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Baby Monitor Developed Focuses on Infant’s Breathing

Researchers have developed a prototype baby monitor that focuses on a baby’s breathing.

New Drug May Cure Jet Lag

A new drug developed by researchers helps the body produce more of the sleep hormone melatonin and could get rid of problems caused by jet lag and shift work.

Could Waste Fees be California’s New Years Resolution?

While some program's pay consumer money to recycle in an effort to reduce waste, California has plans to approach the waste issue a bit differently and much more aggressively. How? California plans on implementing bans on certain plastics and charging fees for the use of others.

Flawed Fishing Policies Result in Fewer Fish

In an effort to maintain a steady population of fish, many fisheries have rules for minimum fish sizes or weights. If the fish is too small, it must be thrown back to give it more time to grow and reproduce. Now researchers have found that this policy is flawed.

Volvo Interiors Will Now be Certified Allergy Friendly

For the men and women who suffer from allergies, simple things in life can be full of struggles. Medication can help, but depending on the severity of the allergy and how fast you metabolize things, they can wear off quickly. Volvo has taken a step to help these allergy sufferers, at least while they are driving anyway.

Study Shows Drivers Are Distracted Most by Cell Phones

A new study conducted by the University of Utah found that cell phones are more of a distraction than anything else for drivers.

Night Terrors in Children May Be Inherited

Have your children ever woken up from a night terror? You know the symptoms: bolting up out of bed with their eyes wide open, almost as in terror, with a look of fear on their face and sometimes letting out a horrifying scream.

The Year in Review: 2008’s Top Industries for New Businesses

The best business opportunities in 2008 opened the doors of success for entrepreneurs looking to start their small businesses. Within these markets, businesses both successful and bizarre established themselves and found their niches.


Hot News! Charcoal Briquettes from Old Newspapers

Could old newspapers become a valuable source of home heating energy? A 75-year-old Japanese bicycle shop owner named Shigeru Ota thinks so. Ota has built a simple device that compresses the daily news into burnable briquettes.

Nuclear Physics Could Lead to More Efficient Engine Designs

The oil in your engine. We all know what it does, but how efficiently does it work? Until just recently that question was unanswered, but thanks to some research conducted by Nissan, we have a much better understanding of the mechanics behind it. The result could be more efficient engines in the near future.

Study Finds Tongue May Hold Clue to Obesity

Neuroscientists at Penn State have done a study that links taste to body weight, claiming that fat on a body could hook the brain on junk food.

Honda Introduces Thier Own Green Driving Tool

As has become apparent over the past few months, automotive manufactures have made it their mission to help people learn to drive more efficiently. One of the first examples was the ECODrive system from Fiat that allowed you to upload driving data to your computer and review it to find ways of improving you driving. More recently, Honda has provided a somewhat similar system that provides real time feedback as you drive.

New Molecule Discovered That May Suppress Hunger

As the holidays quickly approach, many weight-loss resolutions are made in order to start the new year fresh. However, new discoveries may help with the battle of the bulge.

International Space Station: A Ten-Year Anniversary

Exactly a decade ago on November 20, 1998, a Russian Proton rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, initiating the world’s most ambitious space project, which is due for completion in 2011. Read all about its amazing history.

Sterling Engine Works Wonders in Th!nk City Car

Sterling engines have been around for almost 200 years, although their use has been somewhat limited. They are usually reserved for high power applications that don't require much speed, but after some reengineering, Dean Kamen managed to install a sterling engine into a Th!nk City Car.