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New Device Aids in Breast Cancer Detection

To coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Avie Products has launched a new electronic waterproof device named “Cue” that mainly functions as a breast self-exam reminder.

Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards: 10 Most Brilliant Gadgets Of 2008

Popular Mechanics announced its picks for the 2008 Breakthrough Awards to The 10 Most Brilliant Gadets of the Year. Here's the list of international winners; you may be surprised at the gadgets on the list.

My Favorite Solar Powered Halloween Lights for 2008

This year's list of Solar Powered Halloween lights is a little different than the ones in the past. This years solar powered lights are gentler in appearance and more versatile in use. In other words they can be used as more than just Halloween décor but also the entire season of autumn décor. Take a look at the list below to see what I mean.

Breath Test May Detect Cancer

British scientists are working on a breath test that may detect early signs of cancer and other serious illnesses.

New Glove Helps In Early Detection of Breast Cancer

The Donna Glove is a new tool that can be used to detect lumps in the breast.

Design Imitates Nature in 'SunShade,' Winner 2008 Dutch Design Week!

Like a flower opening to the sun, Lianne van Genugten's SunShade design opens at daylight and closes at dusk. Its power comes from the sun, like the flower....

Shinkansen Might Lose Title of Japan's Fastest Train

Thanks to a more comfortable riding environment and increasing availability, railway travel is becoming more popular around the world. The speed at which some of the super trains travel can easily cut the average commute time in half and they are only getting faster. This can be seen by Kawasaki's proposal to build a new super train that will capture Japan's current record.

Prehistoric Rock Sculptures Discovered in Ukraine: Another Stonehenge?

Archeologists have discovered more than ten prehistoric rocky sculptures in the Carpathian Mountains near the village of Snidavka, in the Ukraine. What historical significance do they have? No one really knows, but read on for some thoughts on the subject.

Solar Powered Generator Saves Green Quietly

Hurricane Ike came and went and in between left a lot of people, among other things, without electricity for days (some people weeks). If you have ever had to live without electricity you know it isn't impossible to do, but it is a hassle and it does take a lot of rethinking on how to stay cool and keep fresh food. Those who could afford it had the option of using gasoline-powered generators and the very lucky had the opportunity to use the Solar Stik.

Study Shows Too Much Drinking Shrinks Your Brain

Debating on whether or not to have that last drink for the night? A new study has found that the more alcohol you consume, the more your brain shrinks.

Start-up Ecovative Design Revolutionizes Insulation

Ecovative Design has come up with a bio-degradeable solution to insulation called Greensulate and recently won $750,000 in an international competition to reduce CO2 with a new product.

Flatshare Refrigerator Wins 2008 Best iGeneration Design

Out of nine tremendously creative and functional household designs produced by the finalists in the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition, one design really stood out in the judges minds: The "Flatshare" Refrigerator, by Austrian design student, Stefan Buchberger, whose inspiration came from sharing a flat, of course.

Study Compares Difference in Weight at Chinese Buffets

Have you ever looked at your patterns of eating when sitting down to a nice hearty buffet of food? A study shows that there is a big difference in the behavior of people concerning Chinese buffets.

Russian Scientists Study Microwaves and Hurricanes

A universal method for estimating the potential energy of any hurricane has been developed by Russian scientists. The technique is based upon data of Earth’s satellite monitoring in the microwave range. Read on and …get out of the way!

An Aspirin a Day May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

A new study suggests that taking an aspirin a day may lower the risk of breast cancer in women.

Another Electric Vehicle from Venturi

The designers at Venturi, an automotive company based out of France, are accustomed to designing electric vehicles. The Fetish, their first electric sports car, debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. This year, they have another sport-based all electric vehicle to unleash on the world.

Russians Suggest New Approach to Earthquake Prediction

Scientists from a region in Russia, which is known as one of the most volcano and earthquake-prone on the planet have suggested a new approach in their long-range prediction. Perhaps the world should take heed as they have had a lot of practice in this area. Read on, but hang onto your chairs and things.

Liquid Sculptures Frozen in Time

Combining art and science, artist Martin Waugh captures nature’s beauty through his photographs by creating liquid sculptures.

Sharp’s Solar Powered Television A Little Too Excessive?

Sharp has recently introduced their second concept solar powered television at CEATEC this year. The first one, a 26-inch solar powered television, was introduced back in July and designed for people living in areas without utility-supplied electricity. Their latest version, much too big for my needs, is a 52-inch LCD solar powered television.

Ford to Produce 3 Custom Kas

The Ford Ka has made a large impression on both the European and Latin American market since its introduction in 1996. To keep people interested and sales up, Ford introduced 3 new styles of the Ka, each with its own personality.