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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.

Turning Hazardous Waste Into Usable Energy

An emerging Washington state company InEnTec (Integrated Environmental Technologies) has made some innovative plans for confronting the foulest problems from our industrialized world.

5 Fun Ways To Slide Into Summer

Despite the influx of video games and other indoor activities, kids still love to play outside. Get them going with a larger than life water experience, right in your very own backyard.

 

Surfing May Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

Researchers have found that surfing may be the key to prolonging the life of people suffering from cystic fibrosis.

10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not to only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. It's too hot to leave the windows open and AC off and its too hot for the AC to keep up with the heat and keep us cool. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news is below is a quick list of innovations items to consider when thinking of investing in ways to reduce your bill.

Puff Politely: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' ads. With a total of 73 ads making the rounds of Japanese ad space, it's unlikely you'll see the same ad twice – but you'll definitely get the message that smoking demands consideration. Here are ads 21 through 30...