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Want To Hold Up An ATM? No... You Don't!

Are you wondering what this beetle has to do with holding up an ATM? Well, this innocent looking bombardier beetle is not so innocent; in fact, this beetle is the inspiration for a foam bomb developed to explode in a burglar's face if he tries to mess with an ATM.

MIT FingerReader Will Make Print More Accessible To Visually Impaired

When you hear about or see designs that can really help people lead fuller lives, you want them available - now! That's how MIT's FingerReader hit me. Well, I said, to no one in particular, if you can prototype it, get it done, roll it out, let people who are blind or visually impaired have access to it - right now!  The FingerReader is something they will want.

Hosed: Ten Good Reasons Not To Park In Front Of A Fire Hydrant

Parking your car in front of a fire hydrant is not only illegal, it can bring on unwelcome consequences... and we don't mean a ticket. Most such scofflaws would actually prefer a response from the police instead of waiting for the fire department to get involved. Here's why.

How An Earworm & Heartbleed Broke The Internet

Are your ears ringing? Does your heart skip a beat? Well, they should - as two divergent forms of malware attacked our online sense of well-being this week. Engineered by social media gurus on one front and hackers on the other, one was analogous to an American Idol trainwreck, while the other, the work of a nefarious cat burglar

HEIMPLANET's Inflatable Tents Make Camping Simpler

Tent setup can be incredibly frustrating and may even be the worst part of a camping experience. With HEIMPLANET's inflatable tents, you don't have to bother with rods and figuring out which sleeve they go in. The setup is simple. Just inflate.

Robots Made Out Of Paper Are Now A Thing, Apparently

Have you ever wanted to create your own robot? Thanks to a researcher at MIT, you now can - provided you have a few simple electronic components with a total value of about $20. Oh, and paper. Lots of paper. Yes, I'm serious.

With Revlon Parfumerie, Your Nails Will Look And Smell Pretty

I paint my nails weekly because I want fingernails that look pretty. I wear perfume because I want to smell pretty. What happens when you smash those two together? You get Revlon Parfumerie, nail polish that both looks and smells amazing.

Tooth Tattoos - What Would the Tooth Fairy Think?

The tooth artists at Heward Dental Lab can create custom handpainted artwork on your teeth.

Glucosamine May Do More Than Help Your Joints

Millions of people worldwide take glucosamine supplements to reduce arthritis pain, but with varying effects; some are helped by it, some not. But researchers have been studying the effects of glucosamine on another aspect of aging... longevity. 

Want Popeye Forearms? Get An ATI Weighted Training Glove

Popeye got his massive forearms and arm strength through sea voyages and spinach. You could build your forearms and increase your hand speed and strength through Athletic Training Innovations' Weighted Agility Glove. If you compete in a sport that requires hand-eye coordination and hand speed this product may be a great training tool.

Five Awesome Video Game Radio Stations For Your Listening Pleasure

One of my favorite things about video games is definitely the music.There's actually a great deal of talent, passion, and variety in gaming's music scene. Not surprisingly, there's a host of radio stations dedicated to the music - here's just a few of my favorites.

The United States Navy Now Owns A Tablet-Controlled Robot Helicopter

The Office of Naval Research today announced that it's created the future of combat support - a robotic helicopter, linked up to a simple touchscreen tablet that a soldier can use to send the chopper into missions too perilous for human pilots.

Pause Custom Sound Systems: Business Offers Music From Beyond The Grave

Death is a big business, and if you're a regular reader, you know this already. It is a highly competitive market, with many people hoping to profit off of a service category that is needed by everyone (except for the immortal, like vampires - but for you skeptics, we can overlook this fact). Because of the stiff competition, many businesses are forced to get creative with their products and services. The latest one will be music to your forever at rest audiophile ears.

StoreDot Has Nanodot Battery That Can Charge Your Phone In 30 Seconds!

An Israeli tech startup, StoreDot, has come up with a cell phone battery that charges your phone in 30 seconds!  In its prototype stage right now, it joins several other proprietary products in StoreDot's stable of yet-to-be-released inventions that are based on the properties of biologically available nanodots.

Recycled Bike Art Is Going To The Dogs....

There is no right and wrong when creating original art, and for Israeli artist Nirit Levav, inspiration came in the form of discarded bike chains and man's best friend. Her life-size dog sculptures are examples of upcycling at it's finest and most creative. 

Jays A-Jays Five Earbud Review

Earbuds are a fickle thing. When you have to fit so much tech into a little earbud, something is going to have to suffer. Whether it is comfort or sound quality, sacrifices have to be made. The Jays a-Jay Five has tried to fit everything into one package. Available for the iPhone, Android, and Windows devices, how does the a-Jay Five stack up to other earbuds on the market?

ZunZuneo,The Covert Twittersphere Of Cuba That Was, Until It Wasn't!

Mainstream media has been slow on the uptick in covering the U.S. government's current investigation of ZunZuneo by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy. If you are unfamiliar with the name, it's most likely because of the covert actions that led to the rise and fall of this enterprise. . .

Harnessing The Power Of The Stars: How The U.S. Navy Plans To Beam Solar Power From Space.

Imagine scientists shooting solar panels in to space – enough to span 9 football fields – for the sole purpose of being assembled by robots, in order to construct an object capable of capturing solar power.  Then, having the harnessed energy being beamed back to Earth through the use of radio waves – allowing a vehicle fitted with a solar receiver to capture enough energy to move about on land.  The U.S. Navy is hoping to introduce such a device, and it may just cure our energy woes.

Top Ten Not-So-Sweet Easter Advertisements

Don't let the chocolate and bunnies fool you-whoever said that Easter has to be sweet? These wierd, funny and creepy advertisements will make you think again.

Do You Drink Enough Water? H2O-Pal Can Tell You

About 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. What that means is they don't drink enough water. H2O-Pal could help many remedy that problem. The device makes your water bottle a "smart bottle" and helps you monitor your water intake.