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RentAGoat.com: When Business Innovation Meets Low Tech

Using the internet to develop and market an innovative idea doesn’t need to be a hairy experience, but this green landscaping company is the exception to that rule! Let’s take a closer look at RentAGoat.com’s innovative business:

More Than Skin Deep - Spectacular and Wild Body Art!

Does Art Reflect Life? Or does Life reflect Art? The unbelievable body art of Craig Tracy will not bring that timeless paradox anywhere close to closure, because his mixture of the human form and artistic expression is nothing short of (r)Evolutionary.

Cool Inspiration From Previous Arctic Innovation Competition Winners!

If you’re planning on entering the 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition, it wouldn’t hurt to take a peek at the inventions that wowed the judges of this chilly contest, so here are the grand prize winners from 2009 to 2012 for extra inspiration:

Propose Efficient Energy Solutions From Latin America, Win Up To $100,000 Via 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest!

The government of South Korea, Inter-American Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund and GDF SUEZ, have pulled together to seek out energy solutions from Caribbean, South and Central American nations, and there are huge cash prizes for the best ideas!

Give A Solution That Is A Cut Above The Competition To Win €4.000 From The Pöttinger Engineering Contest!

European farm equipment producer Pöttinger is looking for help, and if you can revamp one of their existing harvesting tools to slice plants in a neat and orderly manner, you’ll walk away with a nice cash prize for thinking outside of the box!

Up In Smoke: The Revolution of High Art

4/20, International Pot Smoking Day, has come and gone, but Chronic artist Cliff Maynard never stops celebrating the holidaze. His mind-blowing portraits made of the burnt-out roaches from thousands of joints prove that drugs don't just inspire art, sometimes they actually make it. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Propose A C02-Reducing Product Or Invention, Win € 500,000 In The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge!

If you’ve got an invention that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, pitch your idea to the judges at The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge for a chance to receive € 500,000 to develop your business plans.

This Summer's Number One Poop Throwing Game

With the warmer weather almost upon us, I can hardly help but be reminded of summers past and the lost innocence of childhood, when long into the evenings, the trees surrounding our happy home full with the raucous laughter of cicadas, my parents and I would challenge each other to a thrilling game of Doody Head.

Stay Cool This Summer WIth A Pair Of Air-Conditioned Pants

If you're looking for a style of clothing that's sure to blow the pants off the competition, look no further than these air-conditioned pants from Japan. No matter how hot it gets, simply ramp up the power on the twin fan cooling system and let the wind blow.

With $250k On The Line, One Spark 2013 Was An Inferno Of Innovation!

Jacksonville, Florida’s huge crowdsourcing event for inventors, innovators and creative dreamers has come and gone, leaving me to showcase the most popular ideas of the One Spark event.

Hands-Free Maps Turn Tourists Into Locals

Traveling in a strange city can be intimidating enough, without the embarassment of having to pull out a map every two blocks. These Metro cuffs might not give you the layout for whole cities, but at least you'll look like a pro in the subways when you never have to look at a map...except for the one on your wrist.

Cool-it Caddy Icepops Are Really Cool Cosmetic Bags - Literally!

In warm weather makeup can melt, sometimes before it ever gets to your face. Cool-it Caddy Icepops to the rescue! These bags are designed to keep your cosmetics cold for up to 7 hours.

Shit Box -- The Portable Cardboard Crapper

Anyone who has ever been out in the wilds camping, hiking, or fishing knows that there is not always an outhouse around when you need one. Even when there is one it may not be clean enough to actually sit down and conduct business on. Shit Box is a light-weight, portable solution to an age-old problem.

Your Ability To Survive Packed Up Like A Can Of Sardines

These days a lot of folks are focusing on survival and packing up their bug out bag or building a defensible bunker. The truth is you are more likely to face a survival situation when your car breaks down in the wrong place, or something goes wrong when you are out hiking or biking. You don't necessarily need a lot to survive, but you do need something. A Survival Kit in a Sardine Can could be just what you need.

Invent An Enrichment Toy For The Hogle Zoo’s Animals Contest! (Video)

Would you like to make a zoo animal’s day even more fun? Create a fresh take on an enrichment toy for Utah’s Hogle Zoo, and you’ll do just that!

Spring Is Here! - 8 Weird and Wonderful Biking Ideas

For half the world, Spring is beginning to show its' face, which means that sidewalks and bike lanes will soon be packed with cyclists who have been cooped up all winter. Before you pedal into this biking season, trick out your wheels with some of these weird and innovative ideas for cycling in style and safety.

Power Utilities Scared Of Solar Panels

As solar panels become cheaper, installation fees lowered, and the effectiveness of this technology goes up, the power utilities describe a frightening scenario where they could become nothing more than a backup grid for many people who will end up producing their own power.

Syrup Becomes More Profitable Thanks to Tech

This piece looks at home the innovations in a field that is less than in the front of our minds when it comes to technoogy leaders. We are talking of course about the people who make maple syrup for a living and how systems of vaccum sealing have helped to make the industry more profitable for the farmers and the state.

Outdoor Eco-Friendly Cooking: The BioLite Stove

Separating technology from good old fashioned experiences is perhaps one of the hardest and most futile tasks in modern day society. So as the saying goes: 'if you can't beat them, join them'. Dads everywhere intent on taking their kids into the wilderness away from the bright lights of modern technology will have to think again as the BioLite Camping Stove makes its way menacingly into the camping trips of families the world over. 

Drone Technology To Be Used By Farmers

A look at the soon to be coming testing of new drones for use, not in the military, but in the farming industry. The testing, which will take place in the state of California, may just help to usher in a new generation of sensor drones that will help farmers to do their jobs more easily, manage large crops more simply and reduce the risks associated with chemical exposure.