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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.

Video: Amish Dude Gets Ski-Towed By A Horse-Drawn Carriage

Yeah, it's about as sweet as you think: full-bearded Amish guy gets pulled on skis by a horse carriage. Fun for the whole family.

Inflatable Snowshoes Add A Little Literal To Floating On Snow

An interesting new take on a pair of snowshoes, AnyExit Small Foot shoes could be just the trick for backcountry winter travel. Or they could be a bust.

Innovative Water Turbine Inspired by Sharks

A double-blade, basking shark inspired, water turbine developed by Anthony Reale, former product-design student, promises to increase turbine efficiency by 40%.  Follow Reale's progress as he goes from undergrad student to ground breaking innovator.

Corsuit: A Back Brace For Swimming Dominance

A shortcut to world-class swimming, the Corsuit could be a game-changer for the future of the sport.

Bowling Billiards Combines Two Of Your Drunken Favorites

Two of your favorite late-night sports just combined into one supersport. Get ready to game!

Liquid Gold: The Towa Watering Can Uses Urine As Fertilizer

Swedish start-up company, Guldkannan, presents their chemical-free alternative to store-bought fertilizers: urine.  With the use of their "Towa," a urine watering can, you can enjoy a comfortable chamber pot, storage bin for your urine, as well as a pouring device for your homemade "liquid gold" all in one convenient device.

Swedish Architects Propose Building A Movable City On Railroad Tracks

The Swedish architectural firm Jagnefält Milton came up with an ingenious new master plan for the city of Åndalsnes in Norway.  The plan was submitted to the city's international Master Plan competition, and though the Jagnefält Milton plan didn't win first prize, it certainly is creating a positive stir in the architectural world and the plan may just be the right solution for another city.

 


Ocean Empire LSV Super Yacht: Green Three Times Over

Sauter Zero Carbon Design presents their latest concept in hybrid superyachts.  The Ocean Empire LSV uses three sustainable energy sources: the sun, wind, and waves.  This 44m superyacht also uses some of the most efficient technology available.

Big Dig Ride On Digger Straigtens Out The Sandbox

From Reeves International comes the Big Dig ride-on crane, perfect for budding young construction foremen and women and a ton of fun to boot!

Rapunzel Descending System Gets You Out Of Hairy Situations

When it comes to getting off the roofs of burning highrises, odds of survival are often poor. Now, with the Rapunzel descending device, trapped workers have a more than a hairsbreadth chance of making it to safety.

Professor Recycles Rainwater and Sunlight To Bring More Color To Our Lives

It seems the New Year will be filled with an array of colors, recycled rainwater and solar power thanks to Michael Jones McKean's, professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Why? Michael has created a machine that can make man-made rainbows recycling natural resources.

Archeology Find Indicates Original Cretans May Have Been Shipped In

In an “old gadget” find of the day, US and Greek archeologists have found evidence that humanity may have been tooling around the ocean earlier than imagined.

GoPro to Launch World's First 3D Action Cam

Enjoy 3D video at the movies? Pretty soon you'll be able to bring 3D to your own action video thanks to a new 3D expansion kit.

Bear Grylls On Your Back: Knives And Survival Gear

Bear Grylls jumps off your TV screen and into your backpack with this line of survival gear.