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Taga Allows You To Easily Bike Anywhere With Your Children

The Taga is a versatile bike-stroller that allows you to take one or two of your children for a ride. The bike converts into a standard stroller and folds up for transport.

Inspired By A Nocturnal Gecko: Possible Strange Visions!

A nocturnal gecko, the Helmeted gecko (or Tarentola chazaliae), that is native to the west coast of Africa, has caught the attention of Swedish researchers, who gazed into the eyes of the little lizard looking for the secret to his powerful and colorful night vision. What they found may help them to create better camera lenses as well as multi-optical contact lenses for human eyes.

Moss Can Be Used As 'Surrogate Mother' To Human Genes

Moss, that dark green, short, furry plant that seems to grow spontaneously in dark, moist spaces, has unexpectedly shown up as a kind of surrogate mother to human genes, able to read human genes and manufacture the proteins encoded on them!  This finding, made by  Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich and others at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, is a 450 million year old reversal of fortune!

Heart-Shaped Watermelons Show How Love Grows

The heart-shaped watermelons grown by Japanese farmer Hiroichi Kimura and his wife are more than just a labor of love, they are products of the Kimura's passion for farming - and each other.

Mom, Do Your Balls Recharge? More Earth Friendly Gifts For Mom

Shouldn't every day be Mother's Day? Mother's everywhere will probably shout, "Yes!" This year show your mom how much she is appreciated. Then help her relax with gifts like the unique earth friendly gifts ideas below. 

Inspired By Nature:The Pixel Carbon Neutral Prototype Office Building

Grocon, a third generation Australian development and construction company, is about to build the world's first carbon neutral office building, complete with fresh air, native grass filtration of rain water, natural daylight, and windows that open!  Sounds revolutionary, doesn't it?

12 Weird, Wild, And Wonderful International Zoo Ads

Zoo ads are conceived to show you just how weird, wild, and wonderful our fellow creatures are, and how each time you visit them, you not only have fun, but you learn things from them as well as about them.  This is one area of advertising that always delivers what it promises! Here are another 12 very clever zoo ads from all over the world for your enjoyment.

Convenient Farmer’s Market For Commuters Supports Local Economy

Non-profit group Sound Food, which aims to support the consumption and sale of locally grown produce, is bringing the ultimate farmer's market convenience to ferry commuters in Seattle. Understanding that not everyone can find the time to go to local farmer's markets, which are often hosted during the week when the majority of people are at work, Sound Food is bringing the farmers markets to them at an affordable price.

Shark Submarine Allows Divers A Close-Up View Of The Ocean's Greatest Predator

Sharks are scary.  So imagine having the cajones to not only swim near great whites, but with great whites.  Fabien Cousteau has created the ultimate shark research tool: a shark submarine.

Solar-Powered Lantern Is No Joke

The Pisat K-Light solar-powered lantern is an efficient, versatile light for any camping afficionado.

Fishy Mother's Day Gifts And The Coolest Fish Bowls Too

While writing about the best aquarium ads the other day, it struck me how relaxing it is just to watch one or two fish in a bowl; it's a very zen like experience that always seems to relieve stress. I thought why not buy a fish bowl and a small fish for my mom this Mother's Day, and do that for myself as well. I'll share the cool fish bowls I found in my search.

Vending Machines in Japan Offer Free Drinks in Case of Emergency

Free drinks from a beverage vending machine? It's more likely than you think - in Japan, that is. Specially labeled vending machines equipped with battery backup are programmed to offer victims of natural disasters life-giving water and soft drinks at no charge.

Wow! Wide-Angle Action Video And High Definition In A Wearable Camcorder: ConcordHD

This is not the world's first wearable camera; but it is the world's first wearable camera with high definition and a wide-angle lens.  And when you want the fastest action, this camera can accommodate; you can switch from high definition (30 fps)  to high action (60 fps) and shoot your stunts, slopes, jumps, or rafting escapades like the devil!

Swim Guard Lifesaver Vest: Big Protection, Small Package

The Swim Guard Lifesaver vest offers all the protection of a traditional life vest, but keeps it wrapped up in a sleek, form-fitting package.

Earth Friendly Mother's Day Gift Idea Sure To Leave a Giant Impression

If your mom loves roses, I mean if she really loves roses, and you want to make a lasting impression with your gift this year send her a bouquet of the world's tallest roses sold at Organic Bouquet. These giant roses could just prove to her how much you understand her love for roses and put you on the list as her favorite child. Come on, you know you're aiming for favorite child. 

Move Over, Chia - Adorable Nyokki Grass Pets are Here

If your kids aren't ready for a new kitten or puppy quite yet, why not start them off with something that doesn't require too much TLC? The Nyokki Grass Pets are not only cute, they help teach children how to care for and nurture real pets.

Biomimicry Of Pizza Tossing Leads To Physics Formula For Surgical Micro Robots

Scientists have been building swimming micro robots for years, but interestingly they all have different reasons for building them the same way.  Now, researchers at Monach University in Australia have learned the physics of the micro motors, and they learned it by studying the perfect pizza toss!

Most Expensive and Luxurious Wedding Dress Will Attract Your Mate!

Every bride wants to feel spectacular on her wedding day, but the most expensive wedding dress spotted this year is typically more about attracting a mate than making a commitment. Of course, the unique Peacock Feather Wedding Dress is a spectacular fashion item that isn't meant to follow the principles of nature from which the materials derived, but it sure makes a bold fashion statement.


Charge Your Phone With Whatever's Available: Sun, Wind, Electricity

If you've ever run out of power for your cell phone or MP3 player and vowed not to let it happen again, the Kinesis K3 is for you. Use electricity from a home, car or computer when available or opt for wind or solar power.

10 Best, Funniest, Weirdest, & Fishiest Aquarium Ads

Zoo and aquarium ads are always so clever. I love to peruse them because they really motivate me to get out and do what I always enjoy... go visit them. This time, I've got 10 of the best, funniest, strangest, and most bizarre aquarium ads you'll find on the Internet, so browse through them and let yourself smile.