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iRobot And DARPA Launch LANdroids Program

iRobot teams up with DARPA to work on the LANdroids Program. These robots will be able to help with communications for military missions.

Solar Powered A/C Not Just Talk Anymore

It almost seems as if you wish and ask for it enough, eventually someone will make it. The more people ask for the same thing the sooner something will be done to make it happen. At least such is the case for a solar powered A/C.

Slumber Like a Mummy with the King Tut Sleeping Bag

The King Tut sleeping bag keeps young princes or princesses snug as a pharaoh's mummy during each night's journey from dusk to golden dawn.

Fair Share Cake Plates: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Do diplomacy and table manners fly out the window when it comes time to negotiate equitable dessert portions? Read on and discover that even though all has been fair in love and war for some time, fair play has now spread to the division of most chocolate things.

Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact Lenses

Anime girls are known for their big-eyed beauty; so much so that Japanese girls are now trying to snag anime-obsessed Otaku by wearing extra-wide tinted contact lenses.

Nissan's Gas Pedal Can Push Back

Having a heavy right foot isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as you can keep it at a reasonable speed. The real drawback is the increase in fuel consumption. Nissan decided it was time to help consumers reduce the amount of fuel wasted during "jackrabbit" starts between lights.

Wake N’ Bacon Alarm Clocks: When Ringing Won’t Do The Job

Are you one of those who simply can’t get up in the morning? Maybe all you need is a little incentive, like the smell of bacon wafting through your bedroom? Read on, but watch your cholesterol.

Weekend SpotLight: Animal Oddities

Animals are forever capturing our attention with the silly things they do. Some don't even have to do anything, they just look funny. Check out some inventions for animals and articles about animals from our archives and from other great sites on the web.

OnStar Could Save You Money...Or Cost You

OnStar has provided some amazing services over the past the few years. From locating a vehicle that has been stolen and slowing it down to, simply unlocking a door if you lock yourself out, many people have used General Motor's life saving technology. Now, OnStar can be used to track the mileage of your vehicle and possibly save you some money.

Possible Cause of Endometriosis Identified

Endometriosis is a common medical problem in women and is characterized by tissue similar to the lining of the uterus also being found elsewhere in the body, most often in the abdominal cavity.

Kotobukiya’s LightSaber Chopsticks: A Sight For Sore Jedis

At the recent Star Wars Celebration Japan, a huge event marking the 30th anniversary of the Japanese Star Wars premiere, a Japanese manufacturer unveiled the coolest chopsticks ever created. Read on and learn all about these utensils with seemingly magical powers!

Hair a Renewable Resource Makes Oil Cleaning Mat

As we have learned in the, past human hair can be recycled and used to make many creative things such as art and even clothes, but did you know it could also be used to clean up oil spills? It's true.

Snack Lovers Rejoice: Cancer Chemical Reduction Slated for Chips and Fries

A 2005 lawsuit involving the state of California and four major food manufacturers has resulted in a reduction in the levels of cancer-causing chemicals in their snack products over the next three years. Read on and learn more about this “victory for public health.”

Tokidoki Turntable Watch is Simply Divinyl!

The Tokidoki Turntable Watch recalls the good old days of vinyl records and record turntables... without all the scratching, warping and bulky cardboard sleeves.

Chocolate Flying Pigs From Vosges: Do They Really Fly?

Chocolate Flying Pigs dressed in bacon may seem like an aberration, but that’s only if you don’t know about Vosges’ new chocolate concoction designed to delight lovers of both chocolate and bacon everywhere. Read on for the sizzling and very smoky details.

Bamboo Helmet: Eco-friendly and Life-saving All At Once

Is it me or does it seem there are more bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road these days?

I don't blame people if they are switching to cheaper means of transportations when considering the price of gasoline today. Still there something I wish to say to many of two wheel riders on the road today, "Put on your $^%@*^&! helmet. Please!" Forget the bad hair. Helmets save lives. Enough preaching though, check this out. There is an innovative eco-friendly helmet for riders to wear made of bamboo, called the Roof R06 Helmet.


Sock It To Me! Fashion Footwear Takes a Leap Back

After seemingly taking modern fashion as far as it can possibly go, many in Japan are looking back to traditional styles of clothing. Take these distinctive "tabi" socks, for example, updated with pleasing colors and attractive patterns.

The Original Octabong: No More Boring Beer Parties

Racing beers against one another, or beer bonging as it is known among the collegiate set, is a party practice that has been around at least since the 1960s (sober records discount earlier claims). If you have never heard of beer bonging, read on. If you have, do the same.

Does Loud Bar Music Increase Drinking Patterns?

Researchers claim that bar patrons tend to drink faster and more heavily when the music that surrounds them is loud. Is this so or is it merely an attempt to block out the music from all thought processes? Read on, but stay…sober.

Spanish Melons That Taste Like Lemons: Will Wonders Never Cease?

It took twelve years to create this melon that tastes like a lemon. Instead of asking why, if you live in the UK, try to track them down, as they will soon be available. If you live elsewhere, read on anyway for all the tasty details.