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Pedalling Million Dollar Bike To Beijing

Just when you thought the competition at the Olympics was tough, technology takes it up another notch.


Mangosteen, the Queen of Fruits!

Mangosteen, a small purple fruit relatively unknown outside of East Asia owing to its perishable nature, is about to make a big impact as a health enhancer. "Mangosteen Mania" has struck Japan - your country may be next!

Agave Sweetens Naturally; Just Taste Your Tequila

What does Wholemato Ketchup have in common with your favorite tequila? A succulent plant called the agave. The natural sweetener that Wholemato Ketchup uses is agave nectar culled from the flower of the agave plant. Tequila is distilled from sap in the heart of the blue agave.

In Japan, Pets Have Their OWND Oxygen Cafe

It remains to be seen if the oxygenating capsule for humans or dogs is going to have legs as the hottest health and fitness craze, but in Japan anything and everything is worth a try. So if you happen to be in the vicinity of the Yoyogi Uehara station in Tokyo, stop by with your dog or cat and let him try out the OWND Cafe special!

Waboba Ball Bounces On Water

Created by Swedish inventor Jan von Heland, the Waboba Ball has one special feature: being able to bounce on water.

Ice Cold Snow Sauna

The Snow Room, a ten-degrees-below-zero "spa" is a creation by the MNK Group, normally associated with the manufacture of saunas.

Company briefs speak about the benefits of a hot-cold therapy, pointing out that it is a common practice in north European countries.

Speedo’s Latest Swimsuit Breaking Records

With the 2008 Summer Olympics fast approaching, swimmers are training hard to grab the gold, but a new swimsuit might be creating an unfair competition.

Personal Trainer in Your Pocket: Toshiba Sportio Phone

With help from KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan, the new Toshiba Sportio was recently introduced. The Toshiba Sportio is just one of the latest cell phones meant for individuals who are keen on exercising.

Innovative Gravity Defying Shoes

While investigating shock absorption for buildings and automobiles, scientists discovered a special polymer that was both lightweight and absorbed shock and vibration. This material forms the sole of these innovative shoes.

Selling Cellphones to the Gray Generation

Society may be aging but the older generation still wants to enjoy the benefits of technology. Marketers like Japan's NTT Docomo realize this and their new Raku Raku ("Easy Easy") Phone Basic S cellphone brings hi-tech back to basics.

Sumo Wrestling's Newest Champion Euro-Trashes Stereotypes

Think of sumo wrestlers and you'll probably conjure up images of fat Japanese guys in loincloths. Forget about all that - for the first time, a European has won sumo wrestling's coveted Emperor's Cup!

Welcome to Maifoot, Service With a Servant!

Maifoot, located in Tokyo's geek mecca of Akihabara, delightfully combines everything Japanese Otaku love so well: maids, nurses, cosplay, massages, and maids. Did I mention, the staff are all maids.

Intelligent First Aid Kit Talks You Through Any Emergency

The recent natural disasters in China (earthquake) and Myanmar (cyclone) highlight the need for easily accessible personal first aid even those untrained in basic medical techniques can use. Enter 'Intelligent First Aid', a compact and complete kit containing 9 injury packs with an instruction manual you can read - and listen to!

Citrulline Snacks and Drinks do Athletes a Flavor

Citrulline is the new "flavor of the month" in Japan, and now it's creating a buzz over here. A non-essential amino acid found in watermelon rinds, citrulline is being added to energy drinks and even chewing gum - but it's sexual athletes who have really sat up and noticed! 

The Performance Water Cycle

Summer is fast approaching, which means less clothes and more fun in the sun. It also means water-sports will be on the rise. This summer, instead of the same old H2O based gadgets, give the new Performance Water Cycle a try.

Iceless Skating Rinks - Cool Idea for a Warming World

Winter sports like ice skating and hockey may one day be played year round in any climate, thanks to specially waxed plastic resin panels that look & feel like real ice yet do not need to be chilled.

Great Invention Idea? A Reservation System for Airplane Toilets.

Is there anyone left who doesn't think the only thing better than traveling by air is having his or her wisdom teeth pulled? Do any of you suspect America is in fact a class based system and not an egalitarian one? If you have any doubts at all about such things United States patent 6329919 should put your doubts to rest once and for all.

MeatWater™ For The Carnivore In All Of Us

Vitamin waters leaving you tired and run down? Of course! Vitamin and other bottled waters lack what active people need most... protein! Now Liquid Innovations presents Krautkrämer’s MeatWater™ High Efficiency Survival Beverage, all the protein you need for an active, even athletic, lifestyle. In no other bottle can you find gastronomic feasts like MeatWater's breakfasts and dinners. (The Texas BBQ is to die for!) In fact, the MeatWater protein drinks totally "satifiy your inner carnivore."


Threat Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest And Stroke Spotted By The Endotect™

Endotect™, recently released by Israeli medical tech company Cardiatec, looks as nonthreatening as a blood pressure cuff... and it is. Endotect tests endothelial function, the function that ultimately determines whether you live or die as a result of a cardio-vascular incident, such as sudden cardiac arrest or stroke.

MimicCreme™ Scores Best Of Show At Expo West 2008

MimicCreme™, the all vegetarian real cream substitute by Green Rabbit, LLC, was anointed Best of Show today by VegNews, a vegetarian lifestyle magazine. The 2008 Expo West, one of the largest natural product trade shows, was held in March this year, in Anaheim, CA.