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Alzheimer's Risk Indicator For People Over 65 Proposed By New Study

Though the research needs to be validated with further studies, a new study published in the online issue of Neurology today, proposes a 15 point scale to identify persons at risk for Alzheimer's disease, if they are over 65 years old.

Inspired By A Nocturnal Gecko: Possible Strange Visions!

A nocturnal gecko, the Helmeted gecko (or Tarentola chazaliae), that is native to the west coast of Africa, has caught the attention of Swedish researchers, who gazed into the eyes of the little lizard looking for the secret to his powerful and colorful night vision. What they found may help them to create better camera lenses as well as multi-optical contact lenses for human eyes.

Machine Used For Research Keeps Animal Hearts Beating

Scientists at North Carolina State University have developed a new machine that is designed to keep animal hearts beating so that they can be studied for research.

China's National Space Program Copies Star Trek Logo

To give them full credit, I shouldn't say that China's National Space Administration ripped off a Star Trek logo. They actually ripped off two Star Trek logos. Check it out:

 


Social Media Taught In Schools

What if you could go to school to become famous? Where a curriculum was built around your individuality! Where you were measured and graded on your sphere of influence? Today, in the Age of the Individual, we are all learning to market our own brand. In this new world of commerce, both online and off, your reputation is indeed becoming an accepted form of currency. If you ever thought you were too cool for school before, think again... you just might be able to enroll in an institution of higher learning that puts a whole new spin on socializing!

Designer Hospital Gowns To Go! The Progressive Recovery Collection

Most of you know the problems with hospital gowns. They suck. With, if you're lucky, two sets of strings in the front, or in the back, depending on how you're told to wear them, you always have something showing that even your intimates seldom see.

Nintendo Purse: Geekiest Purse For The Fashion Loving Gamer

Purses can be functional, they can be fashionable, but they very rarely come pre-packed with fun. At least I thought so, until I came across the video gamer's dream purse!

Twitter Dating Service Radaroo: Finding Love In 140 Characters Or Less

 As Twitter helps businesses and people communicate in 140 characters or less, brevity in communication is changing businesses marketing strategies and replacing long, drawn out corporate communications. As Twitter transforms the business world, could it also change the business of online dating, with online matchmaking profiles in 140 characters or less?

How To Start A Home-Based Business

Do you want to be your own boss? You might be surprised to know that it is not as difficult as you think. Establishing a home-based business isn't easy but it isn't impossible to do. Here are a few tips on starting a business for aspiring home-based entrepreneurs:

Solar Powered Apparel: Chic or Geek?

If solar powered gadgets were inconspicuously integrated into apparel or integrated into clothing in such a way that it looked more chic than geek would you wear it? Maybe you like the eco-geek gadget look. Not sure? Take a look at the cool solar powered apparel gadgets below to find out. 

Fastskinz Vehicle Wraps May Not Be an Easy Solution to Increased Miles per Gallon

Not too long ago, a company called Fastskinz released a product that was supposed to increase your average fuel mileage by up to 20%. The idea was fool proof, simply cover you vehicle with a made-to-fit skin and viola, instant boost in miles per gallon. Sure it sounds great, but does it actually work? According to a test conducted by our friends at Popular Mechanics, it may actually decrease your fuel economy.

Lavender Lab – Not Your Average Pooch

Cloud B's Lavender Lab is an adorable stuffed animal parents and children will love.  Lavender Lab is not only warm, fuzzy and totally huggable, little Lavender has a little secret hidden deep within.

Water Standard Wins Prestigious Award For Its Desalination Plans

Water Standard has won the 2009 Desalination Deal of the Year, a Global Water Award, given by the premier water industry journal, Global Water Intelligence. The company's CEO, Amanda Brock accepted the award at a ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, April 27, 2009, in a room full of many notables, including one of the speakers, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

Take A Relaxing Bike Ride And Let Gruber Do The Pedaling

Remember when you were a kid and dreamed of a bike that could pedal itself? Gruber Assist is just that. Almost.

Grasshopper Inspires Entreprenuers In Down Economy

If you remember the TV Series Kung Fu (1972- 1975), you know that David Carradine's character was continuously inspired by his mentor, the blind Master Po. The zen master's ability to uncover life's hidden truths taught his eager student how to become one with his spiritual potential.

Softening The Loss Of A Pet With A Huggable Soft-Hearted Pillow

After nearly two years of writing this column, I have yet to touch on the subject of the death of a pet. Oh, I've seen some lovely, very personal gravestones and urns for pets; it just hurt too much to write about them. But today, when I read about Soft-Hearted Pillows, I knew I had to share these with you... perhaps because a Soft-Hearted Pillow is the most gentle way yet to let our pets "go," and know that they will still be with us.

Mile Meter’s Car Insurance By The Mile: For Those Who Don’t Feel Like Hitting The Road

Most drivers have some qualms with their car insurance policies, or more specifically, their insurance carriers; but insurance is a big business, since those who want to get behind the wheel of a car need to make sure they're insured. Typical car insurance policies insure vehicles for a pre-determined term, but Mile Meter tries to offer drivers a more flexible and affordable option, by insuring people based on how much they drive.


Sexy Stiletto Stripper Shoe Bottle Openers: Fashion With The Twist Of A Bottle Cap

Attention bartenders; looking for a sexy new way to serve up a nice cold one? Opening bottles with your teeth not doing your dental work any favors, or tired of getting bottle caps permanently embedded in your cleavage? Well, now you can add a new bit of bartending flare to your routine that's both sexy and convenient, with the stilettos for bartenders by 5th Floor Productions.


Alice Wang Designs Chairs for the Dysfunctional

Designer Alice Wang likes exploring the darker side of human nature, and with this installation of quirky, bizzare one-off chairs, it's evident she's also got a healthy sense of humor.

She claims that though the function of every day objects remains essentially stable, our relationships to them shift with the evolution of culture, and so why not have that reflected?

Star Trek Transporter Room Playset – Beam Me Up!

If you are a Star Trek  fan, you're going to love the new Transporter Room Playset.  Whether you play with it or simply use it just for display, it's sure to be a great big hit with fans, young or old.