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Need This New Invention? The World's First Bioluminescent "Pet"

Finally there is a house pet that even PETA can't object to! You don't have to pet it, walk it, and clean up after it, and yet it is very much alive. Scientists at Yonder Biology in San Diego, California, have created the first bioluminescent pet by harnessing dinoflagelltates and their bioluminescence into the shape of a little dinosaur.

7 Highly-Rated Sound Effect Sleep Inducers For Infants & Toddlers

There's nothing like a mom or dad to sing and gently rock an infant to sleep.  But parents know that, as often as babies wake up, the personal touch isn't always possible. Fortunately, there are a few parental aids on the market that are pretty effective at 'nighty-night.'  While most of them rely on relaxing sounds, such as the sound of a mother's heartbeat, other sleep inducers are multi-media.  Here are seven soothing sleep inducers for babies and toddlers that have received very positive feedback from customers. 

Poo-pourri Traps Embarrassing Bathroom Odors- No Sh*t!

Poo-pourri stops foul bathroom emissions before they have a chance to permeate their surroundings. Talk about a new idea that’ll really make waves!

MIT Is Looking To Pull Fresh Water Out Of Thin Air

Due to the lack of water, plants and insects in some of the most arid regions on Earth have evolved to absorb moisture straight from the air, pulling it from fog banks that roll in off the ocean. Now, researchers at MIT are looking to emulate that technique on a much, much larger scale.

New Litmus-Paper Test Identifies Poached Marine Mammal Meat In Mere Minutes

Whale meat again? Don't know where, don't know when... until now! Thanks to a new litmus-paper test developed in Taiwan, the question of whether the catch of the day had fins or flippers can be resolved conclusively in just 10 minutes.

Got A Great Idea For An Outdoors Product? Pitch It To Earnhardt Outdoors!

Earnhardt Outdoors is looking for family friendly products that will be used to pull everyone together to get the most from the great outdoors. Is your rugged product tough enough for Earnhardt Outdoors to invest it?

It's All Melty: Why Innovative Building Structure Matters To Brits

We all love innovative building design, right? And those all-glass skyscrapers that reflect the amazing colors of sky and clouds, those are just great. Martin Lindsay and his car no longer like any of that rot.

DuneCraft Kits Easily Transform Desktops Into Exotic Gardens

Whether you’d like to cultivate a desert’s worth of beautiful cacti, a meadow of sweetly scented flowers or a crop of carnivorous plants, DuneCraft has an incredible gardening kit for you!

Silver Gel Sucks Bacteria Out of Dirty Water in Seconds

In the aftermath of disasters, clean drinking water may be impossible to find. Now, a porous gel infused with silver nanoparticles is in development. The invention may change the way water purification happens. The gel sucks in contaminated water and squeezes out purified water in mere seconds.

Ready, Set, Cleave! - Zombie Chomper Knife from Ka-Bar

 Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Are you sure? Your zombie killing kit needs to include the Zomstro Zombie Cleaver knife by Ka-Bar to ensure your survival and success in the undead realms of the future. Only the best equipped will last through the long night of the walking dead.

 


Gear Up For The 2013 International Sustainable Electronics Competition!

With technology evolving faster than the chimpanzees featured in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” large amounts of computers, TVs, mobile phones and other electronics are being tossed out on a regular basis. Help to fix the problem, and earn some big cash!

Weight of the World: Hermit Crab Shell Art!

Combining art and nature is nothing new, but having live animals as participants in exhibitions is a bit more unusual. Luckily, these hermit crabs don't move too fast, particularly since they have entire artistic cityscapes on their backs, fashioned meticulously out of plastic by Japanese artist Aki Inomata.

Obliterate Mistakes & Desktop Dreariness With Kikkerland Erasers!

The Kikkerland Design Crew has reinvented the traditional rubber eraser in multiple innovative and fun ways to brighten up your office space- Who wouldn’t adopt an office rhinoceros?

Eco-Friendly 'Loving Pets' Bamboo Food Bowls For Dogs & Cats: Review

When is a pet bowl, not just any pet bowl?  When it's a BambuBowl by Loving Pets - a pet food bowl made from a lightweight, renewable, recyclable material that you won't have to recycle for a long, long time....

The Incredible Bone Flowers of Hideki Tokushige

We think of flowers as some of the most delicate creations in nature. We think of bone as hard and durable. Japanese artist Hideki Tokushige disagrees with that traditional separation, and in his spellbinding Bone Flowers (Honebana), he shows that artistic brilliance can turn flowers into stone and bone into silk.

Wrap Your iPhone In ANICASE’s Adorable Endangered Species To Save Them!

This series of ANICASE iPhone covers demonstrates how a great product invention can arise from a good cause. Can philanthropic ideals launch your ideas as well?

The Gallery of Nature: Art of the Earth

It often seems that the modern generation of artists has become obsessed with using the most outlandish or unusual materials to create their work. Richard Shilling chooses to return to the literal roots of art and uses the elements of the natural world to inspire awareness and delight the senses.

More Cows Milked by Robots

A robot system for milking a cow can cost as much as $800,000, but an increasing amount of farmers have been turning to them, as a way to make the milking process to be more cost effective. The milking systems, which work with the help of an app, can help some farmers. 

Going Green: Good Insects Vs. Bad Insects

There are healthy and safe ways to take care of the pests in your garden without resorting to poison. Let good bugs take over and get rid of the ones that are killing your plants. It is better for the environment and better for you -- and they are easily available for order to be shipped right to you.

Grow One Of The Tallest Trees In The World For Yourself

Trees are amazing things -- they cool us in the heat, protect us from wind, and provide us with the materials for shelter. With their ability to process carbon dioxide into oxygen they are the lungs of the Earth. One of the largest tree on the planet is the giant redwood. To do your part for the environment (and just 'cause you want to) you can grow your own redwood in your garden.