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Bamboo Bicycles By Organic Bikes

One of the most interesting bikes on the road is also one of the world's greenest. Using a mixture of bamboo main tubes and recycled alloy components, Organic Bikes lives up to its name.

Iron Maiden Bench? Excellent!... Unless You're Short On Cash

This prickly park bench by design student Fabian Brunsing is a real pain in the butt... unless you pay first.

Hotel Of Trash Built With 12,000 Tons Of Garbage - Outside The Vatican

If you were imagining what the Pope was doing on June 5, 2010, he might have passed by, or seen from one of his many Vatican windows, the world's first hotel made entirely of garbage - 12 tons of it, picked up from European beaches in just a few days.  It was the Save The Beach Hotel designed by German artist HA Schult and it was built to emphasize World Environment Day.

 

 

Equine Dehydration: It's Not Just About Leading Your Horse To Water

Exercising, even moderately, in mid-day summer heat, you are at risk for dehydration and, possibly, heat stroke.  But your horse is 3 to 10 times more likely to succumb to heat stress than you are.  Here's what you need to know to let your horse keep his cool....

Warped Bike Locks Itself

A possible bike of the future, this interesting bike wraps itself into locking position and helps put a dent in bike theft.

Way Too Much Tech For Sunglasses: GK Vessa Camo

GK Vessa creators of innovated sunglasses have come out with the ultimate sportsman's glasses, combining features that no good hunter or fisher should leave home without.

Beer Bands: Not Quite Like Beer Goggles, But Still Fun

With summer comes summer parties and with summer parties comes beer...and coolers...and ciders.  Summer parties can be a great time, but in the midst of all the revelry sometimes drinks get mixed up or tossed out. Now there is a fun new way to help prevent this misfortune.  Beer Bands by Fred and Friends are colorful, stretchy rings made to fit around your beverage bottle or can.

980 TATOU: Shoes For Parkour

One designer has come up with a pretty sweet pair of parkour shoes that could push the sport to the next level.

Aided By Social Media Accomplices, The Barefoot Bandit Bamboozles Authorities [UPDATE]

With accounts on Twitter, a tribute song on YouTube and racking up 50,000 fans generated by three Facebook accounts, 19 year-old Colton Harris-Moore has been on the run since escaping from his fourth juvenile detention center in the Spring of 2008.  Everybody loves a bad boy and social networks are rooting for this modern-day 'rebel without a cause' as he flees from one cat-burglary to the next.

Social Media For Hotel Guests & Airlines Passengers When Location Isn't Enough!

Flip.to, the comprehensive social media service for hotels and airlines distinguishes itself from other tools currently available in that it communicates with hotel guests and airline passengers at time of booking. In what's called magnetic marketing, it's the time when the brand and customer are most attracted to each other, and dispels today's popular belief that proximity is the best means for rewarding visitors.

WikiReader Portable Wikipedia Viewer Provides Knowledge On The Go

Have knowledge, will travel? WikiReader's upcoming Japanese version will put Tokyo tourists in the know, wherever they go.

Road Surface Eats Car Waste For Breakfast - Enjoys Algae As A Light Snack

Problems caused by acid rain and smog inducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the backsides of cars may soon be in the rearview mirror thanks to a new type of concrete.

Solar Impulse May Set Precedent in Solar Flight Tomorrow

A solar-powered aircraft, shaped like a dragonfly, called Solar Impulse is attempting to take a 24-hour solar powered flight today. The goal is to fly through the night. The plane took off early this morning fueled only with solar power.

The Li'l Squirt Baby Pool Eases Your Baby Into Water Play

Now that summer is here you probably want to find a way to keep your little one cool and entertained on those long, hot days.  The Li’l Squirt Baby Pool by One Step Ahead is designed to delight babies and peak their curiosity about water play.  

Lights, Camera, Action: iPhone 4 Video, Ready For Its Close-Up

It use to be film-makers needed expensive and cumbersome digital cameras to produce high quality music videos, movie shorts and commercials. Of recent date, light-weight and reasonably-priced hand-helds like the Flip have become a more suitable replacement. But today, instead of using one-trick ponies, the iPhone 4 is earning just as much of a reputation as a video camera as it  has acting like, well… a phone.