Miscellaneous

New Tire Technology May Provide More Safety For Our Troops

In everyday driving scenarios, your tires are among the 3 or 4 most important safety features your vehicle has. Looking at them as a safety feature may seem a little bit of a stretch, but when it comes right down to it they are the only contact between yourself and the pavement. If you move out of the everyday and go to a combat zone, tires could mean the difference between life and death. For this reason, a new kind of tire has been developed for the US Military that could help bring more of our men and women home.

Any Candy is Dandy with the Home Candyfloss Machine

Don't forget to floss! Your kids sure won't, once you turn on the "Ame de Wataame" home cotton candy and candyfloss machine from Japan.

Forehead Support Apparatus: Great Idea?

It is not known if the inventor of Patent #6,681,419 was a drinker or no, but that would offer one explanation for this bizarre Forehead Support Apparatus, designed for resting a standing user’s forehead against a wall above a bathroom commode or beneath a showerhead. Read on and…be amazed.

Save on Holiday Shopping with CouponCowgirl.com and ShoppingNotes.com

With the declining economy, consumers are becoming more conscious about saving when shopping for their holiday gifts. CouponCowgirl.com and ShoppingNotes.com are two websites that make price comparison and coupon savings easy when buying presents online.


Honda Introduces Thier Own Green Driving Tool

As has become apparent over the past few months, automotive manufactures have made it their mission to help people learn to drive more efficiently. One of the first examples was the ECODrive system from Fiat that allowed you to upload driving data to your computer and review it to find ways of improving you driving. More recently, Honda has provided a somewhat similar system that provides real time feedback as you drive.

Anti-Eating Face Mask: Great Idea?

US Patent #4344424, also known as the Anti-Eating Face Mask, surely represents a new low in the world of dieting and food-deprivation, not to mention a direct and simplistic but rather silly way to go about the house on a daily basis.

International Space Station: A Ten-Year Anniversary

Exactly a decade ago on November 20, 1998, a Russian Proton rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, initiating the world’s most ambitious space project, which is due for completion in 2011. Read all about its amazing history.

Sterling Engine Works Wonders in Th!nk City Car

Sterling engines have been around for almost 200 years, although their use has been somewhat limited. They are usually reserved for high power applications that don't require much speed, but after some reengineering, Dean Kamen managed to install a sterling engine into a Th!nk City Car.

Russian Bellona Project: Technology to Capture and Store Carbon Dioxide

Russian scientists have developed a new technology that will capture and store carbon dioxide as a solution for climate change. Researchers claim their method is the only effective way to reduce carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere, thus stabilizing Earth’s volatile climatic changes. Read on for details, but bring along both mittens and sunscreen, just in case.

Odors to Treat Male Impotence: Great Idea?

US Patent # 5,885,614 dates back to March of 2000 and hails from Chicago, the city of wind (hot and otherwise), and sometimes, silly invention ideas. Presented as an alternative to Viagra, the only stimulation required for this invention to work is your nose. I know, don’t ask, but read on and sort of be informed.

Eco-friendly Pasta Pot's Hourglass Figure Makes Less Waste, More Taste!

This eco-friendly pasta pot has an hourglass figure that cooks long pasta in less time, uses less water, and allows less CO2 to escape into the environment. Less waste, more taste!

Scythe based Mustang Bows at SEMA

Not too long ago, we brought you the story of a specialty vehicle, dubbed the "Project B" Mustang. A completely redesigned body and drivetrain were the main changes, with dozens of others surely hiding underneath the new exterior. As expected this one-of Mustang showed up at SEMA and got quite a bit of attention.

London's Double Deck Buses Go Green

Among other things, London is very well known for its double-decker busses. The have been in operation for many years and thanks to improving technology, it looks like they will be around for many more. This confidence comes as a result of the delivery of the first hybrid version of the iconic bus, with more to follow.

CareBuzz.com: A Modern Business Approach to Senior Services

CareBuzz.com and Workingcaregiver.com demonstrate a growing business trend in the senior services industry. They prove that just because their target market is of the elder generation, doesn't mean they can't have a modern approach to senior care business.

Simulating a High Five Machine: Great Idea?

Surely inventing an apparatus that simulates the well-known “high five” deserves a place somewhere in the silly inventors Hall of Fame. When one thinks about spurts of inspiration, it’s hard to believe the result was this. In any case, read on and…sort of understand.