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May, 2011

Slap Chop Chopper Hits Japan, Vince & Graty Not Included

Slap Chop, the handy-dandy food chopper frenetically promoted in TV infomercials by now-disgraced pitchman Vince Offer, has arrived in Japan with neither Vince or Graty in tow. How do you like his nuts now?

Macau Makes Like Manhattan with a Spectacular Central Park

Call it "Central Park East" if you like. Macau's exciting new Taipa Central Park will take a bite out of the Big Apple by providing city dwellers with an unexpected oasis of pastoral charm.

Cell Phones CAN Cause Cancer, According To New Radiation Study

Cell phones are hazardous to our health. This time the proclamation comes from the World Health Organization (WHO) which, despite prefacing its announcement with 'no adverse health effects have been established,' today announced that it was placing mobile phones on its list of 'carcinogenic hazards.'

New York City's Latest Pet Craze: Couture Fashion For Pet Rats

It's good to be the rat.  At least in New York City, where pet rats are the latest hot trend in pets. This past weekend, New Yorkers even held a rat fashion show, with couture gowns and tuxes many humans would love to wear - in their sizes, of course.

China Bans Use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in Baby Bottles

Mere weeks after China's Ministry of Health announced a prohibition on the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA) in infant food containers was being considered, the Chinese government has followed up by banning the controversial plastic additive outright in new production of infant feeding bottles.

Honda Chopper Motorcycle Concept Sparked by Star Wars

“Sparked” as in electricity, that is, which provides the motive power for the futuristic Honda Chopper concept motorcycle inspired by Star Wars, Big Trak, and your fave mean manga machines.

Wacky Fan Umbrella Combo Blow-Dries On the Go

Bad hair day? Get a Fanbrella! The unimaginatively named Fanbrella combines – you guessed it – a fan and an umbrella to keep Japanese commuters cool and dry during the hot, humid rainy season.

'Muscle Milk' For Baby Boomers: Ensure Muscle Health

Are you perpetually just a few days away from beginning a new diet and exercise routine? Curiously, the goal keeps moving forward on the calendar, doesn't it?  Ensure, the nutritional supplement company, has a special 'muscle milk' drink that might give you a strong push towards actually achieving your fitness goals....

Dog Whisperers Are Out, Dog Listeners Are In

There are two hot trends in dog training today that are both called Dog Listening.  But one has to do with humans who listen to dogs and the other is about dogs who listen to humans.  According to each of these dogmas, training is required.

Zuckerberg Kills Those Who Do Not Follow, Including The Virtual

Since lobsters, goats and pigs have not fallen in line with homosapiens by joining the world's most ubiquitous social network, Mark Zuckerberg has decided to put a target on their backs. However, instead of becoming a serial killer just for sport, he's made a vow - this year - to only eat what he kills.

Social Media Meets Shangri-La: Tibet Tops One Million Internet Users

Online on top of the world! Nearly half of Tibet's population has come to embrace the Internet as an ideal way to find information, exchange ideas, play games and “yak” with far-away friends.

Open iPhone or MP3 Player Earphone Jack? Plugy Plugs It!

Plugy's are irresistible little earphone jack accessories that add a dash of Japanese “kawaii” cuteness to iPhones, iPods, MP3 music players or most any mobile electronic device.

Peach Aviation to Take a Bite Out of the High Cost of Flying

Peach Aviation Ltd., Japan's first budget airline, is set to begin limited operations early next year. The new cost-cutting carrier will offer bargain-hunting travelers “surprisingly’’ low fares but the question remains, will penny-pinching fliers bite?

How Cell Biologists Have Fun: The First Ever World Cell Race

Some like fast cars, fast horses, fast women...  Cell biologists get a kick out of fast cells - that is, cells that migrate very quickly.  Researchers even modify cells, usually for professional reasons, to make them migrate faster.  In recognition of the achievements, as well as the fun these biologists are having, the American and French societies for cell biology have decided to challenge members of the international cell-building community to a Cell Race - launching now!

