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Unclear On Nuclear? Try Thorium - Nuclear Energy Without The Side Effects

Thorium is a safer and more abundant nuclear energy source than uranium. So where are the reactors?

Radiation Exposure Readiness: Part 1, News & Information

The events in Japan and the weather patterns in the Pacific can change from one minute to the next, and that is how our information sources are dealing with nuclear fallout news.  Sitting here in Southern California, I can tell you that it's no comfort being advised all day that California is safe from nuclear fallout and suddenly, in late afternoon, reading that  "Nuclear fallout has arrived in California," as one Google News headline read on March 18.

For He's A Jolly Google Fellow - Google Takes A Stance On Climate Change

Google announces 21 Google Science Communication Fellows, who have been charged to spread the word about climate change.

How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake? Find Out by Playing Beat The Quake

Japan should then serve as an example for the rest of the world when it comes to preparedness and disaster relief when it comes to natural catastrophes. There is a wealth of information available readily on the net on what you can do to prepare yourself if an earthquake or some other natural disaster were to happen. You can either read about them–or learn what to do by playing a game like Beat the Quake.

Ma Cacabane Gives Toddlers Some Private Potty Time

Everyone needs some privacy in the bathroom from time to time.  Unfortunately for little kids who are potty training, time alone is often in short supply.  Ma Cacabane is a cardboard outhouse-like enclosure for youngsters to use when they are doing their business.   

Pass The Bill - Giving Your Representative An Informed Opinion

POPVOX gives you the facts, and allows you to petition your representative without partisan interference.

Metals Can't Slip On Past These Banana Peels - Water Purification Goes Fruity

Often researchers are regarded as bananas for their long and tireless dedication to a very narrow space of subject matter, but now sane scientists at Brazil's UNSEP have discovered a way to use the classic banana peel as a way to purify water.

Positive Enforcement - The Military Wants To Make Friends

The military is being taught how to win friends and influence people.

Wash & Brush Timer Encourages Toddler Hygiene

My three year old seems to understand the purpose behind teeth brushing and hand washing.  Sadly, while she is interested enough to ask a lot of questions, she is too restless and easily distracted to properly get the job done.  The Wash & Brush Timer by IntelliTEC is meant to encourage young children to perform these grooming actions for an effective amount of time. 

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.