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Russian Joint Research Program on Stem Cells: Expected Next Year

Russian and Belarussian scientists have united in the name of stem cell research in a joint project slated to last for three years. The necessary documents will be ready early in 2009. Read all about this major scientific breakthrough.

Businesses of Convenience: 2008's Most Weird and Wacky Vending Machines

Vending machines offer the consumers the convenience of finding products and services at hand wherever they go. Many companies are profiting on this growing business trend, and are branching out beyond the typical candy and soda vending to provide some very unique and wacky services. Learn about the top 5 vending machines that exist in 2008!


VW Designs A Blend of Performance and Economy

Trying to choose between performance and economy is often times a very hard decision and usually there has to be a compromise between the two. Volkswagen, however, has given us a solution to this dilemma in the form of a performance sedan that has 3 driving modes depending on your preferences.

YachtPlus Designs New Super Yacht

Designing a vehicle, whether it is for land, air or sea, comes with many challenges. Thankfully, many wonderful ideas are born from these challenges and can be applied to other fields. A perfect example of this is the new 40 "Signature Series" Super Yacht.

Russian Hi-Tech Toilet Turns Urine Into Drinking Water: Is Wine Next?

The specialists at NASA have spent 19 million dollars on what surely must qualify as the most expensive toilet in the world. What makes this flusher so extraordinary? It turns urine into drinking water. For that price it would seem a little more alchemy should be included; you know, the kind that transforms common metals into gold, silver, platinum and uranium! Read on for the astounding details.

Men's Premium Bra Offers Hope for Japan's Overly Endowed

Show us your moobs! Well, at least show them off with the new Men's Premium Bra from Wishroom. It's no joke either, Men's Bras are the number one ranked seller at Japan's Rakuten online store.

If You Need Them, Flaunt Them! 4Occhi Fashion Eyewear

If anyone could make a work of art out of a measuring spoon, it would be industrial design master Guilio Iachetti... and he has! Iachetti creates art out of the ordinary tools we use every day. Best known for his ultra-modern table and kitchen ware, Iachetti's designs are captivating and practical. And so is his new departure into fashion eyeglass frames: 4Occhi!

Social Network Mixi's Up Designer Ramen

Social Networking - is there anything it can't do? Mixi, Japan's largest social networking site, and cup noodle maker Acecook have combined for a tasty collaboration that is cranking out new instant ramen flavors and cool slogans to advertising them.

Paper Cut Clouds: 6 Truly Magical Cloud Lamps By Yu Jordy Fu

Paper cutting is an an ancient Chinese art, and a very intricate art form. Prolific artist, designer, and architect, Yu Jordy Fu, may have the gene for mastering this art, because her talent is hard to beat. In her new Cloud Lamps, she creates lovely, peaceful dreams from paper, and she even makes them accessible to us.

Architecture Powered By Humans: Liquid Space 6.0

Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to depend on anything but the right hardware, the most sophisticated software, and our own energy to power our homes, buildings, and cars?

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.