China's Advanced Deep-Sea Oil Platform Drills Deep for Black Gold

China's innovative new Oceanic Petroleum 9-8-1 platform can boldly drill where no deep-sea oil platform has drilled before: 3,000 meters (almost 10,000 feet) below sea level!

Turkey Tail Mushroom HALTS Prostate Cancer: China & Japan Used It For Centuries

For centuries, a truly 'magic' mushroom has been used in China and Japan to cure or assist the cure of cancers!  This magic mushroom is the Trametes versicolor (or Coriolus versicolor) commonly known as the turkey tail mushroom because of its layered, feathered appearance.  Finally, in 2011, traditional western medicine has learned about the extract from this beautiful mushroom and observed it stop the development of prostate cancer in mice.

 

iPhone Dock Fan Keeps You Cool While You Call

The iPhone Dock Fan for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch is this summer's must-have i-accessory for fanboys & fangirls worldwide. Phoning without it just wouldn't be cool.

Apple's iPhone 5 Rumored to Have Curved Cover Glass

Apple iPhone fans are all aflutter about the upcoming iPhone 5, with one of the most persistent rumors stating the next-gen smartphone will have a curved cover glass. Apple's reported purchase of up to 300 glass cutting machines just adds fuel to the fire.

Will 'Beating The Blues' Reduce The Risk Of Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and depression is a risk factor for heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes.  A psychology professor at Indiana University has just won a $110,000 grant from the American Heart Association to see whether early treatment of depression before heart disease is evident will reduce the likelihood of future heart disease.  The study will use a British treatment program called Beating The Blues.

Give This Wind-up Eco Flashlight a Spin to Let it Shine

The BunBun Eco Light from Japan works like clockwork: spinning it around like a dayglo plastic nunchuck juices up the rechargeable batteries with clean kinetic energy.

The iOpener: An iPhone Accessory That Triggers A Novel Social Networking App

The story starts when auto mechanic Tom Ramies shares his crazy idea for an iPhone bottle opener with industrial designer Clay Baker, a former tech developer. Baker, who first laughed at the idea, soon saw its potential - a gadget linked to a beer app that would totally reinvent social networking.... How?

 

Tylenol Appears To Protect Your Prostate, But What About Your Liver?

For several years now, warnings about the risk of liver disease have been issued on Tylenol and the many other drugs that contain acetaminophen, and yet acetaminophen is still the most widely prescribed and used pain reliever in the world.  Though this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) limited prescription doses of acetaminophen to 325 mg per tablet, the over-the-counter drugs still contain doses between 500 and 700 mg.

'Sleeping Girl DVD' Gently Guides You Into Dreamland

Need a little help sleeping lately? Just pop the “Sleeping Girl DVD” into your player and drift off to slumberland, gently guided by the soft voices and easy-on-the-eyes looks of some of Japan's most alluring dreamgirls.

China's 'Hotel Test Sleeper' Enjoys History’s Most Comfortable Job

Beijing's Zhang Yumo sometimes finds her work tiring. It's not a problem, however, because as one of China's six professional 'Hotel Test Sleepers', Zhang gets paid for sleeping on the job.

Japan's Power Plan: Solar Panels for All New Buildings

What's your roof done for you lately? If you're in Japan, it just might be collecting the Sun's most useful renewable resource, solar power. Even better, if a plan due to be announced by Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan at the upcoming G8 summit in Deauville, France, is carried out, by 2030 every new house and building in the country will be fitted with solar panels.

"Watson" Goes From 'Jeopardy!' To Medical School

'Watson,' the IBM super computer system that defeated the best Jeopardy! players on TV, now wants to go to medical school and beat the algorithms off the other medical computers already in the field.  When asked if being late to the market was a concern, the big guy said 'Are you kidding? Once I digest 6 million medical text books and 70 million journal articles, I'll kick every lit cell in their systems out to algorithm heaven!"

