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We've Got The Power - Memory That Requires 100 Times Less Energy

New technology drastically reduces the energy needed to run mobile devices, allowing you to use them for longer.

4D City Skyline Puzzle Makes A Toy Of Out Of Time

Puzzles are great - and they're even better when they include the mystical 4th dimension. That's right, this puzzle of the New York skyline includes Time, and not just the time it's going to take to put it together.

Lights Out - A Sensor That Cuts Your Electricity Usage

A single sensor in your home could save you 40% of your electricity costs.

Slamming Scamming Spammers - How To Identify Anonymous Email Authors

Spammers are on notice: you can run, but you cannot hide. Although you spend so much time at the computer, you probably can't run far.

Social Media Tracking & Crowdsourcing Provides Al Jazeera With 'CNN Moment'

Trusted in the Middle East as an unbiased and uncensored source of international news, those living and traveling throughout the area rely on Al Jazeera as a voice of reason. As a result, it is probably the most watched news network in the region and bases a large portion of their success on having access to social media.

Body Of Evidence - Using Your Body As A Laboratory

One man's quest to become a cyborg, in the name of science.

Solar Rover From Great Gizmos Uses Sun, Makes Fun

The British Toy and Hobby association has released its list of great toys for the 2011 year and one of their top picks under the "creative" category is the Great Gizoms Solar Rover robot. Time for some Sun n' Fun!

Green Goose Rewards You For Keeping Up With Life

A new program called Green Goose may offer just the incentive that many people need to get back on track with their health goals and household routine.  The system, which is currently in beta, comes with several sensors to monitor different activities such as flossing, going for walks, taking vitamins, drinking water, etc. and plays out kind of like a video game.

X-Cool Calculator Attempts To Multiply Interest In Math

From toy and gadget maker Perpetual Kid comes the Cool Gamer Calculator, also known as the X-Cool, an attempt to combine video games and math in a hand-held, portable option.

Keep the Elements in Your Pocket with The Elementals iPod App

It's always handy to have a copy of the table of elements wherever you go because you never know when you might need it. Okay, that may not be necessarily true, but The Elementals sure makes looking at the old table easy on the eyes.

In Your Face (And Everywhere Else) - A Microscope That Shows Moving 3D Images

A new development in microscopy allows researchers to watch cells moving in 3D more clearly and for longer than ever before.

Wedge House - Playhouse Of The Eco-Conscious Child

From American company Modern Playhouse comes the Wedge House, a throwback to the "simplicity and integration with nature" that was at the forefront of the modernist movement. Also, it's a playhouse.

Jingle All The Way - Schwarzenegger Warns That Oil Dependence Will Leave Us With Just Change In Our Pockets

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants us to end our dependence on fossil fuels. Hasta la vista, baby!

SOM's New York City Green School, Brought To You By The Number Zero

The New York City School Construction Authority's latest endeavor is the planning of the first ever net-zero elementary school.  Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, the Staten Island Elementary School, P.S. 62, will produce as much energy as it consumes.  The school is set to open for the 2015-2016 school year but not without controversy among locals.

Israel, The Silicon Valley Of The Middle East Welcomes VCs & Social Media

Israel is considered by many to be the Middle East's Silicon Valley, ranking second to North America in number of companies in the high-tech field. With odds stacked against them, according to research conducted by the ISEMI College, an online business school for entrepreneurs, "historical necessity has forced this tiny country, with a total area of 8400 square miles and a population of 6.5 million to become a technological powerhouse."