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Urine Test May Determine Lung Cancer Risk For Smokers

Researchers may have discovered why lung cancer affects some smokers and not others.

If Asimo Can Do It, You Can Too! Assistive Walking Devices From Honda

Though Asimo seems like he'd make such a good butler, he (she? It?) is not ready to come home with us yet.  But some of what Honda learned in the robot's 22+ years is helping our future mobility, so we can answer the door ourselves and get our own lemonade. You might say the Stride Management Assist and the Bodyweight Support Assist are Asimo's offspring!

Scorpion Venom And Nanoparticle Compound Slows Brain Cancer By 98 Percent

At the University of Washington, where researchers were already studying the effects of scorpion venom as a treatment for brain cancer, one group found that they could enhance the effectiveness of the venom by preparing a compound including nanoparticles.  This venom/nanoparticle compound cut the cancer spread rate by 98 percent, compared to 45 percent from the venom alone.

Text Messaging Deceased Husband Helps Ease Housewife's Grief

A grieving Japanese housewife has found a unique use for the social media applications she and her late husband enjoyed when he was alive: keeping in touch with him after he passed on by sending text messages to his cellphone.

Semen Spy: Need I Say More?

Ever get a hankerin' to detect for semen?  No?  Me neither.  I don't think James Bond carried this little spy gadget around.  But as a kit to make sure your kids aren't doing something naughty, the KJB Semen Detection Spy Kit is probably a good idea.

LEGO Boombox – Rock On, Baby!

Digital Blue and LEGO Systems have joined forces to bring a line of fun and functional electronic products to children and LEGO lovers everywhere.  The bright blue Boombox is one of those products and is coming to a store near you.

Breastlight Lets You Check Your Breasts Easily At Home

Breast exams are something that women need to do regularly. But how do you know if you are doing it correctly? The Breastlight is a product that lets you exam your breasts easily and accurately from home.

Ticket Agency Zigabid Inspires Purchase Haggling

When it comes to the ticket selling industry, there are many outlets to purchase tickets for the hottest sports events, concerts and other entertainment. However, when buying from ticket vendors like Ticketmaster, there's no choice but to pay the set attendance price if you want to attend and scalpers might literally clear out your child's college fund. Zigabid, a new online startup lets ticket buyers and ticket sellers negotiate based on supply and demand, to get the best ticket prices and make their own entrepreneurial profit.

Want Your Kid To Bathe In Goo? If So, Gelli Baff Is For You

Are your kids just plain bored with taking a bath?  If so, why not throw them into a tub full of multi-colored sludge?  It's all the rage!  All the cool kids are doin' it!  Gelli Baff is the answer to all of those non-glob baths that have plagued kids for centuries.

Omegle: Chat with Complete Strangers

This new social service wants you to strike up conversations with complete strangers.  Omegle puts you in a private chat with someone completely random, and the handles are simply "You" and "Stranger".  Kinda weird, right?  But who knows?  Maybe this will catch wildfire.

Scientists Discover Cancer Stem Cells Killed By Common Virus

Scientists have studied and proved that a common virus can infect and kill breast cancer stem cells.

'Baby Fat' May Lead To Treatment For Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

If researchers can discover how to manipulate the growth and activity of brown fat cells, present mostly in babies and children, they may just find an effective treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Touchless Eyeglass Cleaner Gives Lenses a Longer, Clearer Life

Shampoo For Glasses cleans glass or polycarbonate eyeglass lenses without having to rub, wipe or even touch the surface with a glass cleaning cloth. Your eyeglasses stay cleaner - and clearer - for MUCH longer!

An Early Test For Genetic Alzheimer's Just Jumped Its First Hurdle

ApoE4 is a mutant gene known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease. A new study conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London have discovered that ApoE4 is responsible for hyperactivity in the hippocampus area of the brain in younger persons, as young as 20.

Eating Baby Broccoli May Prevent Stomach Cancer

Looks like Mom was right to push those veggies on you as a kid. A new study shows that eating broccoli may protect against stomach cancer.

Business Ideas Take Center Stage: Live Networking For Entrepreneurs With Bloblive

A few months ago, I introduced you to Biz Equity; a business tool for entrepreneurs that allows them to predict just how profitable the small business they aspire to build will be. Biz Equity provides insight into the prospective financial standings of small business start-ups, but subsidiaries of the same company focus on the other important aspects; coming up with a good business idea, getting feedback, and gaining the exposure that is a necessary part of any entrepreneurial startup. Enter Ideablob and Bloblive.


Student Creates 'Boomer' Mobility Aid That Climbs/Descends Stairs

A student at Monash University in Australia has designed and fully prototyped the Boomer, for all of us up-and-coming mobility aid seekers. Designer Daniel Molloy has won the recognition of the Australian Design Award committee, which selected Boomer as one of 13 finalists in its student award competition. The Boomer's futuristic styling and lightweight manufacturing technique make it more bearable to think about moving into a walker... but its safety aspects may cinch the case.

Distill Lets You Get the Most Out of Digg

Distill is a service that filters Digg stories by the number of "diggs" they receive.  It can also show you what's hot on Digg now, or give you an RSS feed to whatever number of Diggs you specify.

Polypill Research: A Single Pill Protects Against Heart Disease

It won't replace good diet and an exercise routine, but it can do the work of  five other pills to ward off heart disease and other life threatening diseases caused by high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Yet, not so fast...

GameRider: The Virtual Spinning Bike

Do you have a kid that is turning into a blob because he is addicted to video games and simply won't move from the couch? GymKids has a solution that combines activity with gaming... and lots of pedaling.