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Lexus Designs new Infotainment System with Mouse-Like Navigation System

In car computers have come a long way since the first enthusiast decided to hook up his desktop to an in dash monitor and see what happened. Driving this point home is a mouse like control system, designed by Lexus, that allows the driver to navigate the functions of the infotainment system using a trackball like device.

21st Century Venetian Glass Lighting Designs: 12 To Crave

The array of stunning hand blown Venetian glass lamps in the Donghia collection is one you'll notice. Glass, with its marvelous reflection qualities, works so well in lighting design, and the clear and brilliantly colored Donghia Venetian glass lamps, with their matching finials, are seductive in their eclectic elegance.

Scion Introduces 2009 Special Edition xB

The Scion xB, originally introduced in 2004, has undergone relatively few changes in the last half a decade. It still retains its semi-boxy shape and high fuel mileage, as well as its long list of options. As with the previous 5 years, Scion is offering a special edition of their xB model that brings even more such features to the table.

"Clean Clear Water Coming at A Low Energy Cost"

A team of Yale scientests have found an energy efficent way to make water safe to drink.

As the Algo Turns- 7 Predictions for Search Engine Marketing in 2009

Did you ever wonder what the Google algorithm looks like and why it keeps changing?  When Google emerged in late 1997, it entered a market that was fully saturated by steep competition; the likes of which included Altavista, HotBot, Excite, Infoseek, Lycos and others. However, while all jockeyed for position, Google was able to take the biggest bite of market share! And they accomplished that feat in less than a decade.  Its success was based on developing an algorithm formula that continuously customizes search engine page results (SERPS) in accordance with the behavioral patterns of you and I, the users! In essence, WE are the reason the Algo turns!

GM Shows off Extended Range Electric Cadillac

GM has been shifting gears over the past few years to help accommodate the increase in demand for cleaner, more efficient forms of transportation. For Cadillac, it began with the Escalade hybrid and extended from there. Last week at the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors unveiled the next step for their luxury brand in Hybrid technology.

Peanut Butter Pancake Batter: Great Idea?

Patent #US 6797310 refers to a 2004 invention also known as Peanut Butter Batter Pancake Mix. If you are thinking this should have been covered back in the days of the great American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor, George Washington Carver whose studies and teaching revolutionized agriculture in the Southern United States, you just may have a point. Read on for more details about the Peanut Butter Batter Pancake Mix.

China Innovation To Combat Global Crisis

Premier Wen Jiabao after visiting companies, markets, communities and rural areas in China's eastern Shandong Province, has urged Chinese companies to stress innovation policies to combat the impact of global economic instability. Read on for more information about this very noble plan.

Surgery Patients Survive Thanks To Simple Checklist

If you don't want to know too much about the state of surgical safety today, you had better not read further. Though these study results are positive, they reflect poorly on the current state of care in hospital surgical units today.

Papercuts You Want To Have - Stunning Paper Art

You have a blank sheet of paper in front of you. What do you do with it? While most people would write on it or fold it into some form of origami, artist Peter Callesen creates amazing sculptures and cut-outs from his paper.

Too Much Coffee Can Cause You To Freak Out, Man

Have you been seeing or hearing things when you drink coffee? Well, researchers now say that people who drink too much coffee are more likely to experience hallucinations.

Is This A 50,000 Yen Clock?

Time Is Money is a clock made of money, Japanese yen to be precise. There might be 50,000 yen in one of these four-inch clocks, about $550! But the clock only costs $40US.

Solar Car Kit Turns Sunlight into Zippy Fun

Research continues the search for efficient solar powered vehicles. While it may be many years before a viable solar charging system becomes a reality, toys benefit from the data. And this little car is a great example of education meets fun...

Lincoln MKT Concept Unveiled at Detroit

Alongside the C Concept, Ford also introduced the Lincoln MKT Concept. The MKT was designed with luxury and practicality in mind, offering many new features that put it well ahead of the competition.

Russian Innovation Convention Expected to Draw Vital Sponsorship

Russia’s reputation for scientific achievement is renowned. For the more than 2,000 of its brightest young scientists who gathered in Moscow to show off their work at the country's first Innovation Convention, it is hoped that vital funding and sponsorship will make their dreams possible.

Ford to Produce 2 New Electric Vehicles In North America Within 2 Years

It is well known that Ford has been developing several different forms of hybrid transportation for quite some time. Just a few days ago at the North American International Auto Show, they went into detail about how they plan on utilizing the new technology and where we can expect to see it.

Look Ahead To This Childhood Chair

Taking a glimpse at the highlights of the upcoming IMM Cologne furniture design show (January 19 - 25, 2009), I spotted the this modular chair by Herlag by KETTLER. How neat, I thought, to have a chair throughout one's life, from infancy to adulthood. But then I read the copy...

Nanotechnology In Your Vitamins

Nanctechnology may be making it's way to a vitamin near you.

Miniature Tennis Just For The Younger Generation

We've seen sports facilities for children and know it's possible to purchase miniature-sized equipment that is better suited for their small statures. Drop Shop Tennis combines these concepts, and offers a unique sporting experience in this niche market for kids aged two to ten.


Cancer-Stick Clothing, Eco-friendly?

You see them littered, in the grass, in your flowerpots, on the streets, in the sand at the playground, in the sand at the beach.... everywhere. They are an eyesore, toxic to the environment (start forest fires, small animals ingest them and die, chemicals leach into our water supply) and a daily reminder of how wasteful we can be with even the smallest of objects. What are they? Littered cigarette butts. What's being done about the litter? Alexandra Guerrero is recycling them into clothing.