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Leaving The U.S. Behind: Cutting-Edge MySpace found in Korea

MySpace moves east, opening versions in South Korea and India. They're more advanced than the U.S. version, to attract computer experts and tech fans.

Preserved Coelacanth Highlights Tokyo Evolution Exhibition

Japan's National Museum of Nature and Science has acquired a preserved Coelacanth to highlight its "Darwin" evolution-themed exhibition being held in Tokyo. The Coelacanth, a fish often referred to as a "living fossil", has changed very little since the species originated approximately 380 million years ago.

Swedish Company Develops New Airbags for Motorcycle Riders

Ask any motorcyclist what the most dangerous part of riding is and most of them will tell you, "People in cars that aren't paying attention." Not too long ago, an airbag suit was developed to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries to riders. Autoliv Inc., out of Sweden has developed a new system that should cut the numbers even further.

Looolo Textiles, Sustainable yet Chic

The textile industry is one of the largest known environmental polluters. In an effort to make their contribution and affect global change, all Looolo products are lined with organic cotton and filled with kapok from the rainforest in Malaysia.

Elounda Beach- A Piece of Paradise

In life's most stressful moments, if you've ever tried to close your eyes and imagine a peaceful, luxurious place where the only thing more blue than the sky is the sea, this might help. Elounda Beach is the kind of destination you expect Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to jet off to. It's on the Greek island of Crete, home to some of the world's leading hotels. And now it can be your home, too.

Save Money and Make Your Own Mush!

Baby food can be expensive and lack quality nutrition, which is why American parents are catching on to a European trend worth investing in.


Japanese Spacecraft Records Full Earth Rising Over the Moon

Japan's Kaguya spacecraft has relayed the very first Full Earthrise movie in high definition (HD) video, giving humans a uniquely beautiful view of our small blue planet just in time for Earth Day.

Sheer Bliss for Sore Tired Feet - Get Tipsy Feet

Shoes that fold up into a purse that's small enough to put into your handbag and then unfold to become Tipsy Feet at the end of the night. The purse then transforms into a handy cool bag that's big enough to carry your high heels home. Pretty innovative I think.

A New Town in the Sky for London

London is booming- so much in fact that estimates show the city will need to provide enough housing for almost 100,000 people every year up to 2016. Rather than grow out, architects have come up with a radical idea- grow up.

Company Offers Voices from Beyond the Grave

Graveyards are not what they used to be. The Japanese company Ishinokoe, or "voice of stone," recently announced that it would begin offering tombstones that have a Design QR code, which basically looks like a barcode. When a graveside visitor take a photo of the image with their cell phone, he or she is granted access to a mobile site on the Internet that includes photos, a family history and more.

Thai Food Stand Owner Roasts Chicken Using Solar Powered Oven

A roadside food stand owner from Thailand has come up with a bright idea: roasting chicken using only the free power of natural sunlight. If mass-produced, his invention could save energy and reduce costs for millions of food preparers in the third world.

Geisha Makeup Makes a Comeback with Natural Kyobeni Rouge

Traditional Japanese makeup as used by high ranking Geisha girls over the centuries is making a comeback, albeit at a steep price. The cost may be worth it though, for nothing quite matches the natural beauty and vivid intensity of classic Kyobeni Rouge.

Milan Design Week: Spotlight on Nendo

Tokyo-based designer Nendo has been all the buzz in the design world as of late, stepping up to the plate in a big way for the likes of giants Lexus and Issey Miyake. What follows is three of his latest creations.

Flip Flop Doormat from Havaianas

Introducing the limited edition doormat with a pair of exclusive Havaianas. The idea suggests that one can just pop out from the house, sticking flip-flops on when you pass by the door.

Solar Powered Jacket Recharges Your Gadgets

9×5.5 cm silicon-based polycrystalline solar modules are integrated into the jacket's collar. These are capable of converting 1 watt of sunlight to energy that can be used to recharge a MP3 player or a mobile.

Smart Goggles Are No Longer Science Fiction

Smart Goggles can find your keys, connect a name and a face, and remember things you don't even know that you know.

The End Of The Internet: Switching to IPv6

A meeting in China this month discusses IPv6, a new version of the entire Internet. Experts say the world is already running out of enough available web addresses.

Cool GameBoy Boots

Combining the love of 1970s platforms with the still popular GameBoy handheld by sticking the two of them together are these super cool GameBoy Boots.

Seating for Squares: The Box Bench

Not necessarily inviting unless you like testing your balance, the Box bench nonetheless offers some cutting-edge design and uncomplicated style.

The World’s Most Green City?

Before you go patting yourself on the back for recycling your water bottle yesterday or turning the tap off while you brush your teeth, consider what life will be like in the eco-city of Dongtan. The city won't have a landfill. Why would they need one since they don't plan to have any garbage?