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The Eyes Are In Focus At The Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Early detection of Alzheimer's disease and strategies to help Alzheimer's patients lead more fulfilling lives are two areas of emphasis at this year's Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, going on now until July 17, 2014.  Three papers, so far, have addressed the eyes and Alzheimer's disease (AD); two that  focused on early detection of AD through an eye exam and one that reported on the importance of cataract surgery to help AD patients remain active and alert.  Following is a summary of these new developments....

Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan From Japan Beats The Heat In Three Cool Shades

The Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan from Japanese design house Koncent uses no power – well, maybe Flower Power – to keep you cool this summer. It's the nearest natural air conditioning solution to waving around a big ol' tropical plant leaf and it lasts MUCH longer.

Artefact’s Pilates Shirt: A Cool Move Called Move

The idea of wearable computers that challenge current conventions is the driving force behind Artefact's Pilates Shirt. Read on for more about this fascinating wearable tech innovation that monitors muscle movement and body position.

Brain-Wave Technology: The Happiness Blanket Adventure

Whlle there already is a well-circulated expression about happiness and a warm puppy, there may soon be one about contentment being a blanket, thanks to London-based MyndPlay, brain-wave technology and the efforts of British Airways. Read on for more information.

A Stinky, Explosive Gas Shows Hope For Remediation Of Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Dementia And Other Major Diseases

You are lucky if you've never smelled hydrogen sulfide, a gas most strongly wafting from swamps and sewers. But you probably have smelled it, as hydrogen sulfide is present in flatulence and in rotten eggs. It results from the breakdown of organic matter without the benefit of oxygen. In anything but very tiny amounts, hydrogen sulfide is very toxic, flammable, and corrosive. But researchers at Great Britain's University of Exeter have found some promising applications for this gas when used in small doses and targeted to certain cells in our bodies.

Odor Eating Bacteria Could Snuff Out Unpleasant Bathroom Smells

A bacterial “bio-weapon” developed by researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences could soon make smelly bathrooms a thing of the past. Cheap, natural and non-toxic, the unique strain of waste-eating Lactobacillus promises an “ultimate” cure to an “urgent” national issue.

Petollar: An Ingenious Device To Minimize Pet Allergens In The Home

A university student from Thailand, Mr. Thanut Chaovakul, has made it into the semi-finalist round of the Electrolux Design Lab 2014, with his ingenious concept to remove pet allergens from the air, thereby making more petless folks into pet owners.  Allergies to dog and cat fur are among the most common, but Chaovakul has designed an eletrostatic air cleaner that follows your pet around and picks up his fur and dander. Amazing!

The Grenade Bag: Wearable Tech’s New Explosion

Check out menswear designer Asher Levine's cool new Grenade Shoulder Bag with adjustable strap. There's more wearable tech here than meets the eye in the form of a Bluetooth device known as Track R. Read on for more information.

Black India Ink Bath Salts Leave You Clean As A Blank Sheet Of Paper

India ink bath salts from Japan's Kaimei & Co. may be made from calligrapher's ink but fear not, they won't leave your back as blackened as a Louisiana cooked catfish.

WearableTech: Fashion TEQ’s Zazzi Smart Jewelry Line

Are you a double agent in between assignments or just a busy career woman who needs some discrete way to receive phone messages and text notifications? If telecommunication is your lifeline, read on for more information on Fashion TEQ's new line of jewelry accessories.

'Internet of Everything' Now Hiring

If you're looking for a career change, have kids undecided about their college major or just have a genuine interest, the Internet of Things (IoT) -- or what Cisco has branded as the Internet of Everything (IoE) -- is looking for a few good men and women - to the tune of millions in just six short years.

Toyota FCV Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Gets Pricing, 2015 Sales Date

It seems the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle concept debuted by Toyota at last year's Tokyo Motor Show was just the great-looking shape of things to come. The production FCV sedan has now been sticker priced and could be yours for the taking this coming April of 2015... that is, if you've got ¥7 million to spend.

Maywa Denki Fishbone Cord USB Charging & Communication Cable Is Bony In Ivory, Black Or Pink

The USB Fish Cord from Maywa Denki features eyes that glow when the cable's in use and comes in three color choices to complement any tech workspace's décor scheme.

Color-Changing Citroën's Got It Made In Two Shades

Don't it make your brown sides blue... or purple, in the case of a cool but crazy color-changing Citroën spotted in a Beijing, China, used car dealer's lot. Perhaps the owner got tired of bystanders asking what the car's true hue really is.

MG3 Trophy Championship Concept: Like An IROC?

Meet the MG3 Trophy Championship, a track-ready concept car built to entice British racing enthusiasts into an IROC-like single manufacturer racing series. Chinese-owned MG brought the two-toned track terror to Goodwood Festival of Speed to show it off... and maybe do a little trolling in the bargain.