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10 Brilliant Breakthrough Designs From Milan Design Week '09

Milan Design Week 09 starts Wednesday, and from what I've seen of the preview coverage, designers are not napping during the global recession.  The Milan international design show is likely to be the one that blows away the others; there are so many brilliant breakthroughs in concepts, materials, and forms that will be making their debut.  These 10 simply spectacular designs will make you want to hop a plane to Milan right now!  See the paths being formed by some of  the world's leading designers.

Russian Modder Yellow Bulldozer PC Case: Cool and Different

Modding is a popular art form in Russia. The slang expression has come to stand for the modification of one object into another that is just as practical in its new form as it was in it former state, but in a different way. Here’s a PC case in the form of a bulldozer. Read on and have a look, but get out of the way!

Amazing Anime Makeover

From a forum posting on the Chinese internet comes this amazing photo set of an Anime-style makeover. The girl (Lala) is from China, but by the end of the process she has that big-eyed Japanese cartoon look that's so popular with the kiddies these days.It's pretty amazing what a little mascara, eyeshadow and extra-big contact lenses can do.

If Asimo Can Do It, You Can Too! Assistive Walking Devices From Honda

Though Asimo seems like he'd make such a good butler, he (she? It?) is not ready to come home with us yet.  But some of what Honda learned in the robot's 22+ years is helping our future mobility, so we can answer the door ourselves and get our own lemonade. You might say the Stride Management Assist and the Bodyweight Support Assist are Asimo's offspring!

Russian Innovation: Microcapsules to Carry DNA-Vaccine

Micro-containers for DNA delivery are new upon the medical scene. Russian scientists have now developed a general technique for producing them, which could mean that DNA-vaccines can now be guaranteed to provide stable and powerful immunity for those who take them. Read on for some amazing details.

Magic Five Sauce Bottles Spice Up Your Fave Squeeze

Looking for a little non-cinematic five finger exercise? Maybe you just want to get saucy with your food while spicing up the way it looks. Either way, these neat-o Magic Five sauce bottles give your favorite squeeze a slimmer, trimmer, quint-essential makeover!

"Purac Act" Cuts Toxins In French Fries And Heat-Processed Foods

...Of course, potato chips and french fries are at the top of the acrylamide list; they're always at the top of unhealthy food lists, aren't they? You know the rich ’brown’ color they get when their texture gets crispy? That's acrylamide. And when you brown your toast? That's acrylamide....

Spring Is In The Air! Top 10 Businesses For Spring 2009

Spring is in the air, and as cooler climates begin warming up for the spring and summer, interesting business concepts that cater to spring activities and interests take on a whole new appeal. Over the upcoming months, the popularity of businesses with an outdoor theme will increase, while consumers take in the nice weather and get outside! In honor of spring's arrival, I'm counting down the Top 10 spring businesses of 2009!

24-7 Connection Wall Reunites Friends, Families, And Food

Imagine going into an Internet cafe without your computer.  In this cafe, you are going to have a cup of tea with your parents in London... It's tea time there.

Poken Networking USB Key, the Social Online Business Card

Poken, a new electronic online business card that allows social media users to exchange online profile info via a handy, keychain-sized portable USB key, may replace the traditional cardboard business card as THE must-have networking aid.

Text Messaging Deceased Husband Helps Ease Housewife's Grief

A grieving Japanese housewife has found a unique use for the social media applications she and her late husband enjoyed when he was alive: keeping in touch with him after he passed on by sending text messages to his cellphone.

Intel's 2009 Inspire-Empower Challenge Awards Salute Four World Changing Projects

When you read about what four Intel Challenge winners are doing, don't be surprised if you feel like giving up your day job and joining them in their valiant causes. These are truly inspiring and empowering innovations.

Sentimental Connections: Honoring Loss With Keepsake Ashes

When a loved one passes away, it's important to have something to remember them by. While many people, after cremation, keep their loved ones ashes on display in an urn a new trend is emerging with businesses like Sentimental Connections creating new ways to memorialize the important people we have lost.

Honda FCX Clarity is Named World Green Car of the Year

Back in 2006, Honda introduced the FCX Concept Vehicle with the hopes of expanding the platform over the next few years. Their goal was to design a fuel efficient midsized sedan that was both fun to drive and easy on the environment. From there, the FCX was used at the base for the FXC Clarity Hydrogen Concept Vehicle introduced in 2008. Skip ahead to this year's New York Auto Show and the Clarity Concept Vehicle is dubbed the Green World Car of the Year.

China Fights Somali Pirates with Army of Dolphins!

At least China's state media is good for something. From Xinhuanet.com comes what must surely be the best news headline ever, 'Thousands of Dolphins Block Somali Pirates.