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A Universe of Man-Made Islands Coming to Dubai?


The proposed Universe Islands, depicted just under The World IslandsThe proposed Universe Islands, depicted just under The World Islands

Sunday, on the heels of the completion of a massive project, property development company, Nakheel, unveiled another Dubai mega-project. If given the go ahead, The Universe Islands would add more than 7,500 acres worth of man-made islands to an already crowded coastline. read more »

Say It Like You Feel With Interactive Message Tape


 

The delicate balance between negative and positive space can say a lot, especially when using these crafty alphanumeric display and analog dot tapes. rAndom International has teamed up with SuckUK to produce and distribute this tenacious collection for all your interactive labeling needs. read more »

Rice Ethanol Replaces Oil, Saves Farm Jobs



Street-racing slang often refers to tuned Japanese sports cars as "ricers", but a new project to create ethanol fuel from non-food rice may just succeed in extending the term to include ALL cars driven in Japan.
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The World's First Ever Cell Phone with 5-inch Fold-Out Display


A Dutch Company by the name of Polymer Vision is set to release the world's first cell phone that features a fold-out display for viewing email, podcasts, text documents, news, and blogs. This device, called the "Readius", is the size of a typical cell phone and has a large 5-inch screen that folds out from the body of the phone. read more »

Can We Just Hide Our CO2?


Although discovering green methods for generating power is a worldwide priority, many people are worried that these cures won't come soon enough. To try to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the meantime, some countries are looking at ways to hide our enormous CO2 footprint by burying the gas deep in the earth. read more »

What's the Future of Dining? Top 10 Picks for the "Dining in 2015" Competition


The results of the "Dining in 2015" contest hosted by designboom are in and my, oh my, are there some fascinating finds. Over four thousand aspiring designers from ninety-eight countries participated, and I must say we humans really are a creative bunch, especially when it comes to food and the partaking thereof. But don't let me convince you -- check out these noteworthy picks for yourself. read more »

Toyota Hybrid Race Car to Compete at 2010 Le Mans



The historic "24 Hours of Le Mans" is one of the world's most challenging auto races, and Toyota has never won it. Now they're charging - literally - back to Le Mans with an impressive hybrid racer... and the plan this time is to win!
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iriver W7 Portable Media Player Doubles as a Navigation System


The iriver W7 isn't your average MP3 player. Yeah, it plays music, video, games, displays photos, among other things, but it also doubles as a fully functional navigation system for your car. There's no other media player like it on the market. read more »

Cheap GadgetsThat Prevent The High Costs of a DUI


For those people who have been unlucky enough to experience the high costs of a DUI or DWI conviction, you know the extremely high costs associated with drunk driving which include DUI defense attorney fees, court costs, cost of treatment classes, higher auto insurance, not to mention injury or death in some cases. There are some simple, inexpensive gadgets out there that can help to prevent you from getting behind the wheel when you've had a few too many. read more »

Sparkler Lamp Lights Up Your Night


Contemporary lamp or some kind of high-tech medical instrument? This wall-mounted lighting device is so futuristic looking it could easily pass for a tool of much more importance. read more »

Philips Marathon Vacuum Cleaner Really Sucks! (In a Good Way of Course)


Philips is trying to clean house in the vacuum cleaner market with their new Marathon bagless cylinder vacuum cleaner. For those people who have always wanted a Dyson vacuum cleaner but couldn't afford the high price tag, this may be the cleaner for you, because it costs about $150 less than comparable Dysons. read more »

Paper Airplane Set to Soar from Space Station



Fed up with folding tiny paper cranes, a team from Japan's Tokyo University has crafted the highest of flyers: a paper plane that will be launched from the International Space Station and then descend to earth... eventually... hopefully...
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Learn To Feel Alive Again By Temporarily Dying


Our lives can bring us a daily dose of stress that is less than ideal. However next time you feel stressed or upset about life's circumstances, you may want to consider traveling to Korea for a reality check. read more »

Don't Just Sit There! Levitate With the Hoverit Lounger


Seems the days of mere lounging are quite passé - now it's hip to hover. UK-based design company Hoverit transports you beyond the realms of gravity with "The Lounger." read more »

10 Hi-Tech Wristwatches That Any True Geek Would Love


When it comes to gadgets, a wristwatch is a staple for any geek. You've got to have the dorkiest watch around in order to be a true geek. I want to take a look at some of the newest and most innovative watches on the market today, and they are definitely all "nerd-approved" - to say the least. read more »

Panasonic's New EVOLTA Batteries Last Longest



Boasting an electrifying 10-year shelf life, Panasonic's new EVOLTA batteries handily surpass the best that rivals Duracell, Energizer and the company's own Oxyride batteries can offer. Says who? Only the Guinness Book of World Records!
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Lussedia Chair Brings the Bling Bling


Interested in dropping some extra cash on a luxury chair? You may have found the perfect choice with Lussedia, the latest in ultra-luxe seating. read more »

New “Smart” Ring Transfers Your Digital Business Card Via Handshake


Want a new way to exchange business cards without needing to actually carry them around? A company has developed a new way to wear your digital business card, instead of carrying it, inside of a normal-sized ring. The best part is that to exchange your digital business card with another person, all you do is shake their hand. read more »

Embrace Your Inner Librarian: 7 Cool Storage Ideas for Books


With the winter months upon us, it's not uncommon for one's interests to turn to such noble pursuits as the fine art of reading. Ah, literature. Certainly, one of life's finer pastimes, indeed. But what do you do when you find your Danielle Steel collection strewn haphazardly about your living space? Surely, there must be a solution to the stacks that seem to pile higher each day, no? Well, I've done some hunting, and here are a few of my top picks for storing your favorite written works. read more »

A Second Life in Israel


Image from CO-STAR BlogImage from CO-STAR BlogSecond Life Israel was launched Sunday, enabling Second Life users from around the world to visit Israel's beaches and historic sites. The virtual state, preceded by a whole Jewish neighborhood in Second Life, is a work in progress, meant to, "present Israel to a global audience beyond the traditional media," according to co-founder Chaim Landau. read more »