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Electricity from Dirt: Is it Possible?

It turns out wind power, solar power and lunar power are not the only possible renewable energy sources for our future. Dirt power might be next. There are already plans for use of it in places of Africa that are off-grid.

Edgy Japanese Eraser Has 28 Corners

Students, businessmen, artists, basically anyone who uses a pencil will at some point need an eraser, and the best eraser to use is a new one with sharp corners - which quickly get rounded with use. Not so with the Kadokeshi Plastic Eraser from Japan, which has - count 'em - 28 corners!

Moscow’s Fiberglass Pyramid: New Harmony, Ancient Secrets

Russia’s new age healing trend has its roots in the ancient worlds of Egypt and Mexico, and is centered in Moscow and a fiberglass pyramid that promises positive energy. Can it be so? Read on and learn more about the potentially magical powers of harmony.

There's Always Room For J-E-L-L-O Art

People over the years have found many uses for Jell-O, some more vulgar than others, but artist Liz Hickok has created an entire scene of San Francisco out of Jell-O.

Discarded Dreams Mattress Competition Is Here

Today I came across a mattress recycling competition post and I was delighted to see it. Finally someone is doing something to spark more interest in new ways to recycle used beds. Who? Architecture for Humanity and Rubicon National Social Innovations is inviting people to enter the Discarded Dreams Mattress Competition.

Russian Chairs To Reduce Spinal Strain: A Couch Potato’s Dream

Reducing the strain on our spines is very important to those among us who lead a more sedentary life. Read about the Russian engineers from Belgorod who have invented a new type of chair to help care for that same old spine.

Sony Bravia Waterproof TV Gets Wet With You

Sony's new Bravia XDV-W600 portable digital TV isn't afraid to get wet, so channel surf to your heart's content - ocean optional!

Russia’s High Tech Economy: Dubna’s Difficult Climb

The shadow of Lenin’s giant statue still towers over Dubna, a scientific town that once exemplified the Soviet Union’s achievements in the field of nuclear physics. Read all about Russia’s plans to transform it into another Silicone Valley.

Typemonstriters : Jeremy Mayer Makes Frankenstein Proud

Remember typewriters? I barely do. I remember playing with one way back when and even then it was already considered old and useless.

Lovely, as the sounds were that came from pushing buttons and hearing the stop bell ring on an old typewriter, there is no denying that when computers came along typewriters just couldn't compare to computers. Since there was no more need for them typewriters were simply discarded. Fortunately Jeremy Mayer came a long and created a way to rescue some of them from the landfill.

Russia Is World Leader in Security Software

Russia was certainly the first in space during the Cold War years, but it would seem a rather dubious honor to lead the world in the generation of malicious software. In any case, read all about Russia’s rise as a global software leader.

 

Russian Bullet-Proof Attire: Formal Wear In The Works?

The newest in Russian bullet-proof attire will hardly make the front pages of Vogue or Gentlemen’s Quarterly, but it is nevertheless a fascinating phenomenon. Read on if you dare and don’t forget to…duck!

Creepy Stuffed Animals Feature Your Child's Face

Does owning custom stuffed animals with the face of your child or significant other seem somewhat creepy? Well yeah, kind of - but you can have one anyway, courtesy of Sha@lark, the Japanese company who came up with this odd idea.

Russian Health Care: Renovation, Innovation Or Death

Why do some compare Russian doctors to inventors and magicians? How do they improvise every day to compensate for the lack of adequate equipment in the country’s hospitals? Read on and be grateful for whatever medical care you are lucky enough to receive.

Another Roadster from the United Kingdom

Not everyone these days is worried about finding ways to save the environment or reduce fuel costs. Some are still all about performance, speed and overall excitement when they get behind the wheel. For those people, yet another open top roadster, the Jetstream SC250, has been put into production.

Study Questions Whether or Not We Really Need Sleep

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison are wondering whether sleep is an essential part of life or something that has evolved over time to avoid stress and kill time.

Put Out The Fire With Fire Hydrant Art

Bored on a Sunday afternoon and want to spice up your neighborhood? Why not paint a fire hydrant? Artists in Cleveland, Ohio painted fire hydrants as part of a project called ‘Sparx in the City’.

Man Makes Paris In 15 Years Using Junk

There isn't much too say about this next green innovator, Designer Gerard Brion, except that he is passionate about his artwork. He is very passionate. In fact, with regular household items, some glue and paint Gerard Brion has spent 15 years of his life creating a detailed replica of Paris.

Doodle Away the Day With Biro Art

NobbyNobody is an artist that creates awesome drawings using just a ball point pen.

A 4-Door Keonigsegg for 2010

Koenigsegg has been making high end supercars for long enough to know what their customers want. Usually, that means some of the most beautifully designed high-horsepower vehicles. However, Keonigsegg also wanted to make a more "practical" supercar, you know...for the whole family.

Start Your Morning Right With the Aroma of Coffee Art

We all enjoy a nice, steaming cup of coffee in the morning, right? Artist Ryan Lewis creates art from raw coffee.