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Japan's Five Most Frightening Horror Movies Of All Time!



Japanese horror cinema, or "J-Horror" has been making a name for itself in recent years. Hollywood chillers The Ring and The Grudge are adaptations of recent J-Horror flicks and their success will surely spawn others. To get the full impact of what J-Horror really means, subtitles or not, you've got to go to the source...
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Plush Breast Toys are Your New Bosom Buddies



Plush breast toys... Yes, just when you thought Japan couldn't get any weirder comes this set of five "Funwari Milk-chan" soft plush breast character toys. Does this mean it's now OK for boys to play with dolls? Well, maybe not...
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Japan's Butt-Biting Bug Song & Video Creates Infectious Buzz



Whether shopping in downtown Tokyo, relaxing at home with family or out on the town with friends or co-workers, Japanese just can't seem to get enough of - or away from - the Butt-Biting Bug!
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New ID Card for Cigarette Vending Machines Smokes Out Minors



Japan's easily accessible cigarette vending machines have been tempting targets for teen puffers. Not any more - the new "TASPO" ID card combines age verification with a handy payment function!
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Korea's Toilet Tycoon


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Who would have guessed that being born in a restroom would have started a life long obsession with toilets? However that is exactly what happened to Sim Jae-Duck of Seoul, Korea.

Japan's Classic Castles Display Samurai Splendor



Japan's spectacular castles seamlessly combine breathtaking beauty with military precision. The three Japanese castles at Himeji, Matsumoto and Osaka epitomize, each in their own particular way, the historic grandeur of Japan's golden age of swords and samurai!
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Asia's Most Innovative Buildings


Asia wins innovation's wacky award time and again with their creative, yet impractical, architectural monstrosities. read more »

Space-Based Solar Cells Could Power Entire Earth


Gigantic satellites orbiting the Earth, equipped with solar cells, could collect enough energy from the sun every year to power the world seven times over. Beaming the energy down to Earth in the form of microwaves or a laser, the satellites would provide energy which would be gathered in antennas on the ground and then converted to electricity.
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Sony Scented Cellphones Look Good, Smell Great



Sony Ericsson's line of sweetly scented cellphones - let's call them "smell phones" - come with replaceable aroma sheets that make sense AND make scents!
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Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono Commemorates John Lennon



The late John Lennon and his dream of world peace were jointly celebrated Tuesday, October 9 in Reykjavik, Iceland as Yoko Ono attended the lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower.

"This column of light in Iceland will not be extinguished. It is the eternal flame we send out to the world and the universe to give light and warmth, and the hope and conviction that our dreams can come true."
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Virtual Race on a High-Tech Stationary Bike


I'm not a big fan of video games and on-line games. I think they are partially to blame for the obesity dilemma we have in the world, but I will admit I once was a Mario Brother addict. Yes I know I've dated myself admitting this, but my point is I understand how addicting games can be. So if you must play games at least play them while working out aboard the Ergo Bike Premium 8i. read more »

World's Weirdest Spa Baths? Chicken Soup and More



Japan is famed for its hot spring resorts, but new government regulations are forcing spa operators without access to actual spring water to improvise in some very unusual ways!
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The 2007 Nobel Prize In Physics - IPod Today; Tomorrow, Who Knows?


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The two winners of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics -- Albert Fert, of the Université Paris-Sud in Orsay, France, and Peter Grünberg, of the Institute of Solid State Research at the Jülich Research Center in Germany - made their contributions to the computer age as far back as 1988. Now that the smallest commercially available hard drive is an IPod, the inventors that led to its development, and many yet to come, have received the grand prix of awards. read more »

India’s Smartest Cookies Join Together to Improve Technology


At Microsoft Research headquarters in India, innovative ideas abound. read more »

The 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine: 3 Giant Leaps For Mankind



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The 2007 Nobel Prize winners in medicine -- Mario R. Capecchi, 70, of the University of Utah; Oliver Smithies, 82, of the University of North Carolina; and Sir Martin J. Evans, 66, of Cardiff University in Wales - worked independently, but their genetics research overlapped greatly. Many other geneticists contributed to the state of the art, but the discoveries of Capecchi, Smithies, and Evans are considered watershed.

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Asian Politics Goes Virtual


Asian gamers stage a political protest - virtually. read more »

Korea Keeps the Energy Going with a Paper Battery


Need to find a way to keep your small appliances charged? The solution may be coming soon as Korea finds new ways to stay energized with a non-polluting paper battery. read more »

Ten Weird, Wild & Wonderful Japanese Cars We Never Got to Buy



Some of the best Japanese cars never made the trip across the ocean. After seeing this list, you'll wish they did!
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Grocery Shopping Out of a Vending Machine


With technology and tenacity, Japan has managed to all but eliminate employment for convenience store workers. read more »