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Test-tube Baby Whales? Cow-Whale Hybrids?

Japan's annual hunt for hundreds of whales under the guise of "scientific research" has long been castigated as a sham. Now, a new analysis of published research papers has exposed a long-running litany of frivolous, esoteric, even bizarre experimentation including "attempts at cross-breeding cows with whales".

Bionic Eye Could Restore Sight to the Blind

For the past 20 years, researchers working for the Boston Retinal Implant Project have been developing a bionic eye implant that could restore sight for individuals who have age-related blindness.

A $62 Dishcloth That Stands Up

How can I use a Viva® Scrub or cellulose sponge on my dishes again now that Danish design company, Eva Solo, has created the Dishcloth? I'll admit, the name Dishcloth doesn't lay claim to the designer's achievements; this dishcloth can literally stand up on its own!

Pet Funeral Directors Await Mini Removal Cot

At the National Funeral Directors Association convention in Las Vegas in October, funeral service practitioners got a firsthand look at a new product that some people thought they'd never see: a pet removal cot.

Kia Shows Some Soul

Kia hasn't been at the forefront of the industry in the past few months, but that didn't stop them from bringing a hard hitting campaign to the Geneva Motor Show this year. To help promote the personalization capability of the new Kia Soul, they had 3 custom designs present to help kick-start the customization.

8 Poppingly Great Bubble Gum Ads

Bubble gum companies around the world are spreading the message of big fruity bubbles, good breath and minty freshness.

Intel Plants Flag In Ultra-Mobile Market with Atom Processors

Intel has announced a new line of processors specifically aimed towards Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) that they call Atom. Are they gambling here or are they standing on firm ground?

Off The Wall Fruit

Not enough room in your frig crisper? No space on the counter? Well, one alternative for fruit storage is your kitchen wall! The fruit in the "Still Life," by Umamy Design Group, is so tempting, it says, "Go ahead! Take me off the wall."

All the Mods and Hacks You'll Ever Need

Who hasn't wanted to hack Guitar Hero, make sniper rifle for Duck Hunt, or, hey, even build their own Darth Maul lightsaber? Well, for every inventor out there who likes to modify or hack that which is already in existence, Hack N Mod is the perfect website to coach you through it all.

Wasabi Fire Alarm Alerts the Deaf with the Power of Scent

Wasabi, or Japanese Horseradish, has a particularly pungent taste and scent. Now researchers in Japan are using wasabi's overpowering odor in a new type of smoke detector / fire alarm that wakes the deaf through scent instead of sound.

Opera and Beer Cans Make “Green” Gown

This year, in celebration of St. Patrick’s day, I wish to introduce the talented and hardworking artists, Nikos Floros. Nikos Flores took more than 5 years to create the beautiful works of art in the pictures above and below out of recycled beer cans. The most amazing thing about it is that he made them by hand.

Ashley’s Recycled Leather Bags: Environmentally Friendly Or Not?

Is a product environmentally friendly if it’s made out of leather? What if it is made out of recycled leather? If you are not sure how to answer these questions take a look at Vancouver’s fashion designer, Ashley Watson’s recycled leather bags and other accessories.

Need This? Hamster Shredder

Picture this. You're an entrepreneur who, for the past few years, has found success by creating and operating a black market tax evasion business.

Limited Production Planned for Morgan AeroMax

Morgan Motor Company is know for their radical designs and how often they change them. Just a few days after the introduction of the LIFEcar at the Geneva Motor Show, Morgan announced that the AeroMax would enter production.

The CatVantage Has Every Advantage

There's a new cat tree from DesignWerks called the CatVantage, that will fit anywhere in your home and may even blend with your decor. Sans cat, this floor to ceiling spiral, might even be mistaken for a sculpture. CatVantage is a functional sculpture, one that your cats can climb, perch, and cat-nap upon.

Site Announcements - March 10, 2008

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No More Needles? Microwave Circuit Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Rather than pricking a finger to do blood tests, professors at Baylor University are working on a small painless sensor that emits electromagnetic waves to test blood sugar.

Dr. Mom Will Love No-Touch Temperature Taking

Sensitive babies don’t have to worry about being sick any longer, now that the Thermofocus 5-in1 Infrared Thermometer® has been invented.

Oh, I Do The Cooking And My Robot Does The Dishes

Very soon, a robot will not only be doing your dishes, but cleaning your whole kitchen! The ReadyBot, shown here, is the first working prototype of a kitchen cleaner that, with adequate resources provided, could be on the market in just two years. It walks, picks up dishes, puts them in the dishwasher, and cleans the mess on the counter. In the next version, the robot will be doing these chores better and faster, and it may even be cleaning the kitchen floor.

Computers Based on Flies’ Brains?

Researchers have discovered that the common blow-fly has a brain that fires neurons in a way that could be replicated by highly efficient next-generation computers.