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Personal Reminder Service Industry Grows: But Is It A Necessary Trend?

Personal reminder services via email, text messaging and computer software seem to be popping up all over the internet. While they must certainly be helpful for the forgetful, are they really necessary when basic technologies, like cell phones and computer applications already offer structured calendars and reminders? Maybe you think they are, and if you are someone who likes the feel of a personal assistant without the need for socialization and a hefty paycheck, read on; these businesses might be able to help you out.

Alcoholic Beverages Derived from Animal Extract: Great Idea?

Patent# US 7037541 refers to Alcoholic Beverages Derived from Animal Extract. Would you be interested in creating beef martinis and/or chicken alexanders? The idea is not new and dates at least as far back as the Middle Ages when a drink called Cock Ale, the ingredients of which included light malt, raisins and a chicken, was imbibed by many non Tudors. This invention assures that you will never look at a chicken or duck the same way again even if you do see double once in a while.

Russian and American Crewman Install Space Probe

In what would become the 119th spacewalk conducted from the International Space Station, American, Michael Fincke, and Russian, Yury Lonchakov, installed a probe aimed at tracking down problems with a Russian module and conducted an array of other maintenance and scientific work. Read on for details.

"Mini Submarines For Exploring The Human Body as Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact"

Researchers at the University of Tel Aviv are creating mini submarines that will be expolring human bodies in 3 to 5 years.

Erector Spykee Robot--Fun with Practical Applications

Toy robots have come a long way since the wind-up tin-toy that would clunk along the floor with sparks erupting from the "guns" in it's chest. The Erector Spykee The Spy Robot is a great example of a toy that can also be used for practical applications around the house--or for taunting certain pets...

14 MORE Cool Ways To Adore Your Dog On Valentine's Day!

I always have such a difficult time cutting back my holiday gift columns for dogs, and this Valentine's Day is worse than ever. Cute just does not take a rest!

More Browsing Threats Revealed

A new security threat to your web browser has been unveiled. It effects every browser on the market.

Revenge GTM-R Supercar Unveiled at Detroit

One of the most interesting parts about covering auto shows is seeing the new vehicle designs from independent companies. A perfect example of this comes from the Revenge GTM-R that was unveiled at this year's North American International Auto Show.

Birds And Planes: Dogs Keep Them From Colliding

Perhaps today's "miracle on the Hudson," will encourage more airport managers to look into using trained bird dogs to protect their passengers, crews, planes and the surrounding wildlife. Additionally, they would be helping to give homeless working dogs jobs they really love to do.

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.

10 Best Star Wars Toys All True Fans Must Have

Star Wars fans sometimes take things too far, which leaves manufacturers with plenty of fun concepts to develop. If you know a true fan of the dark and light sides of the Force, then you'll surely know someone who loves these cool and silly goodies.

"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.