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Talking Down to Elderly May Shorten Their Lives

A study done by Yale University states that treating old people like children may cut up to 8 years off their lives.

Reading Books May Help Teens Lose Weight

Researchers at Duke University have found that reading the right type of books may help overweight adolescents lose weight.

2008 Nobel Prize In Physics: 3 Early Contributors To Big Bang Theory

Today, in Stockholm, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three Japanese physicists - Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi, and Toshihide Maskawa. In different studies, 14 years apart, these men contributed to the understanding of broken symmetries at the sub-atomic, or quark, level of matter and antimatter. The work of these men has led to an understanding of why everything in nature does not react symmetrically.

Mitsubishi Colt Borrows Big Brother's Nose

As expected, the next model of Mitsubishi's Colt was out and about at the Paris Motor Show and the new styling definitely gives it a sportier look. And with three different engines available, the Colt promises to be the perfect entry vehicle.

Study Finds Using Fans Reduces Risk of SIDS

A new study has found that using a fan on a sleeping baby lowers the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 72 percent.

Idling Alternatives Cools Truckers, Save Gas and Help The Planet

Not idling is one of the many good ways to save gas and be more environmentally friendly, but there are few to keep cool on hot days when, for some important reason, you just have to sit in your vehicle and wait. What is the average Jane and Joe to do to not idle and yet stay cool when there is need to stay cool in a vehicle and opening the windows just isn't enough? How about truckers?

Russian Scientists Expand Horizons of Thermo-Diagnostics

Natural thermal sensors are a byproduct of millions of years of evolution. If you don’t believe this, just ask any law-abiding mosquito how he or she always knows just where to bite into a “fresh warm lunch” or put another way, into objects which are warmer than their environment. Read on, even if your appetite is suddenly waning.

South Africa joins the Electric Vehicle Race

The Paris Motor Show is in full swing, and as expected, the new concepts and hybrids are among the top reveals. One of the more interesting vehicles present at the show is the Joule MPV, which is the first electric vehicle to come from South Africa.

Travel By Dog: Carting & Scootering Are Hot!

If your dogs just can't get enough exercise and you don't live in a very cold, wet climate where you can sled, there are snowless equivalents of dog sledding. You can go carting or scootering and leave the driving to them! Mush! Mush!

Mighty Wallet™ - Put Your Money Where Your Art Is

Tough economic times are hitting consumers where it hurts - in their wallets. MOMAstore Japan and artist Terrence Kelleman have the cure for your fiscal pain: the Art Lover Wallet.

Nissan's Pixo Will Hit the Road in 2010

As City Cars are becoming more popular and widely accepted, automakers are beginning to open up the market for them and add their own version to the mix. Nissan unveiled their addition to the city car genre at the Paris Motor Show and is promising a release date of Spring 2009.

New Russian Water Purification Technology: Best in the World?

Researchers from Pyatigorsk, a famous Russian mineral water resort, have developed a new technology for water purification, which they claim to be the best in the world. Read all about this exciting and innovative technological advance that does not require any energy sources to maintain itself.

A Practical, Adorable, And Ghostly Salt Squad From d-VISION

When something grabs you, well it just does, and you can't forget it. This happened to me when I spotted the Salt Squad on the d-VISION website. The attitude, the freshness, the impish, ghostly appearance of the Salt Squad shakers just drove me nuts... so now you can go nuts too!

Unknown Beast Washes up on Russian Shores: What is it?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that axiom is no more applicable than at this moment. For the strange and unknown creature that washed up on a Russian beach almost 5,000 miles east of Moscow, there are few words to describe its mysterious and unsettling appearance. Read on and try not to look.

Ford Code-Names Their New Ethanol Boost System

Even though Ford's current EcoBoost system has gotten a lot of positive feedback, they have already started working on the next iteration of the system. The project has been code-named Bobcat and it is moving through the stages of design very quickly.

Loofah Gone Wild! 8 PIE Studio Natural Fiber Seating Designs

Looking like huge modeled loofah scrubs, some of the seating designs by Project Import Export (PIE) Studio may look, at first, like misfits for home interiors But the furniture lines are sensual, the shapes are contoured, and with a few cushions they look really smart and very comfortable.

Recycled Box Cowboy Hats Just in Time For a Drunken Halloween

Want to be a cowboy this Halloween? I don't blame you. Cowboys can be awfully sexy. Lucky for you, here is a way to show some love and loyalty to your favorite beer company and be an eco-friendly cowboy at the same time.

Wall Street Journal Announces Innovation Awards For 2008

The Wall Street Journal announced the recipients of its 2008 Technology Innovation Awards. The top award went to Vidacare, a U.S. firm, that created the EZ-IO device, a high-speed drill that delivers medications and other fluids directly into bones.

Has the Man Powered Ferris Wheel Crossed The Green Line?

I’m afraid there isn’t much information about this man powered Ferris Wheel somewhere in Southern India. Search after search the only information I found about this green innovation is this video. Still I’ve chosen to share this innovation with you because I find it dangerously fascinating and evident that contrary to popular belief the eco-conscious do like to have fun.


Thanks For Coming, Now Go Away!

Don't you sometimes wish that you could tell your guests to leave? Maybe it's not that they bore you, you're just not in the mood for company. Well, come in and see this crazy doormat....