Lead-Free Garden Hoses

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Some garden hoses leach lead and other chemicals into the water. The problem is that they are made of PVC, which uses lead as a stabilizer. Consumer Reports tested 16 brands of garden hose sold at national chains and on the internet. In some hoses they measured 10 to 100 times more lead than the […]

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Computer Microscope: QX5

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the QX5 digital microscope, costing only $89 and marketed to kids, is being used by scientists, doctors and researchers. The microscope costs less than one-tenth of its professional-grade counterparts. Created by Digital Blue, the microscope comes with a powerful lens and can be used to send images over […]

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Human Powered Snow Thrower

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This new snow throwing tool, called a “Whovel”, uses your body weight to lift and throw snow and slush. After suffering repeated back injuries, the company founder began working on snow removal designs that could reduce back injuries, while avoiding the many problems associated with gas-powered snow blowers. Available from: Whovel.Com ($119 + $35 shipping)

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