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79 Sunny San Diego Innovations

From Green Polar Bears to Prehistoric Zoos

— December 11, 2010 — Pop Culture
If you look outside of your window and see snow on the ground, then you need to check out these sunny San Diego innovations ASAP. If your knowledge of San Diego starts at Sea World and ends at 'Anchorman' then you really need to click through this top list.

San Diego is known for its great weather and attractions, but America's Finest City is also an innovation hub catering to designers, artists and entrepreneurs. Check out these sunny San Diego innovations today to see what you've been missing.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Galactic Confederations
Galactic Confederations
Interplanetary Conclave of Light is for UFO Believers
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77
Hands-On 3D Devices
Hands-On 3D Devices
The Heads-Up Virtual Reality Device (HUVR) Lets You Feel an Image
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76
Strutting Charity Events
Strutting Charity Events
'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' to Support Battered Women
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75
American-Based Microlending
American-Based Microlending
ACCION Chicago Provides Financial Access to Small Business Owners
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74
Computerized Surfboards
Computerized Surfboards
Students Build the Ultimate Board Using a Computer-Equipped Version
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73
Watergun Assassination Tournaments
Watergun Assassination Tournaments
StreetWars
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72
Demystifying Explosive Growth
Demystifying Explosive Growth
Evan Williams Speaks About Twitter's Success at TED
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71
Keys Cloned From Photos
Keys Cloned From Photos
Duplication Software To Make You Paranoid
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70
Biosensor Timepieces
Biosensor Timepieces
The E. Coli Clock
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69
Alien Scavenger Hunts
Alien Scavenger Hunts
The 'Space Invader Walk' Has Participants Making a Giant Invader
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68
Inked Proposals
Inked Proposals
Joe Wittenburg's Tattooed Marriage Proposal is the Ultimate Commitment
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67
Sports Danceoffs
Sports Danceoffs
The LT Slide Electric Glide Gets You Playoff Ready
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66
Comic-Con Parodies
Comic-Con Parodies
Pacey-Con is a Celebration of All Things Pacey Witter from 'Dawson's Creek'
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65
Out of Season Pooltography
Out of Season Pooltography
'Empty Pool' from Mateusz Zdziebko Makes Me Long for Summer
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64
Bluetooth Beauty Bolts
Bluetooth Beauty Bolts
Baita Bueno Strikes Us with Flash Bluetooth Earpiece
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63
Bartending Artists
Bartending Artists
San Diego's Michael L. Edwards Paints Portraits (and the Town Red)
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62
Super Cheap Travel
Super Cheap Travel
$1 Bus Rides With Megabus.com
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61
Online Funeral Planning
Online Funeral Planning
'The San Diego Funeral Guide' Helps With Pre-Mortem Party Planning (UPDATE
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60
Bars as Churches
Bars as Churches
"Bars, Women & Fast Food" Exhibits the SoCal Social Scene
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59
Dive-In Theatres
Dive-In Theatres
The Pearl Hotel San Diego
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58
Free Bikes for Tourists
Free Bikes for Tourists
Boutique Hotels Across the US Loan Bicycles Gratis
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57
Shopping Cart Farms
Shopping Cart Farms
The Farm Proper Grows Groceries in Abandoned Shopping Carts
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56
Hyper Color Croc Skin
Hyper Color Croc Skin
The John Allen Woodward Gallery is on the Forefront of Country Cool
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55
Phantom Musicians
Phantom Musicians
'Light Paint Piano Player' by Ryan Cashman
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54
Celebrity Cannonball Rallies
Celebrity Cannonball Rallies
GumBall 3000 from San Fran to Beijing
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53
More Celebrity Search Engines-Beyonce, Mandy Moore, Willie Nelson And Even Randy Moss!
More Celebrity Search Engines-Beyonce, Mandy Moore, Willie Nelson And Even Randy Moss!
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52
Scrabbled Lookbooks
Scrabbled Lookbooks
The Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2010 Lookbook Gets Warm and Cozy
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51
Religious Fitness
Religious Fitness
Church Preaches Faith Based Weight Loss
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50
Custom-Illustrated Kicks
Custom-Illustrated Kicks
Jolby Sneakers are Hand-Painted and Completely Unique
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49
Automotive Algae Fuel
Automotive Algae Fuel
Bill Gates Funds Sapphire Energy
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48
LEGO Towers
LEGO Towers
California, Home of the Tallest LEGO Brick Tower
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47
Retro Sequels
Retro Sequels
Anchorman 2: Will Christina Applegate Join Will Ferrell?
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46
Paying to Break Things
Paying to Break Things
Credit Crunch Venting at Sarah's Smash Shack
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45
Wind-Powered Towers
Wind-Powered Towers
Helix Wind-Powered Mobile Towers Blow in Alternate Energy
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44
Green Assembly Lines
Green Assembly Lines
GM Unveils Brand New Chevy Volt Battery Plant
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43
Green Polar Bears
Green Polar Bears
What is Happening at the Japanese Zoo?
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42
City-Centered Sneakers
City-Centered Sneakers
