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Baby Monitor Developed Focuses on Infant’s Breathing

Researchers have developed a prototype baby monitor that focuses on a baby’s breathing.

The Dad’s Cab: Fun Gag Gift Inspires New Business Idea

The Dad's Cab is a neat gadget that breeds an interesting business idea. How about charging children for the services we provide as parents, including carting them around to their many activities and engagements?

New Drug May Cure Jet Lag

A new drug developed by researchers helps the body produce more of the sleep hormone melatonin and could get rid of problems caused by jet lag and shift work.

Insects Use Plants as Telephones

Some insects use plants as telephones, communicating with each other at opposite ends of the plant, researchers have found. Insects that live below ground and feed on a plant's roots send chemical signals via the leaves of the plant, alerting leaf-eating insects that live above ground that the plant is already occupied.

Medical Student’s Invention Fights Super Bugs

Scientists have been warning people for years about a “super bug” that will be resistant to all antibodies and destroy the human race. One man has taken these warnings to heart and has invented a method to fight these super bugs.

Newborns Exposed to Smoking Moms Are More Irritable

While it is known that babies born to mothers that smoke during pregnancy can have low birth weight and an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, a new study now shows that these babies are also more irritable and difficult to soothe.

That An Axe in Your Bag Or Are You Happy To See Me?

Apparently, the artist that made these suitcase designs wanted to experiment with the idea of what we see and how it compares to how we perceive it. How we judge a book by its cover, you may say.

Hydrocar Toys Provide a Glimpse into Alternative Fuel Source

In a charged political and environmental climate, the toy Hydrocar can offer an educational glimpse into alternative fuel sources. Plus--it looks so cool!

RS-24 Rocket: Will it Defeat All Anti-Missile Systems?

First tested in May of last year, this Russian MIRV-equipped thermonuclear, intercontinental ballistic missile, which can carry up to ten independently targetable warheads, was created as a direct response to the missile shield the United States wants to deploy in Europe. Read on and…shudder.

Handheld Device Detects Early Signs of Cancer

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a prototype blood scanner that can locate cancer markers in the bloodstream.

Decoy Hunting/Observing Blind: Great Idea?

US Patent # 6,415,807 also known as the Decoy Hunting/Observing Blind is a patent that dates back to the summer of 2002. Read all about how it works, although the question of why bother to make this may not be answered.

New Online Tool May Help Predict Depression

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have developed an online tool that may help predict the risk of someone suffering from depression in the future.

Japanese Virtual Wife Nags You to Eat Right

The Virtual Wife... no, it's not what you think, even though this new health and nutrition reminder service comes from Japan.

Could Waste Fees be California’s New Years Resolution?

While some program's pay consumer money to recycle in an effort to reduce waste, California has plans to approach the waste issue a bit differently and much more aggressively. How? California plans on implementing bans on certain plastics and charging fees for the use of others.

Flawed Fishing Policies Result in Fewer Fish

In an effort to maintain a steady population of fish, many fisheries have rules for minimum fish sizes or weights. If the fish is too small, it must be thrown back to give it more time to grow and reproduce. Now researchers have found that this policy is flawed.

Is Space Turning Into the Next Tourist Hot-Spot ?

Reaching space, or more appropriately orbit, has traditionally been reserved for highly trained astronauts and billionaires who also receive extensive training. However, as our technology improves, the ability for the average person to reach the heavens is becoming more feasible. Virgin Galactic may bring us one step closer to reaching this goal with their new WhiteNightTwo Aircraft.

Volvo Interiors Will Now be Certified Allergy Friendly

For the men and women who suffer from allergies, simple things in life can be full of struggles. Medication can help, but depending on the severity of the allergy and how fast you metabolize things, they can wear off quickly. Volvo has taken a step to help these allergy sufferers, at least while they are driving anyway.

Study Shows Drivers Are Distracted Most by Cell Phones

A new study conducted by the University of Utah found that cell phones are more of a distraction than anything else for drivers.

Night Terrors in Children May Be Inherited

Have your children ever woken up from a night terror? You know the symptoms: bolting up out of bed with their eyes wide open, almost as in terror, with a look of fear on their face and sometimes letting out a horrifying scream.

Motorized Picnic Table: Great Idea?

US Patent 6637349, the Motorized Picnic Table made its entrance in 2003. Was it an attempt to escape from invading ants or merely a conveyance designed to provide the appropriate setting for “eaters on the run?” Read on, but you may not get your answer.