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U.S. Soldier Makes Trash to Toys: Uses Them To Inspire and Connect With People

I think a man in uniform is captivating. A man in uniform, who can make toys out of found items and then uses them to inspire people is amazingly captivating! This is exactly what Private First Class Rupert Valero does and so he is.

Cork: Not Just For Bulletin Boards

Maybe it's because my budget confines me to 'less expensive' wines, but I notice bottles are no longer being corked and, instead, have metal screw top caps like cooking sauces. When I realized the evolution had already taken place, I wished I had saved my bottle corks for posterity, or for a cork top table...

Nostalgic For Cow Farts? Get Countryside Air To Go

Oh my, I'm so happy someone is doing this.  So often I wish I could recreate the scents of my old home in Kansas, where the grass grows high and the cows fart to their bowels' content.  I'd just love to have a whiff of those odorous fumes here with me in midtown Manhattan.

PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger Uses Hydrogen For Maximum Mobility

When it comes to traveling off the grid, getting power to the people can be a difficult prospect. Now, the PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger offers a water-based way to get the power you need when you need it.


One Way To Get High - Altitude Conditioning At Sea Level

Want to get fit? There's a product on the market that claims to do it for you, while you lie back and enjoy it.

Thar She Blows - Return To The Age Of Sailing Ships

Oceangoing technology has turned full circle, as we return to the age of sailing ships - with a difference.

New Eco-friendly Beach Toys Here in Spring

How many times have you been to the beach or taken your kids to a sand box and seen forgotten beach toys littering the place? These toys can be so much fun for children (and adults), but often end up forgotten on the beach, trashed when outgrown or broken from over use and then trashed. Zoë b biodegradable beach toys leave behind less plastic waste.

Contour Action Cams Get Bluetoothed to Smartphones

Your action cam just got a much larger preview screen. With an upcoming smartphone app, Contour action cams will be able to use your phone as a screen so that you can preview your shot. 

Wheelsurf Large Wheel Vehicle Delivers As Advertised

It's huge. It's expensive. It's an entirely new type of unicycle.

Social Media & Banksy, The Scarlet Pimpernel Of Street Art Tweets No More

The masked art crusader known as "Banksy" was a no-show at two back-to-back award shows, where his documentary "Exit Through The Gift Shop" was nominated.  While Thierry Guetta (one of the featured stars in the movie) accepted on Banksy's behalf at the the Independent Spirit Awards, February 25, and Justin Timberlake joked that he was the real "Banksy' at the 83rd Academy Awards two nights later, the iconic graffiti artist was incognito. However, in social media circles - like his street art -  he has definitely left his mark.

Portland Design Works [Pants] Cuff Links

Feel comfortable cycling in your best chinos without any worry of grease or damage.

The Skiing Fan Boat

Bored and surrounded by snow, one quirky Russian inventor has made a new way of skiing. It involves a lawn mower motor, spare paraglider parts, a giant fan and a bunch of praying.

Got Wind? Drive! - A Car That Goes With The Wind

A wind-powered car has just completed a 3,000 mile journey for less than $15.

In The Gardens We're Seedin' - The Guerilla Gardening Movement

Around the world, people are reclaiming orphaned urban land, and turning it into gardens.

Scratch & Track Maps Are Like A Lottery Everyone Wins

The new Scratch & Track map concept from Yuree S. Lim is designed to give travelers a way to not only find their destination but remember just what they did when they got there- and then take it home as a souvenir!

Cornucopia? - An Opportunity For Mexican Farmers

A new initiative in Mexico guarantees farmers a price for their corn, and a reason to stay at home.

When Prepared Is Too Prepared: Survival Airbag For Hikers

Hiking can be dangerous, but is it really dangerous enough to justify buying and wearing a personal airbag? We think not.

Social Media Meets Marathon Man: Introducing the iRun

Joseph Tame is taking social media to the streets – literally – with something he likes to call 'iRun'. Tame intends to wear the 'World's Most Advanced Mobile Social Media Studio' on February 27, 2011, when he stands on the starting line of the Tokyo marathon. I just have one question... Is it safe?

Gadget-Charging Bicycle Makes Efficient Use Of Your Pedal Power

A bicycle that charges up your electronics with eco-friendly leg power. All it's missing is a bamboo frame and organic-wool-filled seat.

Wang's Wings - Wings That Adapt And Robots That Change

New research from the University of Michigan promises airplane wings that adapt to their circumstances and robots that change shape and size.