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The Cure For Phantom Limb Might Involve Playing Trackmania

No one's quite sure what causes the phantom limb effect, nor do we have an adequate medical explanation for why an amputee might experience muscle cramps or pain in a nonexistant appendage. In spite of this, one researcher in Sweden thinks he might be zeroing in on a cure...and it involves gaming.

Ten Russian Inventions That Have Quietly Changed The World

Although our ties with Russia sometimes walk across a political tightrope, there's no underestimating  this nation's  scientific and technical contributions. Across the centuries, many inventions that have changed the course of our daily lives have emanated from the briliiant minds of Russian scientists. Here are ten for your reading edification.

Exert Body Coolant For Those Who Get Hot A Lot

Whether you get hot flashes from menopause, nervousness, embarrassment, exercise, medication, or stress, or you just tend to sweat a lot, don't sweat it any more.  A new product called Exert Smart Body Coolant® addresses all of that just by spraying it on your body once daily in the morning.  Then, you're good to go.

Samsung and LG Will Help People Be Healthier With New Smartphones and Fitness Technology

Samsung and LG pair fitness technology with their new smartphones. In recent years, we have see the rise in fitness technology, like heart rate monitors and fitbands. Now smartphone companies are getting involved. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G Flex will soon release their own fitness gadgets. By marketing fitness technology with smartphones, more people are being exposed to technology that facillitates an active lifestyle.

Top 10 Pinterest Time Wasting Tips - Pins That Don't Work

Anyone who has spent time on Pinterest.com (a very popular social sharing site)  has seen the same tips  showing up over and over and over again. These tips look really great. But do they work? Many do but there are a surprisingly large number of very popular pins that are total duds. Here's my list of Top 10 Time Wasting Tips on Pinterest - The Pin Tips That Don't Work:

The Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell: An Ingenious Pet Invention

If your front door looks like mine, you will appreciate the Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell.  I think it's one of the most ingenious pet products created in some time, and I recommend that you at least consider investing in this clever device for a few reasons: one, to keep your dogs from scratching up your doors when they want to come inside (or go outside); and two, to have some great fun training and rewarding your dogs for using it.


Think Bacteria Is Bad? Well You're Covered In It

If you've ever tried a Paleo diet, or taken a course of antibiotics after a nasty encounter with Bolivian water, you may be curious as to what microbes live in your body, or lived until you killed them with antibiotics. Today the founder of uBiome, a startup that allows you to discover your microbiome, was named as the leader of one of Indigogo's hottest campaigns led by women. Jessica Richman raised $351,193 back in November for her world first citizen research campaign to sequence the human microbiome.


Introducing Spritz: A Paradigm Shift On How We Read Text

Welcome to Spritz, a new spin on reading.  By using speed, conditioning, and optimal recognition point science, you can learn how to read up to 1000 words-per-minute.  Available on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2, will Spritz change the way we read as humans, or, will it need to wait until other technologies catch up first?

Culinary Creativity Is An Algorithm, And Computers Are Learning It

Looks like the creative class is next on the robotic chopping block: according to the folks at IBM, the best way to determine new recipes for human consumption is to use a supercomputer. The natural next step, of course, is to apply that theory to everything else - including writing.

Want Your Children To Learn Emotional Intelligence? Try Video Games!

Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins is the latest industry veteran to hop on the 'video games as education' bandwagon. The developer today announced the release his studio If You Can Company's first game, IF, to iPad. It's designed with a very simple purpose: to teach kids how to emotionally grow.

Need This New Innovation? Eyelash Jewelry

Eyelash jewelry is kinds creepy and at the same time it is totally cool. It is a totally creative way to change standard false eyelashes into a major fashion statement. It isn't the sort of thing you would wear to work or church, but great for leisure time get-togethers and parties. They are bound to be a conversation starter and people won't be able to take their eyes off yours.

Control Your Emotions, Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Life

In a society obsessed with self control and self improvement, InterAxons Muse brain computer interface headband promises all the things: tracking your emotions; tracking your thoughts; more understanding of yourself; more self awareness; making alterations in your environment to improve your state of mind e.g programming your ipod to put on calming music when your brainwave headband senses you are anxious. Now rumours suggest that Google is trying to buy them.

Save Your Relationship With The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow

If your significant other snores like a hibernating bear, oblivious to the world, you have a few choices... wake (let's call the snorer "him") up, sleep in another room, count sheep, or buy him the Snore Activated Nudging Pillow.

Drones, Robots, And Scientists Join Forces For "Citizen Science"

At Lake Merritt - the oldest wildlife refuge in the U.S. - a group is exploring the future of citizen science. The Lake Merritt BioBlitz set out to explore the rich biodiversity present in this lake, allowing participants the opportunity to document the rich environment. Oh, and there were robots, too.

Redesign Liepaja Seaside Park’s Bath House, Win $5,000!

Architect and designer Paul Max Berchi designed the “Bath House” located in Latvia’s Liepaja Seaside Park, but after it was ultimately shuttered in 1993, the iconic building sat and stagnated for over 20 years. Homemade Dessert and Liepaja City Council are ready to pay designers up to $5,000 for ideas to renovate this historic landmark. Are you interested?

10 Of The World's Geekiest Outdoor Sports Gadgets And Garments

Not all athletes were jocks in high school. Anyone who uses any one of these products was definitely a nerd.

FlyKly’s Smart Wheel For Bikes: Eliminating Unnecessary Pedaling

FlyKly's Smart Wheel brings a new perspective to the bicycle. With the elimination of pedaling, so are gone distractions, sweaty clothes and sore muscles. The Smart Wheel fits on just about any bike and gives riders a more efficient means of transportation. Commuters can wear their work garb on their trip without worrying about sweating through it, and joy riders can experience the open road with limited distraction.

Ever Wonder What Your Garden Is Missing? Why Not Robotic Lamps?

What's your garden missing right now? You've probably got a few nice statues, some pretty flowers, some edible plants...all the boring, vanilla stuff you can find in any garden. I can tell you what you probably don't have, too: Robots. Don't worry: The Toro-bots have you covered.

Seadelphica Will Use Tumblr Integration To Help A Dolphin Grow

We've recently seen a lot of games that use social media in some pretty incredible ways. Seadelphica is the latest in that crop: it's a story-driven runner with multiple endings and Tumblr integration. Apparently, it's going to use Tumblr to influence how its main character grows and develops.

Top 10 Clever and Cool Cooking Concepts Of 2014

Whether you are a master chef or a bacon-craving amateur, cooking is a part of your life. However, there is always room for improvement, and inventors around the world are constantly thinking of new culinary concepts to make the kitchen less intimidating and more fun. These new concepts and clever products will make the chef in all of us reach for our measuring cups!