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Iris Recognition & Augmented Reality IDs Straight From The 'Minority Report'

Its almost unfathomable to think that sci-fi movies that featured mind-boggling futuristic advances could be within our grasp. But such is the case. For those that remember the 'Minority Report' starring Tom Cruise, you might be surprised to learn that some of the technology featured in that movie is coming soon to an iPhone near you.

Adspecs: Self-Adjusting Eyeglass Lenses Bring Eye Care To 3rd World

These ad specs have nothing to do with the size of an ad you are placing with Google.  These Adspecs are self-adjusting lenses that an Oxford University physics professor, Josh Silver, invented to bring sight to millions of people in the third world, where there are few eye care professionals to meet the needs of those with refractive vision problems.

 


Korea's Naver & Daum Build Better 'Search' Mousetraps Than Google?

While Google is the search engine of choice for the majority of American Internet users, garnering on upwards of 75% of the search market dependent on who you're talking to - it is actually a less sophisticated tool than search engines in Korea. Why would territory the size of the state of Minnesota have more advanced search technology than the Grand Daddy of Search Engines who competes with countries 200 times their size, namely China.

Mercedes Planning to Replace Entire S-Line with Hybrids

Nearly every car manufacturer has at least one hybrid vehicle either in the works or already in production, with more still in the planning stages. Mercedes, on the other hand, has decided to go a step farther and beginning transitioning their popular S-Class into a full hybrid lineup.

Re-Inventing The Fireplace: Inspirations From Iceland By Secret North

If you didn't know better, you might say that Secret North designs fireplaces, but what it designs are places for fire.  Its aim is to integrate fire into interior design - much like water has been integrated with water walls and bubbling indoor ponds - not for its heat, but for its beauty. Because Secret North uses bio-ethanol to burn, its fires don't spark, they are clean burning (smokeless!), easy to operate, and very low maintenance. 

 

More Twitter Buzz vs Google Buzz?

While Google is the number one global leader in search engines, ironically, new findings show that the keywords 'Google Buzz' are being searched less and less with each passing day - while the search results for the word "Twitter" remains constant. Since Google Buzz was supposed to be Google's answer to social networking and based on its sizable Gmail user base, does this research portend an ominous future, or will Google Buzz Superstar find a means to 'resurrect' itself?

Big Bang Too & 'The God(damn) Particle' Were A Smashing Success!

On Tuesday, March 30  at precisely 1:06 PM in Geneva, Switzerland, scientists revisited our distant past. It only took 16 short years and a paltry $10 billion dollars to recreate the conditions similar to the original Big Bang that occurred some 13.7 billion years ago and is one of the major scientific theories behind the creation of life as we know it.

For Those Who Really Love Golf.....The World's Most Luxurious Golf Car

Golfing has been listed as one of the most relaxing sports you can participate in, which makes sense considering it's almost always accompanied with sunny weather and close friends. Now, Garia is planning on taking you relaxation a step farther with what has been called the most luxurious golf car ever to be made.

Beta Blockers Cut Risk Of Cancer-Related Deaths

They are "first results," but they are promising. You've seen these words before, but heck, every discovery starts small....

InventorSpot Ranks 946 In Global Blogosphere

The blogosphere is alive and well and at 133 million (and counting) as last reported by Technorati, it doesn't look like its going to go away any time soon. Blogs, often described as the 'democratization of reported data' allows journalists to contribute to public debates, whether InventorSpot is covering a geeky gadget, a social media phenomenon or an innovative philosophical idea.

Drink A Zima, Kiss A Celebrity!

Remember Zima? You will now... a new campaign by Zima Japan offers fans of the alcoholic drink a chance to kiss the soft silicone lips of a hot female celebrity while sipping a cool Zima.

Design To Enlighten Or To Drive You Crazy? Nendo's MD.net Clinic

If you aren't crazy when you enter this MD.net Clinic, you will be after you see the carpeting!  Far be it from me to express such a concern about the creation of a world class designer, but if this is the way psychiatry is headed, we crazies should head the other way.

BMW Planning Electric Vehicle to Replace the 1-Series ActiveE

A short while back, BMW released the news that they will be building a limited production electrically powered version of the popular 1-Seriew Coupe, called the ActiveE. Since then they have been quietly working on their next all electric vehicle, which they are planning on introducing sometime in 2013 to pick up where the ActiveE will leave off.

Japanese Mascots For Fun And Profit... Especially Profit

Big eyes and a gentle smile... and the bigger and gentler, the better. That's what designers of 'Namisuke', Suginami City's dinosaur-like mascot, had in mind when bringing their advertising and merchandising campaign to life. Namisuke personifies Japan's mascot-mania, or as some say, characters gone wild!

Electric Taxis Get Tokyo Going Greener

Those cute little taxis buzzing around Tokyo's business district are the city's first electric cabs. The ZeROTAXI service run by a privately owned limousine company aims to turn Tokyo green - one fare at a time.