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Energy Via Organic Wastes: Russia Develops Innovative Concept

Russian scientists have discovered that organic wastes can become a great energy source that is both renewable and ecologically friendly. The utilization of such a concept can do much for Russia and the rest of the world as well. Read on for some thoughts on this important issue.

The Nightlighter Dual-Beamed Flashlight

The standard flashlight requires the constant redirection of its beam. You need to see where you are stepping and what is just ahead, but you also need to see yards away to know who or what is in your vicinity.

Taking a Walk Could Stop Chocolate Cravings

Researchers have found that taking a brisk fifteen-minute walk could reduce cravings for chocolate.

Study Finds Obese Women More Impulsive

A new study conducted by researchers in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Psychology has found that obese women tend to have weaker impulse control than normal-weight women.

Curious Pets Need The Pet Peek

Ever work in an office without windows, hearing things going on outside, but not able to see exactly what's happening? Even though dogs and cats depend on their incredible senses of hearing and smell to receive information about their environments, they are about as anxious to see what's going on around them as we are.

World's Smallest Golfball Retriever: The (Little) Dipper

Golf can be an expensive sport. Why, just a dozen good quality golf balls can cost $30 to $50 a set. So, when a ball gets hit into a water trap, the golfer is disappointed. not only about the bad drive he just hit, but about the four buck golf ball he just lost.

Shinsoku Sports Shoes Sell Well With the Right Stuff

A new type of running shoe is breaking sales records in Japan while helping young athletes keep on track - literally. Shinsoku sports shoes are designed with asymmetric soles that give young runners extra traction on oval courses.

10 Hot 2009 Calendar Gifts For Men

A little of this, a little of that, and just a tad of naughty make up the 10 Hot 2009 Calendar Gifts For Men. Just remember that "hot" can mean many things and my primary meaning is that these are hot-selling. However, I've pushed the envelope as far as I could with some pretty sexy pin-up picks.

Fun Times In The Snow Call For A Snowball Blaster!

I'm going to have to travel a bit from where I live to get to play in the snow this winter, but it's always worth it. Even if you're not into skiing or snowboarding, there's nothing that makes you feel like a kid again than having a snowball fight. But alas! What's this about a new invention for creating and shooting snowballs? A Snowball Blaster?

Keep A Bouncer At Your Cat Door With The Pet Porte

If you have visiting cats, raccoons, squirrels, rats and other neighbors entering your home through your cat door, you may soon be relieved of their uninvited calls. A veterinarian on the Channel Islands, David Chamberland, has invented a "bouncer" cat door. Say the secret word, or I'll send you to the moon buster!

Smarindesign: Design Your Own Playrooms!

Stephanie Marin grew up in Marseilles and now lives in Nice; both cities are on the French coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the famous French Riviera, where the sun, sea, and delectable local wines and foods abound, and so does fun! Those environments have influenced her passion for re-creating not only her natural environment but the spirit, the joie de vivre, of her environment in her designs.

Mysterious Couple Found In Ancient Russian Burial Ground

Archeologists in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar are baffled by the remains of an ancient loving couple found in a burial ground discovered during excavation for a hotel complex. Buried together, it is thought that the couple might be members of a mysterious tribe heretofore unknown to science. Read on and learn more. Maybe.

10 Best Of The Best 2009 Calendars

Every year it becomes harder to choose a calendar. The subjects expand and the art work gets better and there are more publishers to check out. This year, I found many wonderful calendars produced by individual artists, some of which are among my collection of 10 Best Of The Best 2009 Calendars.


Enter Another World With This Art

Ever wonder if your eyes were playing tricks on you? Leandro Erlich is an artist that creates tricky installations that get people wondering.

A Life-Saving Gadget For You And Your Kids! GUARDian® Backpack

Most of us have had the feeling more than once that we were being followed, or that someone, even a person we could see, was a threat to us. Fortunately, more often than not, we find some way to lower the threat level...

Go Ahead! Send Me To The Dog House!

Yes, you can design a Swiss chalet for your St. Bernard and have it built to your specifications. Your dog or cat can have his own house, excuse me, his own Pet Mansion, that's the spitting image of your home. The only thing is... no sub-prime mortgages on the Pet Mansions.

Student Inventors Keep Seagulls Off Their Boat

Boat-loving seagulls will have to poop elsewhere if a team of high school students have anything to say about it. The team, named Vanish Productions, recently won the top regional prize in New Zealand's Young Enterprise contest for their Ultrasonic Bird Repeller.

New Hybrid Bus Will Hit the Streets in 2009

Public transportation in large cities has made a huge impact on how much fuel is used and the amount of emissions produced. However, as more people turn to it to due to rising fuel costs, cities are looking for ways to make cleaner, more efficient buses to reduce those numbers even more, and Proterra has released a new hybrid bus design that may be the perfect solution.

Caspian Sea Monster: Moscow’s Fascinating Submarine Museum

Although certainly not for everyone, there are those who would find the sight of a genuine Soviet submarine stranded on the edge of a Moscow reservoir in an old orchard park surreal and captivating. Read on and learn more about this odd and certainly one-of–a-kind Russian museum.

A Toast to the Buddhist Beer Bottle Temple and Thai Monks

Many creative people have made many amazing new things with used material, but I have to say this one eco-friendly structure is my favorite. Take a look at this beautiful green and brown Buddhist temple, built by Thai Monks. The temple stands strong and tall with the structural help of over one million beer bottles.