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Your Ability To Survive Packed Up Like A Can Of Sardines

These days a lot of folks are focusing on survival and packing up their bug out bag or building a defensible bunker. The truth is you are more likely to face a survival situation when your car breaks down in the wrong place, or something goes wrong when you are out hiking or biking. You don't necessarily need a lot to survive, but you do need something. A Survival Kit in a Sardine Can could be just what you need.

Invent An Enrichment Toy For The Hogle Zoo’s Animals Contest! (Video)

Would you like to make a zoo animal’s day even more fun? Create a fresh take on an enrichment toy for Utah’s Hogle Zoo, and you’ll do just that!

Spring Is Here! - 8 Weird and Wonderful Biking Ideas

For half the world, Spring is beginning to show its' face, which means that sidewalks and bike lanes will soon be packed with cyclists who have been cooped up all winter. Before you pedal into this biking season, trick out your wheels with some of these weird and innovative ideas for cycling in style and safety.

Power Utilities Scared Of Solar Panels

As solar panels become cheaper, installation fees lowered, and the effectiveness of this technology goes up, the power utilities describe a frightening scenario where they could become nothing more than a backup grid for many people who will end up producing their own power.

Syrup Becomes More Profitable Thanks to Tech

This piece looks at home the innovations in a field that is less than in the front of our minds when it comes to technoogy leaders. We are talking of course about the people who make maple syrup for a living and how systems of vaccum sealing have helped to make the industry more profitable for the farmers and the state.

Outdoor Eco-Friendly Cooking: The BioLite Stove

Separating technology from good old fashioned experiences is perhaps one of the hardest and most futile tasks in modern day society. So as the saying goes: 'if you can't beat them, join them'. Dads everywhere intent on taking their kids into the wilderness away from the bright lights of modern technology will have to think again as the BioLite Camping Stove makes its way menacingly into the camping trips of families the world over. 

Drone Technology To Be Used By Farmers

A look at the soon to be coming testing of new drones for use, not in the military, but in the farming industry. The testing, which will take place in the state of California, may just help to usher in a new generation of sensor drones that will help farmers to do their jobs more easily, manage large crops more simply and reduce the risks associated with chemical exposure.

Go Camping In Your Own VW Camper Van . . . Tent

With summer right around the corner, thoughts start turning toward plans to get out into the world -- to travel, to commune with nature, to leave the working-world behind -- even if it is only as far as the backyard. Now you can camp in retro style with this tent designed to look like a VW camper van from the 1960s. The real vans are hard to come by these days, so this may be your best bet.

We’re Primed For The 2013 National Hardware Show- Are You?

With nearly 2,500 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in home improvement, lawn & garden, pet care, plumbing, paint and enough helpful gadgets to choke a Home Depot this May 7-9, you bet that we’re excited for the 2013 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas!

The World Is A Canvas - Mind Bending Perspective Art

If you only like looking at art in museums, you might never experience the ingenius, perspective-based art of Felice Varini, a Swiss artist who sees the whole world as his canvas.

No Bathroom? No Problem. Bumper Dumper Lets You Drop Your Pants Wherever You Are

Remember when you had to run around town literally busting to reach a bathroom safely? Or were forced to drive for miles anxiously looking for the next rest stop? Those days are over. So long as your car or truck is close by, the Bumper Dumper means now you'll always have somewhere to go.

Got A Pest Problem? Handy Bottles Of Rare Pee Can Be The Solution

If you've got a pest problem and you've tried all the usual sprays, bait traps, and sonic repellents and nothing's worked. If you're done with putting down poisons that harm the environment, now may be the time to dig deep into that arsenal of weapons and pull out the big guns. Now may be the time to instill the fear factor.

How Grandma Got Her Groove Back - Fujitsu's GPS Cane

Next time your aging loved ones want to get some fresh air or run some errands on their own, let them! Fujitsu's GPS Cane prototype provides older generations with easy-to-follow directions, health monitoring, and an important link to Next Generation technology. Oh yeah, it helps them walk too!

Gaming on Glass - The Sports Floor of the Future

The age of smart technology is upon us as we can see in our phones, cars, and even houses. But what about our floors? ASB GlassFloor is a changeable, LED-infused invention that may change the way we play sports, advertise, and even walk down a hallway.

Tree Hole Paintings Add Life To China's Concrete Jungle

The drab streets of Shijiazhuang are looking a lot livelier these days thanks to 23-year-old Wang Yue, an art student at Dalian Polytechnic University. With just a little paint and a whole lot of talent, Wang has conjured up a charming world of wildlife and still life peering out from the hollows, cracks and scars of street-side trees.

Study Shows Farmers Embrace Tech Toys

Farmers may not exactly be who you would think of when you think of those people who are likely to embrace the technological revolution,but new research is showing that a growing number of farmers are actually making technology a part of their daily life in a bit to make their farms work better and run smoother than they did without the toys.

Spin Cycle Safety - The Revolights Revolution

Bike riding is healthy, fashionable, and eco-friendly, but there are inherent dangers, particularly when riding at night. The Revolights bike lighting system increases your style, safety, and visible presence on the street.

Oceanwings: A Wetsuit That Allows Wearers To "Fly" Underwater

If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to fly, you may be about to get your chance. With a new kind of wetsuit called "Oceanwings," you can experience the sensation of flight while under water. French designer Guillaume Binard and Aqua Lung have partnered up to create the garment inspired by skydiving wingsuits.

When It Rains, Your Outdoor Television Needs Rain Case

As more and more people are extending their homes into outdoor living spaces, more and more people want their television to come with them. Whether they want to have everyone over for the big game or that special awards show party, the time has come for more outdoor viewing of televisions. Along with this trend comes a rather obvious need -- a way to keep the television safe from the elements and from thieves.

Trisa Coffee To Go Offers Battery Operated Covenience On The Road

For coffee enthusiasts a day without coffee is, well… not really a day at all. The Trisa Electronics Coffee to Go espresso maker is battery operated and brews up to 16 cups of joe per battery charge.