Calling All Inventors! Giggy The Pom Wants Your Pet Products

One of TV's favorite dogs wants to see your pet product invention.  His name is Gigolo, but you may know him as 'Giggy,' the dog star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  He's partnered with Edison Nation to find something he can get his teeth into - any pet-related product that completes his image of sexy and chic.

Aurasmic Experience - Transforming An Image Into A Clip On Your Smartphone

Aurasma merges the physical and virtual instantaneously on your smartphone.

How Long Will You Live? A New Blood Test Will Tell You... If You Really Want To Know

Judgment Day believers need not read this, unless May 21, 2011 has come and gone and you're still here.  For those that are interested in a more scientific analysis of their life spans, a British company, Life Length, has the technology to predict how long you will live through a small blood sample. 

 

First Ever AIDS Cure Opens Doors Of Hope For Others

Timothy Ray Brown has become the first person to be cured of AIDS, an event so unlikely to happen that the word "cure" is not even in the vocabularies of scientists in the fields of HIV/AIDS.  But this is not a hoax.

Chinese Jewelry Store Robot Runs Rings Around the Competition

Glittering jewels, precious metals and fine craftsmanship... and that's just the salesperson! A Beijing jewelry store's humanoid robot employee should know of such things, since she's partially made of them.

Shorter Hop - Qantas Gets You Through The Airport Fast

Qantas are letting you check in and board with just your Frequent Flyer card.

Pet Obesity And Diabetes On Rise, Just Like Humans

The State of Pet Health 2011 Report has just been released by Banfield Pet Hospitals, compiled from medical data on 2.1 million dogs and 450,000 cats. The report lists the trends in dog and cat health, or more appropriate, disease, observed within the last five years. Should we be surprised that among other trends, obesity and diabetes is rising in our precious pets?

 


Justin Bieber's Japan Tour Sends a Positive Message to the World

Will success spoil Justin Bieber? Not yet, it seems. Defying concerns about visiting Japan expressed by his road crew, the teenaged music superstar and YouTube phenomenon closed out his nearly two-year long My World Tour with concerts in Osaka and Tokyo. What's more, Bieber made a point of guesting on Japanese TV programs and meeting children affected by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami. He didn't have to, but he did, and that's very, very cool.

The Powerful Tomato Lowers Cholesterol As Well As Most Common Medications!

There have been several recent studies about the health benefits of tomatoes and tomato products.  That bright red pigment called lycopene has been found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.  But a comprehensive report by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia delves deep into 14 of those studies to find clinical evidence of the exact amounts required in our daily diets.  (That includes Bloody Mary's, no?)

 


Herman Miller Aeron Chair Gets Extreme Green Makeover

The iconic and ergonomic Aeron chair from American office furniture maker Herman Miller Inc is going green... at least, one of them is. The plush, verdant, one-off design by Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma brings a bit of the great outdoors to your indoor workplace.

Miles Of Styles - The 100 Mile Design Challenge

It's amazing what can be made solely from local materials - just see what these design students have done.

Doctors Misdiagnose Half Of Those With Early Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain have uncovered a sad truth about early onset Alzheimer's disease - that more than half of those who develop it are misdiagnosed because they exhibit symptoms not customarily associated with Alzheimer's.

 

KFC China's 'Taste of Ireland' Chicken Will Turn You Green

KFC China must have mixed up Kentucky with County Kerry, otherwise how can we explain KFC's new “Taste of Ireland”: chicken roasted with Irish cream liqueur.

Wasabi Kit Kat: Who Knew Chocolate & Horseradish Could Taste So Good?

Japan's Kit Kat bars are famous for their amazing variety of far-out flavors but this one takes the horseradish-flavored cake: Wasabi Kit Kat.

Fishy Finding - Students Turn Fish Into Plastic

Three kids from Thailand have turned fish scales into plastic, and have earned $50,000 for their efforts.

Can't Find The Right Chair? BYOC! (Build Your Own Chair)

Now that you've tried at least two dozen 'ergonomic' chairs and purchased about half of them, are you tired of finding out that none of them feel like they did when you tried them in the store?  Well, by now, you should know which part of each chair actually felt good.  And now is when the folks at BioFit have come up with the BYOC option - Build Your Own Chair.

