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Walkie The Talkie - An App That Pays You To Use It

Gigwalk pays you to use your smartphone.

World's Largest 3D Street Painting Requires No Glasses

"Lions Gate Canyon", a gigantic 3D street painting certified by Guinness World Records as the world's largest, is delighting crowds at Wanda Square in Jinan, China. Viewers don't need to wear special eyeglasses in order to experience the striking three-dimensional effect of the 892 sq/m (31,500 sq/ft) painting.

China's Upcoming Moon Mission to Seek Out Helium-3 Fusion Fuel

Is the Moon a fuel's paradise? China seems to think so, and one of the main objectives of the country's first lunar landing mission scheduled for 2017 will be an assessment of the moon's stockpile of Helium-3.

Act Loqly - An App That Gives You Instant Local Knowledge

Loqly makes local knowledge available to anyone who needs it, whenever they want it.

China's V750 Pilotless Helicopter is One Cool Terminator Eggbeater

The first successful test flight of China's innovative new V750 pilotless helicopter has Terminator fans' hearts aflutter. How long until Predator drones and V750 choppers duke it out high over Central Asia?

Nuts For Google - Google Adds Business Photos To Street View

Google wants to come to your business, take some photos, and post them on Google Maps.

That's The Spirit! - Teenagers Turn Space Waste Into Food

A group of high school students have developed a way to convert waste generated in space into food.

Facebook.cn Forges Past Firewall To Access China's Ad Dollars & World Domination?

A lot has been written about Facebook's potential expansion on the international digital horizon. To date, being blocked in China by the Great Firewall is not where Mr. Zuckerberg would like to remain. There's over 1.3 billion citizens that reside in this authoritarian state where over a third are active netizens. As these numbers correlate to potential new ad revenue dollars, Facebook.cn could scale exponentially with the right deal. World domination - on the other hand -might be the ultimate goal.

Cab or Cube? Meet the Nissan NV200, New York's Next-Generation Taxi

New York City's iconic yellow taxicabs are about to get an extreme makeover of the Soccer Mom kind. According to Big Apple mayor Michael Bloomberg, the NV200 minivan from Japanese automaker Nissan has been selected to be the next anchor of the 13,000-strong NYC taxi fleet.

Hot Stuff! - Airport Saves $8 Million With Geothermal Heat

By using heat that already exists, Portland Jetport will save over 50,000 gallons of oil a year.

Stranded Japanese Sightseeing Boat Rejected as Tsunami Memorial

The devastating tsunami that wiped out most of the Japanese towns of Kamaishi and Otsuchi on March 11th, 2011, swept the 109-ton sightseeing boat Hamayuri 400 meters (about 1,300 feet) inland, there to rest precariously atop the remains of a 2-story building.

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Selling Mud and Calling It Pepper Is Nothing to Sneeze At In China

Shakespeare once wrote, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' While appropriate for flowers, the same cannot be said for fake pepper a Chinese vendor made... from mud.

Portable, Disposable Grill With Coconut (!?) Smoke

The grill has finally gotten as portable (or at least close to as portable) as the backpacking stove. Grilled meat wherever you wander--that's an advancement. 

Fake License Plates Spied on an Army of Chinese Cars

An intrepid Chinese photographer has snapped photos of 8 different cars, all having the same military license plate. It would seem harmony in today's China manifests itself in some very unexpected ways.

Sbyke--Easier To Ride Than To Say

Between the awkward name and poor marketing, the Sbyke probably won't be seen in many neighborhoods.

Part Boat, Part Car, All Awesome: The HydroCar

The Dobbertin HydroCar is one of the coolest boat-cars/car-boats we've ever seen. But it still isn't quite greater than the sum of its parts.

'Virgin Eggs' Boiled in Boys' Urine are a Chinese Springtime Treat

In Dongyang, China, spring is in the air... wait a minute, that's not spring, it's the unmistakable aroma of 'Virgin Eggs'. Sold steaming hot on Dongyang streetcorners, eggs boiled in the urine of young boys are said to be the perfect springtime tonic.

The Real Fastest Pickup in the World

Another juiced-up pickup car. It's been a good month. 

World's First Solar-Powered, Underwater Ocean Golf Course

I can tell it, but you still may not believe it--a golf course built on the surface of the sea. What will rich dudes think of next?