Asia is looming full of American chain restaurants – but why would anyone patronize hem when there are so many disturbingly creative options available throughout the continent? read more »
Japan's spectacular castles seamlessly combine breathtaking beauty with military precision. The three Japanese castles at Himeji, Matsumoto and Osaka epitomize, each in their own particular way, the historic grandeur of Japan's golden age of swords and samurai! read more »
Asia wins innovation's wacky award time and again with their creative, yet impractical, architectural monstrosities. read more »
Ever doubt the power of lips to persuade? The following ads have used one of the most beloved of all body parts...the lips...to sell a surprisingly wide range of products. Here are ten of the best uses of lips in recent advertising: read more »
Some of the best Japanese cars never made the trip across the ocean. After seeing this list, you'll wish they did! read more »
Our Guest Blogger, Lee Nunley, is a recent college graduate who has
lived in Cairo and Budapest. He currently resides in Denver and is
working on a book-centered Web 2.0 project. He wanted to share news about the innovations in the Middle East with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's his article:
* * * * * read more »Millions of expats living in the Gulf countries could lose their visas, and be forced to leave Gulf countries, if a new proposal by Bahrain is passed.
When most people think of flying cars, they think of the Jetsons TV show, and speculate that, maybe one day in the far-off future, people may drive flying cars. You might be surprised to know that flying cars have been in development since the 1930s--even before the Jetsons. read more »
Living in a small island nation 80% covered in forests and mountains isn't easy, especially when there are 127 million of you. Check out six ways Japan lives with overcrowd overload and see how Japan's citizens cope with overcrowding from cradle to grave. read more »
Using transportation as an advertising medium has brought forward some of the most creative ads. read more »
Crowded subway trains really bite... but now researchers in Japan have come up with a neat new "hands free" way to operate music players that puts the bite on overcrowding by letting the user control his or her iPod with their teeth! read more »
Yamaha boasts a long and proud tradition in the motorcycle world, and the company aims to continue setting the pace with models like the glow in the dark, iPod ready EC-02 electric bike. read more »
South Korea is often at the forefront of inventions and new ways of living, and now they are proving this fact yet again by inventing a new career. read more »
When I first read about the solar energy boat race, Solar Splash, I was immediately intrigued. Though I don't like open waters; therefore, will not get on a boat, the combination of solar energy and cleaner transportation in competition has had me tempted to face my fears and give these solar powered boats a try. I think it's an innovative idea with wonderful educational opportunities and a great start to the building and using of non-polluting, fuel-free vehicles (land, water and air) of the future. read more »
Those amazing Japanese "washlets" pretty much do it all, from raising their lids in greeting as you enter the bathroom to washing and drying you off when you're done. Seems like Japanese toilets can do everything but fly... well guess again! read more »
Japan's new N700 model Bullet Train is a kinder, gentler choo-choo... kinder on the environment and gentler on its passengers. read more »
Researchers from Australia and the US have built a hypersonic scramjet that "breathes" in oxygen rather than carrying it as fuel. The group predicts that hypersonic airplanes may be a reality in the near future. read more »
USB flash drives are powerful, portable data storage devices that are finally available with the security features users have long demanded. read more »
It has been years since I've ridden a bike, other than a stationary fitness bike. I've thought about it a lot, but never really did anything to get back on one. Besides, there aren't many places around where I live to ride a bike without needing to drive several miles to a park. I could risk the busy streets, but I think my bravery flew out the window as soon as I had kids.
Then a few months ago my daughter received a bike as a gift and it got me thinking about how nice it would be to go bike riding with her, even if just at the park. It would give us a chance to bond more and exercise together. read more »
The Gotta Go Briefcase for the Exec always on the run. At last, a briefcase you actually are supposed to take a dump in.