"Master Switch" Gene Found That Regulates Body Fat: KLF14

Researchers from King's College London and Oxford University have identified a gene that they call a master switch because it controls other genes found in body fat. The master switch... just call it KLF14.

 

Canned Breads from Tamiya Offer a Collectible Slice of Army Life

Canned bread in Plain, Coffee and Red Bean flavors is the latest product from Japanese model manufacturer Tamiya. Unlike most of the company's offerings, these collectible military-style canned rations can actually be eaten.

Candy Grabber Keeps Your Kids Hands Out Of The Candy Jar

Here's a completely fun way to control the amount of sweets your tot can get his or her hands on without having to be really mean about it. The Candy Grabber lets you teach your child the value of moderation in a fun and ultimately rewarding way.

China's Commuters Charging to Cheap 'Knockoff' Electric Cars

China's car-crazy commuters are increasingly opting for an economical alternative to big-name, high-priced auto brands. Shanzhai (“knockoff”) electric cars charge up overnight, can be driven over 100 km per day, and cost well under $3,000.

These Guys Have Cojones - Orbotix Unleashes Robotic Balls

Orbotix have plenty of balls. Robotic balls, that is.

Planking Pair from Taiwan are Actively Lying Down Off the Job

Like your women flat as a board? Then get your abs to Taiwan, where two twenty-something Planking pals from Taipei and Taichung are prone to putting themselves in some very uncompromising positions... and that's no lie.

Wal-Mart Buying Into China's Booming E-Commerce Market

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has announced it is buying a minority stake in Yihaodian, one of China's fastest growing online retailers. The U.S.-based retail giant's long-term plan to boost sales in the lucrative international and online market sectors is about to take a great leap forward.

Urinal Fly Target Creates a Buzz in Your Bathroom

Next time you need to let it fly, do it ON the fly: The Thermal Urinal Fly target from Japan's White Rabbit Express. This self-adhesive thermal decal adds that extra dash of nature to the act of answering nature's call.

If You Could Talk To Walls - Your Body As An Antenna

Your body is an antenna, and Microsoft Research have worked out a way for you to use it.

Need to Blow Your Nose? Look for EcoLife Box's Soft Green Glow

You might think having something in your house that glows in the dark is about the last thing people in Japan need right now but you're not Kaikosha, designer of the EcoLife Box glow-in-the-dark facial tissue holder.

Chinese Army's New Video Game Aims to Turn Geeks into GI's

Just call 'em GI Zhou. New recruits to China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) will soon be able to toss out their dubbed and subtitled versions of Call of Duty, thanks to the PLA's first homegrown military training video game, “Mission of Honor.”

The Delay Of Alzheimer's Disease Now On Fast Track With New Technology

If you're having trouble remembering where you parked your car or put your keys and refer to these occasions as 'senior moments,' you're not wrong - because, as we age, we lose the ability to form new memories.  This is not news; but what is new is that memory formation can now be observed through three different kinds of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  And this ability may lead to better memory drugs and faster proof of their efficacy.

 

Can't Touch This - ZeroTouch Makes Touchscreens Redundant

ZeroTouch is a touchscreen that doesn't require touch, or a screen.

Truth Stranger Than Fiction: Facebook Calls Google's 'Social Circle' Kettle Black

Facebook, whose user privacy infractions have been widely criticized by the press, the blogosphere and the government is turning the tables on one its primary Internet rivals. Apparently what's good for the golden goose is not good for Google - as Facebook is involved in an alleged smear campaign to expose the search giant's attempts at infringing on netizens' privacy rights.

Walkie The Talkie - An App That Pays You To Use It

Gigwalk pays you to use your smartphone.

Converse Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Collaboration Gives Gamers a Kick

Converse and Nintendo have teamed up to create the ultimate gamer's shoe: the Super Mario Bros Chuck Taylor Hi. Available in black or white, these super Super Mario shoes are due to be released this July, only in Japan.

