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Virtual DVD Dinner Dates Satisfy Japan's Lonely, Hungry Geeks

Loneliness and shyness seem to be serious issues for many Japanese guys, but fear not: a series of 3 self-help DVDs is here to save the day. Microwave up a frozen Swanson entree, pull up a ratty sofa and pop in a disc, hungry Otaku, your virtual dinner dream date awaits!

Dog Whisperers Are Out, Dog Listeners Are In

There are two hot trends in dog training today that are both called Dog Listening.  But one has to do with humans who listen to dogs and the other is about dogs who listen to humans.  According to each of these dogmas, training is required.

First Step Toward Invention Success - Ignore The Naysayers!

As you begin your path toward bringing your invention to market, you might become keenly aware of how many naysayers suddenly show up in your life.   And when I say naysayers I mean people who don't share your vision, don't believe you can make things happen or let you know that for some reason or another you cannot actualize your invention dreams. 

'Sleeping Girl DVD' Gently Guides You Into Dreamland

Need a little help sleeping lately? Just pop the “Sleeping Girl DVD” into your player and drift off to slumberland, gently guided by the soft voices and easy-on-the-eyes looks of some of Japan's most alluring dreamgirls.

"Watson" Goes From 'Jeopardy!' To Medical School

'Watson,' the IBM super computer system that defeated the best Jeopardy! players on TV, now wants to go to medical school and beat the algorithms off the other medical computers already in the field.  When asked if being late to the market was a concern, the big guy said 'Are you kidding? Once I digest 6 million medical text books and 70 million journal articles, I'll kick every lit cell in their systems out to algorithm heaven!"

Miles Of Styles - The 100 Mile Design Challenge

It's amazing what can be made solely from local materials - just see what these design students have done.

Doctors Misdiagnose Half Of Those With Early Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain have uncovered a sad truth about early onset Alzheimer's disease - that more than half of those who develop it are misdiagnosed because they exhibit symptoms not customarily associated with Alzheimer's.

 

Fishy Finding - Students Turn Fish Into Plastic

Three kids from Thailand have turned fish scales into plastic, and have earned $50,000 for their efforts.

Can't Touch This - ZeroTouch Makes Touchscreens Redundant

ZeroTouch is a touchscreen that doesn't require touch, or a screen.

Psychologists Identify A Cognitive Ability That Can Soften The Impact Of Insults And Criticism

You've heard the expression 'hot under the collar.'  It generally describes a person who overreacts to criticism.  In fact, psychologists call the area of psychology that deals with emotions 'hot' psychology, while its opposite, 'cold' psychology, is concerned with cognitive concepts. In this study, researchers find a key cognitive ability that serves to mitigate the effects of emotional reactions.

Picasso Pad? - Living In A Cube

You really can live in comfort in a small space. The Cube Project is proof.

The Heart Stops Here - The Biosensing Bucking Bronco

The harder you breathe, the harder the Broncomatic bucks!

That's The Spirit! - Teenagers Turn Space Waste Into Food

A group of high school students have developed a way to convert waste generated in space into food.

Is That A PC In Your Pocket? - The PC That's The Size Of A Flash Drive

You will soon be able to buy a PC that fits in your pocket - for under $25!

Part Of The Process - Participatory Budgeting And You

People all over the world are deciding how their tax dollars are spent. Why aren't you?

True Economy - Getting Value For Virtually No Money

The $300 House is a project that enables the poorest of the poor to build the best houses they can for next to nothing.

Not A Whopping Cough - Hackasaurus Helps Kids Get The Most Out Of The Web

Hackasaurus gives kids the tools they need to truly understand and manipulate the internet.

Opening Education's Gates - The Gates Foundation Invests In Innovative Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting over $20 million into innovative learning tools, including gaming and social networking.

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Need Some InnoCentive? Try The Popular Science Pavilion

PopSci and InnoCentive team up to give you the opportunity to turn your ideas into money.