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September, 2007

Researchers Treat Skin Cancer with Cream and a Laser


Using cream and a laser, scientists have improved a new treatment for skin cancer, the most common cancer. read more »

Revolutionary Advance in Video Surveillance Coming to Chicago


Our Guest Blogger, Joe Eitel, is a freelance writer/graphic designer from West Michigan who always stays on top of the latest technology, and has written many articles relating to computer technologies. He has some interesting technology finds he wanted to share with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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The most revolutionary new advance in video surveillance will soon be monitoring Chicago's streets and other popular areas in the city. read more »

Chinese Robots Face Chilly Future


Forget Santa Claus - the South Pole is the star this winter as China prepares to send two new robots into the cold frontier for discovery. read more »

Lipo This - New Technology Literally Melts Away your Fat


Our Guest Blogger, Sarah Olson, originally from Chicago, is back in the States after a two-year stint in Japan and Asia. She is constantly seeking out ways to make the world more beautiful, and has a vested interested in discovering methods to enhance the feminine mystique.She wanted to share her finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article:

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Got a spare tire that needs deflating? A little extra padding around the middle, perhaps? You may be in luck! read more »

Designed for the Aquabahn : Fearless


Our Guest Blogger, George Delozier, is from Pennsylvania and recently joined the U.S. Air Force. Growing up with all types of machines, George wanted to share the newest innovations on all things motor with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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What do you get when you put the best engineers from Porsche motor sports together with one of the most reputable watercraft designers of the generation? read more »

Any Smart and Educated People Left in the Middle East?


Our Guest Blogger, Lee Nunley, is a recent college graduate who has
lived in Cairo and Budapest. He currently resides in Denver and is
working on a book-centered Web 2.0 project. He wanted to share news about the innovations in the Middle East with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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While it has long been known that there is a serious shortage of educated talent in much of the Middle East, a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit has painted a gloomy picture of the region’s ability to attract and retain educated workers.

Gadgets 4 Gals Make Being a Geek Oh So Chic!



Today, geeks can be gals 'cuz it's cool to click when you're a chick. Forget what you thought you knew about geeks & nerds... girls just wanna have fun with high tech gadgets!
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Enjoy the Fall in a Pumpkin Swing


Because Cinderella was kind and worked hard she was rewarded with an elegant gown and a pumpkin carriage to carry her away to the ball. You are not Cinderella, but you have been good and worked hard too so don't you deserve something special? Unfortunately there is no magical pumpkin carriage awaiting you today, but there is hope. Give the Pumpkin Swing a try. read more »

Map of Humanity


Just something to think about... read more »

Climb It, Ride It, Run It - 8 Crazy Escalator Ads


Advertising is literally everywhere, including on escalators. It seems that many products can use the unique features of escalators to their marketing advantage. read more »

New HD Video Camera From Sony


 

Our Guest Blogger, Joe Eitel, is a freelance writer/graphic designer from West Michigan who always stays on top of the latest technology, and has written many articles relating to computer technologies. He has some interesting technology finds he wanted to share with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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With so many people switching from standard televisions to high definition televisions, it was only a matter of time before compact HD camcorders hit the market. read more »

Minorities Make Up Majority When It Comes to Great Ideas


Chinese and Indian nationals are leading the way when it comes to U.S. patented inventions and technological developments. read more »

Think Could Change Shoe Design Everywhere


If your shoes wear out do you throw them away, have them repaired, or try to recycle them? Recycling your shoes may prove challenging. Although there are a few shoe recycling programs in existence shoes often can't be recycled because of the adhesives used in their construction. Designer Ben Chappell hopes to changes this with Think. read more »

Top Sci-Fi Fashion Clothing of 2007


Heart-monitoring underwear, cancer-detecting bras, and message-displaying jackets are a few of the "smart fabrics" we have today.
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World’s Tallest Building, And It Isn’t Even Finished


Our Guest Blogger, Lee Nunley, is a recent college graduate who has
lived in Cairo and Budapest. He currently resides in Denver and is
working on a book-centered Web 2.0 project. He wanted to share news about the innovations in the Middle East with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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The world’s tallest building is now located in Dubai, UAE, but the surprise is, the building is not projected to be completed until 2008. read more »

Golden Era of Islam Becomes Video Game


Our Guest Blogger, Lee Nunley, is a recent college graduate who has
lived in Cairo and Budapest. He currently resides in Denver and is
working on a book-centered Web 2.0 project. He wanted to share news about the innovations in the Middle East with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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A new video game allows players in the Middle East to experience the historical period of the rise of Islam.

