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H3 Vest Brings Power To The Construction People

An entry into the 2011 iF Concept Design contest, the H3 Vest by Martin Gschwandtl aims at not only making a work zone safer but making workers in that zone more productive using artificial muscle technology.

Umeox's Apollo Cell Phone Brings New Meaning to the Words "Solar Cell"

Once again, groundbreaking innovation from Asia: a solar-powered cell phone that should actually reach mass-production.  Umeox, a Chinese high-tech cell phone manufacturer, recently unveiled "Apollo," complete with solar panels for charging.  This smart phone is a must-have for techies, outdoorsmen, and green fiends alike.

Shuella Is Cute And Portable Rain Protection For Your Shoes

It can be incredibly frustrating to be caught in a rainstorm when you are wearing some fabulous footwear.  So what can you do about it?  Well, you can move to the desert (but your heels will just get stuck in the sand).  You can carry an emergency pair of boots with you in case you need to change, but that is bulky and time consuming.  A third option is to keep Shuella in your purse or desk.

Invincible: Scottish Mountain Climber Takes 1,000-Foot Fall and Tells The Story Minutes Later

Imagine falling off a ten-story building and living to tell about it. And not tell about it after five years of intensive care and rehabilitation, but in the ambulance on the way to getting checked out. That's what this mountain climber did.

Jumping Rope For Big Boys: Wilde Seile

Wild ropes. Sounds wild. Sounds dangerous. Maybe a little dirty. You should hear it in German.

Tailgating Made Better: Heated, Folding Chair Keeps You Warm

I suppose what they're going for with "Chaheati" is Tahiti for your ass. We'll forgive them for that because a heated, portable chair is a great idea.

Hate Pedaling Uphill? Ego-Kits Turns Your Mountain Bike Into An Electric

Want the mountain biking without the mountain? The new German-born Ego Kit has your back.

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....