China Scientific Innovation: The World’s Largest Telescope

With expectations for completion by 2013, preparation for the world’s largest telescope has been 14 years in the making. Read on for details and …reach for the stars.

Scientists Discover Six New Obesity Genes

With obesity rates on the rise, scientists have discovered six new obesity genes that may be responsible for appetite control and eating problems.

Ion iType Brings Type To The IPhone

Unveiled at CES, the new Ion iType keyboard will provide some finger relief to iPhone users.

Slings That Explain Your Accident For You

Growing up, I was an accident-prone child and therefore broke many bones. At first it was kind of cool telling everyone my story, but after awhile it got old. For those of you that also get sick of explaining your accidents, there may now be the perfect product for you.

Combination Handcuff Key and Writing Instrument: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6880369 also known as the Combination Handcuff Key and Writing Instrument dates back to 2005 and may be just the thing for law enforcement and security personnel. To others, however, it remains a very silly patent. Read on but….watch out for those cuffs.

Meet Runflier Stalker: Russia Introduces the World’s First Airborne Car

From the maker of the flying rug, comes the flying car, much to the amazement of everyone. Read all about brilliant aircraft designer, Alexander Begak’s newest baby, Runflier Stalker, and…don’t forget to duck!

SUV Tent: Great Idea?

Patent# US D503143, which refers to an SUV Tent is not a new idea; in fact, tents have been made for pickup tricks and station wagons for the last 40 or 50 years. The idea to patent it though, is fairly new, dating back to 2006. Read on for more details and…bring along your lunch.

Pantone View Color Planner 2010: "Magic"

It's funny that Pantone chose the name "Magic" for 2010 colors, because I always thought that forecasting where color is going in the future is like... magic.

Esquel: A Chinese Shirt Company in Sync With the Environment

The Esquel Group is a Chinese company whose mission involves a great deal more than just the manufacture of premium cotton shirts. Its powers that be have made a serious commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable growth on the Chinese mainland. Read on for more “green” details.

10 Refreshing Designs From The Rainforest

Julia Krantz is one of the most exciting interior designers working in wood today. Trained as an architect, Ms. Krantz creates from the wood of her native Brazilian rainforests. That her designs seem to emerge from the woods themselves, rather than pre-drawn concepts, makes Ms. Krantz's work so fresh and captivating, it's almost mesmerizing.

Golfers Beware! New Golf Clubs May Damage Your Ears

Those new golf clubs you bought? The ones that produce a "sonic boom" when they hit the golf ball? They can permanently damage your hearing!

No Smoking Sign Ashtray: Great Idea?

Patent# US D500166 also referred to as the No Smoking Sign Ashtray is, so they say, a design that only a New Yorker could have come up with. Being a former one (both smoker and New Yorker) I might opt to be insulted by that. Then again, I might just laugh and forget about it because this silly patent is really quite funny. Read on and see if you don’t agree.

Water Ski and Fly at the Same Time: Great idea?

Patent# US 6786785 also known as the Flying Ski is the perfect invention for the sports enthusiast with phobias. Now you can water-ski even if you are afraid of it and soar at high speeds even if heights give you agita. Read on and…be amazed.

Russian Electric-Powered Sportscar: Meet Marussia

A popular Russian singer and former car-racing champion, Nikolay Fomenko, is preparing to give Russia its very own electric sports car. Read all about the Marussia and this fascinating project that will concentrate on predominantly non-metal exchangeable bodies.

Study Finds Big Butts are Healthy

Do you worry about having a big butt or those unsightly “thunder thighs”? Researchers state that having a little extra weight in the butt and hips may protect you against type 2 diabetes.