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Water Fountain Digital Clock Displays the Flow of Time

Digital clocks may be the norm these days, but the Kanazawa Station Fountain Clock is a delightfully liquid variation on the theme.

Russian and American Crewman Install Space Probe

In what would become the 119th spacewalk conducted from the International Space Station, American, Michael Fincke, and Russian, Yury Lonchakov, installed a probe aimed at tracking down problems with a Russian module and conducted an array of other maintenance and scientific work. Read on for details.

Revenge GTM-R Supercar Unveiled at Detroit

One of the most interesting parts about covering auto shows is seeing the new vehicle designs from independent companies. A perfect example of this comes from the Revenge GTM-R that was unveiled at this year's North American International Auto Show.

Lexus Designs new Infotainment System with Mouse-Like Navigation System

In car computers have come a long way since the first enthusiast decided to hook up his desktop to an in dash monitor and see what happened. Driving this point home is a mouse like control system, designed by Lexus, that allows the driver to navigate the functions of the infotainment system using a trackball like device.

21st Century Venetian Glass Lighting Designs: 12 To Crave

The array of stunning hand blown Venetian glass lamps in the Donghia collection is one you'll notice. Glass, with its marvelous reflection qualities, works so well in lighting design, and the clear and brilliantly colored Donghia Venetian glass lamps, with their matching finials, are seductive in their eclectic elegance.

China Innovation To Combat Global Crisis

Premier Wen Jiabao after visiting companies, markets, communities and rural areas in China's eastern Shandong Province, has urged Chinese companies to stress innovation policies to combat the impact of global economic instability. Read on for more information about this very noble plan.

Surgery Patients Survive Thanks To Simple Checklist

If you don't want to know too much about the state of surgical safety today, you had better not read further. Though these study results are positive, they reflect poorly on the current state of care in hospital surgical units today.

Is This A 50,000 Yen Clock?

Time Is Money is a clock made of money, Japanese yen to be precise. There might be 50,000 yen in one of these four-inch clocks, about $550! But the clock only costs $40US.

Russian Innovation Convention Expected to Draw Vital Sponsorship

Russia’s reputation for scientific achievement is renowned. For the more than 2,000 of its brightest young scientists who gathered in Moscow to show off their work at the country's first Innovation Convention, it is hoped that vital funding and sponsorship will make their dreams possible.

Look Ahead To This Childhood Chair

Taking a glimpse at the highlights of the upcoming IMM Cologne furniture design show (January 19 - 25, 2009), I spotted the this modular chair by Herlag by KETTLER. How neat, I thought, to have a chair throughout one's life, from infancy to adulthood. But then I read the copy...

C Concept Begins New Era For Lincoln

Lincoln has been talking about doing a total revamp on their line of vehicles for quite some time. A few days ago at the North American International Auto Show they surprised everyone by unveiling the first in this new line of vehicles, the Concept C, and shared some of the intentions they have for it.

Golden Dragon Holdings Distribute HOT Chinese Energy Drink

According to at least one classic Hollywood flick, some may like it hot, even though Marilyn, Jack and Tony were all referring to jazz music in that statement. HOT today refers to a new energy drink, which is about to break loose in the Asian market place. Read on, but first… eat your vegetables.

Blind Leading The Blind: A New Perspective To Historical Tours

Who ever said all guided tours have to be the same? Sensorial Lisbon, organized by Portugal's renowned creative studio Cabracega, lets visitors experience one of Lisbon's boroughs Alfama, using their senses other than vision.

It Takes A Country: The 2008 Design Competitive Countries

Finding: Korea has many designers, but not very many resources from the state or major companies.

Finding : The United States supports design, but has very few designers.

A new evaluation tool for design competitiveness, shows that it takes a country to support its native designers, and it ranks the countries now leading in design competitiveness for 2008. Guess which country is number one....

The Business of Toilets: Laughable or Innovative?

No matter your level of maturity, you might not be able to resist giggling at the word "toilet"; a residual effect of childhood. But to many companies, toilets aren't funny; they're serious business that determines their future revenue and growth success. These businesses prove that it's possible to stifle the giggles, and make toilets into innovative organizations and products.


Pearl River Delta Becomes China’s New Technological Innovation Lab

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has announced that the Pearl River Delta which, is an export-oriented region severely hit by the recent financial crisis, will transform itself and become a significant technological innovation center for the Asia-Pacific region of the world by the year 2020. Read all about the amazing plans for reform.

Robot Receptionist SAYA - If Looks Could Kill

Robot receptionists may indeed be the coming thing, but one of the first - SAYA from Tokyo University - is desperately in need of an industrial grade facelift.

Zeppelins: A Noble History, A Respectable Russian Comeback

If what they say about fashion being thrown into a barrel that gets turned over every half-century or so is true, does the same also apply to legendary aircraft? Well, a Russian company specializing in airships certainly thinks so, and is planning to build a zeppelin (hard-shelled) that will be capable of lifting 18 tons at a time, which is a record no modern cargo plane could ever hope to exceed. Read on for the uplifting details.

Can A Kerchief Save Lives?

A disclaimer on this product proclaims, "The store and designer take NO responsibility for schmucks and wooden-heads who feel compelled to test the endurance or resistance of the textile in any way."

China Scientific Innovation: The World’s Largest Telescope

With expectations for completion by 2013, preparation for the world’s largest telescope has been 14 years in the making. Read on for details and …reach for the stars.