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"Groundbreaking" Ultrasound Device Invented By PhD Student

Ultrasound machines can cost $20,000 or more and weigh 30 pounds, but not George K. Lewis's ultrasound device. Lewis's portable therapeutic ultrasound machine cost him about $150 to make -- 80 percent of which was spent on the battery -- it fits in the palm of his hand, and it can help treat cancer and relieve arthritis... among other things.

New Device May Stimulate Brain Sexually

People having trouble enjoying sex will soon have reason to celebrate. A new brain chip may be used one day to stimulate the pleasure center of the brain and deliver orgasms.

10 Quirky Pencils, Pens, And Funky Sharpeners To Entertain You

For all the sophisticated gadgets I write about, I am most delighted by simple things. I have a favorite Big Red pen, a bunch of number two pencils, a Magic Rub eraser and a few manual pencil sharpeners I got at Disneyland. These are my writing, drawing, and book keeping staples and I delight when I can escape from my computer and use them.

Tradition Meets Technology In The Dia Rug

The Dia Rug recently received the Red Dot award for best product design in the area of floor coverings, having already won the the Wallpaper* award for best textile in 2006. The design of the Dia is by Magdalena Lubinska and Michal Kopaniszyn, and it is based on Polish folk motifs; but the Dia Rug is an interesting blend of time honored tradition and modern technology.

Urgent Pet Owner Warning: Pets Poisoned By Potpourri

Today's column is devoted to a very dreadful occurrence. I, and other pet bloggers, have been sent this notice by pet lovers we know... and the message has been verified. Please read on...

Cell Phone With Concealed Firearm System: Great Idea?

Patent# US6778811 concerns an electronic device concealed within a cell phone, which can shoot a bullet out of the phone’s antennae. This Cell Phone With Concealed Firearm System is obviously not for everyone but the question remains: Is it for anyone at all? Read on and …watch out!

STM32 Microcontroller Wins EDN China 2008 Innovation Award

Electronics Design and Strategy News (EDN) has presented China's 2008 Best Product Award to STM, a global leader in microcontrollers and recognized innovator among semiconductor manufacturers. The STM32 won over many competing products covering a broad range of categories. Read on for details.

New Computer Knows When You Flip It The Bird

Gesture based computing has a wide range of applications, just be careful or you may offend the hard drive.

European Shoebox Banking Brings Ultimate Convenience To Finances

Insinger de Beaufort, a private bank based in Austria, brings an old-fashioned concept into the financial world, by setting clients up with a shoebox banking system. While you may not stash you cash in a shoebox under your bed, they do offer a similar convenience through their pickup service, with the financial safety of traditional banking.

Strange But True Business: Dollar Hot Dog’s Mail Order Wieners

The strangest business idea of 2008 has been awarded to Dollar Hot Dog! This concept is so wacky; it's hard to believe it's not a hoax. A company that cooks and ships fully-dressed hotdogs in standard white envelopes to south-facing mail boxes in the US for only $1...can they be serious?

LifeWave™ Bed Sore Treatment Shows Promise

Bed sores come secondary to any injury, illness, or disease that keeps us immobile. But don't let the word "secondary" fool you; they can be fatal.

'Lady Guard', a Pill to Prevent Peeing

Troubled too often by the need to "go"? Try Lady Guard, a new OTC pill that calms hyperactive bladders and postpones the urinary urge to when it's more convenient.

Pocket Navigator MW-430: Russia’s Newest Car Navigator

Cars in Russia today are equipped with many different varieties of navigation software to accommodate many different tastes. Now a new model has appeared on the GPS horizon and this Pocket Navigator MW-430 is the first to include a complete software iGO8 with a map Tele-Atlas Russia. Read on for details, even if you are not sure where you are.

Cosmetic Extract from Marine Ooze: Great Idea?

This Process for the Preparation of a Cosmetic Extract from Marine Ooze, which is known to some as Patent# US 6787159, may truly seem like something concocted out of a mad scientist’s laboratory. Read on for more details about the mysterious ooze whose origins may lie far away in that black lagoon of long ago and far away wherein terror dwells.

Wear Your Music With Levi’s Jeans

In designing the jeans, Redwire considered both function and fashion. The result is a uniquely functional, yet stylish, great fitting jean with built in iPod.

Duke Researchers Make Light From Sunburn and Diaper Rash Cream

Common hosehold items create ultra white light according to Duke researchers.

Winter Ear Flaps With Earphones To Go!

When is a hat a gadget? When it's got 150 megawatt earphones in it.

Thanko Offers Fashionble Answer To Tired Ears

The earphones come in a variety of styles including soccer ball, skull and cross bones and panda, and as they double as earrings, they allow the wearer to break several fashion rules at once while continuing to rock!

7 Ways To Protect Your Small Business From Recession

Aren't you just dying for a bail-out like the banks? In times of recession, small business owners are the ones that get hit hard the most. Unfortunately for you, you are not AIG and you are not qualified for a perpetual lifeline from the US government. If a company of that magnitude fell, it will certainly be felt around the world. But you? You are just a small business owner and you are, in every sense of the word.. small. Don't worry though. It IS possible to ride out this recession with your business still intact. Read on for more.

Rinspeed iChange is a True Transformer

While many companies are looking for ways to make their engines and transmissions more efficient, Rinspeed is working to make the overall design more aerodynamic. From this, they have decided that a vehicle that can change its shape provides the best option when it comes to overall efficiency. Enter, the Change.