Command The Stars with Galaxiki


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever felt like you deserved to rule your own planet, solar system or even galaxy? Well, Darth Vader, here's your chance. Jumping on the "wiki" craze sweeping the Internet, some ingenious developers have come up with Galaxiki, a web 2.0 site comprised of user webpages that represent stars in the website's "galaxy." read more »

2007's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

Becoming nostalgic for your childhood? If so, you'll find hundreds of childrens' costumes in adult sizes this year, like the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. And if you want to rewind to your infancy, there's no shortage of adult infant costumes. Then there are the childish adult costumes, and here's where I bring you some of the best for a good laugh!

Apple’s New iPod Touch


Our Guest Blogger, Joe Eitel, is a freelance writer/graphic designer from West Michigan who always stays on top of the latest technology, and has written many articles relating to computer technologies. He has some interesting technology finds he wanted to share with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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New Hand Dryer Saves Energy and Trees


Picture this, you are out eating with your family and you stop by the restroom to go "potty". When you are done with your business you wash your hands. Right!? Then you look for paper towels, except there are no paper towels to be found. You then look for a hand dryer, but instead you see a Veltia in its place. read more »

Tires Can Now Self Regenerate


Our Guest Blogger, George Delozier, is from Pennsylvania and recently joined the U.S. Air Force. Growing up with all types of machines, George wanted to share the newest innovations on all things motor with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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People can go for a long time without worrying about tires, and now thanks to Michelin, they can go even longer. But these tires don't just last longer, they actually regenerate themselves. read more »

9 Funny and Inventive Ads to Make You Lose Weight


There are dozens of weight loss programs and "lose ten pounds instantly" schemes. Some of them work and some of them don't. Why do you think so many people even try these weight loss programs when the results are not the best? Maybe its the advertising?

Here are my picks for some of the funniest and most creative weight loss ads from recent marketing campaigns: read more »

Get Free Phone Calls for Life!


Our Guest Blogger, Joe Eitel, is a freelance writer/graphic designer from West Michigan who always stays on top of the latest technology, and has written many articles relating to computer technologies. He has some interesting technology finds he wanted to share with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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Is it possible that in the near future consumers will be able to get phone service for free? A company in Palo Alto, California says yes. read more »

Cultivating Amazing Design in Urban Silo


There are a lot of websites out there that try to keep on top of all the progress in amazing design, but few are able to organize it in such an engaging manner at Urban Silo. Check out this cool website to find images, advertisements, radio broadcasts and a lot of other interesting media you wish you'd found yourself. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $14,500 for Dessert


An award winning luxury Sri Lankan resort, The Fortress, in Galle has created a luxurious dessert called The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence. The decadent dessert comes with a heavy price tag - $14,500. read more »

Solution To Pet Separation Anxiety: Stay Home!


 

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Does your dog have anxiety attacks when you leave home? Does he tear down your window coverings, bite your door frames, scratch your doors? Does your cat pee in your favorite shoes? Refuse to eat or drink until you come home?

Doggles LLC claims to have a solution to pet anxiety with its new Comfort line. The products contain “hearts” that beat like your pets' very own mothers.

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An Endless Supply of Green Energy Coming from Europe: HiPER circa 2030


Plans for a nuclear fusion reactor facility are soon to be underway, with a mission to demonstrate that inertial fusion could be used as a future energy source--to power the world. read more »

Japanese Moon Shot Heats Up Asian Space Race



With the picture-perfect launch of the pioneering SELENE lunar exploration probe from a Mitsubishi H-IIA rocket, Japan has made a stunning return to space while answering the challenge of neighboring China's bold program.
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Rocobo Interactive Robotic Pet Matches Your Mood



Rocobo, Takara Tomy's tiny "Tamagotchi on steroids" is taking Tokyo by storm... and the wider world awaits. OK, don't get excited... but if you do, your interactive Rocobo robotic pet will too!
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Learn Your Genetic Ancestry With a Saliva Swipe


While we're waiting on the thousand-dollar genome sequencing, researchers have recently designed a new program that lets you learn your genetic ancestry right now with a quick cheek swab. The results take just minutes, and are 99% accurate. read more »

Samsung Goes for the Gold...The 18 K Gold Cell Phone


Samsung is glitzing up their cell phone line in honor of gold-focused Beijing. read more »

