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Will Russia Be Mining on The Moon in The Next Twenty Years?

The Soyuz spacecraft may prove to be a model for a future excursion that might culminate in the establishment of Russian moon-base by 2025. According to Nikolai Sevastyanov, the president of Russia’s Energia Rocket and Space Corporation, the mining of raw materials from the lunar surface of the moon may soon be a reality. Read on for more details.

Make Your Military Living Dreams Come True At The Zero Star Hotel

Always wanted to stay in an air-raid shelter or military bunker? A new Swiss hotel, the Zero Star Hotel will let you do just that. If you're used to 5-star luxury accommodations at a hotel, be prepared to lower your expectations when booking your place at the innovative Zero Star Hotel.

Who Am I? Ask My DNA Bookcase!

A bookcase tells your story... who you are... who you became after your genetics determined your hair and eye color. In MYDNA, Mexican designer Joel Escalon has designed an altar-like DNA strand that lets you tell your own unique story through the things you love -- your personal treasures and the books, music, and movies that entertain or inspire you.

Russian Scientists Discover New Anti-Epileptic Agent

Patients afflicted with epilepsy always desperately need new, effective and reasonably priced anti-convulsants. Scientists from the Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry (Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences) are currently developing less toxic and cheaper drugs to treat the disease. Read on for more information on a very serious subject.

Student Creates 'Boomer' Mobility Aid That Climbs/Descends Stairs

A student at Monash University in Australia has designed and fully prototyped the Boomer, for all of us up-and-coming mobility aid seekers. Designer Daniel Molloy has won the recognition of the Australian Design Award committee, which selected Boomer as one of 13 finalists in its student award competition. The Boomer's futuristic styling and lightweight manufacturing technique make it more bearable to think about moving into a walker... but its safety aspects may cinch the case.

Hyundai's New Hybrid Uses Recycled Plastics to Reach Highest Level of Eco-Friendliness

A recent movement by Hyundai, called "Eco-Dynamics," has propelled the automaker into new research and development in the hybrid realm. After recently launching the new Forte LPI Hybrid, Hyundai now plans on delivering another new alternative energy vehicle to the market.

Does The Russian Army Inflate Itself With Fake Tanks?

In the case of so many things appearances are everything, although who would have thought this would ever apply to a nation’s security? Perhaps the Russian army is correct and power truly is, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder? Still, wonder and read on before you decide to throw down the gauntlet.

Solar Panels Banned in Chinese Neighborhood

In China it's not unusual to see private residents to make the move to solar power. Like in any country the initial expense is high, but putting a few solar panels on your roof will pay off in the long run. It's good for you and it's good for the environment. Everybody wins, right?

Not so fast, skippy. This is China, remember?


Bushfire Housing: Bed Matchmaking For Fire Survivors

Space-sharing businesses aren't new; we've seen businesses that advertise available parking spaces and Single Spot Camping where homeowners lease space in their own backyard for travelers to pop a tent. Bushfire Housing is a business that offers the most intimate form of space leasing; beds. And while it may seem intrusive, read on, because it's for a good cause.

Wind Powered GreenBird Breaks One Record...Aims for Another Within the Year

Wind powered transportation is nothing new to this planet. While it has remained on the lakes and oceans for the most part, there are a few people out there who have brought it onto dry land. One such person, Richard Jenkins, has taken wind power to a new level by breaking the land speed record for a wind powered vehicle.

Russian Technology Allows For Easier Extraction of Underwater Minerals

The mining of raw materials in Russia has up to now been an activity limited to times when outside temperatures are significantly above the freezing point. This is a feature shared with other countries like Russia that suffer from severe climactic conditions. Now that’s all changed as Russian scientists introduce a new phenomenon known as “high output technology,” which provides a new method for mining water-bearing deposits. Read on for more details.

Strangest Fashion For Fall 2009: Muppets Aren’t Just Puppets Anymore!

At a recent fashion show to display designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Fall 2009 fashion line, the infamous Muppets walked the runway, proving they are capable of being more than puppets. Read on to learn if the Muppets and fashion collide in a new Muppet Movie production, if the designer is using an elaborate marketing ploy to reach a younger audience, or if something much more frightening has happened to our favorite Jim Henson characters.

Mercedes-Benz Design Students Create New Concept Around 1880s Styling

Even though the automotive industry may be struggling in more ways than one, that surely won't stop the manufactures from having a little fun every now and again. This is especially true when it comes to training the next generation of designers, which is something Mercedes-Benz takes very seriously. It was this combination of free-thinking designers and highly focused training that led the F-Cell Roadster.

Russian Scientists Can Now Diagnose Schizophrenia Early

Russian scientists from the Center of Mental Health of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences have conducted a study concerning the most severe form of schizophrenia (chronic schizophrenia) which may well become the basis for the development of a system that will be able to diagnose the disease early, an important factor in effective treatment. Read on for some amazing details about a devastating illness.

Wikirank Lets You Keep Track of Wikipedia Trends

As a blog reader, surely you know about the significance of using Wikipedia links.  The user-generated information resource has become a staple of online research, and sometimes reading Wiki articles is just plain fun.  Wikirank is a new service that displays all of the current trends on Wikipedia, such as most viewed pages of the month, trending topics, and lets you search throughout them to get all the info you need.