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Design Emergency Urinal, Win €1,000 Via Public Urinal Systems Design Contest

The Emergency Sanitation team at WASTE are looking to creative inventors from around the world to develop a sanitary public urinal system to be installed in emergency situations. Do you have a golden design to share?

Got A Great Idea For An Outdoors Product? Pitch It To Earnhardt Outdoors!

Earnhardt Outdoors is looking for family friendly products that will be used to pull everyone together to get the most from the great outdoors. Is your rugged product tough enough for Earnhardt Outdoors to invest it?

Bicycle Wheel Valve Flash Lights: Cycling Safety's Newest Bright Idea

Cyclists seeking superior safety after sunset should snap up these Bicycle Wheel Valve Flash Lights from Shanghai Donya. Available in four different colors, the battery-powered bulbs impart instant recognition to night riders while offering day-trippers an added dash of bling.

Legs AND Arms Pedal The Varibike

I bet you could win the Tour de France with this bike, but it probably would not be legal - at least not yet.  German bicycle enthusiast, Martin Kraiss, always felt there was something missing from his favorite sport - upper body involvement. After years in development, Kraiss has invented an 11-speed bicycle for his legs and arms to pedal.  It's the Varibike, and with all the upper body action it adds to the sport of biking, it's sure to attract many new biking enthusiasts.

Purify Water On The Go With A SteriPEN

Whether you are traveling or camping there can be a lot of concern about the quality of the water you are drinking and what you might actually be drinking along with it. Whether the concern is for bacteria, viruses, or protozoa you can clean your water quickly and easily with a SteriPEN Ultra Portable Water Purifier. It purifies 16 ounces of water in less than 60 seconds.

Build A Better Bike & Win The 2014 International Bicycle Design Competition!

If you have a way to make the globally appreciated sport of biking safer, more popular, exciting or fun than it is in its current form, you could win a huge pile of money for your idea!

Quickly Customize Your Bike Grips With Spurcycle

Face it- The grips that came with your bike aren’t that great. If you’d like to comfortably, colorfully and cheaply upgrade your bike’s appearance, you’ll want to check out Spurcycle’s modular grips.

Silver Gel Sucks Bacteria Out of Dirty Water in Seconds

In the aftermath of disasters, clean drinking water may be impossible to find. Now, a porous gel infused with silver nanoparticles is in development. The invention may change the way water purification happens. The gel sucks in contaminated water and squeezes out purified water in mere seconds.

Raining Champions: Japan's 10 Cutest, Cleverest & Coolest Umbrellas

If your umbrella succeeds in keeping you dry in the rain and/or shaded from the sun, then everything else is just gravy. Well, it must be raining gravy in Japan 'cause the country's umbrellas take effective rain & sun protection as their starting point and run with it. Where they end up is anyone's guess... but be sure to bring your umbrella with, just in case.

Ready, Set, Cleave! - Zombie Chomper Knife from Ka-Bar

 Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Are you sure? Your zombie killing kit needs to include the Zomstro Zombie Cleaver knife by Ka-Bar to ensure your survival and success in the undead realms of the future. Only the best equipped will last through the long night of the walking dead.

 


Hong Kong's Air Pollution Forces Photo-Snapping Tourists To Use Blue Sky Backdrops

How bad is the air pollution in Hong Kong? This bad: tourists who want to take photos of family and friends with the coastal city's famous skyline have been forced to use fake backdrops featuring the skyline captured on a rare, pollution-free sunny day.

Mojo Backpacks: Art You Carry Your Stuff In

The fine artists and craftspeople at Mojo easily demonstrate that there’s absolutely no reason to settle for mediocrely styled backpacks, totes and duffle bags when they’ve got wearable art for you to store your swag!

Hello Kitty Safety Helmets Put Cute Cats On Hard Hats

The Hello Kitty Series of head-protecting helmets from Japan's Tanizawa Safety Products are just as tough as those worn by hard-as-nails New Jersey construction workers... not that they'd ever allow themselves to be seen wearing them.

Watermelon Boy In Fruit Suit Goes Viral In China

Photos of a cute kid wearing a handmade watermelon cap & shorts combo have gone viral in China. Be afraid, Fruit Of The Loom, be VERY afraid!

Illuminated "Bright Night" Umbrella Lights The Way, Keeps You Dry

The “Bright Night” illuminated umbrella from Japan not only shines a welcome glow to help guide your way to home, work or play, it also makes users much more visible when walking through dimly lit urban, suburban or rural areas.

Chinese Bus Stops Spray Cooling Mist On Overheated Commuters

Old and busted: Missing your bus. New coolness: Misting your bus stop! The Chinese city of Chongqing is rolling out a cool mist spray system at several dozen city bus stops. Designed to operate much like the automatic misters in supermarket produce sections, the artificial clouds of chilled and purified water act to keep Chongqing's commuters as cool as cucumbers.

Going To Travel This Summer? Take A SunRocket!

Whether you are camping, picnicking, backpacking, or on a cross-country road trip there is nothing like being able to make a hot cup of tea or some instant soup for a quick pick-me-up or a hot meal to keep you going. You don't have to stop and build a fire anymore. You can set your SunRocket out and let the sun do the work. Once your water is hot the SunRocket also keeps your chosen liquid hot for hours.

Sand Castle Building For Dummies

I am a dummy when it comes to sand castles. I couldn't build one to save my life. So the idea of molds to help build them seems like a good one. I would have loved these as a kid. Heck, if I was into beach-going now I could have a lot of fun with them. These World Landmark and Architecture Sand Molds also have that element of education for the kids. It's a great way to augment a day of sun, surf, and sand.

The Gallery of Nature: Art of the Earth

It often seems that the modern generation of artists has become obsessed with using the most outlandish or unusual materials to create their work. Richard Shilling chooses to return to the literal roots of art and uses the elements of the natural world to inspire awareness and delight the senses.

Empire State Building Steals Show With First-Time-Ever Light Display On July, 4, 2013

They say it doesn't matter how long you live, the world will continue to provide with "first-time experiences." That adage apparently goes for landmark buildings as well. This year with the iconic Empire State Building celebrating its 82nd birthday,  its new LED lighting system lit up the skyline in syncopation with the July 4th fireworks on the Hudson River.