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Pentax Optio WS80 Waterproof Camera

The Pentax Optio WS80 is an inexpensive and waterproof casual camera that can capture some of your best summer moments.

Gecko Grip Findings Will Advance Military, Space Applications

Despite popular belief, not all geckos are employed by Geico® to star in television commercials.  Some of them are walking on glass in science labs while researchers try to figure out just what factors keep them from slipping off!  Scientists at the University of Calgary and Clemson University have made that discovery!

Portable Potty Makes Fresh Drinkable Water

In an attempt to help people in countries in dire need of fresh drinking water Argentine designer Leonardo Manavella has invented a portable potty/water fountain.

A Primer For The Newest Health Food Craze: Raw Chocolate!

So you've been eating 73 percent dark cocoa bars every day thinking that their antioxidant power will add 10 years to your life.  Well stop.  Because the latest health craze is raw chocolate not dark, processed chocolate.  In fact raw chocolate, aka raw cacao, contains five times more antioxidants than the Acai berry!

Contact Lenses Improve Quality Of Life For Animals... Really!

The mother and baby sea lions are performers at Sea World in San Diego.  Mama sea lion was becoming disoriented from blurred vision caused by cataracts, until she was fitted with intraocular contact lenses that enable her to perform again, and to see and be a role model for her newborn.

GoPro 1080p HD Helmet Hero

The world's first wearable full 1080p HD video camera will provide the best-looking action sports footage that you've seen. Use it to capture all your best skate, snow, water and mountain moments.

LED Mini Camping Lantern

The tiniest camping lantern you've ever seen weighs less than an ounce and fits onto your keychain, yet still provides enough light to make it a worthwhile camping accessory.

Electronic Nose Challenges The Dog As Most Sensitive To Human Smell

While dogs are being cloned for drug-sniffing jobs in South Korea, a kind of mechanical dog is being built in Spain to biomimic the dog's sensitivity to human skin vapors. The developers are calling it the "electronic nose."

Wingless Ladybugs Promise Lasting Pest Control

Ladybug Ladybug fly away home, your house is on fire and your children will burn... Sorry kiddies, Japanese researchers from Nagoya University have produced "wingless" ladybird beetles that stay on (or near) the plants they're supposed to protect.

Far From The Computer World, Bill Gates Is Killing Hurricanes

Ever wonder what Bill Gates was going to do after he resigned from Microsoft®?  Well, here's one thing he's doing -- inventing ways to stop hurricanes before they hit land.   Is he God or Don Quixote?

Pee Power Potential Fuel: Convenient and Greener

Ever wonder how much pee power you have? No? Maybe you should. It turns out your pee isn't just waste. It has fueling potential according to scientist from Ohio University. This fueling potential could be put to use in the near future.   

The Origin Washstand Gets You Back to Nature

Inspired by the meandering currents of natural streams and rivers,  members of the NOTHING Design Group offer their latest creation, the Origin Washstand.

AIR-igator: Collects AC Water For Your Garden

In some places (like where I live) it's too hot to turn off the AC unit and open up the windows. On some days temperatures can reach over 100 degrees, that's why our AC stays on all the time. Asking us to take off more clothes to cool off and conserve energy would leave us naked, so how do we, the consumers, stay cool and cut down on our carbon footprint? We could try an AIR-igator.

Locust Experiments May Lead To New Treatments For Strokes, Migraines, & Epilepsy

Scientists at Queen's University in Canada have discovered a link betwen locust comas and human strokes, migraines and epilepsy. This is not only an interesting scientific finding, but it may lead to new drugs to prevent or alleviate the occurances of brain disturbances in humans.

Researchers Discover Fountain Of Youth In Bats

I know the title seems like it's right out of one of those hokey ads from a vitamin company, but what I'm about to share are the results of a real scientific finding by a group of researchers in San Antonio, Texas -- reported in the July issue of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. (FASEB Journal).