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Man Made Trees Invite Natural Species To Return Home

Once an agricultural area, the commercial/industrial city of Leeds, England has displaced millions of birds, bats, and small animals and hundreds of individual species have disappeared completely from the urban landscape.  But Leeds has decided to bring its wildlife back.

Children's Electric Golf Cart: One Fun Ride for Kids

After a hard day at the golf course, who needs walking when you can ride? If you have an up-and-coming Tiger Woods in your family, you better hang onto your putter. The Electric Children's Golf Cart is coming to a green near you!

Inflatable Speed Boat for Kids: Make Some Waves!

Move over inflatable balls, rings and tubes - your own personal speed boat  is here!  Perfect for the little speed racer in your family, the Inflatable Speed Boat from Hydromax is a must-have. Just in time for summer,  this little motorized boat is sure to be a great big hit with adults kids!

Tiny Keyring GPS Helps You Find Your Car

If you're one of the millions of people that regularly stare blankly up and down rows of vehicles with absolutely no idea where yours might reside, the IDC Ecco is for you. Don't leave it up to your shoddy memory or landmarks like "the light pole"; track your way back with GPS.

As Seen On TV: Is the Awesome Auger Truly Awesome?

In today's jaded age, it's difficult to determine the quality of a product based on the ad campaign.  The Awesome Auger is a great example.  It looks great.  But does the product equal the pitch?

Cool Solar Gadgets For The Solar Powered Addicted Dad

I think solar powered gadgets are amazing, so I have put together a list of solar powered gift ideas for Father's Day.  If you still need to buy a gift for your dad or your baby's daddy take a look at the list below. You might just find what you are looking for or think of something better along the way. Either way, I hope it helps.

Feeling Dirty? Check Out Posh Wash’s Shower Village

Pop-up buildings and businesses come in all forms; we've seen nightclubs, coat checks, and restaurants; but just in time for summer festival season, there's another new trend arising in the pop-up shower. In an environment where everyone's feeling dirty, one company, Posh Wash Showers has even taken the pop-up shower concept to the next level with Shower Village designed for clean living.


Heated Itch Relief: The Perfect Companion When Those Pesky Insects Are Out

Just in time for the onslaught of nibbling, flying organisms, Heated Itch Relief is a device that uses heat to eliminate the itching and swelling of those unavoidable bug bites.


Powerbrella Keeps Your Gadgets Charged

The Powerbrella is the perfect accessory for the summer. Lay in the sun, while keeping all your most essential gizmos charged.

Freelock Locking Bike Frame

The Freelock bike allows you to drop the lock and use the frame as a means of securing your bike from thieves. Good luck hacking this and getting any money from it.

The Next Level Of Pedometer

The Radar Tacho RDS II is a radar-based speed monitor that tracks speeds up to 62 miles per hour. The speedometer provides exercise information for all kinds of sport activities like walking, running and bicycling.

KVANT Motorbike Snow-Ready Dirtbike

The KVANT Motorbike is a snowmobile motorcyle crossover that would allow motorcycle enthusiasts to keep riding even in the snowiest conditions. While it looks like the most fun innovation in decades, don't get too attached.

Swedish Divot Tool May Help Your Golf Swing

Do they play golf in Sweden?  I don't know (though I have a friend who would--I'll ask him in my next e-mail).  Regardless, the Swedish have developed a new little tool to repair turf damage.  It looks kind'a nifty...

Thanko Waterproof Video Camera: Small, Simple And Inexpensive

The Thanko Waterproof Video Camera provides a handy tool for water sport athletes and creeps alike. Tiny and waterproof to 20 meters, the Thanko is the perfect companion for anyone looking to capture video in the pool, lake or ocean.

Swim Like A Dolphin With Lunocet Swim Fin

The Lunocet swim fin transforms the swimmer into a cross between a mermaid and dolphin providing swimming speed and efficiency never before imagined for land-dwelling species.

Skiing In The Off-Season With Olymp Ski Simulator

The SkyTec Olymp provides a realistic exercise session which can simulate the movements of downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Top 10 Inventions Of 'Garage Inventors' Win 2009 Popular Science Awards

Popular Science has announced the 2009 Invention Awards for the top 10 groundbreaking inventions that originated from the minds and perseverance of individual inventors.  These inventions did not have big companies behind them with a big research lab and lots of money.  You won't see the likes of Apple® or Motorola® or Honda® among this list.  Just folks like you and me whose inventions will make a major impact on the way we live, work, learn, play, and even manage intelligence in battle.


Stove-Seat: Multi-Functional Camping Stove

The "Relax" stove-seat is a self-contained cooking stove and camp chair designed to cut out a little bulk in your trunk or backpack.

Humminbird RF35 Fish Finder Watch

The Humminbird RF35 is a GPS fish finder watch that allows you to quickly scan your favorite fishing area for the best spots. Avoid those hopeless casts and fish with confidence.

Poo To The Rescue Once More: EcoFaeBrick

Before I tell you about this next innovation I want to inform you that I don't have a fascination with dung, despite how much I've written about it. I do however find it fascinating how many wonderful products can be made with this sort of waste. It is even more fascinating how beneficial using it can be. This next innovation, a brick made with cow manure, is a perfect example.