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Want To Cut The Calories In Your Rice? It's All About Chemistry

Rice is a popular food the world over, especially in Asia. It tends to be fairly high in starchy calories that can eventually turn into fat if one isn't tearing about wearing it off. While the obesity epidemic has not really hit Asia yet, people there are starting to gain weight as they are eating more and more rice. What to do? Scientists in Sri Lanka have found a simple fix in the way rice is prepared that can cut calories by up to 50%.

Take Control of the Weather with WEZR

We all like to know what the weather will be like before planning our day. While there are lots of weather apps out there, a new one called WEZR has just launched and its inventors claim it’s the industry’s most precise weather tracker. So, what will the forecast be for this new invention that is expected to hit the market later this year? 

Want Your Book Shelf To Really Grab You? It's Tentacle Time

There is no reason in the world that keeping your books on a shelf has to be boring or unimaginative. You can add a touch of creepy whimsy with these awesome Tentacle Attack Bookends. They will truly highlight your voyage to see if you can read every book on the planet. Too bad those tentacles can't help you turn the pages faster too.

Lumo Play Turns Any Room Into An Interactive Playspace

Imagine an iPad or Android tablet big enough and strong enough to walk, jump, and dance on. And imagine access to over 100 interactive games geared to get children moving, laughing, and learning. Now imagine being able to have that in your living room with one small projector. Stop imagining and get ready for Lumo.

New Blood-Testing Service: Only One Drop For 30 Lab Tests

Read on to learn more about Theranos, an innovative business model that offers a radical blood-testing service requiring just a pin-prick and a drop of blood to run hundreds of tests, which range from standard cholesterol checks to sophisiticated genetic analyses!

True Wetsuits Take Business Suits From Boardroom To Beach

True Wetsuits from Quicksilver Japan are designed to take recreation-seeking execs from the office to the ocean and back again. Surf's up in 26 minutes and your meeting's running late? No problemo, dude, and don't forget your board on your way out of the boardroom!

You’ve Got to ‘See’ this New Invention: Artificial Lens Restores Vision

Sure, getting older means inheriting vision problems. Reading, watching TV, using the computer, and driving can all be a major challenge for many people. In fact there are millions of people around the world who suffer from sight loss and poor vision as they age. A new artificial lens that restores vision just hit the market, and yes all ‘eyes’ are on it to see if it really works.

Countertop Blenders: Which Is The Best? Magic Bullet NutriBullet

Looking for countertop blenders that do more than just blend? The Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System is currently the best selling countertop blender on Amazon with consumers looking for a blender, juicer and food processor in one conveniently-sized product. Products like this allow you to extract all the nutrients from your produce without the waste.

New Self-Powered Cameras Will Mean Never Having A Dead Battery

Have you ever found yourself faced with a spontaneous moment of beauty only to pull out your camera and find the battery dead? Or maybe you've embarked on a long-distance back-packing trip which is endlessly scenic, but provides limited access to power outlets for recharging. Scientists have now got you covered as they unveil a new means of producing self-powered cameras.

Ethical Rainwear For Singing, Dancing and Caring In the Rain

Ghosts of Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain no doubt  flutter in Copenhagen, Denmark, where fashion designer, Emma Jorn, has created a line of feminine and bike-friendly rainwear from recycled polyester perfect for life in rainy cities. Read on for more  on this sustainable and fashionable innovation.

Futuristic Yuhu Concept Pickup Truck Should Go Back To The Future

There's only one Yuhu concept truck, and for that at least we can all be thankful. Displayed at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, the Yuhu is a supposed preview of a possible far-future sporty pickup truck... as far in the future as possible.

Free Apps Like Smart Dresser Help People Coordinate Outfits

Can't make up your mind what to wear each day? You're not alone. Free apps coming out like the Smart Dresser app is about to make getting dressed quick and easy. Developed for individuals with autism, anyone who has trouble coordinating outfits can use it. All you need is a Smartphone and this free app.

The Garmin Vivofit 2 Is A No-Frills FitnessTracker

We all like to think really, really hard about being active and healthy. It's the next part that loses most of us, and that's actually becoming active and healthy. One of the easiest, and most effective, ways to jumpstart the process is by purchasing an activity tracker for daily use.

Smartphones Can Be Your Early Warning System For Earthquakes

Having a large network of distributed seismometers is the best method of potentially lifesaving early earthquake detection; however, it is prohibitively expensive to install and maintain such a network in many countries particularly those in the developing world. Now researchers have shown that the global position system (GPS) feature of smartphones – a sensor network we’re all carrying around anyway – can also act as an early earthquake warning system.

Want To Eat Tim Tebow Up? Have A Pretzel

The news that quarterback Tim Tebow has made it back into the NFL after several years by signing with the Philadelphia Eagles has astounded the country. What is even more astounding is that one company -- the Philly Pretzel Factory -- has already come out with a food tribute to the athlete. They have created a pretzel in the shape of Tebow doing his iconic touchdown move.

Nanoparticles May Help You Win The Battle Against Tooth Decay

Removing plaque from the surface of teeth is a task typically assigned to topical antibacterial drugs, but this strategy is frequently thwarted by the presence of saliva, which can easily wash them away. Now nanotechnology scientists have developed unique particles which are designed to cling to the surface of plaque and tooth enamel before releasing their payload of pharmaceuticals leading to much more efficient treatment.

Jinkies! LEGO Unveils Scooby Doo Building Sets

LEGO and Warner Bros. have teamed up to bring Scooby-Doo out of our favorite childhood memories and into our children’s hands. The rollout will be paired with a new 22-minute video featuring Scooby and the rest of the beloved sleuths, produced with the help of Warner Bros. Animation. Jinkies!

Invention of the Week? ZBoard 2 is One Sweet Ride

A company based out of San Francisco, CA, just unveiled ZBoard 2 and they claim it is the most advanced electric skateboard on the market. ZBoard 2’s inventors say they are redefining the sport while giving everyone a “new skate of mind.” So, will this new invention be a new hit among urbanites and suburbanites that are looking to be “stoked?”

SnapCam Is Your Wearable HD Camera And Video Recorder

SnapCam boots in under a second and allows users to start snapping those unexpected moments almost instantly. It's the latest contender in the wearable HD camera market. The camera, which can be powered up in .1 seconds with a simple swipe, can take 8 megapixel photos and record footage in 720p. While not as rugged as something like a GoPro, the SnapCam is water and drop resistant thanks to its aluminum housing.

Shelby Baja 700: Ford's Rockin' SVT Raptor Gets Snakebit!

With the very-limited edition Baja 700, Shelby American picks up where Ford's impressive SVT Raptor leaves off. Indeed, this is one pickup with plenty of pick-up to go around courtesy of 700 supercharged horses harnessed beneath the boss Baja's silver-striped hood!