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Russian Pilot-Free Aircraft Complete Arctic Test Flights

The first testing stage for two UAVs in Arctic conditions has been completed by A-Level Aerosystems, a Russian company specializing in unmanned aerial vehicles. Read on for some fascinating details.

Russia’s Super Rich: Submarines Trump Yachts

What are wealthy Russians pouring their money into these days? Yachts appear to be a passing mundane fad, and one super rich man has upped the elitist ante not only by buying his own submarine but by making it himself! Read on, no matter how deep your pockets may be.

Russia’s Navy and European Scientists Unlock Secrets of Creation

A huge new contraption created by the Russian Navy may well help European scientists uncover the answers to a number of fundamental scientific questions. Read all about the world’s largest particle accelerator, a landmark of modern physics, and don’t forget to …stand back.

Origami Candidates Play Presidential Politics

Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, has now been applied to the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Are the candidates - and their wives - more than just paper tigers or do they just leave you flat? Print, fold and find out!

Marketing With a Conscience - 7 Great Ads Promoting Social Change

Sometimes advertising isn't about selling a product, but promoting an idea. Here are seven remarkable ads promoting social and environmental awareness.

Eerie Underwater Sculptures

Jason de Caires Taylor is an artist that creates unique underwater sculptures that focus on natural ecological processes.

Electricity from Dirt: Is it Possible?

It turns out wind power, solar power and lunar power are not the only possible renewable energy sources for our future. Dirt power might be next. There are already plans for use of it in places of Africa that are off-grid.

Edgy Japanese Eraser Has 28 Corners

Students, businessmen, artists, basically anyone who uses a pencil will at some point need an eraser, and the best eraser to use is a new one with sharp corners - which quickly get rounded with use. Not so with the Kadokeshi Plastic Eraser from Japan, which has - count 'em - 28 corners!

Moscow’s Fiberglass Pyramid: New Harmony, Ancient Secrets

Russia’s new age healing trend has its roots in the ancient worlds of Egypt and Mexico, and is centered in Moscow and a fiberglass pyramid that promises positive energy. Can it be so? Read on and learn more about the potentially magical powers of harmony.

There's Always Room For J-E-L-L-O Art

People over the years have found many uses for Jell-O, some more vulgar than others, but artist Liz Hickok has created an entire scene of San Francisco out of Jell-O.

Discarded Dreams Mattress Competition Is Here

Today I came across a mattress recycling competition post and I was delighted to see it. Finally someone is doing something to spark more interest in new ways to recycle used beds. Who? Architecture for Humanity and Rubicon National Social Innovations is inviting people to enter the Discarded Dreams Mattress Competition.

Russian Chairs To Reduce Spinal Strain: A Couch Potato’s Dream

Reducing the strain on our spines is very important to those among us who lead a more sedentary life. Read about the Russian engineers from Belgorod who have invented a new type of chair to help care for that same old spine.

Sony Bravia Waterproof TV Gets Wet With You

Sony's new Bravia XDV-W600 portable digital TV isn't afraid to get wet, so channel surf to your heart's content - ocean optional!

Russia’s High Tech Economy: Dubna’s Difficult Climb

The shadow of Lenin’s giant statue still towers over Dubna, a scientific town that once exemplified the Soviet Union’s achievements in the field of nuclear physics. Read all about Russia’s plans to transform it into another Silicone Valley.

Typemonstriters : Jeremy Mayer Makes Frankenstein Proud

Remember typewriters? I barely do. I remember playing with one way back when and even then it was already considered old and useless.

Lovely, as the sounds were that came from pushing buttons and hearing the stop bell ring on an old typewriter, there is no denying that when computers came along typewriters just couldn't compare to computers. Since there was no more need for them typewriters were simply discarded. Fortunately Jeremy Mayer came a long and created a way to rescue some of them from the landfill.

Russia Is World Leader in Security Software

Russia was certainly the first in space during the Cold War years, but it would seem a rather dubious honor to lead the world in the generation of malicious software. In any case, read all about Russia’s rise as a global software leader.

 

Russian Bullet-Proof Attire: Formal Wear In The Works?

The newest in Russian bullet-proof attire will hardly make the front pages of Vogue or Gentlemen’s Quarterly, but it is nevertheless a fascinating phenomenon. Read on if you dare and don’t forget to…duck!

Creepy Stuffed Animals Feature Your Child's Face

Does owning custom stuffed animals with the face of your child or significant other seem somewhat creepy? Well yeah, kind of - but you can have one anyway, courtesy of Sha@lark, the Japanese company who came up with this odd idea.

Russian Health Care: Renovation, Innovation Or Death

Why do some compare Russian doctors to inventors and magicians? How do they improvise every day to compensate for the lack of adequate equipment in the country’s hospitals? Read on and be grateful for whatever medical care you are lucky enough to receive.

Another Roadster from the United Kingdom

Not everyone these days is worried about finding ways to save the environment or reduce fuel costs. Some are still all about performance, speed and overall excitement when they get behind the wheel. For those people, yet another open top roadster, the Jetstream SC250, has been put into production.