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EyeClops Toys Change the Way Children See the World

Every now and then I stumble across a toy line that is just plain impressive.  A line that not only appeals to kids, but to adults as well.  And, if you've read any of my other stuff, you know that I'm a huge fan of any toy that tricks a kid into learning.  The EyeClops line of toys from Jakks Pacific does just that.  And these things are definitely worth looking into.

Siberian Innovation: Computer Generated Church Bells

Talk about making lemons out of lemonade! Meet one Russian Orthodox priest in Western Siberia who has turned to modern technology in his quest for a competent bell-ringer for his church. Read on, inventors, and feel inspired to take the bull by the horns (or something like that).

New Russian Stereomicroscopes: Crime-Solvers Extraordinaire!

Since the early 1800s, the microscope has been used to help solve crimes, and even today it is a vital tool. Criminal investigators in Russia have gone one step further and introduced a new and better stereomicroscope with a digital recording system. Criminals beware; your time for capture is nigh.

Pledge Hammer: Preventing Broken Promises With Fear Of Monetary Retribution

Helping you keep your promises, for fear of retribution, is a new business Pledge Hammer. The premise of this online service is simple, you make a promise and if you don't honor your commitment, you donate a pre-determined amount to a charity of your choice.


Toyota Develops Worlds First Central Rear Seat Airbag

A large chunk of most auto manufactures funding has been going to safety improvements over the past several years. With improvements like side curtain airbags and collision sensing equipment, vehicles are getting safer every year. Toyota has made another advance in the safety department with the first airbag that will protect the back seat passengers from each other.

Morristown UFO: Close Encounter of the Jersey Kind?

On January 5, 2009, between 8:30 and 9 pm, both cops and residents reported seeing five eerie red blinking lights hovering in the night sky over quiet, little Morris County, New Jersey. One family captured the images and released them to the media. Some twenty-five miles from my own home, that’s a bit too close for me, but no one there seems very comfortable about it either. Read on for more details, and forget about going back to sleep.

Frequent Fliers Reveal Little Pieces of Airport Heaven With Airport Havens

Frequent fliers need every opportunity they can get to get their work done, but crowded airports can make for inconvenient distractions. Now, Airport Havens lets frequent fliers reveal the little pieces of heaven they've found when traveling to airports around the US that allow them to get their work done interruption free!

Top 10 Scariest Contact Lenses: Fashion For Your Eyes

The world of eyewear has been forever changed by the introduction of contact lenses, however, not all of them are practical or fashionable; some contact lenses are just downright disgusting, creepy, and especially scary. The top 10 contact lenses mentioned here are in no particular order, because I just can't seem to decide which ones creep me out more!


Star Trek Toys Boldly Go Where We've Been Before - But Look Really Cool

Star Trek has a worldwide fan base that borders on fanatical.  I should know.  I'm a huge fan (yep--even been to several conventions... but I don't wear any costumes).  When a sort of re-tooling of the Star Trek film franchise was announced, it was greeted by fans with some trepidation.  Who could ever play James T. Kirk other than William Shatner?  With this in mind, the marketing machine went into overdrive.  And part of the marketing of such a big film includes toys.  Read on to get a glimpse at what some of us fans are sure to be buying this summer.

Write With Two Instruments at The Same Time: Great Idea?

The Device for Coupling Writing Utensils is not for everyone. Patent# US 6802665 calls for a unique user, as someone changing writing utensils in mid-air is not something you come across every day. If you are wondering why, don’t ask me, but read on anyway.

Scientists Develop Paint that Repairs Itself under UV Light

One of the most common, and sometimes unavoidable, enemies of vehicle owners is the paint scratch. There are few things that will send someone into a tirade as fast as the first scratch on a brand new vehicle. Thankfully, one company out there may have found the solution to all those little annoying blemishes.

Obama Sushi Adds Good Taste to the Executive Brunch

The "Obama Sushi" made by an exceptionally creative sushi chef pays tribute to America's 44th president in a most unusual - and dare I say, tasteful - manner.

Incrudo and the Russian Phantom Smartphone

The smartphone market is constantly expanding and Russia, while slow to start, is getting on the bandwagon. Creators of the exclusive Phantom refer to it as the “Rolls Royce of the mobile phone world.” Read all about this beautiful gadget made of incredibly expensive materials.

Sipatiniz: Stay Classy With The Spill-Proof Martini Glass

Martinis have become the drink of choice for those looking for a classy cocktail. On Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw and her core group of classy friends never seem to spill a drop of their infamous cosmopolitan martinis. In real life, the rest of us should only be so lucky; martini glasses just seem to be designed for spill.  Perhaps it's a conspiracy by the liquor companies to have martini lovers dispense more money for their favorite classy mixed drinks, or just a greater emphasis upon the look of the martini glasses over function, but spills are an unfortunate reality of martini drinking. Enter the Sipatiniz, the spill-resistant martini glass.

Dynamically Augmenting Wheel System to Change the Way We Take Our Corners

When it comes right down to it, wheels are pretty much impossible to improve on. Sure, you can reduce their overall weight or have them specially made to match you project, but for the most part wheels have stayed the same for a very long time. The Dynamically Augmenting Wheel System or DAWS is out to change that.t