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Electricity from Dirt: Is it Possible?

It turns out wind power, solar power and lunar power are not the only possible renewable energy sources for our future. Dirt power might be next. There are already plans for use of it in places of Africa that are off-grid.

Hydrogen Bacteria: One Solution To Rising Gas Costs?

A Russian-born scientist living in the United States believes he may have found a cheap way to produce hydrogen, which may serve as a buffer against the ever-rising costs of petrol… Read on and perhaps…fill er up!

Russians Develop Hardware For Forecasting Earthquakes From Space

The “Vsplesk” (Burst) Experiment, which will involve a crew at the International Space Station, is expected to yield new methods for the real-time forecasting of earthquakes. Read on and…be amazed.

Studio Lawrence Debuts 'Dutch Flowers' Wall Tapestries At 100% Design

The Dutch design team of Bart Eijking and Patrick O’de Louwere of Studio Lawrence are readying for the debut of Dutch Flowers at the 2008 100% Design show in London in two weeks. Dutch Flowers is a series of custom-made,100 percent wool felt, wall tapestries created with a new technology, also developed by Studio Lawrence.

Typemonstriters : Jeremy Mayer Makes Frankenstein Proud

Remember typewriters? I barely do. I remember playing with one way back when and even then it was already considered old and useless.

Lovely, as the sounds were that came from pushing buttons and hearing the stop bell ring on an old typewriter, there is no denying that when computers came along typewriters just couldn't compare to computers. Since there was no more need for them typewriters were simply discarded. Fortunately Jeremy Mayer came a long and created a way to rescue some of them from the landfill.

Study Questions Whether or Not We Really Need Sleep

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison are wondering whether sleep is an essential part of life or something that has evolved over time to avoid stress and kill time.

Will Russian Scientists Clone Baby Siberian Mammoth?

The international scientific community is very enthusiastic about the possibility of cloning a baby mammoth recently discovered in Yamai, Siberia. Read all about the Mammoth Creation Project and what it means to the world at large.

Man Makes Paris In 15 Years Using Junk

There isn't much too say about this next green innovator, Designer Gerard Brion, except that he is passionate about his artwork. He is very passionate. In fact, with regular household items, some glue and paint Gerard Brion has spent 15 years of his life creating a detailed replica of Paris.

Moon Mined for Earth’s Alternative Fuel?

In 2008, solar power seems to be the hot topic for alternative fuel use. Solar powered products are already coming down in price so that the average consumer can take it home and use it, but now scientist are turning to the moon as well as the sun for power. Could the moon fuel our future?

Hair and Feathers: Do They Share The Same Roots?

Are hair and feathers related? How did they first appear and why are Russian scientists so curious about answering this question? Read on whether or not you like caps and no matter who your hairdresser may be.

Retro Wooden Mobile Phone: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Where has all the wood gone in this cold modern age of steel? When you see a tree, do you secretly yearn for closer contact? Read on then, if you dare.

No Need To Chop Down the Cherry Tree...Turn It Into Tree Art

Have an unsightly old tree in your backyard? Make a carving out of it! Artist Bruce Hebert creates cool carvings out of trees.

Russia’s Daring Voyage to the Bottom of the World's Deepest Lake

This summer marks an age of further discovery for two Russian submersibles seeking to measure the maximum depth of the world’s deepest lake. Read all about Siberia’s unique Lake Baikal aka Russia’s national treasure.

Scientists Discover New Species of Bird

A new species of bird has been discovered in Gabon, Africa.

New Species of Bacteria Discovered in Human Mouth

Ever wonder what could be roaming around inside your mouth? Scientists have found a new species of bacteria in the human mouth.

Solar Powered A/C Not Just Talk Anymore

It almost seems as if you wish and ask for it enough, eventually someone will make it. The more people ask for the same thing the sooner something will be done to make it happen. At least such is the case for a solar powered A/C.

Weekend SpotLight: Animal Oddities

Animals are forever capturing our attention with the silly things they do. Some don't even have to do anything, they just look funny. Check out some inventions for animals and articles about animals from our archives and from other great sites on the web.

Hair a Renewable Resource Makes Oil Cleaning Mat

As we have learned in the, past human hair can be recycled and used to make many creative things such as art and even clothes, but did you know it could also be used to clean up oil spills? It's true.

Need To Be Refreshed? Use The Pocket Shower!

Although its purpose hasn’t really been stated by the company, this unique invention might be the perfect companion for those long road trips.


Second Generation Solar Trees Imitate The Real Thing

Last year, in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts solar powered streetlamps, resembling trees, designed by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove were introduced in Vienna. The reaction to them was positive so Ross Lovegrove is taking it to the next step. He is now working on improving his design with his next generation of solar trees called "Adaptive Solar Tree".