed, revolutionary refinery, capable of turning heavy gas-oils into higher value stock, has the go-ahead for an opening date in 2010. read more »

Honda's New WOW


Easy access for pets and people alike.Easy access for pets and people alike.

Everyone knows the family pet is the most spoiled "child" in any household. They get their food served to them at their level, they have their own cushy pillow right by the fireplace and now thanks to Honda, they even have a carseat built specially for them. read more »

Heroes Star Hayden Panettiere's Surfing Stunt Showcases Innocence and Ignorance



"Save the Cheerleader, save the whales"... Hayden Panettiere, the cute young actress who plays the cheerleader in popular American action drama Heroes recently performed another role: bringing attention to a traditional dolphin hunt in Japan.
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Alteil Online Dueling Card Game Explodes with Anime Imagery



Pokemon, Duel Masters and Yu-Gi-Oh pioneered dueling card games in both Japan and the wider world. Alteil takes up where these games leave off, adding exquisite anime style artwork and an online dimension few RPG's can match!
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8 Environmentally Friendly Burial Alternatives.. or 8 Options to the Boring Old Coffin


Today's funeral practices are not environmentally friendly. Between clearing land out to make burial sites, green house gases due to cremation, trees cut down to make caskets and embalming fluid which contains chemicals like formaldehyde, methanol, ethanol and other solvents, death is not as natural as it should be. Funerals are detrimental to the land, water and air. The good news is that green funeral options continue to grow in popularity. Below are some innovative burial alternatives to choose from. read more »

Think Your Tivo Is Cool? Technology From Singapore Puts Tivo to Shame


Singapore has geared up for the ultimate in personal entertainment with WOWtv, a personalized media experience through streaming broadband channels. read more »

More Muslim Competition for Barbie


Salma Doll (from the Salma website)Salma Doll (from the Salma website)In the competitive world market for Barbie-like dolls a new contender has emerged. Salma, from the word ‘peace' in Arabic, is a new Barbie inspired doll that promotes positive Islamic values. The new doll, created by Sukmawati Suryaman, an Indonesian businesswomen, is the latest competition to Mattel's Barbie doll in the Muslim world. read more »

The End of the Naked Cord - Redefining Illumination


In honor of Dutch Design Week I'd like to highlight some of the fresh ideas coming our way from northern Europe, with a special emphasis on those designers who work to make what is traditionally considered unattractive -- like the cords of lamps, for example-- into an integral feature of the design... read more »

Seal Saver Revolutionizes the Concept of Leftovers in China


They may be American, but inventors Jeff Stuebing and Eric Miramon know that all good ideas enjoy a warm reception in Asia. read more »

World's Largest Ad Debuts in Dubai


Aerial photo of Sorouh's advertisement.Aerial photo of Sorouh's advertisement.

The world's largest advertisement debuted in Dubai today. Sorouh Real Estate is paying UK based company, Ad-Air, an undisclosed amount of money for a 215,278 square foot (20,000 sq m) advertisement that can be seen by outgoing and incoming passengers at Dubai International Airport. read more »

Korean Becomes One of Worlds' Official New Languages


Don’t know Korean? Well you better learn if you hope to talk shop with inventors. read more »

Japan Series 2007 Showcases the Best in Japanese Baseball



World Series got you down? Yep, me too - the epic tale of the Rox & Sox is looking like a tired old bedtime story. Half a world away, however, the 58th Japan Series is about to show the baseball world what they've been missing!
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Innovate Or Die! Can Bikers Help Save The Earth?


 


Can bikers help solve our energy problems? They are being challenged to do so by the Innovate Or Die invention contest, sponsored by Specialized Bicycles and Google Inc. Innovate or Die is the first-ever invention contest for the most ingenious bike that uses human pedalling to power something besides the bike itself.

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India’s National Innovation Foundation Reaches the Next Generation


 

 

 

Earlier this month, in honor of former president of India, A.P. J. Abdul Kalam’s 76th birthday, the NIF launched a children’s corner on its website devoted completely to the creativity and innovation of young minds. read more »

China's New Trains Will Be Faster Than A Bullet...Train


China is giving Japan a run for its money when it comes to public transportation. The body of the very first Chinese high-speed train with speeds rivaling that of its competitor (the Japanese bullet train), has been completed. read more »

"Glo" with the Flow of Modern Lighting


Marrying art and function isn't always easy. But award-winning, Italian designer Danilo de Rossi makes it appear as effortless as the effect of gravity on a drop of water... read more »

Japanese Eyeball Ghost Charm Spooks Sports Fans



Weird and eerie... these Japanese Eyeball Ghost Charms are that and more! Inspired by "Medama no Oyaji" or "Eyeball Daddy" from a late 1960s TV show, the creepy character can now keep an eye on you - literally - from a convenient zipper or cellphone grommet.
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