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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.

Study Questions Whether or Not We Really Need Sleep

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison are wondering whether sleep is an essential part of life or something that has evolved over time to avoid stress and kill time.

Put Out The Fire With Fire Hydrant Art

Bored on a Sunday afternoon and want to spice up your neighborhood? Why not paint a fire hydrant? Artists in Cleveland, Ohio painted fire hydrants as part of a project called ‘Sparx in the City’.

Man Makes Paris In 15 Years Using Junk

There isn't much too say about this next green innovator, Designer Gerard Brion, except that he is passionate about his artwork. He is very passionate. In fact, with regular household items, some glue and paint Gerard Brion has spent 15 years of his life creating a detailed replica of Paris.

Doodle Away the Day With Biro Art

NobbyNobody is an artist that creates awesome drawings using just a ball point pen.

A 4-Door Keonigsegg for 2010

Koenigsegg has been making high end supercars for long enough to know what their customers want. Usually, that means some of the most beautifully designed high-horsepower vehicles. However, Keonigsegg also wanted to make a more "practical" supercar, you know...for the whole family.

Start Your Morning Right With the Aroma of Coffee Art

We all enjoy a nice, steaming cup of coffee in the morning, right? Artist Ryan Lewis creates art from raw coffee.

Russia’s Innovative Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Phone and Laptop Charger

Get a charge out of one of the most interesting innovations in power engineering. It comes straight from Russia and involves the use of hydrogen as a power supply for a cell-phone and laptop charger. Read on for details.

Moon Mined for Earth’s Alternative Fuel?

In 2008, solar power seems to be the hot topic for alternative fuel use. Solar powered products are already coming down in price so that the average consumer can take it home and use it, but now scientist are turning to the moon as well as the sun for power. Could the moon fuel our future?

Cervarix Vaccine Comes to Russia: Human Papillomavirus Beware!

Now the famous vaccine known to fight certain types of HPV that cause cervical cancer, is registered in Russia. Read all about Cervarix and its effectiveness against the human papillomavirus.

Even More Power for the 2012 Veyron

When it comes to extreme driving, it is hard to top the driver's seat of the Bugatti Veyron. But just in case you are one of the rare few who do want even more power, Bugatti may be developing an even more powerful version of the Veyron to keep you occupied.

Russians Create New Rehabilitation Device: Hope For Faster Recovery From Stroke

Russian scientists have created a new device that will allow patients who have lost the ability to walk due to stroke or head injury to recover at a faster rate. Read on for the hopeful details.

Georgian Websites Attacked by Russian Hackers

Despite an ordered halt to hostilities by the President of Russia, attacks on Georgian websites by Russian hackers remain unabated. Will it ever end? Read on for the sad prognosis.