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Lightweight Greenhouse Waiting To Be Unfolded

I've heard a lot of complaints from people living in small spaces (dorms, apartments, condos, etc) about their inability to garden due to lack of space. I promised some of you I would keep a look out for innovative ways you can garden even with your limited space. Thanks to The Gin Lady, I have come across a possible solution for some of you. It's called the Foldable Greenhouse.

NASA Wants Your Urine

If you're in the area at the Johnson Space Center, stop by at 2200 Space Park and donate your urine for a good cause.

Israel’s Marital Mitzvah Machine - The ATM

What would you think if you walked into a wedding reception and saw an ATM at the front door?

Lost And Need Directions? Pull Out This Map Art

Every day millions of people use maps to take them places. But what about maps as a work of art? Here are a few artists that use maps as their muse.

Tech Chair Takes in the Sun and Powers Up

If you've been to the beach or to an outside pool you've seen a lounge chairs right? Have you felt one? Lounge chairs can get pretty hot after with just a few minutes of sun exposure. So here's a thought. Wouldn't it be smart to innovative lounge chairs so that the chairs soak up the sun and then convert those rays it into electricity to power up electronics? PC World thinks so.

New Study Finds That Tired People May Sound Drunk

Have you gotten enough sleep lately? Well pull out that cot, because according to a new study, sleep deprived people may sound drunk.

Nerd-Approved, Lunch Monkey Mayo Cup With Banana Spoon

This handy little bento product from the folks at Nerd-Approved has entered the world of weird and wacky gadgets. Read all about its unique magic.

Spectacular Light Art Brightens Up The Night

Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke are two artists that like to play with light and dark.

Rock Band 2: Announced and Details Released

Despite having been announced only a little over a week ago, details on the upcoming sequel to Rock Band, Rock Band 2, have been released in the most recent edition of Game Informer. Harmonix, the developer of Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band, and now Rock Band 2, released details about several songs packaged with the game, the two drum sets that you can purchase for the game (yes, TWO different drum sets), and several other BIG announcements!

The Almost Complete Guide to Voice Changers

Voice changers offer anonymity for whatever reason you choose to use them for.

Starbucks Japan Grows While American Stores Close

Starbucks is closing over 600 stores in the USA alone this year as the coffee giant goes through a painful contraction, yet its Japanese subsidiary continues to grow while posting very tasty sales numbers. Is Starbucks Japan doing something different, or are they destined to echo the mother company's boom and bust?

Weekend Reading: We All Scream For Ice Cream

With the hot summer months here, ice cream is more popular than ever. So while you're sitting in your cool air conditioning (or not), check out some interesting reading from our archives about the latest ice cream innovations and inventions.

New Laser Can Target Single Cells in Surgery

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a "microscalpel" that targets individual cells while preserving other cells around the target area.

Modern Barbie Gets Kinky

There are some deviant minds in the product development and marketing suites at Mattel’s Barbie™ division.

One Handy Dandy Spoon Scale: To Measure Properly and…Secretly!

Whether you love to cook and measure ingredients or prefer the darkness of street corners and the seamier ingredients in life, this spoon scale can make a your life easier. Read on for the details, measure for measure.

Turning Hazardous Waste Into Usable Energy

An emerging Washington state company InEnTec (Integrated Environmental Technologies) has made some innovative plans for confronting the foulest problems from our industrialized world.

GM Releases Video of Corvette ZR1 at Nurburgring

When the Corvette ZR1 hit the Nurburgring a short while back, most people were impressed with the lap time of 7:26.4. General Motors recently released the video of the lap to give the world a taste of what the ZR1 is like on the famous Nurburgring.

Waffles By Corona-Matic: Don’t Discard That Old Corona Typewriter!

A prototype at the present stage, this innovative idea for breathing new life into useless products by giving them another purpose takes the concept of recycling to the ultimate degree. Read all about this unique kitchen appliance from the folks at Designhead.

Transparent Solar Powered Eco-Plane Wins 1st Place

Roland Cernat, a graduate form the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd/Germany, has designed an environmentally friendly plane called the Oriens. Oriens is a motor glider concept based on the cradle-to-cradle principle. The design won first prize this year at the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award 2008.

New Worries With HPV Vaccine?

Gardasil, a vaccine designed to prevent the HPV (human papillomavirus) virus has been causing some uproar lately.