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Marketing With a Conscience - 7 Great Ads Promoting Social Change

Sometimes advertising isn't about selling a product, but promoting an idea. Here are seven remarkable ads promoting social and environmental awareness.

Early Detection Of Alzheimer's Just A Blood Test Away?

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that a simple blood test might have major implications for the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, before symptoms even occur.

Edgy Japanese Eraser Has 28 Corners

Students, businessmen, artists, basically anyone who uses a pencil will at some point need an eraser, and the best eraser to use is a new one with sharp corners - which quickly get rounded with use. Not so with the Kadokeshi Plastic Eraser from Japan, which has - count 'em - 28 corners!

Hydrogen Bacteria: One Solution To Rising Gas Costs?

A Russian-born scientist living in the United States believes he may have found a cheap way to produce hydrogen, which may serve as a buffer against the ever-rising costs of petrol… Read on and perhaps…fill er up!

Playful Storage Solutions For The Future At 100% Design

Though only two years old, Creosa was chosen by 100% Design to participate in its 100% Futures show, representing the best of what's to come. Creosa has created some very playful, downright fun, storage designs you've got to see!

 

Moscow’s Fiberglass Pyramid: New Harmony, Ancient Secrets

Russia’s new age healing trend has its roots in the ancient worlds of Egypt and Mexico, and is centered in Moscow and a fiberglass pyramid that promises positive energy. Can it be so? Read on and learn more about the potentially magical powers of harmony.

Solitude Bathtub Sets Sail At 100% Design

Ok, so first you're going to ask yourself, what does this Solitude Bathtub have that I don't already have. You know the answer? Everything!

BlackBerry Technology Now in Russia: Encryption Delays Ended

BlackBerry technology has been delayed in Russia but that’s all over now. Read all about the several thousand BlackBerry smart phones that are expected to go on sale via Russia’s two leading mobile operators.

10 Masterpieces of Contemporary Design From Christie's Historic Sale

Christie's, the London-based auction house, which has restricted itself to the sale of original antique art and design for 250 years, will be auctioning its first outstanding pieces of contemporary design at Rockefeller Center in New York City on September 8, 2008. This gives private design collectors the opportunity to bid on items from some of the most renowned furniture designers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Russian Re-armament: Are Long Range Goals Too Long for the Su-34 Bomber?

Russia’s re-armament program has been approved until the year 2015. The replacement of Su-24 Fencers with SU-34 Fullback Fighter-Bombers has begun, but some say the process is taking too long. Read on for details, and…bombs away!

Russians Develop Hardware For Forecasting Earthquakes From Space

The “Vsplesk” (Burst) Experiment, which will involve a crew at the International Space Station, is expected to yield new methods for the real-time forecasting of earthquakes. Read on and…be amazed.

Lisco: Multi-purpose USB Cable and Bracelet

Though I know that I require USB cables to do almost anything from charging my mobiles, iPod, to transferring pictures from my camera to the laptop, I wish there was an innovative way to use and carry these cables.


MBI: The Newest Technology In Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, meeting in Washington, DC this weekend, will be hearing about the results of experiments with a new technology for detecting breast cancers in women with dense breasts. It is called Molecular Breast Imaging, MBI, and it employs a radioactive tracer that is absorbed more by abnormal cells than healthy cells.

Angel To Get Wings At 100% Design!

Ms. Kimberley Langstone,19, began what was to be the Angel project while at Stratford-upon-Avon College studying Fashion and Textiles. It was there that she perfected a special sewing method to make Angel. Now, exclusively handled by Within4Walls, the interior couture Angel is certain to take on wings!

Russian Chairs To Reduce Spinal Strain: A Couch Potato’s Dream

Reducing the strain on our spines is very important to those among us who lead a more sedentary life. Read about the Russian engineers from Belgorod who have invented a new type of chair to help care for that same old spine.

Innovative Cow Bone Jewelry

A really innovative feature of Ross's work is that his project shows a variety of alternative uses for cow bones rather than sending them to the dump.

Is Your Dog A Genius? Buy A "Leo" Dog Toy And Find Out!

I'd like to think my dog is a genius even if he can't find the treat that has slipped from Leo to Leo in whatever way I arrange the Leos. Leo, short for Leonardo da Vinci, is the name of this challenging toy from (who else?) Canine Genius!

Studio Lawrence Debuts 'Dutch Flowers' Wall Tapestries At 100% Design

The Dutch design team of Bart Eijking and Patrick O’de Louwere of Studio Lawrence are readying for the debut of Dutch Flowers at the 2008 100% Design show in London in two weeks. Dutch Flowers is a series of custom-made,100 percent wool felt, wall tapestries created with a new technology, also developed by Studio Lawrence.

Russia’s High Tech Economy: Dubna’s Difficult Climb

The shadow of Lenin’s giant statue still towers over Dubna, a scientific town that once exemplified the Soviet Union’s achievements in the field of nuclear physics. Read all about Russia’s plans to transform it into another Silicone Valley.

EcoJohn - The Incinerating Toilet

There's something comforting about the reassuring flush after you use the restroom. We like knowing the water is washing away our waste to a place we never have to think about. But what if there was no flush? What if there was instead no water at all? What if you were actually sitting on a gas-fueled toilet.