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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.

The Year in Review: 2008’s Top Industries for New Businesses

The best business opportunities in 2008 opened the doors of success for entrepreneurs looking to start their small businesses. Within these markets, businesses both successful and bizarre established themselves and found their niches.


Yubz Retro Styled Phone Handsets Get a Grip on Hi-Tech

Cellphones are getting smaller and smaller but our hands are still the same size. What to do? Get a Yubz: a blast from the past retro-styled handset that may look clunky but gives you a grip on anything hi-tech throws your way.

Department of Defense Calls for Your Robotic Skills

Sadly, they aren't going to let you pilot the Predator, but what they are asking for is a robotic design that is capable of finding/tracking a "non-cooperative human subject." It must also be able to communicate with other robots of similar design, essentially allowing them to hunt in a pack.

Study Finds Link Between Mental Illness and Abortion

A new study shows that women who have an abortion have a 30 percent increased risk for developing a mental health problem.

Hot News! Charcoal Briquettes from Old Newspapers

Could old newspapers become a valuable source of home heating energy? A 75-year-old Japanese bicycle shop owner named Shigeru Ota thinks so. Ota has built a simple device that compresses the daily news into burnable briquettes.

Russia vs. Georgia: Computer Game Brings Blood Right To Your Door

This Russian strategy game is expected to go on sale next month just in time to become the perfect gift for all the war mongers on your gift list, The game encompasses many of the possible war tactics and repercussions that could occur between Georgia and Russia. Read on, but check your guns at the door.

Nuclear Physics Could Lead to More Efficient Engine Designs

The oil in your engine. We all know what it does, but how efficiently does it work? Until just recently that question was unanswered, but thanks to some research conducted by Nissan, we have a much better understanding of the mechanics behind it. The result could be more efficient engines in the near future.

Song at the Tip of Your Tongue? Sing or Hum on Midomi.com to Find It!

How many times have you had a tune in your head and just can't remember who sings it, or how the rest of the words go? You've been there, I've been there, and it's enough to drive us insane, and finally Midomi.com; a fun and unique music search business offers a solution by allowing users to sing or hum songs to find audio or video downloads.


The Childs Car Seat Every Gear-Head Should Own

The holiday shopping rush has begun and you aren't sure what to get for that gear-head in your life. Well, if that gear-head is a parent, a student designer may have provided the perfect gift to put under the tree.

Beware Governments Bearing Gifts: Trojan Horse Still Lives

What do vodka, samovars and matryoska all have in common? Don’t they all sound like innocuous and very proper Russian souvenirs? Well, beware, as many Russian souvenirs in the past have led double lives as cunning spy gadgets. Read on, but check over your shoulder.

Life Expectancy Timepiece: Great Idea?

Patent # 5,031,161 refers to a Lifetime Expectancy Timepiece, which is designed to inform those among us who simply must know everything exactly how much time we have left to live on this planet. If this sounds god-like and presumptuous, that’s because it is, and so much…more. Read on and wish with all your heart that you were somewhere else.

Michelin Designs New Wheels for NASA's Lunar Rover

Michelin has been working with NASA for over 20 years to provide the highest quality wheels and tires for the various missions that have been carried out. Recently, Michelin has developed a new kind of wheel that may give them another 20 years of working side by side.

Arcade Game Piggy Bank Saves Money, Plays Retro Games

This new arcade game piggy bank from Japan features Tetris or Atari Breakout. Playing these retro games at the local arcade used to cost us rolls of quarters, but no longer - now playing can actually SAVE you money!

One of a Kind Holiday Gifts: Locate Rare Books with Faber Finds

Faber Finds is an independent publishing house that aims to "restore to print for future generations a wealth of lost classics". By ordering from them, you will ensure that the literary fanatic in your family doesn't get duplicate gifts under the tree this holiday season.