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Twitter vs. Facebook - Battle of the Social Goliaths

How social are these mega social networks? Well social enough for Facebook to have courted Twitter most recently...to only be rebuffed as a lustful suitor too eager to get to third base before the first pitch was thrown. Back in fall of 2008, Facebook offered Twitter $500 million in stock to wed and bed her.

New Generation of Russian Goats Linked to Protection of Newborns

A sort of miracle will soon be occurring on a farm near Moscow where the birth of a very special new generation of goats with human genes is expected. These genes will make them produce protein lactoferrin, which is an element in human milk that protects a newborn baby until his or her own immune system starts to work. Read on for some amazing details.

Einstein Lives and Smiles: Is Animated Life Relative?

Reincarnation, freeze-dried embryos and robots that walk, talk, smile and even kill, were at one time limited to the world of the bizarre and the cinema. Today, all of that is old hat, and it takes more and more to amaze a new-age audience. Meet Albert Einstein, the smiling robot, an empathetic genius who although he has been dead for more than 50 years, is sure to win your heart. Read on for more about the very latest in a very old concept; namely, the robot.

Nine-Year-Old Designs iPhone: How Far Has it Come?

The iPhone dates back to 2007, but its application has never before expanded to the world of childhood. Ding Wen Lim of Singapore is very different from other nine year olds. This brilliant child who is in the fourth grade has gone far beyond the typical crayon canvas of others of his age and has designed an application for an iPhone specifically for kids. Read his amazing story.

Russian Organization Offers Art, Healing And Innovation

Just last summer, South Ossetia was a war zone. Today, however, it marks the spot of the Inva Studio, a special place of hope and healing that helps people with disabilities develop their art skills. Read on for more details about this most unusual art center.

Oh, Blackberry: From Whence Did You Come?

In light of our new president’s fondness (behind his back, some might say addiction) the Blackberry has received a great deal of media attention. Where did this phenomenon come from and why is it so popular among our upper, middle and alas, lower societal crusts? Read on for some answers, but then let them eat cake.

What Will Replace the Internet?

Historically the Internet has been around since the 1960s. Since 1994, the digerati of users has grown from approximately 13 million to more than 300 million globally. Shortly it will incorporate holographic technology. Looking beyond, it will become ubiquitous and as elusive as air, as it morphs into our biological make-up!

Keyboard Made of Stepping Stones: One Weird Russian Monument

Although most of us would probably agree that the computer keyboard is a symbol (or stepping stone, if you will) for universal communication, there are those Yekaterinburg, Russia who have gone a bit too far with the creation of the most unusual QWERTY Monument. Read on but avoid commands for a few moments more.

Google's 40 Minutes When the Earth Stood Still

Google caused the Internet world to stand still on Saturday 6:30 AM PST, January 31, 2009 for a whole 40 minutes! The problem affected internet pages across the entire planet, as engineers frantically tried to fix it.


Helicopter Hunting: Dangerous and Cruel Innovative Russian Pastime

Russian ecologists and conservationists have expressed grave concern over a growing pastime among the Russian elite; namely poaching from helicopters. This disturbing practice was recently brought to light after a recent helicopter crash revealed carcasses of endangered argali sheep among the wreckage. Read on for more details on a most distressing subject.

New Russian Diesel Submarines: Innovative and Very Scary

The Russian navy is creating a new diesel submarine named Lada. Although construction of these kind of submarines actually began a few decades ago, the Lada has become known as the navy’s “brightest innovative project.” Read on for more details.

Russian Chemists Develop Composite Material Better than Polyethylene

A new composite material developed by Russian chemists resembles polyethylene, but has greatly improved properties as it is much more rigid and better able to resist high temperatures. Read all about this new material’s remarkable components and what they indicate for the fields of science and technology.

New Medical Reform Plan for China

China's State Council has promised to spend 850 billion yuan (123 billion U.S. dollars) by 2011 to provide universal medical service to the country's 1.3 billion population. Read more about this long awaited medical reform plan.

New Defense Technology for China: Is Everybody Ready?

 According to a recent white paper, one of China’s long-term goals is to establish a new system of defense-related science, technology and industry, which addresses the needs of both the military and civilian sectors of society. Read on for details.

Russian Hemabank Develops New Cell Technology Based on Cord Blood

One of the latest developments of the Institute of Stem Cells is the technology for isolating stem cells from cord blood, which was created in cooperation with the Institute of General Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences. Read all about these exciting scientific breakthroughs in a field where controversy reigns supreme.

Russian Innovation: Once a Fire Extinguisher, Now a Speaker

It is said that the best hardware modders come from Russia. This slang expression is derived from the word modify, and refers to the act of modifying a piece of hardware or software to perform a function not originally intended. Read all about Strannik, an innovative designer who transformed a set of fire extinguishers into a pair of speakers!

Chinese Auto and Steel Industry Gets Government Stimulus

In an attempt to promote innovation, development and stability within the auto and steel industry, China, which has the world’s second largest automobile market, has unveiled a very generous stimulus package. It is intended to give a significant boost in coping with the current global financial crisis. Read on for more details.

Russian and American Crewman Install Space Probe

In what would become the 119th spacewalk conducted from the International Space Station, American, Michael Fincke, and Russian, Yury Lonchakov, installed a probe aimed at tracking down problems with a Russian module and conducted an array of other maintenance and scientific work. Read on for details.

China Innovation To Combat Global Crisis

Premier Wen Jiabao after visiting companies, markets, communities and rural areas in China's eastern Shandong Province, has urged Chinese companies to stress innovation policies to combat the impact of global economic instability. Read on for more information about this very noble plan.

Russian Innovation Convention Expected to Draw Vital Sponsorship

Russia’s reputation for scientific achievement is renowned. For the more than 2,000 of its brightest young scientists who gathered in Moscow to show off their work at the country's first Innovation Convention, it is hoped that vital funding and sponsorship will make their dreams possible.