The 2010 Vans City Pack Lets You Rep Your City
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41
Collaborated Toy Collections
Collaborated Toy Collections
Mezco Recruits Array of Designers for Special Metz-Its Exhibit
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40
No-Incision Appendectomies
No-Incision Appendectomies
"Natural Orifice" Surgery Through Vagina
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39
Herds of Nerds Stampede San Diego
Herds of Nerds Stampede San Diego
Comic Con 2007
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38
Illuminated Surfboards
Illuminated Surfboards
The Night Stalker Surfboard Keeps You Surfing After Sundown
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37
The Scene Outdoors
The Scene Outdoors
Eco-Friendly La-Fête Furniture
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36
Geometric Piggy Banks
Geometric Piggy Banks
The Golden 'PiggyBank' by Spell Has the Midas Touch
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35
Prehistoric Zoos
Prehistoric Zoos
Mammoth 'Elephant Odyssey' Campaign for the San Diego Zoo
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34
Competitive Skeeball
Competitive Skeeball
Chuck E Cheese Games Make it to the Big Leagues
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33
$19 Hotel Suites
$19 Hotel Suites
San Diego's Rancho Bernardo Inn Offers a Killer Alternative to Camping
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32
White Rock Seating
White Rock Seating
The Urban-Chaotic Respite Chair Looks like a Cosy Cave
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31
Seafaring Leisure Shoots
Seafaring Leisure Shoots
'Leisure' by Ed Purnomo Makes Us Wish It Was Summer
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30
Feline Flash Drives (UPDATE)
Feline Flash Drives (UPDATE)
Hello Kitty's 'Mimobot' Friends Have Joined the USB Family
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29
Fishy Hip Hotel
Fishy Hip Hotel
The Pearl Hotel in San Diego
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28
Street-Legal Pirate Ships
Street-Legal Pirate Ships
Denver DIYers Turn a Chevy Truck Into a Mobile Party Schooner
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27
La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour: Trend Hunter Fun Day
La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour: Trend Hunter Fun Day
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26
Beachside Sand Chariots
Beachside Sand Chariots
The Sand Castles of Oregon Puts Oregon on the Map
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25
The Keating Hotel
The Keating Hotel
Pininfarina Designs Hip Hotel in San Diego
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24
Asymmetrical Armchairs
Asymmetrical Armchairs
The One-Armed Chair from Mixture Furniture
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23
Catty Flash Drives
Catty Flash Drives
The Hello Kitty Mimobot USB Collaboration is the Epitome of Cute
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22
Cyber Makeovers
Cyber Makeovers
Make Yourself Hot With The Click of A Mouse
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21
DIY Art Publishing
DIY Art Publishing
Blogs are the New Art Gallery for Cutting Edge Artists
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20
Feminine Forging
Feminine Forging
Lilyana Bekic's Metalwork Includes Brass Knuckles for Bakers
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19
Hybridization of Art
Hybridization of Art
Animated Paintings
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18
Dawn-to-Dark Drinks
Dawn-to-Dark Drinks
The Aviara AM and PM Concoctions are Nutritious
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17
Real-Life Superheroes
Real-Life Superheroes
Master Legend Joins Legions of Spandex-Clad Crime Fighters
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16
Waterfall-Hunting: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Waterfall-Hunting: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Trekking Through San Diego's Mountains
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15
Top Style Icons
Top Style Icons
Most Fashionable Men
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14
Family Tree Architecture
Family Tree Architecture
San Diego's Lee Residence is Built Around a Tree
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13
Ice Carving Beauty Queens
Ice Carving Beauty Queens
Dominique Colell Carves Cool Sculptures Using a Chainsaw
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12
Upside-Down Advertisements
Upside-Down Advertisements
The Upside Down Gap Store in Vancouver is a Marketing Win
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11
Too Hot for Takeoff
Too Hot for Takeoff
Southwest Airlines Sued for Booting Under-Dressed Hooters Waitress
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10
Wetsuit Chic
Wetsuit Chic
Ohne Titel Spring 2011 Collection Channels Surfer Style
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9
Scandalous Romantic Getaways
Scandalous Romantic Getaways
International Cougar Cruise Sets Sail in Time for Holidays
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8
Gourmet-to-Go
Gourmet-to-Go
Restaurants Wrap Up Fine Dining Treats for On-the-Go Foodies
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7
Stacked Hipster Graffiti
Stacked Hipster Graffiti
Artists Os Gemeos Create ‘Don't Believe the Hype'
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6
Retro-Futuristic Red Carpet Gowns
Retro-Futuristic Red Carpet Gowns
Rihanna Mixes Metallic and Lace at the 2010 NRJ Awards
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5
Clothing-Optional Travel Destinations
Clothing-Optional Travel Destinations
Top Spots to Take It All Off
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4
Surfing on Land
Surfing on Land
The SoulArc Skateboard
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3
Conventions for Disney Freaks
Conventions for Disney Freaks
D23 Expo Descends on Anaheim in a Wash of Fairy Dust
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2
Unexpected Aerial Art
Unexpected Aerial Art
10 Google Earth Discoveries
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1
In Room Stripper Pole
In Room Stripper Pole
Sexy Rooms at The Ivy Hotel
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