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Electric Vehicles Could Help Lower Your Power Bill

By now we all understand that Hybrid vehicles are very capable of reducing the amount of fuel a person uses day to day and serve equally as well as keeping the amount of harmful emissions at a minimum. What most people don't know is that Hybrids can also be used to help larger cities keep the amount of power stable during certain times.

Businesses of Convenience: 2008's Most Weird and Wacky Vending Machines

Vending machines offer the consumers the convenience of finding products and services at hand wherever they go. Many companies are profiting on this growing business trend, and are branching out beyond the typical candy and soda vending to provide some very unique and wacky services. Learn about the top 5 vending machines that exist in 2008!


VW Designs A Blend of Performance and Economy

Trying to choose between performance and economy is often times a very hard decision and usually there has to be a compromise between the two. Volkswagen, however, has given us a solution to this dilemma in the form of a performance sedan that has 3 driving modes depending on your preferences.

YachtPlus Designs New Super Yacht

Designing a vehicle, whether it is for land, air or sea, comes with many challenges. Thankfully, many wonderful ideas are born from these challenges and can be applied to other fields. A perfect example of this is the new 40 "Signature Series" Super Yacht.

5+ Cool, But Fishy, Aquariums

I don't really know what pet fish think of the new aquariums. You fish people will have to let us know how they react to their homes being in the belly of a robot or hanging from a lamp hook. Maybe I'm a purist, but I would never put my birds in those situations... So, for those of us who remain ignorant about fish preferences, here are five (really 6) neat-looking aquariums.

Get Out Of The Way Of This Baby:The 800,000 Volt Lightning Rod Stun Pen

The Lightning Rod Stun Pen, shooting 800,000 volts of electricity at its target, is Streetwise's highest packing power in a pen. It's so powerful, it can seriously disable your target, enabling at least, a very good chance for you to get away. It's so small, it can fit in your pocket or even a small purse.

Russian Hi-Tech Toilet Turns Urine Into Drinking Water: Is Wine Next?

The specialists at NASA have spent 19 million dollars on what surely must qualify as the most expensive toilet in the world. What makes this flusher so extraordinary? It turns urine into drinking water. For that price it would seem a little more alchemy should be included; you know, the kind that transforms common metals into gold, silver, platinum and uranium! Read on for the astounding details.

If You Need Them, Flaunt Them! 4Occhi Fashion Eyewear

If anyone could make a work of art out of a measuring spoon, it would be industrial design master Guilio Iachetti... and he has! Iachetti creates art out of the ordinary tools we use every day. Best known for his ultra-modern table and kitchen ware, Iachetti's designs are captivating and practical. And so is his new departure into fashion eyeglass frames: 4Occhi!

Babies Born in Fall Have Higher Risk of Developing Asthma

Are you concerned about having a baby with asthma? Well, you may want to hold off on when to conceive. A new study has shown that children born about four months before the height of the cold and flu season are at a higher risk of developing asthma.

Attending Religious Services May Reduce Risk of Death

Do you regularly attend religious services? If so, you are reducing your risk of death, according to a new study.