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Eggling Crack & Grow Egg Plants

Egg plants?  Not really.  Nor are they 'eggplants.'  Not even eggs.  But they do grow plants, not chicks, and when the plants get big, you can smash the Egglings and use them for fertilizer.

MetriGear Vector Measures Your Pedal Power

The MetriGear Vector is a new electronic system that will be integrated directly into bicycle pedals in order to provide a reliable readout of the power each leg is putting on the pedals.

Facebook Could Face More Privacy Backlash With Augmented Reality QR Codes

Microsoft has publicly released a tagging system that will allow users to leave a breadcrumb trail for the firm, its advertisers and just about anyone else to follow. Attaching QR barcodes to products, street scenes, magazines, business cards and such when viewed through smartphone camera can redirect users to programmed URLs that can contain content, photos or videos.

Colorful UV Detector Bead Charms Bring Invisible Rays To Light

Concerned about UV rays but love to have fun in the sun? This bejeweled beaded charm alerts you to the presence of ultraviolet radiation in sunlight by deepening in color.

Bike Helmet Bug Screen: Great For Bugs, Not So Much For Vision

Ever had a real problem of getting hit in the face with bugs on your bicycle? Me neither, but here's a solution.

Use The Swinxs To Lure Kids From Their Video Games

If you are sick of your kids spending all of their spare time in front of the computer or video game console and are even sicker of video game companies trying to make their systems look like they encourage physical activity and social interaction then you should look into the Swinxs.  This device is a gaming system that encourages a more conventional type of play.

Who Would Have Thought You Could Swim Off A Boat?

Want to swim in the ocean without actually being in the ocean? Try this Euroship Magic Swim pool on your next  yacht trip.

Adidas Introduces World's Lightest Soccer 'Boot'

The world's lightest soccer shoes will be a prominent part of this year's World Cup.

7 Works In Progress From SIAL 2010 Food Design

Food design is not just about creating a pretty plate these days.  Like any art or design form, it can be an expression of despair as well as hope, of decay as well as growth.  So don't be shocked when you read what is influencing today's student food designers as we preview 7 designs from the upcoming SIAL 2010 Food Design Show. 

 

The Zoku Quick Pop Maker Creates Frozen Treats In Minutes

Remember the old days when some things took all day or longer?  Maybe it was part of the charm, but some treats were awfully hard to wait for.  One of those much anticipated items was frozen pops.  The Zoku Quick Pop Maker creates frozen treats in 7-15 minutes.

Greener Electric Jet Ski in the Works

The future of water sports, the Green Samba personal watercraft is an all-electric wave demon that offers speeds as fast as today's biggest gasoline personal watercraft.

Bacteria Found In Cow Dung Can Make You Smarter

... Mycobacterium vaccae, so named because it was first discovered in cow dung in Austria, is naturally found in soil, and it is inhaled when people spend time outdoors, especially where there are plants and trees.

Bike Lanes Above Traffic In Our Future?

Imagine a world where cyclist could freely ride their bikes without worry about the danger of city streets and crazy drivers. Imagine a world where they can ride safely high above the traffic. Can't picture it? That's okay. Martin Angelov has imagined it with steel wires up in the air, but it isn't a circus stunt.

Stroller-Scooter Looks Ill-Advised in Every Possible Way

The Roller Buggy is even more dangerous with a baby in it.

Super Social Media Activity Kicks Off South Africa's World Cup

Kicking off on June 11 - described as the largest sporting event on the planet  - said to exceed the success of the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics - the 2010 FIFA World Cup looks to be one of world's largest social media gatherings ever. In comparison to the tournaments of the past, this year's games are the first since the explosive expansion of Social Media marketing - and by all signs, brands and marketers seem to be using all the tools that space has to offer.