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Russian Scientists Create New Model of Tumor

The study of photodynamic therapy is a promising technique in the fight against the scourge of human kind, cancer. Russian scientists have developed a new model of a tumor for more reliable cancer testing that may save many lab animals from an agonizing death.

Doesn't Everyone Need A Homing Device?

Seriously. Have you never lost your car in a parking lot? Your car lock beep can only be heard so far. But the GPS Homing Device can get you back to your care or wherever you want to return, step by step, if you need it.

International Smart Gear Competition: Wrap Your Head Around Bycatch!

The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has launched the 4th International Smart Gear Competition, this year inviting submissions of designs for fishing devices that reduce bycatch. Bycatch, generally captured by fisheries and fishermen, is the unintended capture of species other than the target species, as well as undesirable young members of the target species.

Pet Houses That Match Your House From DenHaus

Face it, that old plastic dog crate looks pretty tacky in your living room. What about a stunning dog house that matches your decor and can be used as a side table to your favorite chair or couch? Denhaus has a very posh line of pet houses that come in all sizes, even ones for Newfoundlands!

EDAG Light Car Can Be Customized Like Your PC

Customization has always been a high selling point with pretty much anything on the market. The more someone can make something their own, the more inclined they are to buy it. In using this knowledge, the EDAG Group has designed a vehicle around the idea of almost unlimited customization with amazing results.

China to Increase Solar Energy Research

In a major attempt to transform solar energy technology into a major Chinese energy source by 2050, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has launched an initiative to boost its development. Read on, but don’t get too much sun.

14 Interior Innovations Sweep Awards At IMM Cologne 2009

The seventh IMM Cologne Interior Innovation Awards were announced today at the end of a week long home furnishings fair in Cologne, Germany. The international jury granted 25 design awards to 14 products, including three awards to young designers (the D3Awards) and five "Best of Best" awards.

Pet "Soup Kitchen" Attends To Recession-Hit Pets

Tiertafel (pet table) has not just saved 6,291 pets from starvation or being euthanized. It has helped to keep 4,028 families together at a bad enough time in their lives.We should be setting up "pet tables" in our economically hard-hit communities as well.

Need A New Floor? Doodle-It-Yourself!

If you're living with a floor you hate, but you don't want the mess of tearing it up, don't have the money to replace it, or you just want a temporary change, then you may like designer Olle Hemmendorff's idea of doodling one.

Purse Security System: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6876756 refers an anti-terrorism device known as the Container Security System. The concern for security is a sad hallmark of our times, but this patent may not be able to prevent terrorists from hiding out in your purse in order to gain access into the country. Read on, but don’t expect to feel any better

Frito-Lay Japan's Coffee and Green Tea Snacks Create a Buzz

Frito-Lay Japan has decided that "Coffee Crisp" should be more than just a pretty name. Their new Caramel Macchiatto and Green Tea Latte flavor corn chips pack two cups of coffee's worth of caffeine into each bag.

Love Cucumbers? Show It and Grow It with Heart Shaped Molds

Cucumbers shaped to your heart's desire without resorting to a paring knife? That's the idea behind these clear plastic molds that allow your veggies to literally grow into a shape perfect for lovable slicing.

Toilet Annunciator: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6937155 dates back to 2005 and reflects the idea that a toilet needs a personality. The Toilet Annunciator yearns to be a part of the family it serves and not just some cold porcelain apparatus that everyone takes for granted. Read on but you may need to flush quickly.

This Sexy Stereo Is Designed To See And Hear!

"Object Remix," is what industrial designer Bob Turek named his current project. His work challenges our perceptions, our expectations in fact, of an object's traditional purpose. Here, Turek builds a stereo amplifier within the body of a fiberglass female mannequin, creating what Turek describes as a "radically new user interface."

How Sweet It Is! Chocolate Beer, Your Sinful Obsession

Chocolate beer is the latest Japanese entry in the bizarre drinks sweepstakes. Imagine the sinfully sweet combination of  rich cocoa and full-bodied beer... and thank Sapporo Brewery for bringing such a delightful nectar to market!