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Teenager Shows Us How To Decompose Plastic Faster

Teenagers get a lot of bad rap these days. Their stereotypical images on society as drug users, rebels, smart mouths, immature animals, etc., leave many of us, well... a little worried. These stereotypical images rarely allow us to picture the average teenagers out there. There are many teenagers using their brains and living a good life while leaving a wonderful impact on the world. For instance, take 16 year old Daniel Burd and his famous plastic decomposition science project.

For Chocoholics Only: Diva Chocolate Grilling Rubs

When I go out with a female friend for a long lunch, a leisurely drink, or a hike across a nearby lake, I can expect to come back with a new scheme. A business venture, a new product, a book, a campaign for a cause, or something will come out of it. It may not stick; it usually doesn't. But let two women dish for awhile and they're going to get into trouble. So it must have been when Heather and Julie went on a camping trip together and cooked up Diva Chocolate Grilling Rubs.

Chilly Dogs: A Cool Solution For Military Working Dogs

Military Working Dogs (MWD) are often on the front lines with our troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have saved countless lives by locating explosive-laden vehicles, improvised explosive devices (IED) and weapons caches intended for use on U.S. troups. Chilly Dogs are now helping MWDs protect our troops.

Otohime Saves Face by Sounding Like a Flush

Toilet noises can be embarrassing, but what's a shy girl to do besides repeatedly flushing in situ? Japan's answer is the Otohime - an electronic "flush" that saves face as well as water.

Breckland Unveils the Beira V8

Breckland Technology, a company based in the United Kingdom, has been building some impressive cars for a number of years. Recently, they decided it was time to put one on the market that held their own name and it is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Honda Appeals to "Man's Best Friend"

We will almost always go out of the way to make life easier for our pets. Knowing this, Honda has made a very noticeable turn towards pets in hope of selling more vehicles to pet owners and some of the outcomes have some very high expectations.

Innovative Gravity Defying Shoes

While investigating shock absorption for buildings and automobiles, scientists discovered a special polymer that was both lightweight and absorbed shock and vibration. This material forms the sole of these innovative shoes.

Crystals May Lead to Cheap Solar Cells

With a breakthrough in research on titanium oxide nanocrystals, researchers may make solar cells more cost-effective.

Toyota's Night View Identifies Pedestrians

Nightime driving is an area that can always be improved upon. We now have headlights that turn with the steering wheel to essentially "see" around corners and detectors on the front of our cars that will warn the driver of something in the road ahead. Toyota took that a step farther by putting together a system that can recognise humans and feed the information straight to the dash.

New World Record for Largest Single-Cylinder Motorcycle

When we think of today's motorcycles, most people will automatically picture a V-Twin on a sunny afternoon. We sometimes forget about the hard hitting single cylinders. However, Franz Langer has come up with something that should bring the spotlight back to single cylinders for at least a while.