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PRADA Cellphone Answers the Call for Luxury

Luxury accessories leader PRADA has announced that their sleek and stylish mobile handset ("cellphone", for us peons) will go on sale in Japan. Though it shares the restrained look of other PRADA phones sold worldwide, the Japanese version boasts extra features that take full advantage of the nation's next-generation mobile infrastructure.

A Look Inside Terminal 3, China’s Monster Airport

China's Terminal 3 airport opened in February. It's a modern work of art with mind-blowing proportions.

High-Power Laser May Search for Earth-like Planets

A new laser that is 100 to 1000 times more powerful than typical high-speed lasers could help researchers look for Earth-like planets located billions of miles away.


Vye Mini-v S41... Very Little Laptop with Very Big Features

Want to make a MacBook Air owner jealous? Just plunk the new Vye Mini-v S41 laptop on your, er, laptop. Then open the Super Multi DVD Drive and listen for the audible gasp...

A Sticky Problem Solved With "Clean Gum"

In the UK, where they take clean seriously, there are Gummy Bins randomly placed around city streets to encourage folks to recycle their chewing gum. That's one solution to a very sticky problem. But another solution has been in the works in the Kingdom, the invention of Clean Gum that doesn't stick to anything ... not even your hair!

Make Perfect Ice Cubes With A $1300 Ice Cube Mold

In Japan, the perfection of the cocktail is akin to France's obsession with perfecting the souffle. The skilled and creative bartenders in the Ginza area of Tokyo compete like crazies to perfect their mixed drinks, and everything from the material of the cocktail shaker to the style of the shake is in play. Now, from Taisin Trend Shop, comes an ice mold that makes the perfect sphere for your cocktail.

Europe Honors Its Best: European Inventor of the Year Awards For 2008

The 2008 European Inventors of the Year were awarded yesterday in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Even if you don't recognize the names of the inventors, you will certainly know their inventions and the contributions those inventions have made to the world during the last 10 to 15 years.

Driving for Pregnant Women Becomes Safer

Becoming a first time mother is full of new experiences and worries, starting from the moment you discover you’ve conceived. Everyday activities such as driving can become worrisome, especially when you find that everything from your favorite jeans to your seatbelt no longer fit the way they used to!


Bizarre Breast Puddings From Japan

From the "Only In Japan" file comes Sweet Breast Pudding - twin rounded mounds of jiggling, milk-flavored pudding topped with a cherry. Even stranger (if that's possible), this sweet snack features "models" from various Japanese cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama. Collect the whole set!

Brilliant Invention! Vanguard System For Better Breast Cancer Detection

This new MRI table and accompanying breast detection software not only take better pictures, but they allow immediate medical intervention, if needed. That's why the Vanguard System inventor, Cameron Piron, President of Sentinelle Medical Inc. just received a Best Innovator 2008 Award from the Ontario Premier.

Will the Private Jet be Everday Tranportation in the Future?

Automobiles are the backbone of America and many other countries. We rely on them to get us to work, buy our groceries and provide us with some fun every now and then. But as our technology increases, will out beloved autos be nudged out by private airframes?

Japanese Face Cream Made From Nightingale Droppings

A traditional Japanese beauty treatment made from nightingale droppings - yes, bird poo - is helping Japanese women look as clean and fresh as can be. Just don't tell their husbands...

Clean, Green, and Mean! Lotus® Your Tap Water!

Time Magazine picked the Lotus® as one of the Best Inventions of 2006, and the inventor, Steve Hengsperger, just won the Ontario Premier's Innovator Of the Year Award, 2008, for his two Lotus inventions. What is a Lotus and why is it used as a verb?

Feeling Down? Pop Right In For An Intravenous Pick-Me-Up!

The Tenteki10 drop-in clinic invites stressed-out Tokyo denizens to pop by for a 10-minute pick-me-up... delivered through an intravenous drip!

Aging Skin? A New Stem Cell Rejuvenation Cream In The Pipeline

Some say that the first 1000 year-old person is already alive! If I am that person, I sure don't want to have 1,000 year old skin! Heck, I don't even want 50 year-old skin! Maybe a new stem cell cream will keep my skin as young as my uh... body.

Microsoft And NBC Team To Show The Olympics By Silverlight

Microsoft and NBC are putting the Olympics on the web... live streams of nearly all the games, even the ones no one seems to watch.

Coffee Clash - Look Out Starbucks, Here Comes McCafé!

If your impression of McDonalds is wall-to-wall plastic, "fries with that?" and a garish clown named Ronald, then you've never enjoyed coffee at a McCafé. Which is precisely what McDonalds has in mind. Be afraid, Starbucks, be VERY afraid!

Chill Out With Wine Chilled To Perfection

Most of us don't have wine cellars or even wine refrigerators in our homes. But, never mind; the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller chills your wine in just a few seconds, takes up infinitely less space, and saves you a whole lot of money. So chill out! You can drink your wine as you like it.

The Invisible House

In an image-obsessed, visually accelerated world, disappearing may be the ultimate retreat, according to architect Patrick Keane, founder of EnterArchitecture. When a client came to him with the desire to build a home that would be designed to disappear, Keane stepped up to the challenge.

'Kenny Blankenship' of MXC Featured on Novelty Tissue Box

Remember Kenny Blankenship? You know, Vic Romano's girl-chasing, hard-partying sidekick on Spike TV's overdubbed laugh-fest MXC? Today, "Kenny" is the governor of a Japanese province... let the most extreme marketing campaign begin!