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Electronic Nose Challenges The Dog As Most Sensitive To Human Smell

While dogs are being cloned for drug-sniffing jobs in South Korea, a kind of mechanical dog is being built in Spain to biomimic the dog's sensitivity to human skin vapors. The developers are calling it the "electronic nose."

New Way to Capture Wasted Energy Being Tested by Burger King?

As more and more companies begin to feel the increasing cost of energy, there has been a steadily increasing number of innovative and "interesting" ideas being brought forward to help drive that cost down. One of the latest being a kinetic energy capturing system being employed by...Burger King?

Twitcam Beats Competition To Stream Live Video On Twitter

With the introduction of Twitcam by Livestream, anyone can reach ones' Twitter following by live streaming video. All you have to do is log in with your Twitter credentials, hit the broadcast button and, assuming you have your webcam set up, you're good to go. It couldn't be any easier way for folks to conduct a video broadcast with live chat while one's followers respond by tweeting in real-time.

Coolest Bar In Tokyo Serves Beer In Blocks Of Ice

When it comes to beer, the cooler the better - but you'd never have it on the rocks. "Icebar Tokyo" has the answer: frosty cold "In The Rocks" beer mugs carved from blocks of real ice!

Chopsticks Or Fork? Have It Both Ways With Choplery™

Even if you're an expert chopstick user, there are still times when flatware comes in very handy. A knife and fork, for example, would prevent things like sauce dribbling down your shirt as you try to munch your way down that spear of Chinese broccoli. And how else will you eat your soup but with a spoon?

Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter Was The Winner In Facebook Contest

If you wanted to be one of the first to see the teaser for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, you  had to jump down the Facebook rabbit hole and choose sides quickly. Tim Burton's marketing minions published 'fan army' pages for the White Queen, the Red Queen and Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter, and the ploy was to get you become the loyal or disloyal subject of one of them. Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter turned out to be the hands-down winner!

3121, A Social Network For Insiders Inside The Beltway

'Inside the Beltway' was originally a term coined for those who worked within the confines of the Administration and Congress. Other time, the negative connotation of "insular" and "out of touch with mainstream America" emerged to describe the close-knit clique of Washington insiders. An "inside joke" refers to humor that is apparent only to those who are "inside" a social group or occupation. Now combine the two...and you might come up with a social network the likes of 3121.

Hair Hat Animals From Nagi Noda Go Wild!

Hats have gone to some strange places, but these hair hat animals by Nagi Noda and Uchu Country are totally wild!


Cannabis App Helps You Score Weed!

If you are a fan of Showtime's award-winning comedy "Weeds" you know how dangerous locating, procuring and purchasing marijuana can be. However if you have a prescription from your physician, iPhone is going to make that whole process a whole lot easier.

Thought You'd Seen Everything? Catch This Magic Dishwasher

It really took a lot of imagination to come up with this remarkable and dazzling triple-function design. It's a dishwasher, and a more space efficient, energy saving, awesomely ahead-of-its-time design for a dishwasher I've yet to see. But this dishwasher also can take your dirty plate and spit it out as a clean bowl!

Is 140 Characters Worthy Of The Nobel Peace Prize?

Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama were all previous prize winners. Barack Obama may be in the running this year. So is it possible that his competition could possibly be a social network, the likes of Twitter?  Does a platform, an inanimate entity warrant the same consideration as a person?

The Top 5 Entrepreneurs With Successful Businesses In Childhood and Youth

It's never too early to have good ideas, and children are constantly coming up with them. Unfortunately, it can be hard for young and aspiring entrepreneurs to get the attention of someone who can help take their business from an imaginative idea to a successful business. However, there are 5 young entrepreneurs out there who have broken through those barriers in order to launch successful businesses that have been helped and not hindered by their age!

Are Twitter & TechCrunch Members Of Fight Club?

One of the rules of Fight Club is "If this is your first night at Fight Club, you HAVE to fight." Analogous to a schoolyard brawl, where stolen lunch money is cause for retaliation, these two industry chums have come to blows over hacked documents.

Soda Pairing: Match A DRY Soda To Your Meal

I'm not much of a soda drinker, except for an occasional Diet Coke® with a slice of pizza or a cheeseburger, but I've been looking for a non-intrusive beverage to replace a glass of wine or beer with a "real" meal, and Diet Coke doesn't do....

Kawasaki Developing Night VIsion Technology for In Helmet Heads Up Display

The Kawasaki 1400-GTR Sportbike has already secured its place as one of the most technologically advanced bikes to ever hit the street. It features a Variable Valve Timing Engine, a keyless ignition system and tire pressure sensors from the factory, which seems like more than enough to keep anyone happy. However, Kawasaki decided the 1400-GTR needed more and are now set to make night-vision and a few other high-tech goodies part of the superbike's package deal.