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Social Networking And Infections Have Core Mechanic In Common

Researchers at the City College of New York (CCNY) have found a way to identify just who is the most likely to spread a disease or generate the most-read status updates in a human network.

Social Media's Bully Allows His Reputation To Proceed Him

Just when you thought the furor over Facebook's infringement of users' privacy rights was beginning to settle down somewhat, within the last week Mark Zuckerberg's social network stirs the pot once again, both figuratively and literally.

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers: What Not To Do (And What 95% Of People Tend To Do!)


Ice Aquarium Leaves Freshly Caught Sea Creatures (and Visitors) Cold

The Ice Aquarium in northeastern Japan's Miyagi Prefecture offers parka-clad visitors an eye to ice view of over 450 sea creatures, suspended for easy viewing within frozen blocks of polished ice.

Eat Write With Meat & Veggie Supermarket Packaging Notebooks

Food for thought? It's likely these meat and vegetable themed notebooks will spark up an appetite - and not just for knowledge.

The Sleep Trainer Coaches Babies And New Parents To A Good Night's Sleep

Everyone who has had a newborn baby knows that teaching the little bundle to sleep through the night is just as much a learning curve for the parents as it is for the baby.  This is the reason that the Goodnight Sleep Trainer was developed.

Moon Dough Is Not Just For Eating

Ever eaten Play Doh?  If so, you know that the flavor loses it's special tang when it dries into a bright blue brick.  Now we have Moon Dough... which claims to never dry up.  And I wonder if it'll hold the flavor...

The $49 Kindle Was The Only Question Not Asked By Charlie Rose

Today, there are virtually hundreds of blogs that have surfaced since last night's interview of Jeff Bezos by Charlie Rose. It was the first news of Amazon's recent launch of their new WiFi and Kindle 3G iterations, and an interesting choice of a TV show to make the announcement. However while Rose's intelligent and pointed Q & A was targeted, it did omit one burning question: What about a $49 Kindle?

Reports Of The Death Of The Kindle Are Slightly Over Exaggerated

Many reports indicate that Kindle is being overshadowed by newer and better devices and may signify the beginning of the end for the e-Reader. However there are other factors in play that suggest it's too early to be purchasing the nails for its coffin.

Yummy Dough Lets Kids Have Their Modelling Fun And Eat It Too

So we all remember that kid in preschool, the one who had to taste every craft (and sometimes non-craft) item that was available.  Anyways, one item that was always safe to eat was the modelling dough.  Just because it was safe though, does not mean that it was tasty.  Knowing that kids are going to try eating it no matter what, Yummy Dough was created.

Schools Shell Out For Environmentally Friendly, Dustless Chalk

Chalk it up to environmental awareness plus the desire to improve the performance of blackboard chalk in computer classrooms. Either way, this new dustless chalk from Japan is worth shelling out for.

YouTube Raises Hope & Not So Savvy Parents

It's a fact - our Millennial children are having little Millennials of their own. And perhaps not having paid a lot attention to their own role models - they're struggling with the new job responsibilities. Marketers and TV execs are using YouTube and humor to portray the angst and struggle of the latest generation to adjust to their new roles as first-time parents.

Has 'Fast Company' Pulled A Fast One On Social Media Influence?

Story-tellers in today's social media milieu seem to have fallen into the trap of 'working' a story more than 'telling' the story.  Interesting angles have always been the mainstay of good journalism, but when a story's end play is whether or not it can 'go viral,' that's when we start to lose focus of what's really important. Critics believe that's the case with a debate brewing over whether or not Fast Company is playing fast and loose with 'influencers.'

The Li'l Squirt Baby Pool Eases Your Baby Into Water Play

Now that summer is here you probably want to find a way to keep your little one cool and entertained on those long, hot days.  The Li’l Squirt Baby Pool by One Step Ahead is designed to delight babies and peak their curiosity about water play.  

E-Reader Price Wars Pit Kindle vs Nook, While iPad Holds Ground

Since Apple's iPad virtually busted open the e-Reader market door with a device that could multi-task - Kindle, Nook and other "one trick ponies" have been trying to find ways to remain competitive, without resorting to price cuts. This month, desperation might be seeping in.

U.S. Students Feature Breakthrough Designs At London Festival Of Architecture

Students at New Jersey's Science & Technology University (NJIT), experimenting with parametric designs in their industrial design class, were invited to display their experiments at the London Festival of Architecture, June 19 to July 4, 2010. Their architectural objects illustrate new relationships between objects in 3-dimensions.

 


Icelandic Law Seeking To Become Epicenter For Journalists' Safe Haven

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange and his flight from the authorities pertaining to his whistleblowing expose on the US military's classified documents gives one pause for concern about the safety of journalists and whistleblowers globally. Iceland is one of the first countries to propose international law to provide journalists with a safe haven.

Researchers Ask 'How Well-Adjusted Are Children Born To Lesbian Parents?'

Though studies have been conducted on social development and adjustment in teens raised by same sex partners, many of those children started out in heterosexual families.  In the first research published on 17 year-old kids born and raised by a self-identified lesbian mother, scientists have had the opportunity to compare the groups on equal terms.

 

 


Acquacalda Uses Applied Physics To Create Practical Gadgets

If you are a closet nerd who loves to entertain or a geek who happens to have a lot of friends you are sure to appreciate the One For All, All For One design by Acquacalda.  This unique wine pourer uses the Pascal Principle to equally pour four glasses of wine at once.  In fact, this design is only one in a series of science principle based household gadgets.  

Light That Goes Around Corners No Longer Just An Airy Tale

Light travels in straight lines, goes fast, and has virtually no mass. These are properties many of us have held as inviolate since our high school physics teachers first made mention of them, but now scientists have gone and screwed things up. Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have managed to create light rays that can travel around corners, and diffuse a hell of a lot less.