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New Artificial Heart Biomimics The Heart Of A Cockroach

Did you ever wonder what makes the cockroach so resilient?  Maybe it's the cockroach heart that has as many as 13 pumping chambers, as opposed to human and animal hearts that only have four pumping chambers.

Bad Times Bootcamp: Where The Unemployed Recover Financial Collapse With A Good Workout!

With the financial crisis we're experiencing in North America and around the world, there's been an uprising of businesses and services catering to the unemployed. After losing his job, an entrepreneurial-minded gentleman and Dubai decided it's time to get the unemployed of the couch to increase their productivity, improve their health, and give them a chance to network.

Good News And Bad News About Humans VS Chimps

There is great genetic similarity in humans and chimpanzees, but there are notable differences between them that are observable; particularly increased brain size and cognitive abilities in humans.  Could these factors possibly have anything to do with an increased incidence of cancer in humans?  Far-fetched, perhaps, but the researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology wanted to find out.

Business Helps Festival-Goers Power Their Electronic Devices With Eco-Friendly Gadget

Just in time for a summer of camping, festivals, and roughing it away from the luxuries of civilization, a new company Orange, offers a unique product to power electronic devices so you don't need to leave your cell phone at home; thank goodness!

Natural Moisturizing Lotion Leaves Skin As Soft As Silk

Skin as soft as silk isn't just an expression anymore, thanks to naturally moisturizing lotions, soaps and skin care products containing Sericin, a silk protein that has kept silk workers' hands smooth and soft for centuries.

A Memory Improvement Program Gets Big-Time Test... And Passes!

With so many marketing "specialists" trying to get at our supposed savings, all advertising directed to the boomer is straining my credulity.  But there's a memory fitness program that's been independently studied and been shown to roll back memory ability by an average of 10 years and improve mental processing by 131 percent in subjects over the age of 65!  I hype you not!

Link Lessons: Golf Lessons At Home Help You Improve Your Golf Swing

Today people like to do just about everything from the convenience of their own homes, and businesses that understand this growing trend are creating services that allow people to do what they want without ever leaving home. Taking advantage of this trend and the available technologies is a company called Link Lessons that offers a niche service that many would appreciate.

Online Concierge Service Gets You A Table At The Best Restaurants!

There's no such thing as impulsively deciding to go to the hottest restaurants in New York City or Los Angeles when there's a waiting list months long unless you happen to be a celebrity. An innovative new concierge service makes sure you can get in, even if your face isn't plastered across the tabloid magazines.

Google Labs: Google Squared

Google Labs, the experimental division of Google, has made public their developing project Google Squared.  The concept of Google Squared is to take searching into related topics and offer multiple forms of links and related media.

Revisit Old Memories With The Digital Slide & Negative Converter

No one looks at slides from a slide projector anymore.  If photos aren't digitized and we can't see them on our computers, they might as well not exist.  But the old pictures, the ones taken when we were young and our parents and grandparents were younger, when slides were the medium for our memories... How can we just toss them out?

Laughs Will and Testament: Japan's New Manga Will Kits

Estate planning goes from exhausting to exciting as Kokuyo's manga style will kit explains tough legal issues in classic comic book style.

For Seniors Who Missed The Boat: The GO Computer

If you know a senior who thought they could get along fine without a computer 10 years ago, but who now wishes he had learned how to use one 10 years ago... It's not too late. In fact, the Designed for Seniors Go Computer is easier to use than computers designed 20 years ago!

Early Diagnosis Of Alzheimer's Possible With Synchrotron Light

Why, you might wonder, can't doctors just take an MRI or CT scan of our brains and tell us whether we are at risk for Alzheimer's disease or not.  One simple answer is that the Aβ plaques that form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients are so small in the early stages of the disease that they can't be seen by current diagnostic methods.  But that may soon change with new x-ray techniques....

Put Dad In The Spotlight With Unique Father’s Day Gift From Faux Show

If you've got a father who would appreciate a unique Father's Day gift that's all about him, that also puts him in the spotlight, then you need to learn about unique new business Faux Show.

Increase Twitter Followers Using Niche Business Sticky Twits

Instead of giving out business cards with phone numbers and emails alone, a new trend is to connect with business associates using various social networking site contact information. Since Twitter seems to be the fastest growing trend for social networking communication, there's one business that's so confident of the popularity of Twitter, they only create materials to help people market their Twitter contacts.


Nanotechnology Can Cure You If It Doesn't Kill You First

In 2006, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars published a warning and a challenge to the scientific community about its responsible use and handling of nanomaterials, as they were known to cause damage to the lungs.  Now, research conducted at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, has unveiled how the damage occurs and a possible means of control.

Recession-Friendly Ad Agency Nil Lets Clients Set Their Prices

In order to survive the economic recession, we're seen many businesses offer products and services where clients can pay whatever they want. While previously this has only applied to restaurants and hotels, now an ad agency is getting in on the pay what you want formula and it's finding that business is better than ever.

Bioengineering Student Discovers Key To Early Cancer Diagnosis

Cancers that are detected early have the best chance of being cured but, until now, there were no methods of detecting cancer at its earliest stages.  Raj Krishnan, a PhD student in bioengineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), has created a technology for the early diagnosis of cancer, giving new hope and possibility to cures that have eluded cancer victims for years because their diagnoses were too late.

Top 5 Coolest Senior-Friendly Businesses Around For Father’s Day

With Father's Day approaching, we're all searching for the perfect gift to let dad know just how much we appreciate him. But for those of us who are still fortunate enough to have grandfather's in our lives, Father's Day provides the opportunity to honor grandparents too. So in honor of grandfathers, inspired by my own Grandad's approaching 90th birthday, here are the top senior friendly businesses that can help you show your grandfather just how much you love him this Father's Day.


Bing Vs. Google: First Impressions

Microsoft has spent considerable time and effort to get attention to its new search engine, the hopeful Google-killer Bing.com.  Let's see how the two sites stack up against each other, after just one day of use.