World's First Mirror Thermometer Detects Fever From A Distance

NEC Avio's Thermo Mirror SX-01, the world's first Mirror Thermometer, asks users to look and don't touch: an integral infrared sensor inside the device detects and displays the viewer's temperature from a distance.

First Surgery Studies Successfull In Reversing Symptoms For Dementia Patients

For the first time a surgical study using a placebo control group has been performed by researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden on dementia patients.  In this strange but important experiment, half of the patients received functional shunts and the other half non-functional shunts.


Interactive Valentine Heart Needs YOU To Hold It Up!

The 2011 annual Times Square Valentine competition has been won by a 10 foot diameter, 50 pound heart, a creation of the design group Freecell, in collaboration with architect Peter Dorsey.  'Light Hearted' needs you and 2,599 others to help hold it up over Times Square in an extended celebration of Valentine's Day, February 10th through 20th.  If you will be in New York City, don't miss this opportunity!


This Space For Rent: China's First Parking Spot Search Engine

An innovative, real time parking space management system instituted by a Beijing suburb is helping to match inbound drivers with rental parking spaces.

Could Social Media Currency Replace the Dollar, Euro or Yuan?

When Mark Zuckerberg first launched his Open Graph API at the last Facebook F8 Conference in 2010, it was clear that a paradigm shift was set in motion- one that would revolutionize advertising - but more importantly one that would transform monetary transactions across the Web.  But could it possibly replace the dollar, euro or yuan?

Old Chinese Treatment For Cataracts Passes Scientific Tests

According to the World Health Organization, the number one cause of blindness in the world is age-related cataract, affecting about 18 million people. For areas that do not have adequate surgical facilities for lens replacement or for those who cannot afford such surgeries, this Chinese 60 year old non-prescription medicine just might do the trick...


Rooftop Farms Atop Grocery Stores Brought To You By Better Food Solutions

Thanks to documentaries such as Food, Inc and books like The Omnivore's Dilemma, consumers are becoming more concerned with buying locally-grown, fresh produce.  "Better Food Solutions," a NY hydroponics firm, intends to bring us the freshest, most locally-grown food money can by with rooftop farms directly atop your grocery store.

6 New Designs For Australia's "Grown Up" Flag

More than fifty years after the current Australian flag was adopted, many prominent Australians, including a dozen former Australians of the Year, are saying its time for a new one - a flag that does not pay homage to Great Britain by including the Union Jack.  Here are some of the proposed designs....

Social Media Cost-Per-LIKES Replaces Cost-Per-Clicks?

When Mark Zuckerberg first debuted his OPEN GRAPH API at Facebook F8 last April, he also took a major step forward in 'crowd-sourced' advertising. While followers were aghast at the privacy implications, less attention was paid to Facebook setting in place, the initial foundation of an advertising empire. This paradigm shift in how brands purchase online advertising could displace Google's old school model with Facebook's.

Headlights For Your Grill: LED Lights Brighten Japanese Smiles

Gold and diamond dental “grills” not flashy enough for you? Not to worry, LED smiles inspired by a Japanese retail ad will give your mouth a glow even Flavor Flav can't beat.

Adult Success May Be Predicted By Self Control In Childhood

Poor concentration, an inability to stick with a task, frustration at not getting the object of desire, an unwillingness to share or to play cooperatively with other children...  Frequent similar behaviors in a 3-year old are not characteristic of those who later succeed in life.  The good news, though, is that self-control can be taught.


Anti-reflective Film Inspired By Moth's Eyes Improves Solar Cells

Shiny new solar cells... not a good thing when the point is to capture every last ray of sunshine. In an effort to find the least reflective surface possible, scientists have looked to an unlikely source: the compound eyes of night-flying moths.

Social Media For Sale Or Rent, "ThreeWords" Bought By That Domain Gent

Up till now, the social media space has been a coveted arena where entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg are more interested in building empires than selling their enterprises to the highest bidder. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and others were of a similar ilk. However, the next generation of Internet entrepreneurs seem to be looking at things somewhat differently.

2011's Social Media Super Bowl Puts Twitter & Facebook In The Driver's Seat

This year with over 100 million viewers predicted to watch the Super Bowl and commercials costing $3 million a spot, brands are looking to rope in even more  eyeballs by promoting their wares on Twitter and Facebook. And this year, Mercedes-Benz is upping the ante by actually awarding 2 of their new 2012 C-Class Coupes to contest contestants they consider the most savvy social networkers.

Social Media Helps Promote Persian Version Of Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show'

With Facebook friends scaling past a quarter-million and a YouTube account that has attracted over 15,000 views since January 21, the Iranian TV show, Parazit is using social media channels to promote its answer to Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. Co-created by Iranian ex-pats Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi, the popular Voice of America's Persian-language program is produced in Washington, DC, where the founders can lampoon their parent country, without fear of reprisal.