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Food Spoilage: Chinese Research Team Develops New Smart Tag

Is there a way to tell if food has gone bad without experiencing that unpleasant attack on the nostrils by opening the container?  Read all about the innovative Chinese research team that devised a smart tag to eliminate all that and possibly revolutionize the food and beverage industry.

Are Video Games Making You Angry? You're Probably Just Incompetent

Gaming's foes have long held that there's a direct link between video games and aggressive behavior.  They were at least half right - scientists have just linked aggression to games with an interesting bridge: incompetence. Apparently, being bad at something - especially games - makes us angry. 

Toyota Is Securing Efficiency By Replacing Robots With Humans

No, that's not a typo. While many automotive manufacturers are embracing robots in the workplace, Toyota is apparently taking the opposite approach: they're actually reducing the number of robots used in the production line. Even stranger, they're actually becoming more efficient as a result.

Study Indicates Procrastination And Impulsivity Are Related Genetic Traits

Consider two human tendencies: impulsivity and procrastination. Impulsivity indicates a tendency to act or react quickly, perhaps without giving an action too much thought or consideration.  Procrastination is a tendency to act later, to put things off until tomorrow or some unknown future time. They may seem contradictory, or like opposite traits, but they are not. Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder explain how they are complementary and genetic traits.

NuzzleHUG Aids And Comforts Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding mothers need quality products and effective solutions for pain relief and lactation help while they are nursing their baby. The NuzzleHUG can be worn around the neck to sooth upper body pains or the waist to relieve lower back and pelvic tension. Read about the amazing features of the NuzzleHUG...

Boat Care Invention: Scrubbis™ Makes Hull Cleaning No Big Deal

Great news for boat owners. You can now clean your boat hulls without taking your boat out of the water or diving underneath it to clean it... with an invention called Scrubbis™. It uses a patented sponge technology to keep it bouyant!

A Bed You Will Never Want To Leave: The Balluga® Smart Bed

.... Don't ask what it does; ask what it doesn't do, and I'd have to think hard. Ah! it doesn't accommodate your bathroom needs and it doesn't bring your breakfast to you (unless you have a robot aide, and then it could command it), but it might be able to cook your breakfast - remotely, of course. 

Portable, All Purpose Bluetooth Speaker By Abco Tech - Product Review

With a handful of DIY remedies and a large amount of costly options, taking your tunes on the go --or even in the shower -- are limited, until now.  With The All Purpose Bluetooth Speaker by Abco Tech, you can get an all-in-one convenient, Bluetooth speaker system that is both portable and highly audible, all at a pretty decent price.

Columbia's Omni-Heat Gear Keeps You Warm Without The Bulk

  • Staying warm in cold weather usually means layers. However, you can eliminate the need for those layers and added bulk with Columbia's Omni-Heat Reflective gear. The Omni-Heat technology helps retain the heat your body generates and can keep you up to 20% warmer than regular jackets and accessories. Here's how...

3 MORE Cat Toys That Will Drive Your Cat Wild

Let's face it; it's hard to please a cat. Toys are one way to do that, but cats are finicky, so you have to rotate them. One day your cat will be rolling around with a catnip-stuffed mouse and the next she's as blazé as a sphinx when you toss it.  So, you have to keep a stash of toys, freshened up with some good catnip, before you re-introduce them every few weeks or so. It's cat psychology... as far as it goes.

Share Secrets with Friends with Charming Electronic Smart Band

Collectible. Collectible. Wearable. Customizable. Electronic. These buzz word describe the latest in wearable bracelets: the Nex Band. This next generation charm bracelet comes with an initial set of modular components (mods) that include a microcontroller, a vibration motor, a low-energy Bluetooth radio and a battery that can last for 2-4 days, depending on how much you use it.

'Screen Time' Is Risk Factor For Low Bone Density In Teenage Boys

Most parents don't consider that their teenagers are at risk for osteoporosis; teens certainly don't think about it.  But with teens spending more time with their screens - computer, notepad, TV, and smart phone - than in athletic activities, researchers are starting to look into how these sedentary habits are affecting teen development - particularly their bone development.

Lems Hiking Boots Are Eco-Friendly, Lightweight and Completely Collapsible

Space is always an issue when you're camping. How can you cram all the things you need--shelter, food, clothing, footwear, maybe a book or two or a mini-stove--in your backpack? Lems Boulder Boots are collapsible and so cut down on spacial needs for footwear.

A Robotic Snake Is Now Capable Of Performing Surgery

The Flex System - based on a robotic snake previously used to explore an abandoned nuclear power plant - is a robot designed to perform surgery...by slithering down the throat of a patient. Don't worry, that's actually significantly less unpleasant than it sounds.

Call Me A "Doormat" If You Like, But I'm The SmartMat

Doormats get a bad rap. They take all the dirt we can wipe off on them, withstand tremendous weight, let our dogs urinate on them. And when doormats get very dirty or very old, their owners don't even bother to clean them; they throw them away and lay new ones out.  But a South Carolinian inventor, Andrew Clark, has created a doormat you won't want to throw away... because it's very very smart.

Baby Got Back...The Easy Way: Introducing The Booty Pop Panty

No, this isn't 1992, and Sir Mix-a-Lot isn't rocking out in the corner. This baby "don't got back." If genetics aren't on your side and squats are not for you, there's an easy way to a better booty. Now you can buy a built in butt with the incredible, and slightly hilarious, Booty Pop Panty.

Shaidee Keeps Baby Protected From The Sun

When babies venture outside with their parents, most are hanging out in a front carrier and are draped in a blanket or blinded by a hat meant to protect them from the sun. Enter Shaidee. Canadian mom, Nicole Barrett, invented a chemical-free alternative to sunscreen. And bad fashion.

Researchers Find Method To Trick Treatment-Resistant Cancer Cells

Despite the many advances in cancer treatments, oncologists often encounter cancer cells that are resistant to therapy.  Researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas tackled this phenomenon in tumors with different types of gynocological cancers and discovered a successful method of tricking these cells....

Cat/Dog Lady Fashion For Charity: Vans Sneakers For The ASPCA

If you are working on your transformation into full-blown crazy cat lady, simply having a dozen or two felines just isn't good enough. Instead, you've got to embrace the fashion so the whole world can see just how much you love kittens. You know, beyond the pet hair that is adhered to your clothing permanently (trust me, I know). With a second design for dog lovers, these pet happy fashions also work double duty; supporting the lives of felines and canines alike. 

Unbox Love: Romantic, Surprise Date Delivery Service

Relationships are hard work, whether you have been part of a couple for a couple of months, or a couple of decades. Keeping the spark alive is easier said than done, and as two people get to know each other completely, managing to surprise each other is tough. Of course, with effort, a relationship does not need to fizzle and lose what it had during its early days.