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Interactive Toilet Offers Potty Trainees A Hand...Literally

I for one know that potty training can be difficult.  I am all for getting tips in the positive reinforcement department.  I will pretty much take help from anywhere – well, almost anywhere.  The Interactive Toilet concept may be taking things a little too far for impressionable potty users in training.

The Chem 3000 - A Holiday Toy For Adults. Merry Chemsmas!

In many respects, growing up sucks. Bills, work and responsibilities tend to drain the fun out of holidays, replacing awesome Christmas toys with socks and shirts. But for those that want a little more bang for their buck this Christmas, the Thames & Kosmos Chem 3000 chemistry set delivers!

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew At China's Mineral Banquet

Welcome to the REAL Hard Rock Cafe. A mineral-rich exhibit at the Stone Museum in the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou City featured marbled roasts, stone cold side dishes and glittering rock candy.

China Panda Researchers Find Panda Suits Suit Pandas

Researchers at China's critically endangered Giant Panda sanctuary are offering panda parents a helping hand raising their cubs... a warm, furry, and oddly familiar helping hand.

10 Super Creative Cat Calendars For 2011

Pet calendars have become so clever and creative that this year I've decided to separate the cat calendars from the dog ones. No one seems to be very creative with the remaining species of pets, but that's my complaint every year.  So, off we go into kitty land and the artists that express them so well in the 2011 Cat Wall Calendars.

Building a Green Home from the Ground Up - Best Green Flooring Options

Choosing flooring materials and installation practices that suit both your needs and the environment's welfare, may seem like big ordeal.  But with options ranging from bamboo flooring to natural oil-based stains, going green has more options than you may realize - including good old-fashioned linoleum flooring!

Competitors Partner For Snowshoeing Go-To Guide

Two snowshoe rivals have teamed up for the greater good of the sport, creating a comprehensive website and community dedicated to the oft-overlooked winter sport.

Gold Nanoparticles Like Cinnamon - Jury Still Out On Pepper

Scientists at the University of Missouri have discovered a way to create gold nanoparticles using only a tasty and powerful kitchen spice - cinnamon.

The Snowman Paint Set Brings Back Winter Fun

If you are having trouble bringing back the joy of the white stuff then the Snowman Paint Set might help ease you back over to the other side, at least for a time.  The set will help you create the ultimate vibrant and cheery snowman – the perfect symbol of frosty fun!

The Solar Oven Restaurant Built From an Experiment and Need

Eating out is convenient and relaxing. Unfortunately, it is also expensive and often wasteful. However, a family restaurant in Villaseca town of Valle del Elqui, Chile may inspire the way restaurant cook their food in the future, via solar ovens.

New Cause, Possible Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis

... what the researchers discovered as a possible cause of MS is a chemical found in air pollutants, such as tobacco smoke and auto exhaust.  It is called acrolein, a powerful substance used in many industries, such as the manufacturing of plastics.  Acrolein is so harmful, it was used in World War I as a chemical weapon.

 


TrendHunter's Top 10 Eco Trends of November

TrendHunter.com has released their "Top 50 Eco Trends of November 2010."  I'm proud to present to you a more in-depth look at the innovations and inventions that made the list's top 10.  From trash villages to underwater, life-like structures, there's sure to be something on this list for the nature lover in us all.

No Quarter Given To Diseases By New Biosensor

Boston University researchers have created a quarter-sized biosensor which can easily detect a wide variety of viruses in a matter of seconds.

 

Poop Bags: Which Ones Are Really Biodegradable?

I spent this evening researching biodegradable poop bags.  Maybe it wasn't as much fun as what you did, but I did learn something and I'm going to put it to use by purchasing some genuine biodegradable poop bags for my cat and dog tomorrow.  One important thing I learned is that most waste bags that advertise themselves as being biodegradable are not!

 


Dolphin-Inspired Sonar May Be Key To Shallow Water Problem

A new breakthrough in shallow-water sonar, based on the way dolphins catch their prey, has been shown to outperform traditional sonar methods.

Clip Skins Revolutionize True Backcountry Skiing

A much easier way of climbing snowy, alpine routes, Clip Skins could prove to be the greatest skiing invention since skis themselves.

The Tesco Plant Perf Maintains Produce Freshness Naturally

By the time you get produce home from the store it has often lost what little flavor and nutrition it originally had.  Maybe things do not always have to be this way though.  Tesco has developed a concept for a plant perfusion (or ‘plant perf’) system that will allow cut plants of any kind to get the nutrients they need on their way to the store.

Poncho Tent Keeps You Dry While Walking Or Sleeping

Whether you want to keep moving or bunker down, the poncho tent will keep you dry.

Sprayology Relieves Dry Winter Skin From The Inside

Though the name sounds like one of those hydrating topical skin sprays, Sprayology Body Skin Tonic is actually quite different.  It is a homeopathic dry skin treatment meant to be sprayed under the tongue.  The ingredients have benefits ranging from relief of itching, redness, scaliness, dryness and capillary dilation. 

Siphoning Roadway Heat? It’s Not Our (As)phalt!

At the University of Rhode Island, scientists are warming up to ways to capture the heat trapped in roadways.