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Year 2036: The World According To Garth

African designers and artists are bringing their own unique talents into international design exhibitions, and the 2008 biennial St. Etienne (France) Design Show was no exception. One of the most interesting exhibits was Garth Walker's, a South African who was asked by the event organizers to create his vision of St. Etienne in 2036.

China's Solar Cell Industry: A Sunny Forecast?

While experiencing a period of stable and rapid growth over the last few years, China’s solar cell industry like so many others affected by this year’s global financial crisis, is now going through a difficult time. What’s in the forecast for 2009? Read on and reach for the sun as well as the sky.

'Element Girls' Pretty Up the Periodic Table

Chemistry can be a tough subject for students more interested in games and girls, which makes "The Periodic Table: Learning Basic Chemistry through Moe" a bright idea indeed. Which element do you love the moe-st?

Marxist Manga Puts the Commie Back in Comics

With capitalism taking it on the chin of late, will communism prove to be fertile fodder for the downtrodden masses? Maybe so - a new, fictionalized manga version of Marx's "Das Kapital" is a hit in Japan today... tomorrow the world!

Sun’s Secrets Explored: New Russian Satellite

A new Russian satellite specifically constructed to observe the sun’s x-ray and gamma radiation will soon be joining two other satellites already in space. Scientists believe this latest technology will reveal a side to the sun they’ve never seen before. Read all about this innovation and this time, you can leave your sun block at home.

Chinese Innovations in Foreign Countries Thwarted by Red Tape

A draft amendment to China’s patent law is hindering the creativity of Chinese inventors living abroad by making it difficult to legalize the idea without much red tape. Read on and… keep your ideas to yourself.

Bath Bombs Turn Your Hot Bath Into a Deep Fryer

Shouldn't every bath time be a Happy Bath Time? Wizland thinks so, and to ensure there are more bubbles than troubles, offers up bath bombs which reveal Fried Foods and Sweet Donuts. Mmm, donuts...

Mysterious Dark Energy Controls Expansion of Universe

Russian scientists have recently discovered that a mysterious ‘dark energy’ is responsible for preventing galaxy clusters from getting too big. Is this new galactic diet also responsible for the expansion of the universe? Read on, but stay away from junk food and watch out for those clusters!

Cell Phone With Concealed Firearm System: Great Idea?

Patent# US6778811 concerns an electronic device concealed within a cell phone, which can shoot a bullet out of the phone’s antennae. This Cell Phone With Concealed Firearm System is obviously not for everyone but the question remains: Is it for anyone at all? Read on and …watch out!

STM32 Microcontroller Wins EDN China 2008 Innovation Award

Electronics Design and Strategy News (EDN) has presented China's 2008 Best Product Award to STM, a global leader in microcontrollers and recognized innovator among semiconductor manufacturers. The STM32 won over many competing products covering a broad range of categories. Read on for details.

European Shoebox Banking Brings Ultimate Convenience To Finances

Insinger de Beaufort, a private bank based in Austria, brings an old-fashioned concept into the financial world, by setting clients up with a shoebox banking system. While you may not stash you cash in a shoebox under your bed, they do offer a similar convenience through their pickup service, with the financial safety of traditional banking.

LifeWave™ Bed Sore Treatment Shows Promise

Bed sores come secondary to any injury, illness, or disease that keeps us immobile. But don't let the word "secondary" fool you; they can be fatal.

'Lady Guard', a Pill to Prevent Peeing

Troubled too often by the need to "go"? Try Lady Guard, a new OTC pill that calms hyperactive bladders and postpones the urinary urge to when it's more convenient.

Pocket Navigator MW-430: Russia’s Newest Car Navigator

Cars in Russia today are equipped with many different varieties of navigation software to accommodate many different tastes. Now a new model has appeared on the GPS horizon and this Pocket Navigator MW-430 is the first to include a complete software iGO8 with a map Tele-Atlas Russia. Read on for details, even if you are not sure where you are.

Thanko Offers Fashionble Answer To Tired Ears

The earphones come in a variety of styles including soccer ball, skull and cross bones and panda, and as they double as earrings, they allow the wearer to break several fashion rules at once while continuing to rock!

The Rage: Hibiscus In Your Bubbly

Ah, there's nothing like a Australian-grown wild hibiscus, soaked in sweet syrup and bubbly, to perk up your taste buds. They even reward the hold-your-nose champagne drinkers for sticking it out until the real wine comes along.

This Christmas, Give the Gift of... Snow?

Since 1986, the northern Japanese town of Hayakita has sent over 65,000 snow-filled styrofoam snowmen to those whose winters are without the white stuff.

Langham Hotel International: China’s Hospitality Expansion Project

Langham Hotels International (LHI) refuses to look at the facts concerning the declining occupancy rates in hotels across the Asia-Pacific region. Perhaps they know a secret they won’t tell? Read on and learn more about this hotel chain’s plans to open seven more properties by 2010.

A De "Light" Ful Design For Your Walls: Foscarini Yet Wall Sconce

The words "wall sconce" evoke images of powdered chrome and iridescent Art Deco icons; the Yet Wall Sconce is anything but... One thing's for sure: you will have a great deal of fun with the "Yet" Wall Sconce, especially if you have more than one.

Railroad Crossing Alarm Clock Signals the Stubbornly Sleepy

If you've ever dreamed of being tied to the railroad tracks by some Snidely Whiplash-like ne'er-do-well, then The Railroad Crossing Alarm Clock from Banpresto is NOT for you.