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Your Toast, The Way YOU Want It!

What shade of white or black is coming out of the toaster today? It's always a guess at my house, where, regardless of how well our toaster was rated by Consumer Reports, one toaster setting rarely results in consistency for any two-day period. The Transparent Toaster, by Inventables Concept Studios, may soon create the need for a recycle center for last-century toasters!

Brake-Lights of the Future

When a car's brake lights come on in front of you, especially at night, your mind has to process quite a few things. Are they coming to a complete stop? Are they slowing abruptly or gradually? Will I have enough space? A new design from Virginia Technical Institute takes almost all of the guess work out for you and should hopefully make the roads a little safer.

Kids Fly Care Free with CARES

Today's families are scattered all over the map, meaning plane trips to grandma's house are more common than ever before. Thanks to the Child Aviation Restraint System (CARES), flying is safer than ever for your youngster.

Great Invention Idea? Candy for Adults Who Suck

United States patent D301835 enables the psychosexual slackers among us to complete the oral fixation stage anytime we want, or simply prolong it for as long as we like.

The World’s Most Green City?

Before you go patting yourself on the back for recycling your water bottle yesterday or turning the tap off while you brush your teeth, consider what life will be like in the eco-city of Dongtan. The city won't have a landfill. Why would they need one since they don't plan to have any garbage?

VW's New City Transport Cell

City Car Concepts are becoming more and more prevalent, and honestly, they are getting more attention than ever. Volkswagen Designers are hoping to break into this new market with the City Transport Cell (CTC).

Officially Official News About the Subaru-Toyota Sports Car

Over the last few weeks, a substantial amount of media attention has been directed to the joint Subaru-Toyota sports car. What is getting even more attention is the news that the result could be a light rear-wheel drive performance coupe priced at less the $20,000.

Another Dual-Clutch Transmission From Audi

Audi has always been the leader when it comes to Twin-Clutch Technology. So after their 6-speed Tiptronic and R-Tronic, nobody knew what was left. The Audi Engineers weren't done though, and the S-Tronic was born.

The 8 Person Smart Fortwo

Ever since its introduction, the Smart Fortwo has received more than a few laughs for it's small size. Carbonyte, a specialty limo company out of the United Kingdom, decided it was time to give the Fortwo some serious miracle grow and stop the harassment.

Robotic Snake Can Perform Heart Surgeries

At the Carnegie Mellon University, a snakelike robot called “CardioArm” was devised to aid in heart surgeries.