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Hey Wilson Meet Joules and His Electric Tandem Bike

Finally! Finally! There may be a way to escape my husbands desire to ride a tandem bike together. At least I think there may be. Why? An inventor, who needs to be thanked over and over again, has invented a tandem companion. No, she isn't sexy nor alive!

"Underwater Baited Hook" Is World Wildlife Federation's Smart Gear Winner

At the moment an albatross swoops down to the sea for a bit of fish bait, it can go from being one of the most graceful soaring and swooping birds to being "bycatch," the term for an unintended victim of a fishery net that few birds escape.  The winner of this year's World Wildlife Federation's (WWF) Smart Gear competition has tackled the problem of bird bycatch with its invention, for now called quite simply the "underwater baited hook."

Brightly Colored Solar Panels With Less Silicon Harness Indirect Sunlight

If you love solar power and solar products, but fear the impact shade from cloudy or dark days may have on your panels, your fears conquered soon. GreenSun Energy Ltd. has found a colorful and innovative new way to harness indirect sunlight.

FINIS SwiMP3 Underwater MP3 Player Rattles Your Skull

Using bone condution, the latest FINIS SwiMP3 is a waterproof MP3 player that offers superior sound.

USB Mosquito Repellant Great for Backcountry Nerds

You already use all sorts of USB devices. Why not repel mosquitoes with one?

TV Outdoors: SunBrite Weatherproof TV

The SunBrite Weatherproof TV has nearly every feature you'd need to enjoy quality television outside. So you can get some fresh air without really lifting a finger.

Modern Day Eco-Friendly Skinny Dipping

If you have ever been brave enough to skinny dip into a body of water or showered in your birthday suit underneath a waterfall, you may just like this eco-friendly concept. It brings water, nature and you into your shower. It's eco-clean.

A Little Bit Of Paradise In Business: Japan’s Indoor Beach

We've all heard that we should stay out of the sun's rays, but that makes it difficult when we want to enjoy a day at the beach. A business in Japan offers a great alternative to fun in the sun outdoors, and is also suitable for all seasons.

Mavic Magnetic Bicycle Pedals

Mavic's EZ-Ride Evolve pedal system uses magnets to help keep your feet properly aligned while allowing for seamless entry and exit. These could be a good choice for those that aren't quite sold on platform or clipless pedals.

Conceptual Sports Watch

Far better looking than almost every sports watch actually on the market, this concept would be a great addition to your equipment bag.

Solar Power From Space by 2030 Possible?

What would it take to harness solar power from space then beam it down to earth? Money? Years? Super long cables? Solar panel maker Mitsubishi Electric Corp and IHI Corp would like to find out.

Go Girl: Company Helps Desperate Women Pee Like A Man!

We've seen female urination devices before, that allow women to pee like a man. Well, now there's another new business that offers a similar product, but it's their marketing that really helps them stand apart.

Handycooler Personal Air Conditioner

Who hasn't wanted to take their air conditioner everywhere they go when the hot, relentless sun is beating down? Traditionally, that hasn't been possible, but this Handycooler goes anywhere you want to take it.

Converse Wool Sneakers: Cool Outdoor Shoes Offer Warmth

It's back to school season and that means it's prime time to shop for fall fashions. This year, if you live in a cool climate, you don't need to shop for boots, because a much more fashionable design now offers warmth and protection from the elements.


Recycled Roof Tile Birdhouses Not Just For Clay Pigeons

Japanese designer Tomoko Azumi has found a use for previously non-recyclable ceramic roof tiles: each tile becomes the roof of a birdhouse.

Solar Roads Project Could End US Dependence on Power Plants for Electricity

Solar energy has been at the top of many people's list when it comes to renewable energy sources. While some companies have designed vehicles to run on solar energy, others are still focusing on the lack of a power grid able to handle a significant load increase. A new concept funded by the Department of Energy may be able to offer a solution to this problem.

Garmin Edge 500 Cycling Computer Is Friendly On The Wallet

Garmin's new Edge 500 is the latest addition to its cycling line. The GPS computer offers a host of performance tracking while bringing an entry level price tag.

Rocket Tent: A New Level Of Ultralight Four-Season Tent

The Brooks Range Rocket Tent redefines lightweight for winter-ready tents. Consider this one for your next backcountry skiing or mountaineering adventure.

Surf Skiing--Sport Of The Future?

A cross between skiing and stand up paddleboarding, surf skiing is a new alternative in the world of water sports. Its inventor Jason Starr is determined to make it a household sports term.

Carry Your Cargo With Bullitt

Looking like a scooter retro-fitted onto a commuter bike, the Bullitt offers generous storage space for all your gear and cargo.