Japan's NTT DoCoMo Updates the 'Pay Phone'

Hauled into jail by some rural deputy sheriff and need to pay a fine? If you're in Japan, you can use that one phone call to make an instant cash transfer. Finally, a pay phone that actually pays!

Dental Plaque Detection Camera Puts Your Teeth On TV

Dental-ivision? It's the ultimate reality show, and besides, what would you rather watch: oral hygiene or Oral Roberts? Thanks to the Miharu Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera, you CAN handle the tooth, right in your own living room.

British Surgeon Uses Laser Therapy To Treat Breast Cancer

The cancer surgeon that pioneered "keyhole mastectomy" in Britain, is now the pioneer of another new breast cancer treatment: a form of laser or light therapy, known as photodynamic therapy (PDT).

Top Ten Enterprise Microblog Sites

Are Twitter and Facebook lacking because they don't offer a complement of collaborative tools including threaded replies, RSS feeds, photo and file sharing? Have other microblogging platforms found a chink in their armor? Is 'enterprise microblogging' the next step in the evolutionary process of social networking? Yes, it appears that several new collaboration suites have emerged to fill this void...and in advance of Google Wave's scheduled debut in the Fall.

The 6 Best Ways To Get The Spring Back OR Into Your Step

If you've lost your spring or even if you just want more, Wavespring™ has developed a spring-loaded shoe technology to propel you right off the ground into the air!

Green Home Concierge: Helping Busy People Go Green!

For homeowners who have been thinking about reducing their carbon footprint by making their home just a little bit more environmentally friendly, but just can't find the time to do it; there's a trendy new concierge service that can help.

E-Ink Electronic Coach Playboard Design

The E-Ink Electronic Coach Playboard replaces traditional pen and paper with a virtual pad featuring a variety of preloaded sports templates. Select the game and design the perfect game-winning play.

Customer Service By Johnny The Bagger & TaxiTerry

Once in great while you learn how a simple act of service can bypass the brain and go straight to the heart. Did you ever think that a bagger with a 'thought for the day' or a cab driver with a 'database' could help build customer loyalty! Watch these videos and you will come to understand how a simple idea can have far-reaching ramifications. 

'140 Mafia' Is Going To Make A Killing On Twitter

Similar to Mob Wars on Facebook and a series of other copy-cat virtual crime games, 140 Mafia, a mafia-style role playing app has just launched on Twitter. For all those mafioso junkies who are still experiencing withdrawal ever since the Sopranos faded to white, Super Rewards, a leading provider of online games can provide you with just that fix you've been jonseing for!

New Concepts in Water Conservation: the Reduce-Your-Use Bathmat

This year's finalists for INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge conceptualized a bathmat that inuits when you need water and when you to cut you off.

Japanese TV Dusts Off the Competition With Maid Detective

"Maid Detective" takes the bizarrely popular Maid concept from Akihabara cafes to the silver screen. Actress & singer Saki Fukuda cleans up crime scenes every week on Japan's TV Asahi.

Soon: A Once A Month Pill For Dogs And Cats

Scientists at the Merck Research Laboratories have finally come up with a once-a-month pill for dogs and cats.  No, it's not for birth control; it's for fleas and ticks!  And wait until you read about the other big benefit of the pill.... (important update added, June 30, 2009)

Does This Lamp Have Balls, Or What?

Biomimicry is the celebration of nature in every sense -- a philosophy, a perspective, a practice... that recognizes nature knows best.  Here is a perfect example from the field of interior design that really epitomizes man's love of nature. The lamp, by Russian designer Dima Loginoff, is called, simply, Male.

Tinker Looks To Attract Super-Bloggers & Mega-Advertisers

What if you were able to harness all the conversations on Twitter about any one topic and sell it to advertisers that were looking to target those like-minded potential consumers? Glam Media has created a micro-blogging ad network platform called 'Tinker' that is looking to do just that. Comparable to a matching service like, Tinker will link up Super-Bloggers with Mega-Advertisers. Dissimilar to a dating site, Tinker is all about getting down to business.

Yuneec E430 to be World’s First Production Plug-In Aircraft

Small, personally owned aircraft are becoming more common throughout the world. Not only are they becoming increasing easy to fly, but they also are becoming less expensive to operate and maintain. A perfect example of this can be seen with the Yuneec E430 all electric airframe set to go on sale next year.