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The Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle Provides Innovation and Peace of Mind

The Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle was one of 10 winners of 130 entered in the 2008 JPMA Innovation Awards Competition. It is the first family transportation system powered by Mom or Dad. One or two children can be placed in the ChildPod. The LeaderLink System can be disassembled in 30 seconds or less, transforming it into the separate elements, Zigo ChildPod and Zigo Cycle. The ChildPod can be converted into a Jogger with the Jogger Kit or a traditional bicycle trailer using the Trailer Kit.

Nissan Drops Launch Control and Warranty Issues

A few months back, owners of the Nissan GT-R were up in arms about how using launch control would void their factory warranty. Many claimed it was unfair for Nissan to use launch control for performance testing, and then post the numbers as official, mostly because to reach those numbers you would have no more warranty. Nissan responded to this by removing launch control from the GT-R completely for 2010.

Talking To Plants and Getting Answers: Great idea?

Patent # US 7113911 is definitely way out there even for people who consider themselves very middle-of-the road! The Voice Communication Concerning a Local Entity is from another alien cosmos, a place where only those who howl at the moon are fit to enter. Read on, but don’t howl. They might hear you.

China's Online Population: A Rapidly Growing Phenomenon

407 Within the span of less than ten years, China has become the world's second-largest online population. Today the country boasts of more than 100 million users which puts it second only to the United States. Read all about this growing phenomenon.

Baby Monitor Developed Focuses on Infant’s Breathing

Researchers have developed a prototype baby monitor that focuses on a baby’s breathing.

The Dad’s Cab: Fun Gag Gift Inspires New Business Idea

The Dad's Cab is a neat gadget that breeds an interesting business idea. How about charging children for the services we provide as parents, including carting them around to their many activities and engagements?

New Drug May Cure Jet Lag

A new drug developed by researchers helps the body produce more of the sleep hormone melatonin and could get rid of problems caused by jet lag and shift work.

Insects Use Plants as Telephones

Some insects use plants as telephones, communicating with each other at opposite ends of the plant, researchers have found. Insects that live below ground and feed on a plant's roots send chemical signals via the leaves of the plant, alerting leaf-eating insects that live above ground that the plant is already occupied.

Medical Student’s Invention Fights Super Bugs

Scientists have been warning people for years about a “super bug” that will be resistant to all antibodies and destroy the human race. One man has taken these warnings to heart and has invented a method to fight these super bugs.

Newborns Exposed to Smoking Moms Are More Irritable

While it is known that babies born to mothers that smoke during pregnancy can have low birth weight and an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, a new study now shows that these babies are also more irritable and difficult to soothe.

That An Axe in Your Bag Or Are You Happy To See Me?

Apparently, the artist that made these suitcase designs wanted to experiment with the idea of what we see and how it compares to how we perceive it. How we judge a book by its cover, you may say.

Hydrocar Toys Provide a Glimpse into Alternative Fuel Source

In a charged political and environmental climate, the toy Hydrocar can offer an educational glimpse into alternative fuel sources. Plus--it looks so cool!

RS-24 Rocket: Will it Defeat All Anti-Missile Systems?

First tested in May of last year, this Russian MIRV-equipped thermonuclear, intercontinental ballistic missile, which can carry up to ten independently targetable warheads, was created as a direct response to the missile shield the United States wants to deploy in Europe. Read on and…shudder.

Handheld Device Detects Early Signs of Cancer

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a prototype blood scanner that can locate cancer markers in the bloodstream.

Decoy Hunting/Observing Blind: Great Idea?

US Patent # 6,415,807 also known as the Decoy Hunting/Observing Blind is a patent that dates back to the summer of 2002. Read all about how it works, although the question of why bother to make this may not be answered.

New Online Tool May Help Predict Depression

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed an online tool that may help predict the risk of someone suffering from depression in the future.

Japanese Virtual Wife Nags You to Eat Right

The Virtual Wife... no, it's not what you think, even though this new health and nutrition reminder service comes from Japan.

Could Waste Fees be California’s New Years Resolution?

While some program's pay consumer money to recycle in an effort to reduce waste, California has plans to approach the waste issue a bit differently and much more aggressively. How? California plans on implementing bans on certain plastics and charging fees for the use of others.

Flawed Fishing Policies Result in Fewer Fish

In an effort to maintain a steady population of fish, many fisheries have rules for minimum fish sizes or weights. If the fish is too small, it must be thrown back to give it more time to grow and reproduce. Now researchers have found that this policy is flawed.

Is Space Turning Into the Next Tourist Hot-Spot ?

Reaching space, or more appropriately orbit, has traditionally been reserved for highly trained astronauts and billionaires who also receive extensive training. However, as our technology improves, the ability for the average person to reach the heavens is becoming more feasible. Virgin Galactic may bring us one step closer to reaching this goal with their new WhiteNightTwo Aircraft.