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Hair Doctor Hat Puts A Hot Tub On Your Head

Now hair this! An easy to use, specialized bath cap that fills itself with hot water while you bathe or shower promises to melt away dirt, oils and shampoo residue from your scalp, leading to less hair loss and healthier hair.

Social Media Speeds Up Political Promises Before Elections

The time period from campaign promises to delivery has traditionally been lengthy. The public voted for the candidates of their choice based on a belief that they were going to live up to their word. From start to finish, this process usually took one to two years - the duration of which became increasingly frustrating when candidates failed to deliver on their promises.

First Stem Cell Trial For Spinal Cord Injury Patients To Begin Soon!

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most devastating injuries that can occur.  It can affect muscle function, including respiration, transmission of messages to the brain, elimination function, heart health as well as other normal biological and physiological systems of the body and brain. This is why stem cell researchers have made spinal cord injury one of their first treatment goals.  And a small trial, led by neuroscientist Hans Keirstead at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), is about to begin.

 


Social Media's Image Make-over To Counter Facebook Movies & Books

With a limited amount of time left to work damage control, Mark Zuckerberg has been diligently trying to improve his self image, tarnished by movies and books that have spotlighted some of the young CEO's not so shining moments. Now ranking thirty-fifth on the Forbes' annual list of wealthy Americans and worth $6.9 billion, Mr. Zuckerberg is using his vast riches to help with his corporate make-over. 

Pepsi Mont Blanc Bottles The Flavors Of Chestnuts And Snow

They must be nuts... chestnuts, that is! Come October 26th, Japan's thirsty soft drink fans will get to guzzle Pepsi's newest seasonal flavor, Pepsi Mont Blanc.

This Tablecloth Takes Your Clutzy Wine Spills In Stride

Debuting at 100% Design in London this week is the clever patterned tablecloth that welcomes spills of any kind, even wine.  Created by Norwegian designer Kristine Bjaadal, the Underfull Tablecloth appears at first like any other tablecloth - beautiful white linen with a floral pattern.  But unlike other tablecloths, when you spill your gravy, your soup, or you drool your chocolate ice cream on it, you will be seen as a poet instead of a slob.

 

Practice, Practice, Practice May Not Be The Fastest Way To Carnegie Hall

The music student asks a successful violinist, "What's the fastest way to Carnegie Hall?"  The violinist answers... "Practice. Practice. Practice."  That's what musicians and language learners have been doing forever!  But...

Social Bookmarking Replaces Digg With Foursquare, News With Location

The excitement of Digg recently reinventing itself to resurrect social bookmarking as a viable news service dissipated as fast as it was introduced. Folks have found Twitter and Facebook more reliable resources for gathering and saving real-time news.

Irritating Thoughts: Why You Should NOT Try To Get Rid Of Them

If that nasty comment made by a co-worker is playing over and over again in your mind... Or the middle finger you saw in your rear view mirror repeatedly reminds you that you were in the right... Or worrying about a presentation you have to give tomorrow is keeping you from enjoying a night out with your honey... Research at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine reveals that trying to get rid of these thoughts is worse for your health than having the thoughts.

Australian Ultrarunner Takes On Pole-To-Pole Run

Pat Farmer is preparing to take on what's being called the "longest run on earth," an epic voyage from the North Pole to the South Pole.

The Balancing Act of A Plain Old Chair: Pascal Anson, Designer

Okay.  This is a trompe l'oiel, a visual illusion on a wall sticker that just makes you think it's a real chair, right?  Wrong.  It is a real chair.  And it can be balanced on any one or two of its legs.  Not only that, but you can sit on it.

Social Media "Together In Concert" With Chris Hughes' Jumo (VIDEO)

While Mark Zuckerberg has focused on the commercial enterprise of the Web with his monolithic social network, Chris Hughes, one of Facebook's co-founders and  former director of online organizing for Barack Obama's successful presidential campaign is carving his social media niche in a space that has come to be known as "The Good Web."

The King Of Cardboard: Designer Giles Miller

I discovered Giles Miller after spotting a very cool vase design he made out of glass, aluminum, and brass peelings, the latter being moldable into virtually any shape you want.  This vase naturally intrigued me, so I visited his website, where I found that most of Miller's designs have been carved from corrugated cardboard.  Jaw-dropping designs...

 

"Mad Men" Of YouTube Haven't Won Any Awards Yet?

Historically, AMC's "Mad Men" is the first TV show to win Emmys for "Best Drama" three years in a row. In a recent episode, the show's lead character Don Draper accepted a CLIO award for his agency's Glo-Coat TV commercial. However the fictional ad agency known as SmithWinterMitchell that parodies the fictional ad agency known as SterlingCooperDraperPryce doesn't appear to be getting the same type of accolades.

Non-Invasive Type 1 Diabetes Testing On The Horizon

There is possibly some good news on the horizon for the millions of people who suffer from type 1 diabetes.  Rather than having to continually draw blood for testing blood glucose levels, patients may one day have the option of testing without pricking the skin at all.  Hard at work in the labs of MIT, researchers are developing a method of testing the blood with light.