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Top Gear TV Shifts To Car Crazy China

Top Gear, Britain's hugely successful automotive TV show, is coming to China! State-owned CCTV will produce and broadcast Top Gear China from Beijing, featuring Chinese language content and presenters.

Glow-In-The-Dark Nerve Liquid Will Help Navigation During Surgery

It is important to preserve nerves during surgery, because any interference with them could lead to serious complications such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction (during prostate surgery), pain, numbness, weakness, or paralysis.  Though electromyography is used to identify the most prominent nerves, the thin or buried nerves may be overlooked with these methods.

The Holy Grail Of Chocolate Has Been Rediscovered: Fortunato No. 4

Just when I thought I'd tasted the best of them, two entrepreneurs from Oregon go and find a unique cacoa bean in Peru, which has not been used in chocolate making for more than 100 years, and is reputed to be the unsurpassed best ever chocolate in the world.

As The Social Media Cookie Crumbles, Rapper Licks Oreos on Facebook

Similar to the Ashton Kutcher-CNN-Larry King challenge on Twitter last year, Oreos, the venerable 89-year-old cookie company wants to set a Guiness World Record for the "most LIKES on Facebook within a 24-hour period." Unfortunately the cookie with the frosting everyone likes to lick off, might be knocked out of the competition by the mega-selling hip-hop rapper named Lil Wayne.

Water-Scraper: A Green Metropolis in the Deep Blue

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to live in - well, maybe not.  Evolo's 2011 Skyscraper Competition gave the hO2+ Scraper an honorable mention for its positive impact on the environment as well as the concept of taking the land-loving skyscrapers to the sea.  These underwater, floating structures use wind, solar, wave, kinetic, and bio energy sources for powering an underwater metropolis.

Deserting The Desert - A Plan To Green The World's Deserts

The Sahara Forest Project is a plan to produce fresh water, food and renewable energy in hot deserts. A demonstration center is being developed in Jordan.

The Skinny On The iPhone Mini

Well the iPods did it - why can't the iPhone. Particularly since Android is upping the ante in producing their own iPhone clone, at less cost. Steve Jobs and Apple have always been aggressive in slowing the advance of the competition. Anyone that can potentially steal marketshare and has the chutzpah to think they can build a 'cheaper and smaller' iPhone is going to get whacked in the trying. That's Apple's job (no pun intended).

Implantable Biosensor Can Tell Tales On Our Hidden Diseases

In 2009, Michael Cima, professor of materials science and engineering, and his MIT team created an implantable sensoring device capable of detecting and monitoring cancer. This week, another version of that device was presented that can detect whether a patient has had a heart attack and its severity.  This will help diagnose the 30 percent of heart attack victims for whom there are no symptoms.

 

Will the Bill Pass for Energy-Generating Roadways in California?

A new California bill proposes the installation of piezoelectric energy-generating technology for the state's many highways.  This technology uses the vibration of cars driving on the road to generate energy that can be converted to electricity.

The 11 Best Toys Of 2011: Toy Industry Awards

If you want to check out 2011's hottest toys, look no further.  The 11th annual Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTYs) were presented last night at a shindig marking the 108th American International Toy Fair, which opens today in NYC.  The TOTY, for those of you who are superstitious, not only celebrates its 11th year anniversary in 2011, but it awarded 11 prizes in 11 different categories, plus the overall best toy that received the Toy Of The Year award.

 


British Valentine's Day Poll: Your Lover Or Your Pet?

Recently, we reported the results of the most current Associated Press poll taken of U.S. residents about their attitudes regarding their lovers versus their pets.  This Valentine's Day, a British survey of 3,000 pet owners reveals how the Brits answer the question: Your lover or your pet?

From Ridicule To Dissident Tool, 5-Yr-Old Twitter Wooed By Giants

Happy Birthday Twitter! Who would have thought 5 years ago when Twitter was dismissed as a narcissistic forum for those who needed to report what they had for breakfast, that it would become not only a major communication tool for protesters, but that some day it would actually be wooed by Internet powerhouses, the likes of Facebook and Google?

"It's Elementary My Dear Watson" When IBM Computer Becomes 'Jeopardy' Contestant

This is a geek alert for Jeopardy fans, young and old. Alex Trebek and America will be given a special treat starting February 14 when IBM's supercomputer "Watson" is pitted against two of the quiz show's all-time winners  - Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. It's guaranteed to be a ratings winner for the venerable game show, which has been on the air since 1964. So, let the games begin, and shall the best man ... erh, computer win.

Apple Sits In Catbird Seat While AT&T & Verizon Duke It Out Over iPhone 4 Prey

When Apple found another distribution partner in Verizon, it didn't need to do much more than take a step back and watch the two telecom companies go at each other like two veteran wrestlers in a WWE Smackdown. And like humorist James Thurber's story, "The Catbird Seat," Apple is "sitting pretty, like a batter with three balls and no strikes on him."

Stanford Research Team Trying To Repair Broken Hearts

Neurobiologists at Stanford University have created a 'broken heart' that actually floats in a petri dish and beats.  The beats are irregular and slow, like the child's whose skin cells were donated to create the heart.  The child has Timothy syndrome, a rare genetic disease with irregular heart beat as its most serious characteristic. Children with Timothy syndrome have an average life span of 2.5 years.