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Russian Orphan Designs Winning Spaceship Logo

A talented, 15-year-old Russian orphan has won the competition to design the space mission emblem that is certain to go down in space travel history. Read on for more information about this very special contest and its extraordinary winner.

Don't Be An Ash: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 5

Japan Tobacco ad execs sweated, strained and no doubt chain-smoked a whole lot of their main product while brainstorming up 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads. Numbers 41 through 50 are presented here in hopes that rude smokers will smarten up and get their ashes in order.

South Africa Fight Aids With Innovative Phone Project

In an attempt to curb the terrible rising tide of South Africans afflicted with HIV/AIDS, local organizations have teamed up with leading telecommunication firms to launch the life-saving, Project Masiluleke, (the please-call-me project) which aims to close the healthcare information gap by delivering messages that encourage South Africans to access HIV testing and to know their status.

Design Student Creates Masterful, Memorable Eco-Sculptures

Satish Behera is a design student in India who has been exploring the ancient craft of paper maché as an ecological design material. His style is so unique, his designs so impressionable that they are hard to forget. His has created a style that is very professional and objects that are very desirable.

Global Climate Change Invention Award Goes To 'Kyoto Box'

...The device, which cost Bøhner $5 to make, would decrease pollution, deforestation, energy costs, and about 1.3 million deaths a year in Africa alone caused by wood-burning related respiratory illnesses. The life-saving estimate does not even include the number of deaths resulting from contaminated water.

Deliver That P2P Business Connects You With Products You Can’t Find!

Ever fallen in love with a product you found while traveling, and returned home to find that it's not available in your home country? If you're lucky, you might know someone who lives there that can send you the items you crave; but usually you're just SOL. Deliver That arranges P2P and B2P delivery of items that you can't find everywhere so nothing you desire is out of reach.

Hot Water Heater Senses Approaching Humans, Warms Up Their Bathwater

Call it the Therminator - Panasonic's new bathwater heater employs an infrared sensor to - get ready for this - detect a human entering the bathroom. Chilling, isn't it?

Urban Nomads Off The Beaten Path Luxury Travel Service

Many self-proclaimed world travelers may feel like they’ve seen it all. They’ve popped the cork off a bottle of champagne under the Eiffel Tower, taken a gondola ride in Rome and ridden a Tuktuk in Thailand. An innovative travel agency, Urbane Nomads calls themselves the “travel mixologists” and prides themselves on providing vacations off the beaten paths, away from the over-hyped tourist destinations around the world.

Eco-Choco, The Sustainable Sweet Treat

Can environmentally conscious, eco-friendly chocolate succeed in the marketplace much the way fair trade, sustainable practices coffee has? Lotte thinks it can, and the confectioner's new Eco-Choco lets them put their money where their mouth is.

Russia and India Collaborate on Future Space Missions

It is expected that Russia and India will collaborate in future manned space expeditions. India plans to use Russian experience and equipment in its space program to send a man into orbit within the next five years, and considering the Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Activities in the Field of Human Spaceflight Programme, which was signed by both countries last year, it does seem much more than just a pipe (or in this case, space travel) dream. Read on for more details.

Little Bay Restaurant Had Diners Set Their Affordable Menu Prices

After opening a new location in London, Little Bay restaurant allowed diners to pay what the wanted for each menu item in February in part as a publicity stunt and to have a little extra assistance in setting their menu prices.

Love Is Bind: Six Bizarre Japanese Bound Cellphone Charms

Somebody got your heartstrings all tied up? Maybe that cute nurse at the clinic or a shy co-worker? Show them how you feel with one of these bizarre bound Japanese girl cell phone charms!

Sushi: Dutch Designer Blends Japanese and Moroccan Design For Italian Design House

One of the more global and intriguing furniture designs I've seen this year is Moroso's Sushi Collection, designed by Edward van Vliet Studios.

Radioactive Hot Spring Leaves Guests Glowing - With Good Health

A century-old radioactive hot rock spa resort in the town of Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan has now attracted its youngest visitor, 8-year-old brain cancer patient Nanako Murakami.

Japanese Market 2010 Toyota Prius Prepares to Take Charge

While GM teases impatient carbuyers with the Chevy Volt and takes aim at the popular Prius, Japan's Toyota refuses to sit still. Instead, the new 2010 Japan-market Prius has raised the bar for new hybrid cars - and is preparing to take charge!