Psychologists Identify A Cognitive Ability That Can Soften The Impact Of Insults And Criticism

You've heard the expression 'hot under the collar.'  It generally describes a person who overreacts to criticism.  In fact, psychologists call the area of psychology that deals with emotions 'hot' psychology, while its opposite, 'cold' psychology, is concerned with cognitive concepts. In this study, researchers find a key cognitive ability that serves to mitigate the effects of emotional reactions.

China's 'Noseless Girl' Receives Free Plastic Surgery & Job Training

The social conscience of China was proudly on display this week when a private plastic surgery clinic and nursing school teamed up to give a young Chinese woman a new nose – and with it, a new opportunity to build a better life.

Bye-5 Room Light Doesn't Leave You Hangin'

Everyone likes getting a high-five, and no ones likes to be left hanging. Now, with the Bye-5 light switch, you can not only feel good about the environment, you can feel good about yourself. 

Picasso Pad? - Living In A Cube

You really can live in comfort in a small space. The Cube Project is proof.

Fashionable Protection With 'Pound It' Handbags

Chain handle bags are back in fashion, but the old Coco Chanel chain handle bag has taken on new twists in Mary Kolber and Courtney Theese's industrial design project, titled Pound It.  The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) seniors just may have a career ahead of them with their sexy, fashionable handbags that pack a whack and a mean arm or neck burn.

 

The Rolleiflex MiniDigi Is A Fun Way To Take Photos The Vintage Way

Remember those cameras you often see in really old movies that look insanely huge and complicated to use? You know, the ones which look like there are two lens and then the photographer has to hide behind this veil or cloth and then pull some lever to take a photo?

A Portable Stereo Speaker That Actually Has Some Style: The Genelec 6000A - Tube

No boring boxes to broadcast sound from your computer, TV, or iPad.  No, nothing so banal. 

World's Largest 3D Street Painting Requires No Glasses

"Lions Gate Canyon", a gigantic 3D street painting certified by Guinness World Records as the world's largest, is delighting crowds at Wanda Square in Jinan, China. Viewers don't need to wear special eyeglasses in order to experience the striking three-dimensional effect of the 892 sq/m (31,500 sq/ft) painting.

Dachshund Timer & Fridge Magnet is a Real Weiner

Let the countdown to cuteness begin! The T-188 Dachshund Timer from Japan's Dretec is one double duty doggie: it times your cooking while securing notes & memos to your refrigerator door.

Breville 2 Slice Radio Toaster Is Great For Multi-Taskers

One of the things I look forward to in the morning, aside from my usual slice of toast and cup of coffee, is tuning in to the morning news and catching up on all the headlines that I've missed while I was sleeping. Either that, or my morning radio shows and tunes that will gear me up for my day ahead. And with the Breville 2 Slice Radio Toaster, I can have my toast and eat it too.

Give As Good As You Get With GiftFlow

GiftFlow aims to create an economy of giving, which means there will be plenty to receive as well.

Meet The GymyGym, The World's First Ergonomic Exercise Chair

In today's busy and office-centric culture, it's common to find men and women hunched over paperwork or typing away at a keyboard eight hours a day (or more!) And that's not necessarily good for our bodies. So to address these issues, some folks came up with the GymyGym, the world's first ever ergonomic chair that was specially designed to reduce the risks and negative effects of having to sit on a chair all day long.

Collagen Beer Foam Can Give You a Beauty of a Buzz

Who knew drinking beer could be a beauty treatment for your face, hair, nails and skin? Japan did, that's who, so throw away those beer goggles and raise a toast to feeling good & looking great!

Knock Yourself Out On Caffeine To Prevent Breast Cancer

Today, Stockholm's Karolinska Institute reaffirmed the findings of a few earlier studies indicating that lots of coffee (5+cups) consumed daily can reduce a woman's risk of certain types of breast cancer,  But while the positive effects of coffee in reducing the risks of prostate, liver, and yes, now breast cancer, researchers need to remember the deleterious effects of five or more cups of coffee per day.

