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Siberian UFO Sighted: Many Photos Taken

It’s getting more and more uncomfortable for those who don’t believe in ufos to deny their existence. Whatever they are or aren’t, many residents of Chita, Russia, a city with a population of about 300,000 in south-eastern Siberia, reported seeing an enormous UFO zooming across their city and disappearing into a very perplexed horizon.

Arsenic: Is This Ancient Poison a Modern Remedy?

News sources in Hong Kong have released information concerning the success of some leukemia patients that have been treated with a combination of arsenic and vitamin A. How far has this poison dating back to an 8th century A.D Arab alchemist named Jabir really come? Read on for some startling details.

Creepiest Business of 2009: Spider Pharm Breeding Creepy Crawlies

 Charles Kristensen loves all creepy crawlies with more than four legs, which lead to him finding Spider Pharm, a home business that breeds, milks and tries to reduce cannibalism in the arachnid population. If reading about spiders and other creepy things makes you squeamish, then proceed with caution, but this one is a definite winner for the record books as 2009's creepiest business.  

ReCork America Needs 300,000 Wine Corks to Yield a Ton

Did you know cork is ideal for recycling? Why? It is ideal for recycling because it is biodegradable, renewable, energy efficient, sustainable and 100% natural. Cork can be recycled into so many useful things, including: flooring, furniture, insulation, packaging materials and so on. Amorim understands how beneficial cork is and is why Amorim started ReCork America. 

Inspired By Nature's Shadows: Jo Angell's Solar Sanctuary

Most recently, Ms. Angell has been experimenting with the idea of solar canapies inspired by the natural shade provided by trees and plants. In fact, standing under one of her canopies, you would believe it was a tree or plant providing the shade.

Fly And Swim Almost at The Same Time? Great Idea?

Patent#US 6938852 that some may opt to refer to as the Flying Craft Tethered to Powered Water Vehicle provides a new and different way for busy members of our modern society to multi task during leisure time. Read on, even though afterwards you may choose to return to the office.

New Generation of Russian Goats Linked to Protection of Newborns

A sort of miracle will soon be occurring on a farm near Moscow where the birth of a very special new generation of goats with human genes is expected. These genes will make them produce protein lactoferrin, which is an element in human milk that protects a newborn baby until his or her own immune system starts to work. Read on for some amazing details.

Reverse Nose Plugs Keep the Water In!

"Pit Stopper" has less to do with racing than running - running noses, that is. Those troubled by runny noses due to allergies or colds can simply plug their nostrils... with these ingenious nostril plugs.

Masculine Valentine’s Day Gifts: Unique Scented Candles For Your Macho Dude

During Valentine's Days past, candles may have been a gift given from man to woman since scents available tend to cater towards the fairer sex. This year, get your man a masculine candle of his very own as his Valentine's Day gift and give into the stereotype by shopping at the Manly Man Candle Company.


Inspired By Sea Life: Biomimicry Produces Power From The Ocean

BioPower Systems is an Australian company that creates technologies to convert ocean power into a renewable source of energy for other applications. Its assumption is that oceans must have the best possible technology within them for marine life to have evolved in them for 3.8 billion years.

Should You Even Ask if Your Plant is Psychic? Great Idea?

Predicting the future from crystal balls, tea leaves seers, tarot cards and prophets is a practice that is as old as time itself. So why shouldn’t plants “get into the act” as Jimmy Durante used to say? Read on and learn more about this fascinating garden game of chance that permits seedlings to determine their future.

Life Imitates Life:The Mysterious Mimic Octopus

While persons with dissociative disorders, or multiple personalities, have been known to have as many as 100 personalities, they have not been known to morph into totally different creatures -- except in the movies, of course. But one cephalopod, the Indo-Malayan octopus, totally transforms itself into at least 15 different sea animals. So far, at least, the Indo-Malayan octopus is the ultimate biomimic -- life imitating life.

Come Out of The Rain: Great Idea?

Shelter from the storm is one of mankind’s basic needs and Patent# US 6948281 has come directly to the rescue with this different kind of Storm Shelter. Not only is this one large enough to hold an entire family, it is also capable of fitting beneath a mobile home. Read on for details, but check that water level.

Smallest Russian Submarine: Officially Registered as Boat

Mikhail Puchkov hails from St. Petersburg and he has the distinction of being the proud owner and creator of Russia’s smallest submarine. He built it himself and although it was once illegal to own a submarine, the vessel is now officially registered (albeit as a boat) with its own name and number. Read all about this most amazing man and his sub.

Inspired By The Lotus Leaf: Lotusan® Paint

The surface topography of the lotus leaf interacts with water molecules so that the water rolls off the leaf and takes the dirt with it. That was exactly what Sto® Corporation wanted for its Lotusan® sealer and paint.

10 Best Gourmet Hot Chocolates To Get You Through The Winter

Old, or should I say very old, Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole today and declared, on this 168th US observance of Groundhog Day, that there will be (at least) six more weeks of Winter. To all Winter sports enthusiasts, this is great news. You and the rest of us can drink to it with a cup of fantastic gourmet hot chocolate, because we will all need something yummy and hot to stay warm. Here are 10 of the best cocoas for drinking... and the bonus feature is my favorite hot cocoa recipe!

 


Oh, You Are So GREEN! The HYmini Handheld Wind Turbine

A handheld wind turbine might be the last thing you would think of to charge your MP3, cell phone, or digital camera. How about a handheld wind turbine with mini solar panels too?

Inspired By Photosynthesis: Dye Solar Cell (DSC) Solar Panels

DSC technology still has a way to go to catch up with nature. You see, DSC technology is based on the process whereby plants convert light into energy and store it. Plants that use photosynthesis operate 24/7, even though the sun does not.

Keyboard Made of Stepping Stones: One Weird Russian Monument

Although most of us would probably agree that the computer keyboard is a symbol (or stepping stone, if you will) for universal communication, there are those Yekaterinburg, Russia who have gone a bit too far with the creation of the most unusual QWERTY Monument. Read on but avoid commands for a few moments more.

Helicopter Hunting: Dangerous and Cruel Innovative Russian Pastime

Russian ecologists and conservationists have expressed grave concern over a growing pastime among the Russian elite; namely poaching from helicopters. This disturbing practice was recently brought to light after a recent helicopter crash revealed carcasses of endangered argali sheep among the wreckage. Read on for more details on a most distressing subject.