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Box-O-Box Care Packages For Your Favorite Slacker…Err, College Student

When someone you love is away at college, it's nice to send them a care package to let them know you care. Starving students appreciate the food, drinks, clothing and money that typically come in care packages more than the gesture, but not when the contents of the care package suck. Box-O-Box is an innovative new company that specializes in creating unique, themed care packages that won't end up in the garbage (they hope).

2009 Winner Of Lemelson-MIT Award Is Not Your "Average" Student

Geoffry von Maltzahn is a man whose inventions are helping to create not one, but several different paths for successfully treating cancer. He is 28 years old, a biomedical engineer in graduate school at MIT, and he has already submitted 8 patent applications, co-authored 19 papers, founded two companies, and mentors aspiring scientists. And in his spare time...

Bringing New Life To Old Books - Brilliant Book Art

Brian Dettmer is an artist that takes stories from the inside of books, and creates his own on the outside.

Bailout Your Sleep Debt with Yawnlog

YawnLog is here to help you catch up on some much-deserved shut eye by tracking your sleeping patterns with a simple calendar-based formula.  It's kinda like Twitter, but for catching Z's instead of micro-blogging about Obama's Congressional Address.

LeapFrog’s Zippity: Jump for Joy With the Interactive Learning and Exercise System for Kids

If your child has a habit of sitting in front of the television all day long or doesn't get quite enough exercise, this new interactive gadget may have you all jumping for joy!

Google Earth: Atlantis Still Lost Among New Finds

There is some embarrassment and quite a bit of denial surrounding the claim that the Google Earth mapping tool was used to discover a grid of streets in the ocean that were thought to be the lost city of Atlantis. Google Earth has had some amazing results and the entire Google search system has come further than even its creators could ever have predicted. Still, read on for more details, which confirm that the lost city of Atlantis is, alas, still lost.

Education Begins in The Womb: Great Idea?

The Fetal Educator Strap, which is sometimes referred to as Patent# US 6840775 provides a way for a mother to discuss matters with her chlid before it enters the world. Brilliant in its simplicity, this invention may make all of us question exactly when a child’s education should begin. Read on, but watch what you say.

Arsenic: Is This Ancient Poison a Modern Remedy?

News sources in Hong Kong have released information concerning the success of some leukemia patients that have been treated with a combination of arsenic and vitamin A. How far has this poison dating back to an 8th century A.D Arab alchemist named Jabir really come? Read on for some startling details.

Good Enzyme, Bad Enzyme: Getting Closer To Alzheimer's Prevention?

In what could be a very significant discovery regarding the biochemistry of alpha-secretase in protecting our brains from Alzheimer's disease, biochemical researchers at Germany's Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz were able to determine more about what function the enzyme plays. Implications could lead to more effective treatments (and possibly prevention).

New Generation of Russian Goats Linked to Protection of Newborns

A sort of miracle will soon be occurring on a farm near Moscow where the birth of a very special new generation of goats with human genes is expected. These genes will make them produce protein lactoferrin, which is an element in human milk that protects a newborn baby until his or her own immune system starts to work. Read on for some amazing details.

Jam With Rock Stars At Home Using Virtual, Private Music Lessons

Have your heart set on receiving private music lessons from industry professionals and celebrities? Until recently, I'd tell you to keep on dreaming. Now, professional musicians come to your home; virtually of course, to teach you how to play the guitar, piano and more, or improve your singing voice with professional vocal lessons.

Should You Sue Via Board Game?: Great Idea?

The Lawsuit Board Game also known as Patent# US 6805351 is the perfect way to introduce children to the process of suing their friends and neighbors instead of trying to get along with them. (Of course, if both litigants play this game together, that could still happen as well although it would be an accident.) Read on but please don’t sue the messenger.

Russian Organization Offers Art, Healing And Innovation

Just last summer, South Ossetia was a war zone. Today, however, it marks the spot of the Inva Studio, a special place of hope and healing that helps people with disabilities develop their art skills. Read on for more details about this most unusual art center.

LeapFrog Text & Learn: A BlackBerry Just for Babies

Everyone knows by now President Obama loves his BlackBerry! Well, hold onto your hats. There's a new gadget in town and it is targeting the younger generation!

Board Game Offers Fun Coupled With Safety Tips

"Billy, don't touch the grill." Two seconds later... "Billy! What did I tell you? Don't touch the grill!" Two seconds later... "Waaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!" Yeah. Billy touched the grill. It's difficult to get things through to kids when it comes to safety. But this game may just give parents a fighting chance.

Yikes! Kids Can Use Kit to Extract DNA!

The words "DNA extraction" and "toy" seem incongruous to me. Yet here it is--a kit that allows children to sample DNA... and do stuff with it.

Pets Provide Many Benefits For College Students

In the interest of having something to do, I guess, researchers at Ohio State University found that pets can provide support, companionship, and stress relief for college students who live with their pets. Now more than ever, college students need whatever help they can get to overcome the stresses encountered on the bridge from home to career. Better dogs than drugs.

DIY Blood Type Test Kit? In the Toy Section?

I'm sometimes amazed at what qualifies to be a toy. For example, I wouldn't put a chainsaw--yes, a real chainsaw--in the toy category. Nor would I list surgical rip spreaders among the list of items that I would let a kid play with. But somehow, the DIY Blood Type Testing Kit slides into the toy arena--with interesting results.

Anybody Order a Pocket-Sized Collapsing Star?

The Astro-Blaster Collision Accelerator simulates the destruction of a star. I, for one, like the idea of being able to blow up a stellar object with something that can fit in my pocket...

Erector Spykee Robot--Fun with Practical Applications

Toy robots have come a long way since the wind-up tin-toy that would clunk along the floor with sparks erupting from the "guns" in it's chest. The Erector Spykee The Spy Robot is a great example of a toy that can also be used for practical applications around the house--or for taunting certain pets...