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Creating Illusion With Lighting: Kate Wall Lamps

The "Kate" wall lamps are brilliant combinations of utility, fiction, and fascination... like functional trompe l'oeil murals or wall stickers.

Floating Car Parks Planned For Moscow

The Russian capital is besieged with cars and not enough places to park them. Moscow’s river will soon become the site of floating car parks and people and vehicles that may or may not be able to swim. Read on, but bring your life preserver.

9 Racks That Rock By David Byrne

New Yorkers have something to look forward to when they return from summer vacation next week. New bike racks! And nine of them are the designs of Talking Heads founder, pop rocker, lyricist, visual artist, furniture designer - well, modern Renaissance man -- David Byrne!

Russia’s Innovative Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Phone and Laptop Charger

Get a charge out of one of the most interesting innovations in power engineering. It comes straight from Russia and involves the use of hydrogen as a power supply for a cell-phone and laptop charger. Read on for details.

Cervarix Vaccine Comes to Russia: Human Papillomavirus Beware!

Now the famous vaccine known to fight certain types of HPV that cause cervical cancer, is registered in Russia. Read all about Cervarix and its effectiveness against the human papillomavirus.

Russians Create New Rehabilitation Device: Hope For Faster Recovery From Stroke

Russian scientists have created a new device that will allow patients who have lost the ability to walk due to stroke or head injury to recover at a faster rate. Read on for the hopeful details.

Georgian Websites Attacked by Russian Hackers

Despite an ordered halt to hostilities by the President of Russia, attacks on Georgian websites by Russian hackers remain unabated. Will it ever end? Read on for the sad prognosis.

Hair and Feathers: Do They Share The Same Roots?

Are hair and feathers related? How did they first appear and why are Russian scientists so curious about answering this question? Read on whether or not you like caps and no matter who your hairdresser may be.

Bubble Gum Meets Bubble Bath

Bathing just got a whole lot sweeter, thanks to chewing gum scented bath and body salts! Enjoy the aroma of Japan's favorite chewing gums in six classic flavors including coffee, pickled plum and blueberry.

Is DogPause® The Answer To Some Dog Eating Disorders?

"Wolfing down food" is instinctive to wolves because if they don't eat their prey fast, another animal will. Unfortunately for many domestic dogs, they've inherited that instinct from wolves and wild dogs, but because of the domestic dog's more delicate digestive system, wolfing it down (or "wooffing it down") might end up as dog bulimia.

Retro Wooden Mobile Phone: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Where has all the wood gone in this cold modern age of steel? When you see a tree, do you secretly yearn for closer contact? Read on then, if you dare.

Robots Controlled By Brain Power: Science Fiction or Russian Reality?

More and more, technological innovation has seeped into our past illusions of reality, making the science fiction of yesteryear naïve and passé. Learn more about today’s cybernauts and what they are up to (in your brain) these days.

Suunto X10 Tracks More Than Just The Time

Every new outdoor watch seems to amaze buyers. Sure some of the specifications may already be popular, but there’s always some unique feature that makes the product stand out. In this case with Suunto’s new upgrade, GPS is the new craze.


Russia’s Drunk-Driving Law Amended To Allow One For The Road

Frank Sinatra once sang about “one for his baby and one more for the road.” He would have found solace in Russia, where now one drink before taking the wheel is permitted. Read on, but watch out for that wavy line.

iPhones in Russia and China: A Trader’s Paradise

In days gone by, American blue jeans were all the coveted rage in Russia, but now Apple’s iPhone has taken over. Read on for details about the iPhone stampede, but… call first.

Christian Dior Gets On The Luxury Mobile Phone Bandwagon

What is one of the world’s most famous fashion houses up to these days? It isn’t a new sequined formal wonder, but rather a new line of Luxury Mobile Phones destined for distribution in China and Russia. Read on, although it may cost you!

Because Your Car Is Your Favorite Child, There's Carloft®

"My car is my favorite child," goes the German saying, so you will understand why the German visionary architectural firm, Langhof, incorporated the first Carloft® in its design of Berlin's new Paul- Lincke-Hofe apartment building. Yes, CarLoft makes Mercedes transport so much easier, right into your living room, in fact.

Russia’s Daring Voyage to the Bottom of the World's Deepest Lake

This summer marks an age of further discovery for two Russian submersibles seeking to measure the maximum depth of the world’s deepest lake. Read all about Siberia’s unique Lake Baikal aka Russia’s national treasure.

2008's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

The 2008 Halloween fashion trends are heavy into "movie characters" and "gruesome," but there are still plenty of just plain funny costumes for adults. This year, the Funniest Adult Halloween Costume awards are being given in 10 categories, among them: Cleverest Cadaver Costume, Sexiest Linguine & Meatball Costume, Hairiest Feminist Costume and Smartest Dummy Costume. See them for a laugh out loud!


Russian Drug May Be Breakthrough for Alzheimer's Patients

Is there finally some hope for the victims of Alzheimer’s Disease? There well may be thanks to a Russian-made drug known as Dimebon. Read on for the details.