China's Upcoming Moon Mission to Seek Out Helium-3 Fusion Fuel

Is the Moon a fuel's paradise? China seems to think so, and one of the main objectives of the country's first lunar landing mission scheduled for 2017 will be an assessment of the moon's stockpile of Helium-3.

The Heart Stops Here - The Biosensing Bucking Bronco

The harder you breathe, the harder the Broncomatic bucks!

Fire Hydrants: Still A Dog's Favorite Pee Spot

"if you build it" dogs will come.  And if you don't just happen to have a fire hydrant in your yard, you need not build one; you can buy a somewhat smaller version of the old-fashioned model just so your dog will go and pee on it.

Panda Shorts Bring Up the Rear When it Comes to Environmental Fashion

Panda Shorts seen lately on the streets of Shanghai, China, are cute, comfortable, and might just be this spring's wildest new fashion trend. What do you say, ladies, do you dare to go bear?

One Study About TASER® Safety Puts 50 Others In Perspective

Supposedly scientific studies on the safety of TASER weapons have been conducted for most of the decade, but now a team of cardiologists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have assessed some 50 of them to see how 'scientific' they were.

SDF Cup Noodle Helps Japan's Army Fight Hunger

From C-rations to MREs, the U.S. Army's food has come a long way. Then there's Japan, whose army enjoys specially formulated and distinctively packaged versions of that old student standby, Cup Noodle instant ramen.

Act Loqly - An App That Gives You Instant Local Knowledge

Loqly makes local knowledge available to anyone who needs it, whenever they want it.

China's V750 Pilotless Helicopter is One Cool Terminator Eggbeater

The first successful test flight of China's innovative new V750 pilotless helicopter has Terminator fans' hearts aflutter. How long until Predator drones and V750 choppers duke it out high over Central Asia?

Polaroid iPhone Dock Concept Instantly Prints Photos

The Polaroid iPhone Dock Concept from Japanese designer Mac Funamizu combines the Apple iPhone's built-in camera with the instant print function that made Polaroid cameras famous.

Nuts For Google - Google Adds Business Photos To Street View

Google wants to come to your business, take some photos, and post them on Google Maps.

Too Many Pandas & Not Enough ZooKeepers

While "Panda" is only a code name for Google's recent algorithmic re-engineering of search results, one has to wonder if too many Pandas are spoiling the soup? I'm sure software engineer Navneet Panda never imagined that his name would become associated with striking fear in the hearts and minds of publishing sites - when he first began the process of targeting so-called "content farms."

Keep Your Brush Fresh with Yumaki Subscription Toothbrushes

Maybe you can't handle the tooth, but Yumaki can. This stylish Scandinavian-Japanese collaboration offers 18 cool colorful toothbrush models and by signing up for an annual subscription, Yumaki will send you a new one every 3 months.

Barack Obama Lookalike Campaigns for a Better Tasting KFC Sandwich

'Mmm, change is good!,' exclaims a Barack Obama lookalike and soundalike on a recent KFC commercial aired in Hong Kong. If campaigning for voters' stomachs instead of their minds is a new trend, then I for one wholeheartedly agree!

That's The Spirit! - Teenagers Turn Space Waste Into Food

A group of high school students have developed a way to convert waste generated in space into food.

Facebook.cn Forges Past Firewall To Access China's Ad Dollars & World Domination?

A lot has been written about Facebook's potential expansion on the international digital horizon. To date, being blocked in China by the Great Firewall is not where Mr. Zuckerberg would like to remain. There's over 1.3 billion citizens that reside in this authoritarian state where over a third are active netizens. As these numbers correlate to potential new ad revenue dollars, Facebook.cn could scale exponentially with the right deal. World domination - on the other hand -might be the ultimate goal.

Rice Originated in China, New Genome Research Study Suggests

Who's your paddy? A precise examination of the genome of domestic rice has determined that one of the world's most ancient of all domesticated agricultural grains was first farmed in China.

