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How To Make A Toxin-Free Gold Nanoparticle

Gold nanoparticles that are used today in medicine and other fields of technology, are broken down from gold compounds, or "gold salts," with synthetic chemicals, some of which are toxic -- bad for you, bad for the environment. A research team from the University of Missouri just made big news by finding a biocompatible and environmentally friendly method of obtaining gold nanoparticles through "green" chemistry.

Eco-Brolly: Is It an Umbrella Or Not?

A skeleton umbrella, designed by Shiu Yuk Yuen, it is a ‘green' design, created to help protect the environment.


Russia’s Navy in Venezuela: What’s Really Going On?

Washington officials have not been taking the recent Russian and Venezuelan joint naval exercises being conducted close to American territorial waters very seriously. Some, however, are questioning what kind of forces these warships will present in the near future. Read on for some disturbing information.

Music To My Ears: Music-ed T-shirts

T-shirts are equipped to allow for easy listening of any portable multimedia player like iPods, MP3 players, multimedia mobile such as DVD players, portable radios, etc.

The Dazzling NEW Museum Of Arts And Design (MAD)

It's taken a few years from design to realization, but the Museum of Arts And Design (MAD) will finally re-open in its new dazzling diggs on September 27, 2008. Its new address: 2 Columbus Circle, right at the southwest corner of Central Park, and right at the heart of New York City's world stage for theatre, ballet, orchestra, opera, and now arts and design.

Fun and Functional Miniskirts

Miniskirts are fun, but functional? Not a word I would normally associate with them. But these miniskirts definitely deserve the ‘fun and functional' tag.

9 Design Lab '08 Finalists: Brilliant Kitchen Appliances For The IGeneration

Wow! The finalists in the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition sure are some tough competition for their more seasoned colleagues. These undergraduate and graduate students in industrial design programs have created some awesome designs for the techie kitchen. I don't know how the judges will pick a winner this year. See if you have a favorite.

Russia and India Agree to Transfer of Key Technology for T-90 Tanks

It has been a difficult settlement strewn with acrimonious delays, but Russia has finally agreed to transfer to Indian armament factories the key technology needed in order for them to produce frontline T-90 tanks. Read on for the details, heavy though they may be.

Fix Those Heel Wedgies

Kix by Katie is a simple, affordable, cool and oh-so-innovative idea, a stick-on, lightweight, supportive strip which is applied to the inside back hemline of pants.

Russian Honeymoon Truly Out of This World

While America was first in placing a man on the moon and the very first tourist in space, Russia may make one wealthy couple the first members of the 240-mile-high club in an attempt to develop tourism in space. Read on and discover what a lot of money can really buy.

Memorialize The Banana With The DIY Chiquita Chandelier!

There's been a world-wide banana shortage since early 2008, and some have even predicted that the banana, as we know it, may become extinct. While you still can, you may want to create a memorial to the tasty, nutrient-rich banana, with this DIY project from Dutch designer Anneke Jakobs... The Chiquita Chandelier!

Bullet Proof Bras For German Police

Bullet resistant bras are ready for delivery to about 3,000 German police women who are in frontline duty. It's about time too.


First The Knees, Then The Hips, Now Back Replacement? TFAS®!

TFAS®, a new joint procedure that can restore full use of your spine, just as knee and hip replacements can restore the functions of knees and hips, is being tested in the U.S.

Great Butt Service: Subtle Butt

"Subtle Butt" is a piece of fabric that has undergone activated carbon anti-microbial treatment. When inserted into underwear, these small pieces promise to absorb and neutralize gas and odors before they escape from your clothing.

7 Ways To Vote For President With Your Tongue

Food lovers! If you'd rather support your candidate with your taste buds than your t-shirt, here are seven hot companies cashing in on the political season and tallying your votes. Oh, you can vote more than once in these Presidential races; actually, it's encouraged.

Russian Nuclear Technology in China: What’s in Store?

According to Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia's Federal Nuclear Power Agency, also known as Rosatom, the total worth of Russian nuclear contracts being signed in Beijing totals more than 1.5 billion. What does this mean for the rest of the world? Read on and…hope for the best.

Create Your Own Fireworks With The Bright Star 'Antares'

British lighting design company, Abraxus, has been providing festive commercial lighting for 15 years. Antares, its "star" constellation LED lighting design, is very popular in retail and hospitality settings, but this year, at London's 100% Design, Abraxus has introduced a line of more colorful and user-friendly Antares designs that can be used to create your own fireworks at home.

Russian Mind-Control Research: Have They Found It Or Lost It?

A dungeon-like room located at the end of a Moscow subway line is the home of the Psychotechnology Research Institute. There, it is said, human subjects submit to experiments aimed at manipulating their subconscious minds. Learn some facts about this fascinating place that seems like something out of a science fiction novel.

An Enema For and By the People: Russian Resort Unveils Monument

No, there is no typo here. We are talking about enemas, but this one is made of bronze and was inspired by well.. inspired. It is meant for human appreciation rather than application. Read on and resist the temptation to “say it isn’t so.”

5 Awesome Designs Inspired By Nature: Enea Studio

The constellations and their stars, the sweet light of snow on the trees, falling leaves in autumn, waves in the ocean... Visuals from your latest relaxation tape? Or something more tangible, like furniture and lighting inspired by those visions?