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Airbags Move Out Of Cars And Onto...Skiers?

An airbag technology developed in motorcycle racing is being adapted to ski racing. In the future, ski racers may enjoy greater impact protection thanks to a piece of airbag clothing.

Expanding InLine Skates Make Learning Fun, Functional And Less Frightening

Thanks to the new Grow With Me 1,2,3 InLine Skates from Fisher Price, kids can have fun rolling without the danger of rolling out of control.

Bunker Down Like A Bordeaux: Cork Tent Keeps You Protected

A more natural tent, the Tree House is a barrel-like tent made entirely from cork.

Air Laser Uses Hot Spots To Return Dangerous Environmental Info

Laser detection has long been a way for military units to determine if something hazardous - be it emissions or explosives - lie ahead. Now, a new "air laser" developed by Princeton University may make this process not only more accurate but safer as well.

Sweatband Headphones For Athletes

The perfect set of headphones for athletes. Never choose between music and sports again.

Row, Row, Row Your Bike, Gently Down The Road

A bicycle that you "pedal" with your entire body, the Rowbike is a like a rolling gym, giving you a complete workout while getting you from place to place.

Sub-Zero Ninja: Talus Cold Avenger Balaclava

Protect yourself from windburn and international assassins. The Talus Cold Avenger Expedition Balaclava is as tough and no-nonsense as its name.

Bjarke Ingles Group Plans a Ski Slope Atop a Waste Incinerator in Copenhagen

Skiers of Copenhagen can relish in the delights of skiing in Denmark as well as the hard truth regarding waste incineration.  Skiing amid CO2 smoke rings coming from a waste-to-energy plant isn't exactly what you'd expect from a recreational trip to Copenhagen; however, it might soon be a reality thanks to plans by Bjarke Ingles Group to combine waste plant and ski slope.

Go-Pod Makes Baby Activity Centers Portable And Storable

It would be so nice to be able to set up the baby activity center in whatever area of the house you are in and then quickly move it elsewhere if you need a hands-free moment in another room.  The Go-Pod gives parents this freedom with a portable version of the traditional baby activity center. 

Bike Plow: Greener And Cleaner Snow Clearing

A compromise between a shovel and an all-out motorized snow plow, the bike plow may be just the thing for your snowy (but not too snowy) neck of the woods.

3 Gadgets To Keep Your Dog Safe & Your Car Clean!

How often would you like to just pop your dog in the car and go? But, if you're like me, you don't have enough protection in your four-wheeled vehicle to keep your four-legged darling safe and your car clean! Well, Kurgo's come out with with a few gadgets that you might want to look into. Here are my three favorites....

New Smart Fence Bars The Way For Bad Guys

From the USC Viterbi School of Engineering comes a new security system called Smart Fence that uses multiple detection platforms in order to differentiate between help and harm. 

One More Person Telling You You're Fat And Lazy: The Nike + SportWatch GPS

A new GPS sports watch from Nike could wear out its welcome rather quickly.

Garden Clothing Attracts Bugs

The decline of insect pollinators and the plants they pollinate are of great concern to many today. So, to raise awareness about Colony Collapse Disorder an artist and a group of scientists have designed a line of clothing to attract insects. It is a limited edition and is part of a project called, The Pollinator Frocks Project.

Covert Operation: Big Wave Surfer Rides One of the World's Gnarliest Waves--In The Dark

Imagine surfing one of the world's most dangerous waves. Now imagine doing it at 2 a.m. with nothing but artificial light guiding the way.

Ski Goggles Get Android Apps. WTF!

Do avalanche danger and hundred-foot cliffs sound dangerous? They won't when Recon goggles start showing up on more ski slopes.

Crayola 3D Chalk Brings Sidewalk Drawings To Life

Toys have become pretty high tech in recent years, but there are some kids items that I wouldn’t have imagined could be taken to another level.  Apparently I was wrong.  Even the basic toys are not so basic anymore.  Crayola has come out with 3D Sidewalk Chalk for kids to create more realistic sidewalk drawings. 

Monowalker Hiking Trailer Takes Your Gear Off Your Back

Backpacking is no longer backpacking with the Monowalker Hiking Trailer.

Turn Your Bike Into A Trike With Triblean

This kit turns average into three-wheeled tom foolery. 

Human Snowmobile: The Skizee Keeps You Going

The Skizee takes skiing off the mountain and into the prairie. A wild cross between snowmobiling and skiing, this could be the most fun sport of 2011.