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Russian Unique Sapphire Technology: Gems Helpful as Well as Beautiful?

A unique technology for growing profiled sapphire crystals has been recently developed by Russian scientists. Read all about the amazing medical advances these crystals provide for medicine in general and oncology in particular.

Baseball Knuckles Under as Japan League Drafts Teen Girl Pitcher

A league of their own? Not in Japan at least, where 16-year-old female knuckleballer Eri Yoshida has just been drafted by a Japanese pro baseball team. The boys of summer - plus one girl - will take the field in April 2009.

Find Environmental Resources Through Green Map System

When you consider visiting or moving to a place, wouldn't it be great to know where the environmentally-friendly places are? The revolutionary Green Map System allows just that with its ecomaps.

Profit from Part-Time Pets: The Dog Leasing Market

Miss having the companionship of a furry friend, but don't have the life circumstances that allow you to have one of your own? Businesses like FLEXPETS and major hotel chains like Fairmont and the Ritz-Carlton have established a unique time sharing concept.


Sports Cars Compatible With Macs And PCs

Many of us had our hopes that one day we'd be able to buy a fast, sleek sports car, one that would make every guy, chick, and child's jaw drop. We'd be sooo cool.

General Motors Opens First Russian Plant in St. Petersburg

At a cost of 300 million dollars, the president of General Motors Europe, Carl Peter Forster, has opened the very first Russian plant in St. Petersburg. It features a flexible, modern design that can accommodate a variety of different models. Read on for some exciting details, which will include the building of the Opel Antara, the Chevrolet Captiva SUVs and, as of late 2009, the all-new Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan.

Nightlife for the Nine-to-Fivers

A growing business trend allows even those with strenuous careers and familial obligations to get into the nightlife scene, while still getting to bed at a reasonable hour.

Energy Via Organic Wastes: Russia Develops Innovative Concept

Russian scientists have discovered that organic wastes can become a great energy source that is both renewable and ecologically friendly. The utilization of such a concept can do much for Russia and the rest of the world as well. Read on for some thoughts on this important issue.

Architecture For Communal Living: Dupli Casa By J. Mayer H.

German architect J. Mayer H. was challenged to create a villa for a family and the families of their offspring. The original house had been built on the same spot in 1988 and since, several modifications and additions were made to that house. Now, starting from scratch on the footprint left by the original house...

Hyundai Developing More Efficient 8-Speed Transmission

The gears in your transmission serve as more than a means of getting power to the pavement. Depending on which gear you are using, they can work to multiply the amount of torque available or they can greatly reduce the workload on your engine and reduce the amount of fuel used over a certain period. Using this knowledge, Hyundai is working on a more efficient transmission with some extra gears for when you really need them.

Russian Innovation: World’s First Integrated GSM/WiMax Handset

The world’s first integrated GSM/WiMAX handset, the HTC MAX 4G is here. It is the result of a partnership between HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, and Russian carrier, Scartel (Yota brand). Designed and optimized for the Russian market, the HTC MAX 4G will be available in Russia on November 26th. Read on for details.

Zubka Uses Social Trends to Connect People with Jobs and Offers a Commission

Zubka is a social networking site that connects people with jobs, and allows individuals to earn money during the process. It's a business that plays upon the rapidly growing trend of networking sites and brings a sense of ease to the lucrative industry of recruiting.

MDI's AirPod to Go into Production

Over the past few years or so, air powered vehicles have been explored and dismissed, only to be explored again. A company called MDI decided they wanted to stop dismissing the idea and after a short development time they have introduced the AirPod.

Scientists Use Muons to Take Volcano X-Rays

An innovative imaging system that uses muons - a type of cosmic ray - to reveal the interior of a volcano has been developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute.

Truly, Madly, Sexy Sinks

Christian Kaldewei, founder of Kanera, has a distinct goal right now: to create the most sensuous environment he can to receive the life-giving resource of water into your bathroom basin. It's a poetic concept and, as water becomes a more and more precious commodity, Kaldewei's sinuous basins seem like iconic monuments to the resource we need most.

Russian Urine Exported to America: New, Improved Product?

Mr. Ripley might be interested in this growing Russian phenomenon for his Believe it or Not exhibitions, or perhaps it would be too weird even for him. Exporting Russian urine by ordering online is the ultimate solution for those who can’t pay a personal visit to the clinic. The fact that it isn’t their urine making the whole thing counter productive and a waste of money to boot doesn’t seem to enter into the equation. Read on but…don’t buy.

Twitter Drawers Collection Tweaks Twitter to a T

The Twitter Drawers Collection, or TDC for short, offers twitterers from Japan and elsewhere a free way to add a unique Japanese accent to their tweeting.

Will Sakadachi Be The Next White House Dog?

....The kids may need to learn a few words in Japanese, because the puppy only obeys Japanese commands, and his instruction manual is, of course, is written in Japanese.

Will Russian Inflatable Domes Replace Missile Defense Systems?

Sometimes solutions are simple and sometimes they are not. One Russian scientist believes he has found an alternative to the billions of dollars spent on ground-based missile defense systems in the form of giant domes placed over entire cities. Does he have a point or no? Read on and maybe you will come to a decision on the matter.

12 Fun And Memorable Holiday Gifts Between $4 and $40

Even in lean financial times, when some of us are iffy about our jobs, our homes, and our savings... the holidays are still pressing. What small but meaningful gift can you buy for your best friend, your brother, the baby-sitter...?