2007 Tokyo Game Show - Heaven on Earth for Gamers



With exhibitors from 51 countries showing off software, hardware and over 700 game titles from a record 1,708 booths, the 2007 Tokyo Game Show is definitely the place to be for gamers, geeks and gadget lovers for whom nothing beats something new!
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New Device Could Make DVDs Obsolete


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What if you could condense your entire DVD collection into a single box? read more »

13 Halloween Pet Costume Winners 2007: Coolest, Scariest, Weirdest, and more...


Finally, I'm ready to present Lady Bee's Halloween Pet Costume Winners for 2007. Read on, and you'll find my picks for Coolest, Weirdest, Funniest, Scariest, Classiest, Best Pimp, Most Pious, Most Flirtatious, Most Realistic, Most Surprising, Best Retro, Best Pirate, and Most Adorable costumes for pets. (Dog, cat, ferret, and bird costumes were considered). read more »

Ear Wax Reveals Ancient History of Japan



Ear wax... what is it good for? Absolutely nuthin', say it again... OK, it sounded better in the original version by Edwin Starr, but humble ear wax IS good for somethin', at least according to a team of Japanese high school students.
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Best Poopy Stuff of All Time

Well, I was having a poopy day and it got me thinking that the world is full of poop ....literally. So I went on my merry way to prove my hypothesis true...and I have. Here are my best finds for all the things inspired by the poop in people's lives:


The Importance of Getting a "Patent Pending" for Your Invention


Inventor Jim LowranceInventor Jim Lowrance

Our Guest Blogger, Jim Lowrence, is an inventor who successfully marketed, licensed and sold his inventions to stores like Wal-Mart and Bass Pro Stores . Jim now helps other inventors through his inventor consulting business, as well as work as a self-employed salesman.

Jim wanted to share his invention story and the things he learned along the way with the inventors at InventorSpot.com in a series of articles. Here's his second article on patents: read more »

Koreans Can Now Pay For Tolls with Cell Phones


Prepaid road tolls via cell phone makes life more convenient for Korean residents. read more »

Need Motivation? 12 Fun Fitness Ads That Will Get You To The Gym


What is it going to take to get you to the gym this year? A New Year's Resolution? Gaining 10 pounds? What about advertising? read more »

Chinese Residents Demand Real Water Instead Of Fake


In the busy, bustling city of Beijing, not even the water can be trusted. read more »

High Cows And Misdemeanors?


High Cows?  Mad Cows?  Or both?High Cows? Mad Cows? Or both?


"But, the reports of our pot-smoking are greatly exaggerated," protested the mad cows when the cops came to arrest them.

The cops from the sheriff's office just eyed the cows with suspicion. "Round'em up," said the deputy to his men. Then, he told the cows,"You're being charged with misdemeanor possession and use of an illegal substance," and he read them their rights. read more »

New Robots May Soon Have Your Face and Your Expressions


With a name like "WD-2," this robot may sound like a robot's robot: all gears and metal. But WD-2 is actually a "face robot"-with a face that is realistically human-looking. read more »

Art of the Yakuza: Japan's Tattooed Men & Women

Japanese gangsters, or "Yakuza", display colorful tattoos as part of a longstanding underworld tradition. Their wives, mistresses and girlfriends often sport similar body art, often intricately detailed and breathtakingly beautiful.

Humans May Receive Organ Transplants from Pigs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well-known scientist Robert Winston from the UK is setting up a lab to breed pigs with special organs that could one day be transplanted into humans who would otherwise die. The first genetically modified pigs could be bred in two years, and the first pig-human transplant might occur in the next decade. read more »

World's Most Freaky Door Handle

What would you do if you walked up to a door and you saw a hand reaching out to you like this one?

Where Rich Cats Poop



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More and more cats are staying home and pooping indoors these days. But, what do you do with the litter box, especially if Kitty can't have a room of her own? Well, maybe these designer litter boxes will give you some ideas... It's always nice to see where rich cats are pooping.

Lifesaver Can Make Soiled Water Drinkable


If you thought drinking toilet water was just for the dogs, think again. A new $300 water bottle now allows you to join in and share toilet water with your dog or anyone else you wish to share it with. Think I'm kidding? Then you probably haven't heard about the Lifesaver bottle. read more »

Hydrogen Bike Better Than Electric?


Another great bike has recently made its appearance this year. In Shanghai at the 9th China International Exhibition on Gas Technology, Equipment and Applications the hydrogen prototype bike was introduced. read more »

When A Mini Is a Giant - Brilliant Advertising of the Mini Cooper


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Mini Cooper not only has really creative advertising...they have creative ways of displaying them and always find creative places to put them.

