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Unicycling Made Easy And Efficient: The Self-Balancing Solowheel

A unicycle that balances itself and gets you around town.

Relief Yourself - A One-Stop Disaster Relief Center

A new application has been designed to provide as much disaster relief as possible in one place.

Daily Inspiration: Sit-Skier Does First Descent Of Jackson Hole's Corbet's Couloir

Adaptive skier Chris Devlin-Young recently went where many skiers have failed to go: into the iconic Corbet's Couloir at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Windsurfing Goes Snow, Land, Ice And Then Some

Harness the wind and get more power, lift and control for sports on nearly every type of terrain imaginable.

Radiation Exposure Readiness: Part 3, Preparing For The Worst

Somewhere in the millions of InventorSpot pages is a blog about a luxury underground survival community being built in California for the kind of disaster that millions in Japan are facing now.  I hope that project is ready for the special 200 families who can afford to pay for accommodations there. For the rest of us, we'll just have to get prepared step by step.

Radiation Exposure Readiness: Part 2, When Your Health Is At Risk

How do scientists determine when your health is at risk due to the amount of radiation in the air?  First they measure the amounts and translate those measurements into levels that they know have caused biological harm in the past.  They have learned from longitudinal studies of people in the paths of Hiroshima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and many smaller-scale, but serious, incidents of radiation exposure.  Here is a look at the basic radiation measuring scheme and how other variables can affect biological dangers from radiation.

Radiation Exposure Readiness: Part 1, News & Information

The events in Japan and the weather patterns in the Pacific can change from one minute to the next, and that is how our information sources are dealing with nuclear fallout news.  Sitting here in Southern California, I can tell you that it's no comfort being advised all day that California is safe from nuclear fallout and suddenly, in late afternoon, reading that  "Nuclear fallout has arrived in California," as one Google News headline read on March 18.

For He's A Jolly Google Fellow - Google Takes A Stance On Climate Change

Google announces 21 Google Science Communication Fellows, who have been charged to spread the word about climate change.

Good Hydro - Getting Power From Waterways

An efficient, easy-to-install hydro turbine is more effective than wind or solar power in the right places.

Cardio From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Bicycling while watching TV, drinking beer and eating fatty foods...what could be better?

Metals Can't Slip On Past These Banana Peels - Water Purification Goes Fruity

Often researchers are regarded as bananas for their long and tireless dedication to a very narrow space of subject matter, but now sane scientists at Brazil's UNSEP have discovered a way to use the classic banana peel as a way to purify water.

Snowshoes Without The Bindings: Easton V60 Racing

A new bindingless snowshoe from Easton delivers a lighter, more ergonomic fit.

From Bike To Motorbike With Turbospoke

A timeless childhood pasttime all wrapped up in a neat, easy-to-install package.

Wagner Offers The Ultimate Custom Ski

A ski that's designed around what matters most: the person skiing it. After all, you're not Bode Miller or Lindsey Vonn, why should your ski be designed to their specifications?

[De]Hydration! Six Pack Holder For Your Bike

A better way to transport beer by bike.

Life On The Death Star - Shooting Lasers At Space Junk

Scientists want to shoot all the space junk out of the sky, just like Darth Vader taking pot shots at X-wings.

Positive Enforcement - The Military Wants To Make Friends

The military is being taught how to win friends and influence people.

That Blasted Roof! - Capturing Wind Energy On Your Roof

A cheap, unimposing wind turbine that attaches to the roof of your house could be on many horizons in the not-too-distant future.

Jet-Powered Skiing Takes It To The Next Level

Strap a rocket to your back, skis to your feet and go where the fuel takes you. What could possibly go wrong?

A Ferrari Gets Heli-ed Across Some Of The World's Most Beautiful Mountains

A brand-new, cherry-red Ferrari. A massive military chopper. Snow-covered, mid-winter peaks in the Italian Dolomites. Those three elements set the scene for Ferrari's latest video.