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Fukushima Farmers' Online Sales Booming Thanks to Public Support

Though wholesale prices of fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products grown in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture are heavily discounted, online sales are so strong farmers can barely cope with the demand.

Dell Reconnect Breaks An Ecycling Record

And now, for something completely different from my usual fare. It's always nice to see people making an effort to reduce our ecological footprint- and through a partnership with Goodwill Industries, that's just what Dell's been doing.

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

How Sweet It Is - The Benefits of Growing Sugarcane For Biofuels

Scientists have discovered that growing sugarcane reduces the temperature.

Uniqlo 'UV Cut' Hooded Shirts Say 'Hands Off' to Ultraviolet Rays

Uniqlo's "UV Cut" line of casual summer clothing is designed to filter 90% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays but the Japanese clothing giant has gone one step further: hooded shirts and cardigans styled with extended sleeves that protect the backs of the wearer's hands.

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - A Probe That Flies Into The Sun

The Solar Probe Plus has one ultimate goal: crash into the Sun.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

21 Drops Trios Modernize and Simplify Aromatherapy

For many aromatherapy-curious people the practice seems a little too complicated.  21 Drops aims to take the frustration and guesswork out of aromatherapy.  They have created easy to use and tote rollerball vials of pre-blended oils to treat a wide range of issues. 

Interactive Art Gallery and Bar: Revision Lounge In NYC Brings New Life To Discarded Items

A new bar in the East Village of NYC called "ReVision Lounge" is not only a high-end place to enjoy a few drinks but it also serves as a chic art gallery--repurposed art, that is.  From bar stools made of old skis and couches made of coffins, everything at Revision is living its second life.

Ralph Lauren Goes Green—With His Solar-Paneled Backpack

The RLX backpack looks just like an ordinary backpack, except for the fact that, well, it's not. That's because it has a solar panel to charge your gadgets. That's right: you will literally be a walking, talking charging machine. Er.. That didn't come out right.

Self-Healing Plastics A Positive And Attractive Advancement

Hard at work on making the impossible happen, scientists at Fraunhofer in Germany are developing a viable way for plastics to heal themselves over time.

Mush Mush Vroom Vroom - Cars Made Out Of Mushrooms

If you buy a car in the near future, part of it could be made from mushrooms!

Purdue’s Celeritas: A New Venture For The Thee-Time Winners Of Shell’s Eco-Marathon

Teams from Purdue University have entered solar-powered vehicles in Shell's Eco-Marathon and won for the past three years; however, the University's team is headed down an entirely new road this year.  They will be entering an urban-concept solar car, "Celeritas," in the April 14-17 competition in Houston.

Branson Gets Deep - The World's Deepest Diving Submarine

Richard Branson is making it possible to explore the very depths of the world's oceans.

Belt-Mounted Geiger Counter Monitors Microsieverts While You Jog

Fear of radioactivity cramping your active lifestyle? Over-reacting to reports of overheated reactors? The small, lightweight and portable GC-S1 radiation meter from System TALKS clips onto your belt and tallies up the microsieverts while you go about your daily routine.

Chevy Cruze Eco: Obama's 50mpg Gas-Engine Car, Or Not?

In his recent major policy speech, President Obama claimed that gasoline-powered cars are currently being sold with the potential to achieve more than 50 mpg.  However, car enthusiasts and eco-experts are having a hard time finding one such car.  According to the White House, the president was referring to the Chevy Cruze Eco, which has government ratings of 42 mpg on the highway.  So what's the truth?

STEM Sells Research - Selling Science To Kids

The USA Science & Engineering Festival wants you to help them make science cool.

China Goes Green on Tomb-Sweeping Day

Got money to burn and deceased ancestors to honor? So do many millions of Chinese – and that's the problem. The 2,500-year-old tradition of burning fake money on Tomb-Sweeping Day is meant to boost the fortunes of the deceased but with a population of well over a billion, it's the living who are paying the price.

Anti-Allergy Mask & Goggles Combo Keeps Out Pollen, Dust and Germs

Tis the sneezin'! This apocalyptic looking mask & goggles combo may look cumbersome (not to mention scary) but demand from Japan's growing legions of allergy sufferers has been so brisk retailers can't keep them in stock.

That's Heavy - Mapping Gravity On An Imperfect Sphere

The European Space Agency has mapped the Earth's changing gravity better than ever before.