Korea Brings New Meaning to “Fast” Food


Cell phones aren't just for talking, texting, and taking pictures - now they can be used to get a quick bite to eat during that next lunch rush. read more »

Japanese H-Bomb Survivor Finally Speaks Out



Nope, that's not a typo - "H" bomb is correct. Matashichi Oishi was a crewman on the Japanese fishing vessel Lucky Dragon No. 5 on March 1, 1954, when the American "Castle Bravo" hydrogen bomb test went terribly wrong. Now, he's finally telling his story.
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Cheap Ocean Energy Converter to be Used in Several Countries


An amateur engineer from Texas has developed a way to capture the energy from ocean waves in an inexpensive, simple way. His company's devices are planned for use in the future in several countries to cheaply generate electricity. read more »

Meowlingual Cat Translation Device is Purr Insanity



One might think cats don't need to communicate much with their human "owners", but the folks at Japan's Takara Tomy beg to disagree. That's why they've introduced the Meowlingual Cat Translation Device, which follows on the success of the Bowlingual Dog Translator. No, I'm NOT making this up...
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Stop Your Boozing - 7 Ingenious Don't Drive Drunk Ads


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the most imaginative ways to market the dangers of alcohol, alcohol awareness and drunk driving awareness: read more »

Experiments with Flying Cars


Terrafugia TransitionTerrafugia Transition

When most people think of flying cars, they think of the Jetsons TV show, and speculate that, maybe one day in the far-off future, people may drive flying cars. You might be surprised to know that flying cars have been in development since the 1930s--even before the Jetsons. read more »

Internet Radio Gets an Artistic Upgrade


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for an internet radio with a little umph?  A little pazazz?  A little somethin somethin?  Look no further than Musicovery.com.  This little gem is easily the most exciting and engaging internet radio out there, and you'll not only find what you want, but possibly find something you never knew you wanted.  read more »

Entrepreneur Creates "Kinko's For Inventors!"





Most inventors dream of licensing their inventions to big companies and then sitting back and collecting their royalties. But for entrepreneurial inventors, the invention or idea is but a part of a large business plan. Maybe Jim Newton, founder of Tech Shop, didn't have a grand business plan when he started his own dream shop just a year ago, but he sure does now!

Read about what Jim Newton has created and about how he approaches his inventions... read more »

In Shanghai, People to Pay for A Few Minutes of Quiet


You can't buy love or happiness, but according to one inventor, it is pretty darn easy to buy silence. read more »

Never Wash Dishes Again! New Technology Can Simply Melt Them and Create New Ones


What if you didn't have to worry about cleaning your dishes? Or finding storage space to put them away? What if you could make your dishes on demand when you needed them (like a party) and then recycled them at home when you were done? An innovative prototype called the DishMaker may make this a possibility in the future. read more »

9 Amazing Movie Promos That Are Actually Worth Your Attention


Some great new and old movies have come up with very creative advertising and marketing tools...some of my favorites include: read more »

15 Absolutely Brilliant Billboard Ads ...Really


Some of the following are great examples of outdoor advertising, specifically billboards, at their best. read more »

Japan: Overcrowded from Cradle to Grave


Living in a small island nation 80% covered in forests and mountains isn't easy, especially when there are 127 million of you. Check out six ways Japan lives with overcrowd overload and see how Japan's citizens cope with overcrowding from cradle to grave. read more »

10 Perfect Drinks To Serve Your Dog .... In A Dog Bar


Bobby, The Official Wine Taster (photo permission: Alice Wang)Bobby, The Official Wine Taster (photo permission: Alice Wang)

The buzz is that dog bars ("bars" as in taverns) will be the next big thing for dogs and their owners. In the bars, our dogs would be seen, sniff each other and exchange (other) pleasantries, and (why not?) have a drink or two.

Let's see what we can serve them... read more »

An Eco Laptop - Ways to Make Laptops Green


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual sale of laptops is expected to reach 150 million in 2009, and with the average consumer keeping their laptop for only three years, researchers are looking into laptop technology that's a little friendlier toward the environment. Popular Science has recently reported on the most ingenious ideas for the future of the green laptop. read more »

Go Raw Against Diabetes


Imagine eating raw food for 30 days? Can't do it? Well what if you were diabetic and doing this helped you cure your diabetes? Would you do it then? Can't decide? Then you may want to keep an eye out for Raw For 30 Days.
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Never Cook Again? China Dishes Up Tasty Robot Technology


Robots are cooking up some fine cuisine as China revolutionizes the way restaurants and family dinners run. read more »

Korea Brings the World a Whole New Bag of Chips


Hynix provides the world with the world's largest multi-chip package available, once again putting Korea in the hotspot as the world's technology leader.

