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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.

Wallflowers Can Beautify Their Surroundings: Vertical Garden by Haldane Martin

Haldane Martin, one of the most creative and prolific South African designers, has designed a unique modular planter system for outside the home.

New Fuel Cell For Phones And Laptops Is A Real Gas

Dr. Jim Dye at Michigan State University has discovered a new way to power up laptops and cell phones - our good friend hydrogen gas.

Get Your Java Fix On The Road With The Smart Pot To Go

Mornings can be very chaotic and many of us can’t imagine facing the day without our morning cup of coffee. The Smart Pot To Go Portable Heating Appliance allows you to boil water in your car.  Sure, it sounds pretty dangerous to be boiling water while you are driving your car, but when you’re desperate you take your chances I guess. 

Red Rice For Beans - Marketing Rice To Reduce Poverty

A small organization is helping lift Sri Lankans out of poverty by marketing the rice they grow to the world.

Lunar Cubit Tells Time And Makes Energy

Lunar Cubit is a unique design for power generation and storage that comes in the form of nine pyramids and is slated to be built outside of Masdar city in Abu Dhabi.

Burnished Bridges - Lighting Bridges To Fix Them

A Princeton team has designed a way to detect faults in bridges and buildings, with light.

It's Raining Lamborghinis And Ferraris! Two Great Video Leaks

Thanks to a pair of leaks, we now have some of the best visuals yet on two of the hottest supercars of 2011.

Feathers For Your Head: Outdoor Research Down Beanie

There are plenty of down jackets and vests--so why not a hat?

Color Changing Plants May Serve As Chemical Agent Warnings

At Colorado State University, Dr. Judy Medford and her team are developing ways for plants to visually signal when there is a biological contaminant present.

Faux Five O'clock Shadow Fights The Snow And Cold

It's all the benefits of the beard without the itching, scratching and looking like a homeless hippie.

Mars Life - The Ultimate Manned Mars Mission Simulation

A Russian simulation of a manned mission to Mars has 'landed'.

iPhone Holder For Bikes May Confuse The Directionless

The Princeton PIP-JTK1 iPhone 4 holder for bikes lets you use your Apple smartphone as a handy, hands-free navigation system... sure it does!

You CAN Live In A Bubble! The Crystal Bubble

I was shocked to learn that this beautiful Crystal Bubble by Pierre Staphane Dumas was a real inhabitable bubble, and not just a design for a bubble. Indeed, Dumas has made a business out of renting Crystal Bubbles and other members of his BubbleTree collection. Of course, if you would like to buy one, you could stay there longer than a night or two...


Djubi: Fun To Say, Fun To Play

A new game designed specifically to get kids up off the couch and out the door. The game takes the throw out of throw and catch.

Mine Detector Lets The Boom Go Off At A Distance

In Sweden, a pair of Colombian researchers have developed a way to remotely detonate land mines that is not only reliable but that is done at such a distance to keep the operator safe.

Dogs Get DERMagic Relief From Itchy Skin In Afghanistan

The severe climate of Afghanistan is sure to be hard on human skin, but it is also very damaging to dogs. That's why Pet Postcard Project included DERMagic Skin Care for Animals in care packages to military dog handlers in Afghanistan.

 

Deserting The Desert - A Plan To Green The World's Deserts

The Sahara Forest Project is a plan to produce fresh water, food and renewable energy in hot deserts. A demonstration center is being developed in Jordan.