Beach-Themed Update for Angry Birds Rio, Coming Right Up!

Angry Birds is probably one of the most successful gaming franchises to date. Since its release, its developer Rovio has gone from small-time developer to being a company that is now worth millions of dollars. The latest game in the franchise is Angry Birds Rio, which collaborated and was released to highlight the release of the animated film Rio.

Meet 'Mame Cam', the World's Smallest Micro Replica DSLR Camera

Think bulky, heavy DSLR cameras are a pain in the neck? You're right, they are – especially when that leather strap digs into your cervical vertebrae like Godzilla's dental floss. Now Japanese gadget guru Thanko has got something weary photographers will be thankful for: Mame Cam, the world's smallest micro replica DSLR camera!

Is That A PC In Your Pocket? - The PC That's The Size Of A Flash Drive

You will soon be able to buy a PC that fits in your pocket - for under $25!

Apple iPad 2 Goes on Sale in Mainland China Today

The Apple iPad 2 tablet officially goes on sale in mainland China today and for Apple fans who've been lined up all night the wait will be well worth it. The same goes for Apple Inc., for whom pictures of huge lineups for the iPad 2 tablet aren't just worth a thousand words, they're worth millions of dollars!

Soapy Love Ice Pop Soaps Shower You with Good Taste

Taking a cold shower was never so much fun, thanks to Soapy Love's handmade glycerin soaps shaped like your favorite summer ice pops. So what if they drip all over you – that's the point.

Part Of The Process - Participatory Budgeting And You

People all over the world are deciding how their tax dollars are spent. Why aren't you?

Changes In Sleep Habits Can Result In Cognitive Decline

If you've been yearning to spend your retirement years sleeping until noon before drinking your first cup of java, you might want to weigh that luxurious dream against its consequences.... Such a change in your sleep habits may just leave you with not a lot on the ball.

Calling All Inventors! Free Submission To Several Product Searches

It's National Inventors Month; I bet you didn't know that.  But Edison Nation is celebrating in a way that can save you inventors some dough.  During May you can submit a patented or patent pending product for free to any one of Edison Nation's current product searches, such as...

Cab or Cube? Meet the Nissan NV200, New York's Next-Generation Taxi

New York City's iconic yellow taxicabs are about to get an extreme makeover of the Soccer Mom kind. According to Big Apple mayor Michael Bloomberg, the NV200 minivan from Japanese automaker Nissan has been selected to be the next anchor of the 13,000-strong NYC taxi fleet.

Beijing Women's Prison Hosts Mother's Day Meet & Greet

China may have a reputation for meting out swift and harsh justice to those who run afoul of its legal system but a Mother's Day event held at the Beijing Women's Prison proves it's not all 'Midnight Express'.

True Economy - Getting Value For Virtually No Money

The $300 House is a project that enables the poorest of the poor to build the best houses they can for next to nothing.

Hot Stuff! - Airport Saves $8 Million With Geothermal Heat

By using heat that already exists, Portland Jetport will save over 50,000 gallons of oil a year.

Stranded Japanese Sightseeing Boat Rejected as Tsunami Memorial

The devastating tsunami that wiped out most of the Japanese towns of Kamaishi and Otsuchi on March 11th, 2011, swept the 109-ton sightseeing boat Hamayuri 400 meters (about 1,300 feet) inland, there to rest precariously atop the remains of a 2-story building.

Not A Whopping Cough - Hackasaurus Helps Kids Get The Most Out Of The Web

Hackasaurus gives kids the tools they need to truly understand and manipulate the internet.

It Took Almost A Decade For Social Media To Catch Osama Bin Laden

While three presidents vowed to hunt him down and take his life, it's been almost a full decade since the horrific deaths incurred on American soil at the World Trade Center. At the time, social media and Web 2.0 was only in its infant stages, where over the course of last ten years - blogs, tweets and Facebook status updates have been few and far between regarding the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden.

Opening Education's Gates - The Gates Foundation Invests In Innovative Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting over $20 million into innovative learning tools, including gaming and social networking.