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Could a Steam Engine Under your Hood Increase Efficiency?


 

Inventor David Sakrisson claims that the engines in our cars today could readily be made more fuel efficient, more powerful, and release fewer emissions. All it takes, says Sakrisson, is a conversion method consisting of some "relatively simple bolt-on devices." read more »

Top 10 Strange & Unusual Japanese Police Stations



"Koban", or Japanese Police Boxes, are commonly found on street corners in cities or towns, large or small, across Japan. Not to be confused with the Doctor Who's Tardis style police call boxes formerly common in Great Britain, Japanese Koban are larger, display a red light and five-pointed gold police badge outside - and often feature unusual styling... here are the Top Ten!
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Pee On It, Pull It, and Rub It - Top 10 Most Brilliant Bathroom Ads


Advertising really is everywhere...EVERYWHERE. Look what great ads appear in public restrooms. read more »

Ever Want to Put a Pillow Over Your Head? Try the Pillow Wig


I know lots of folks who really love their bed and would like nothing more than to be able to live life from their beds. It's so comfortable.

But as you well know it's just not practical to take your bed with you wherever you go. Trust me on that one. read more »

The Pope and the Vatican Lead Newest Technology Trend


Korea takes the technology lead and gets a big blessing from one of the world's most unique markets.
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New Look-alike Dolls Combine Creepy and Cute



A Japanese toy company called Grand Chariot will produce, for just $208 and in a month's time, a look-alike doll figurine from a submitted photo. Call it cool, cute or creepy... just don't call it Mini Me!
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Stopping Torture, Murder and Mayhem - Powerful Ads from Around the World


It appears that some of the most creative and inventive advertising is coming from nonprofits these days. Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign and work towards the international recognition and support of human rights. Here's some of their powerful work. read more »

Hillary Nut Cracker: Wacky Product of the Day



I wrote this very clever piece several weeks ago on the 10 Ways to Buy Hillary Clinton . Well, no one read and I don't know why. I guess it was lame? Well, if I had this product to add to the list of Great Hillary Clinton products, perhaps my article would have gotten a better reception. The merchant for this calls it "Completely Nuts". read more »

Disney© USB Wristbands Mix Fashion with Function



Each of these three different USB flash memory wristbands from Strapya World sports bright colors and Disney© characters while concealing a 256MB USB thumb drive. Functional fashion for the computer education generation!
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Drive A Car 500 Miles on 5 Minutes of Electricity?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The greatest challenge facing the electric car industry is battery storage. But a small, reclusive start-up company in Austin, Texas shows signs to be designing a car that can plug in for 5 minutes and drive 500 miles. read more »

Tops in Transport - Top 10 Funniest and Most Brilliant Bus Ads


Using transportation as an advertising medium has brought forward some of the most creative ads. read more »

Halo 3 is Coming Soon


While students around the country prepare to return to school after a long summer, Microsoft and Bungie Studios are preparing to drop a bomb on all gamers: Halo 3. Gamers around the world will be able to participate in the epic last battle for human existence, and "finish the fight," on September 25th, 2007, in one of the most anticipated games of all time! read more »

Advice from the Inventor of the Rod Floater


Inventor Jim LowranceInventor Jim Lowrance

Our Guest Blogger, Jim Lowrence, is an inventor who successfully marketed, licensed and sold his inventions to stores like Wal-Mart and Bass Pro Stores . Jim now helps other inventors through his inventor consulting business, as well as work as a self-employed salesman.

Jim wanted to share his invention story and the things he learned along the way with the inventors at InventorSpot.com in a series of articles. Here's his first article: read more »

T.C. Williams High School Wins the Green Innovation Award


It's been proven. Schools can be green and fabulous.

A new state-of-the-art school, T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, has won the Green Innovations Award in the Best Institutional Project category at the Virginia Sustainable Building Network's annual meeting. read more »

Want Muscles? Doctor Discovers Protein for Extreme Muscle Growth


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When mice lack one protein, myostatin, and have overproduction of a second protein, follistatin, new research shows that the animals can increase their muscle fiber size by 117 percent. The discovery could be useful for treating patients with muscular dystrophy.

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