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Japan to Draw Up Plans for a Space Elevator

The idea of a space elevator made of ultra-strong carbon nanotubes has been talked about a lot over the past several years, but recently some research groups have begun to investigate the idea as a real possibility. Most recently, scientists from Japan have started an organization called the Japan Space Elevator Association, and they plan to host an international conference in November to draw up a timetable for the machine.


Russian Nuclear Technology in China: What’s in Store?

According to Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia's Federal Nuclear Power Agency, also known as Rosatom, the total worth of Russian nuclear contracts being signed in Beijing totals more than 1.5 billion. What does this mean for the rest of the world? Read on and…hope for the best.

Create Your Own Fireworks With The Bright Star 'Antares'

British lighting design company, Abraxus, has been providing festive commercial lighting for 15 years. Antares, its "star" constellation LED lighting design, is very popular in retail and hospitality settings, but this year, at London's 100% Design, Abraxus has introduced a line of more colorful and user-friendly Antares designs that can be used to create your own fireworks at home.

Blood Drip Phone Strap Charm Displays Your Scarlet Letter

Wear your heart on your sleeve, or just clip a Blood Drip Phone Strap to your cellphone and shout to the world "I'm your type!"

Sweet Smells May Give Sweet Dreams

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to control the types of dreams you have? Well now you may be able to.

Electricity from Trees Could Prevent Forest Fires

MIT researchers are designing a system that uses electricity from trees to recharge batteries and generate power in remote locations. The small amounts of tree-generated electricity could be used to track forest fires and possibly "patrol" borders for smuggled radioactive materials.

The Newest In Bathroom Tissue Couture

The creations were entirely crafted from 100 per cent pure, soft and luxurious sheets of pure White Cashmere, Canada's best-selling bathroom tissue.


10 MORE Hilarious International Pet Ads

MORE pet ads? Yes, 10 more crazy, funny, clever, right on pet advertisements, just waiting in the wings for the laughter and applause to subside from the first ten of Lady Bee's Hilarious International Pet Ads last week. This time we are heavily weighted with canine ads -- eight dog product advertisements, one cat food ad, and one bird food ad - again playfully taking jabs at man and pet.

Russian Mind-Control Research: Have They Found It Or Lost It?

A dungeon-like room located at the end of a Moscow subway line is the home of the Psychotechnology Research Institute. There, it is said, human subjects submit to experiments aimed at manipulating their subconscious minds. Learn some facts about this fascinating place that seems like something out of a science fiction novel.

Hello Kitty Roomba Robot Sucks Up Dirt, Money

Japan's relentless drive to merge terminal cuteness with ultimate technology has taken a turn for the worse, as illustrated (emphasis on "ill") by the Hello Kitty branded Roomba robot vacuum.

Deadly Dolls With a Story to Tell

Stephanie Alice Rogers makes one of a kind dolls mostly made out of items such as: paperclay, polymer clay, paint, wood, fabric, wool, human hair and found objects.

An Enema For and By the People: Russian Resort Unveils Monument

No, there is no typo here. We are talking about enemas, but this one is made of bronze and was inspired by well.. inspired. It is meant for human appreciation rather than application. Read on and resist the temptation to “say it isn’t so.”

5 Awesome Designs Inspired By Nature: Enea Studio

The constellations and their stars, the sweet light of snow on the trees, falling leaves in autumn, waves in the ocean... Visuals from your latest relaxation tape? Or something more tangible, like furniture and lighting inspired by those visions?

Russian Engineers Design New Pet Tracker Collar

A four-year old Labrador named Sheldon has the honor being the first dog in the world to wear this special new device. Read on and learn more about this amazing GLONASS satellite navigation system.

Sarah Palin's Japanese Eyeglasses Spark Fashion Trend

Alaska Governor and GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has caught the public eye in more ways than one - her stylish, made in Japan eyeglasses have struck a particular chord with middle class, midlife mamas!

For Cats Who Want To Serve Their Country There's The "Cat Playhouse"

Did you ever think of enlisting your cat in the Army or the Air Force? If I were you I'd give a Cat Playhouse some serious consideration, because your cat may have heroic ambitions one day, and not know where to turn. Our kids play at being soldiers and firemen. Why not our cats?

Prefer To Work In A Fish Bowl Or A "Jelly Box" Jell-O Mold?

Ever think about what it would be like to see the world from inside a Jell-O mold? Looking like a Jell-O mold, but calling itself the Jelly Box, this new workspace is now on display at the Truman Brewery during London 2008 Design Week. This clever design by architect David Hingamp of the London firm of Archic, has just been named runner up in the 2008 Urbantine Project.

Toys Meant To Drive You Bananas

One of the newest Japanese fads coming to America is the adorable and inventive Elite Banana series. There are multiple versions of Elite Banana, from the blushing banana to sweaty business banana to tuxedo banana. Each seems to have their own unique personality and flavor. With so many options, why not play with your food?

Thirst for Health Perks Up Coca-Cola Japan's 5-Grain Tea

Soft drink companies like Coca-Cola Japan are responding to the buying preferences of an aging population and a general greater focus on health and fitness. The new 5-Grain Tea illustrates the swing from sweet, sugary "junk drinks" to more healthy - but still tasty - tonics.

Solar Power Production: The Wave of The Future

Solar power is taking off, and the International Energy Agency has predicted that between now and the year, 2030, global solar power production will increase 60-fold. Russian investors are ready to put their money behind this burgeoning industry, but can they convince the powers that be? Read on for details.