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Targeted Ultrasound Tested As Stroke Prevention Method

The large helmet is the ExAblate 4000, a magnetic resonance guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) device, by Israel's Insightec.  ExAblate 4000 has been tested successfully to isolate and destroy the smallest of tumors in the brain, without affecting the surrounding tissues or bones.  Now, researchers are looking at the technology to do the same with blood clots that can lead to stroke.

 


Tablet Wars: iPad vs HP Slate vs JooJoo vs Dell Mini 5 vs Archos7 vs Notion Ink Adam

Not since the MP3 Wars of the last decade has there been as much excitement over the launch of a new type of hand-held device. It's a little odd to be talking about the Tablet Wars in advance of these products actually hitting market. - but in today's digital world, that's how fast things are moving. Which makes our job of forecasting a front-runner - a wee bit of a challenge. Pre-orders would be an indicator, but those numbers are being held under close wraps.

Kodak Looking For A Pay Day From iPhone & Blackberry?

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating a February 17th complaint lodged against iPhones and Blackberrys by Kodak. The case began when the digital camera and printer company accused Apple and the Blackberry firm of Research in Motion (RIM) of using the technology they developed for previewing pictures. Is this a legitimate case, or is the odd-man out envious of the cool kids on the block?

Crackberry Addict Alert: Kindle App For Blackberrys

Now you don't have to give up your Crackberry habit to get your 'Kindle On!' Amazon has launched a Kindle Application for Blackberry owners so they too can purchase and read eBooks from the Kindle Library, with just a tap of the finger.

EDAG Bringing Next Evolution Light Car to Geneva

Toward the middle of last year, EDAG released the first version of their Light Car Concept. Since then, they have been improving upon their design as well as developing new technologies to shed even more weigh. Now they have finalized their second design, named Next Evolution, and are planning on unveiling it at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Space Station Underwear Will Sell, Won't Smell

Self-deodorizing underwear tested by a Japanese astronaut at the International Space Station is about to land on Tokyo store shelves.

Electrolux Design Lab 2010: The Second Space Age

What will life be like when space becomes our most valuable commodity?  This is what is predicted for the year 2050.  How will we use our living spaces, our kitchens, and domestic spaces, as space becomes an every more valuable commodity, especially in urban areas?  This is what the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 competition wants to know from today's design students.

SpaceX & Real Iron Man To Fly To The Moon (Don't Tell Kevin Smith)

Rocket Man and entrepreneur Elon Musk heads up SpaceX, a spaceship manufacturer that promises to provide space travel aboard its Falcon 9 rockets at a mere $20 million a seat. While the seating accommodations will be spacious, we don't believe heavy-weight film director Kevin Smith will consider purchasing two seats since he's use to paying under $100 dollars for all his flights.

Tutankhamun's DNA Reveals True Cause Of Death

The most famous mummy in history, Tutankhamun, has had his artifacts exhumed and studied since 1922.  For the last two years, in an effort to reveal why the Egyptian 'boy king' died young, teams of scientists from Egypt, Germany, and Italy, have studied Tut's DNA and come up with some interesting conclusions.

12 Works Of Divine Design By Jaime Hayón, Maison&Objet 2010 Designer Of The Year

Jaime Hayón, the Spanish "designer artist," is a spirited, eclectic, imaginative, and extremely talented man, whose works one always delights in seeing.  At this winter's Maison&Objet Paris trade show, Hayón was honored for his work, by being selected as Maison&Objet' Interior Designer of 2010.  I've chosen 12 of Hayón's diversified works to give you an idea of the breadth of his artistry and the many reasons he was chosen as Maison&Objet's Interior Designer of 2010.

 


Baby Cosplay Rompers? I Kid You Not!

To those who think cosplay, or dressing up as your favorite anime cartoon character is childish, we offer Baby Cosplay Rompers - tiny superhero suits to make your offspring look awesome!

'Twitter Me Some Love' Soon To Be An Internet Song Classic

Last year, I posted my "Top Ten Twitter Songs of All Time," and included a voting POLL.  The results named Ben Walker and his song entitled: "You're No One if You're Not on Twitter," as the winner. While I don't think Ben ever left his day job as an online developer, his song will go down in the annals of Twitter Twhistory as a classic!  However, to that list of Twitter all time hits, I now need to add Marcomé's  latest single titled "Twitter Me Some Love."

Olympics Food Sculpture: 46,000 Square Feet Of Cranberries, But Not A Drop To Drink

British Columbia is not only the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.  It's also the third largest cranberry grower in North American, behind Wisconsin and Massachusetts. Unless you follow cranberries, you probably did not know that.

New LED Flashlight Can Charge Your Cell Phone

Cell phone battery dead and not an electrical outlet in sight? No problem, just switch on your flashlight - if it's the GH-BTK-31LK from Greenhouse.

BMW Moving Forward with Vision EfficientDynamics Hybrid Sports Car

A short while back, BMW brought us the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, with no real hint as to whether or not it would see production. Now, it seems as though the Bavarian automaker has decided to move ahead with the sporty hybrid and is planning an introduction for 2013.