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Sugar Production Hits Sweet Spot Using Only Sun And Science

Typically, bugs in your sugar are bad things, but thanks to the combined efforts the Wyss Institute and Harvard Medical school, they might just be helping out. By combining photosynthesis and genetic engineering, the researchers have found a way to produce sugar without a need for that pesky sugarcane.

The Shot Carver Turns Fruit Into Amazing Shot Glasses

Next time you are hosting a big party you may want to give this gadget a try.  The Shot Carver turns ordinary fruit into amazing shot glasses.  The tool carves out the perfect hole to hold a shot of alcohol.

Lights, Camera, Action: iPhone 4 Video, Ready For Its Close-Up

It use to be film-makers needed expensive and cumbersome digital cameras to produce high quality music videos, movie shorts and commercials. Of recent date, light-weight and reasonably-priced hand-helds like the Flip have become a more suitable replacement. But today, instead of using one-trick ponies, the iPhone 4 is earning just as much of a reputation as a video camera as it  has acting like, well… a phone.

Hem Gems and Your Denim: How Good Products Present Simple Solutions to Widespread Problems

Simple, Effective, Valuable, and Playing in a Big Market. This is the stuff of great products. Do you have ideas that measure up? To give you an example, let's look at a product and assess these issues.

Vortex Power Gets Canonized Using The Miracle Of Compressed Gas

From the green and verdant fields of Great Britain comes the ability to knock crap over using a ring of gas shot out of a cannon at a whopping 200 miles an hour. Not only does it sound cool, but its got a great super-sized space Phaser mixed with old-timey smokin' pipe look to boot.

Because The World Could Always Use More Foods On Sticks, How About Waffles?

If you have been looking for another way to eat waffles (and who hasn’t?) then you should take a look at this waffle maker.  The Lolly by Triangular Concept produces four waffle pops at a time.  Just imagine the possibilities!

Cold Crystals Put The Brakes On Light – Then Read Its Memory

Deep in the southern hemisphere, science is being done. At the Australian National University(ANU), scientists led by Morgan Hedges have found a way to stop light as it enters a crystal, creating a read-only hologram that destroys itself after use. Holster that sidearm and cue the Mission Impossible music – it’s time to get your spy on.

The 'Summer Of Droid' Should Dispel Rumors Of The Verizon iPhone

Today, there were close to 1000 articles and blogs posted, anticipating the highly rumored news that Verizon might become Apple's second mobile carrier to AT&T, iPhone's exclusive telecom service to date. That much interest should be a red flag as to AT&T's service (or lack thereof).

The Miracle Blanket Makes Baby Swaddling A Cinch

New parents know the frustration of trying to learn to swaddle a baby.  The Miracle Blanket was made to end the mystery and allow every new parent to be an expert swaddler. 

STRAWZ Brings Creative Play To The Table

Remember how much fun it was to build stuff when you were a kid?   Remember how entertaining it was to play with straws in your milk?  STRAWZ is a whole new way to be creative with your beverages. 

A Look into a Direct Retail TV Company - Lenfest Media Group

We've all seen them. At first, we used to see them only late at night and for anyone who hasn't slept well, you know what I mean. Now we see them through out the day and on almost every channel. I'm talking about direct response television ("DRTV"). One form of DRTV that is commonly known is called the infomercial. Ring a bell for you? One interesting company involved in the DRTV space is Lenfest Media Group.

Spongeables Replace Bacteria-Laden Shower Sponges

Is there anything more disgusting than a drippy, bacteria infested shower sponge or bath puff?   I mean, after a while there is just no telling what is in there.  Spongeables have been created to take care of this little problem.

Converting Noise To Light No Longer Up In The Air - Is Plane As Day

Aside from ground zero of a nuclear explosion, airport runways are perhaps the noisiest place on earth. But instead of friendly a mascot, they're staffed by surly men with light-sticks and illuminated by the strong and electrically expensive glow of runway lights. Now, designer Jou Hung-Uei has come up with a way to capture that noise and fire up those lights simultaneously.

Magnetic Food Levitation – Measuring The Density of Tastiness

As it turns out, density is actually a key factor in determining the fat and salt content of foods. Current methods of determining this density are both cumbersome and inaccurate, so the bastions of knowledge at Harvard went ahead and made an ice-cubed sized sensor that does the job. Oh –  it uses magnetic levitation.

'Retina Display' & 'Reception' Complaints Launch On iPhone 4 Launch Day

With the iPhone 4 launch firmly under way, early Apple and gadget-focused Web sites are reporting problems with Apple's latest smartphone iteration. Did the device leave the station too soon - or are these cases an anomaly?