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New Hybrid Car-Quadcopter

B is a new invention that combines a ground vehicle with a quadcopter, allowing it to take off anywhere to go above obstacles, using the design of the quadcopter to provide instant lift and landing.

Yesteryear's Drive-In Theater Hosts Prestige's Biannual MINI Movie Night

Drive-in theaters have been attracting motorists ever since Camden, New Jersey resident Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. first applied for a patent for his invention back in 1932. At the height of the outdoor theaters' popularity, the Warwick Drive-In Theater in Orange County, New York began operations in 1950 and is one of the few in the country to continue that tradition some 60 years later.

Shanghai See's Your Giant Rubber Ducky & Raises You A Big Pink Piggy

Finding over 10,000 illegally dumped pigs in Shanghai's largest river and main source of drinking water? Disgusting. Poking fun at the scandal by “floating” a huge inflatable pink pig on China's largest social messaging site? Priceless!

Are Video Games Ready To Go Completely Digital?

Slowly but surely, gaming is readying itself to abandon physical disks. We're already seeing signs of that trend developing with the advent of technologies like Steam, cloud storage, and digital downloads on consoles. There are some who claim the day of digital games is already here - but are we truly ready for that?

The Caffeine Conundrum Is Addressed By Bottomless Coffee At Cups Tel Aviv

Coffee makes the world go 'round, and it would be a massive understatement to say that American society can't live without their caffeine fix. But, most coffee chains do not accomodate the need for coffee drinkers to be highly caffeinated 24/7 either. While it may not yet be a business structure on this continent, Tel Aviv has introduced a coffee chain that is working hard to keep caffeine addicts fueled and ready for their next fix.

Chinese Activist Artist Ai Weiwei Maps The Milk Of China's Discontent

Internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei thinks there IS a point to crying over spilled milk. His latest work, titled “Baby Formula 2013”, maps out China's discontent over multiple milk powder scandals using 1,800 cans of powdered milk.

Will Robots Social Network When They Eclipse Man's Intelligence? [Videos]

'Singularity' for those mere mortals who are unaware is the theoretical emergence of a super-intelligence through technological means. First proposed by mathematician John von Neumann, it is the time when "ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue."

Nicholas Cage To Act... As Chinese Automaker's Brand Ambassador

American actor, producer and director Nicholas Cage can add another line to his resume: brand ambassador. Following in the footsteps of Brad Pitt, the face of Cadillac vehicles in China, the oft-controversial and occasionally IRS-investigated Cage has signed up to flog re-badged Saabs for China's Beijing Automotive Industry Corp.

Cool Inspiration From Previous Arctic Innovation Competition Winners!

If you’re planning on entering the 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition, it wouldn’t hurt to take a peek at the inventions that wowed the judges of this chilly contest, so here are the grand prize winners from 2009 to 2012 for extra inspiration:

Develop An App For NETGEAR'S Million Dollar App Contest & Win Up To $1,000,000!

If you’re a master of creating networking apps, you’ve got a great chance to score up to one million dollars in Las Vegas for your innovative development skills.