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12 Hot Designs From The 2009 IceHotel: Catch Them Before They Melt!

While we in the U.S. are looking forward to Spring's budding flora, 124 miles north of the Artic Circle in Sweden, lies at least one more month of winter. It is here, in the town of Jukkasjärvi ("meeting place") in the Swedish Lapland, that world famous architects, sculptors, and designers submit their designs to the IceHotel in hopes that they will be chosen to contribute to its annual building... even though their contributions will melt after four or five months.

Scientists Develop Laser Gun To Destroy Mosquitoes

Scientists are working on a laser gun that could kill millions of mosquitoes in just minutes.

Xtrai Sensor System Protects Your Gear from Your Stupidity

EK Xtrai sensor protects your bikes, boat and racks attached to your car roof rack.

Morristown UFO: Close Encounter of the Jersey Kind?

On January 5, 2009, between 8:30 and 9 pm, both cops and residents reported seeing five eerie red blinking lights hovering in the night sky over quiet, little Morris County, New Jersey. One family captured the images and released them to the media. Some twenty-five miles from my own home, that’s a bit too close for me, but no one there seems very comfortable about it either. Read on for more details, and forget about going back to sleep.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir: Camping Comfort and Warmth Minus the Weight

An incredible combination of warmth, comfort and lightweight construction, the Therm-a-Rest Neo Air, set for retail next month, is setting a new standard in camping mats.

Elegant Toilet Paper Rolls Take Eco-Crafting To Another Level

Yuken Teryua doesn't do it for the environment. He doesn't just do it for politics either. He just takes regular household items that would otherwise be thrown away and he turns them into art for what seems is the love of art.

Vote Fact or Fake? Vivid Rainbow Colored Flowers

Don't you ever just wish that the common easy to care for and affordable flowers were beautiful and had vivid coloring? That's were Vivid Illusions comes in. Vivid Illusions comes in a wide variety of hues and promises to be able to radically alter and enhance the color of any flower it's fed to.

Rule the Stars by Drawing Pictures with Them

For thousands of years, man has traced the stars in the heavens to make shapes out of them.  Even our modern-day calendar is full of references to the ancient zodiac.  Remember when you were a kid, and you laid on your front lawn just making up shapes out of constellations that probably didn't even exist?  Well, even if you don't, you'll still get a kick out of Arcelik's Rule the Stars.

Seal, Sierra Club and Facebook Marketplace Sell For A Cause

What do Grammy-award winning artist Seal, the Sierra Club and the Facebook Market Place have in common? The Sale For a Cause tab where Facebook members can sell items and then donate the money they receive to the Sierra Club Foundation. It is an easy way to raise money for an environmental cause.

Sunken 18th Century Russian Ship Stuck in Pipe

During a recent seabed survey for the Nordstream Gas Pipeline Project, a sunken ship along with the remains of five other ships from a Russian fleet that dates back three centuries has been discovered. Scientists have been called upon to quickly save it before fresh construction work destroys it. Read on for some amazing details.

Praying with the Birds: For The Birds or Great Idea?

The Religious Meditation Apparatus which is also known as Patent# US 6837185, provides a means to commune with nature and enhance the experience of prayer. The only question seems to be what the birds get out of it. Read on, but try to avoid wings and feathers for just for a little while.

Live With The Fishes At The Most Fun And Unique Underwater Hotel In The US

Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida offers a unique experience for those fascinated with marine life. This unique hotel that is only accessible by scuba diving can offer a romantic getaway for honeymooners or an educational look at underwater research with their aquanaut program.


Inspired By Dog Sniffing: RealNose

RealNose, a multi-institutional project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes it will be able to simulate dog-sniffing ability in an electronic sniffing machine.

Plush Tetrapods Turn Your Couch into a Coastline

You may not have seen these odd "tetrapods" before but most anyone in Japan has - half the island nation's coast is lined with them. Now these angular wave-blockers have been reproduced in soft, comfy polyester plush.

2009 Winner Of Lemelson-MIT Award Is Not Your "Average" Student

Geoffry von Maltzahn is a man whose inventions are helping to create not one, but several different paths for successfully treating cancer. He is 28 years old, a biomedical engineer in graduate school at MIT, and he has already submitted 8 patent applications, co-authored 19 papers, founded two companies, and mentors aspiring scientists. And in his spare time...