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Second Generation Solar Trees Imitate The Real Thing

Last year, in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts solar powered streetlamps, resembling trees, designed by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove were introduced in Vienna. The reaction to them was positive so Ross Lovegrove is taking it to the next step. He is now working on improving his design with his next generation of solar trees called "Adaptive Solar Tree".

Blast Off With A Spying Rocket

If you want to get a live video with an aerial view then a spying camera could be just what you need.

Invention Brings The Movie Theater To Your Backyard

If you’ve ever dreamt of watching a movie while lounging in a kiddie pool then prepare to be amazed, as one company has created a backyard theater system.


Solar Powered Teepees

If you are still looking for the perfect outdoors place to vacation this summer while keeping connected with the rest of the world, check out these Solar Powered Teepees. These Teepees in Canada's Yukon are luxurious, solar powered and eco-friendly. They are perfect for anyone who loves outdoor living without roughing it.

Innovative Bike Has Parents Riding High

Active parents love convenient outdoor gadgets, and thanks to Zigo, you can stay fit while hanging out with your little ones at the same time.

Beach Resident Casts New Fishing Invention

Since sticking to basic fishing techniques can be quite boring, one inventor decided to reel in a few ideas to make the hobby more enjoyable.

2009 Mustang Offers Glass Roof with SPF50

When it comes to driving and having fun in the sun, convertibles are usually the first thing that comes to mind. The only real downside is the risk of overexposure when you're driving for too long. For 2009, Ford has designed a new Glass Roof option for the Mustang that should clear up that problem.

The Recycled Recumbent Is Starting A Craze

Sure most people would rather ride a fancy high-tech BMX bike, but the recycled recumbent might be a great alternative that’s cheap and stylish.

When Big Is Better: Five Smart Larger-Than-Life Ads

Sometimes it takes a large or outlandish ad to get noticed. Here are five examples of innovative larger-than-life advertising, installed in untraditional spaces, that are sure to attract attention.

How To Build A Boat Out Of American Items

Some people show their patriotism in an ordinary way, like dressing up as Abe Lincoln for Halloween or buying as much fireworks as they can for Fourth of July. But this isn’t the case for one particular father and son.

How To Turn A Tree Stump Into A Cooler

Tired of looking at the obnoxious tree stump in your backyard? One new idea may have you looking at the remains of your tree from a different perspective.

SSC Plans another Record Breaking Supercar

When first introduced back in 2004, the Shelby Supercar (SSC) Ultimate Aero was built to be the fastest production car in the world. It took that title from the Bugatti Veyron in 2007, reaching an average top speed of 256.15mph. Last week, SSC unleashed their plans to achieve the same record, only this time it will be in the electric vehicle category.

Weekend Reading: Fun in the Sun

Lazy days of summer may slow some down, but these InventorSpot writers find lots of fun in the sun.

Physical Activity of Children Is Dropping

The physical activity of children has dropped from age 9 to age 15, says a study done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dragon Fire King Kamado Charcoal Grill: For All Seasons And Seasonings

There are charcoal grills and then there are charcoal grills. Read all about the Dragon Fire King Kamado Grill and why it is a cut above others of its ilk.

Tech Chair Takes in the Sun and Powers Up

If you've been to the beach or to an outside pool you've seen a lounge chairs right? Have you felt one? Lounge chairs can get pretty hot after with just a few minutes of sun exposure. So here's a thought. Wouldn't it be smart to innovative lounge chairs so that the chairs soak up the sun and then convert those rays it into electricity to power up electronics? PC World thinks so.

NASA Finds The Baby Boom Galaxy!

Naturally, NASA named the new-found galaxy after us, calling it the Baby Boom Galaxy. And, of course all the babies are stars! (We were always over-achievers!)

Spectacular Light Art Brightens Up The Night

Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke are two artists that like to play with light and dark.

Another Oversized Motorcycle, but this One is Road Ready

For some people, the bigger something is, the better it is. Clemens F. Leonhardt is one of those people and he just recently finished building what he calls "the worlds biggest motorcycle."

Gargoyle Lighting And Furniture Design: 10 To Keep Evil Away

When it comes to chasing evil spirits away from your home, there's nothing like a gargoyle. People think of gargoyles and dragons going with Medieval or Gothic design, but a gargoyle doesn't need to match anything else in your home, not in color or design. A gargoyle just has a place, in its own right, because it has a job to do; it's your security system.