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Thar She Blows - Return To The Age Of Sailing Ships

Oceangoing technology has turned full circle, as we return to the age of sailing ships - with a difference.

Combustible Noodles Scaring China's Ramen And Women

If your 5-alarm chili can spark a 3-alarm fire, you'll love the combustible noodles rumored to be smoldering away on Chinese store shelves.

Got Soaked? You Need AIR, The Universal Drying Machine

Russian industrial designer, Olga Kalugina, has a darned clever design for a portable multi-purpose dryer.  It's the kind of dryer you need when you've come into your home after being swept up and soaked by a storm.

Oral Sex Is Now Main Cause Of Oral, Head, & Neck Cancers: Concerns About Teens

In other countries, the leading cause of oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer is tobacco; in the United States, it's oral sex. Shocking?

Mobilegs: Superior Crutches For The 21st Century

What? Cool, ergonomic, sustainable, and comfortable? Could they be crutches?

Social Media & Banksy, The Scarlet Pimpernel Of Street Art Tweets No More

The masked art crusader known as "Banksy" was a no-show at two back-to-back award shows, where his documentary "Exit Through The Gift Shop" was nominated.  While Thierry Guetta (one of the featured stars in the movie) accepted on Banksy's behalf at the the Independent Spirit Awards, February 25, and Justin Timberlake joked that he was the real "Banksy' at the 83rd Academy Awards two nights later, the iconic graffiti artist was incognito. However, in social media circles - like his street art -  he has definitely left his mark.

Hail CISAR! The World is Diggin' the China International Search and Rescue Team

The China International Search and Rescue Team, or CISAR for short, has a two-fold mission: to assist in natural disaster relief at home and abroad, and to put a helpful, friendly face on Chinese diplomacy.

With Watson Out Of Jeopardy, AI Determines What Consumer Electronics To Buy (Interview)

Watson may not know that Toronto isn't located in Canada, but Retrevo has designed similar artificial intelligence to analyze more than 50 million real-time data points to provide shoppers with the most comprehensive, unbiased information regarding what consumer electronics to purchase. In an interview I conducted with Aditya Vailaya, Retrevo's chief scientist, we gain insight as to how AI is being used in this field.

Medical Device Approved To Prevent Hemorrhoids After Childbirth

About 25 percent of mothers develop hemorrhoids as a direct result of vaginal births. This week a patented device called Hem-Avert® Perianal Stabilizer was approved for use during labor and vaginal childbirth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Test results indicate that the device does what it claims to do....

A Designer's Dream For Sustainable Headphones: The Ashcraft Aria

If you've seen really high quality audio and visual technology dressed in slick, sleek, tomorrow design, then you have an idea of what Ashcraft Design is about. From high end speaker systems enrobed in modern mahogany to polished steel video encasements, Ashcraft Design is what catches your eye, not your ear. 

Social Media & Justin Bieber Selected As Presenters At The Oscars?

Was it any wonder, with 'The Social Network' movie nominated for 'best picture,' that social media would come center stage at the 83rd Academy Awards? At the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, February 27, big brands are attaching themselves to celebs and are capitalizing on their Facebook and Twitter pages to hype activities leading up to and at the event. 

Got Wind? Drive! - A Car That Goes With The Wind

A wind-powered car has just completed a 3,000 mile journey for less than $15.

Chinese Girl Lives & Works in Public Bathroom, Makes a Few Scents Profit

Think we're having a housing crisis? Then consider the case of Xiao Du, a 17-year-old girl from Xian, China, who lives in a public bathroom. On the bright side, at least she has a bed, a TV, and most important: an electric fan.

With Oil At $100, Is Pipeline Seating A Surprise?

A superb studio seater, the Pipeline was designed by an American treasure, Harry Allen, for the Spanish design firm, Dune.  Perfect for group seating in large spaces, there are plenty of ways to configure the modular 'pipes.'

To Everything (Churn, Churn, Churn) - Distinguishing Journalism From Churnalism

A new website promises to tell you whether what you read online has any substance.