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Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards: 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets Of 2008

Popular Mechanics announced its picks for the 2008 Breakthrough Awards to The 10 Most Brilliant Gadets of the Year. Here's the list of international winners; you may be surprised at the gadgets on the list.

My Favorite Solar Powered Halloween Lights for 2008

This year's list of Solar Powered Halloween lights is a little different than the ones in the past. This years solar powered lights are gentler in appearance and more versatile in use. In other words they can be used as more than just Halloween décor but also the entire season of autumn décor. Take a look at the list below to see what I mean.

Sit On It Or Hang It Up, My Deer!

My Deer! A wall scupture you can sit on!

Design Imitates Nature in 'SunShade,' Winner 2008 Dutch Design Week!

Like a flower opening to the sun, Lianne van Genugten's SunShade design opens at daylight and closes at dusk. Its power comes from the sun, like the flower....

8 That Weigh Your Way: Customize Your Bathroom Scale!

Whether it's humor, inspiration, or a good scolding you want when you get on your scale, you can have it from Art de Toilette. You can even have a scale without numbers like the one here!

Solar Powered Generator Saves Green Quietly

Hurricane Ike came and went and in between left a lot of people, among other things, without electricity for days (some people weeks). If you have ever had to live without electricity you know it isn't impossible to do, but it is a hassle and it does take a lot of rethinking on how to stay cool and keep fresh food. Those who could afford it had the option of using gasoline-powered generators and the very lucky had the opportunity to use the Solar Stik.

10+ Really Neat PINK Household Gizmos That Support Breast Cancer Causes

There are so many reasons to buy pink, the first reason being that every home needs a blush, a bit of modesty, even if its false modesty. The best reason to buy pink now? It's hot to support breast cancer awareness month, aka October, and many manufacturers of household products are supporting breast cancer education and awareness activities with proceeds from your pink purchases. Here are 10+ of my favorite pink pickin's....

Start-up Ecovative Design Revolutionizes Insulation

Ecovative Design has come up with a bio-degradeable solution to insulation called Greensulate and recently won $750,000 in an international competition to reduce CO2 with a new product.

Healthy French Fries Are Just The Beginning For Actifry

If you love french fries or "chips" as the British call them, but you don't want to wear the grease on your belly or hips, Tefal has the perfect deep fryer for you. It's called the Actifry and it will cook fries for four with only one tablespoon of oil!

Killing Time with the Alarming Gun O'Clock

Shoot, it's time to wake up... Japan's Bandai has a better idea: Wake up, it's time to shoot!