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Japan's NTT DoCoMo Updates the 'Pay Phone'

Hauled into jail by some rural deputy sheriff and need to pay a fine? If you're in Japan, you can use that one phone call to make an instant cash transfer. Finally, a pay phone that actually pays!

Dental Plaque Detection Camera Puts Your Teeth On TV

Dental-ivision? It's the ultimate reality show, and besides, what would you rather watch: oral hygiene or Oral Roberts? Thanks to the Miharu Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera, you CAN handle the tooth, right in your own living room.

One Company Exists Just To Market Your Golf Inventions

You want to know how many golf inventors there are?  Just find out how many golfers there are, and you'll have the answer.  One company just opened its door to all those inventors.  I hope it's ready for all of you!

British Surgeon Uses Laser Therapy To Treat Breast Cancer

The cancer surgeon that pioneered "keyhole mastectomy" in Britain, is now the pioneer of another new breast cancer treatment: a form of laser or light therapy, known as photodynamic therapy (PDT).

'140 Mafia' Is Going To Make A Killing On Twitter

Similar to Mob Wars on Facebook and a series of other copy-cat virtual crime games, 140 Mafia, a mafia-style role playing app has just launched on Twitter. For all those mafioso junkies who are still experiencing withdrawal ever since the Sopranos faded to white, Super Rewards, a leading provider of online games can provide you with just that fix you've been jonseing for!

Soon: A Once A Month Pill For Dogs And Cats

Scientists at the Merck Research Laboratories have finally come up with a once-a-month pill for dogs and cats.  No, it's not for birth control; it's for fleas and ticks!  And wait until you read about the other big benefit of the pill.... (important update added, June 30, 2009)

Does This Lamp Have Balls, Or What?

Biomimicry is the celebration of nature in every sense -- a philosophy, a perspective, a practice... that recognizes nature knows best.  Here is a perfect example from the field of interior design that really epitomizes man's love of nature. The lamp, by Russian designer Dima Loginoff, is called, simply, Male.


New Scale Makes Your Weight Public Knowledge

A new product called the BodyTrace eScale is designed to keep track of your weight loss efforts – by posting the results online for all to see.

Essay Contest Asks Teens To Look Into The Future... To 2059!

Imagine what your life will be like 50 years from now? What new inventions will have changed life dramatically in 2059?  How will people do their jobs? How are they educated? How do they travel, communicate, recover from illness or injury? Teens 12 to 17 are called upon to write about one invention that they see changing their own futures.

High Fat Diet May Lead To Pancreatic Cancer

A new study now shows that a diet high in fat from red meats and dairy may be linked to pancreatic cancer.

Yankee Invention Expo Details Announced

For the fifteenth year in a row the Yankee Invention Expo (YIE) will be held in Waterbury, Connecticut.  This invention expo is an opportunity for inventors from all over the country to learn more about inventing from long-time successful inventors and to market their inventions to companies!

Why Is This Dog Toy Bullet Proof? The Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug

Just in case Buddy ever feels like shooting up his toys, Premier has made sure that at least one toy survives: it's the Busy Buddy Tug-a-Jug.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Even Corn Flakes Can Be Killers

This bowl of corn flakes looks innocent enough.  I remember when corn flakes and milk was considered one of the healthiest meals you could eat.  But in a groundbreaking study just released by Tel Aviv University, researchers actually observed the damage a diet of corn flakes, or other high carbohydrate foods, does to the heart.

By The Numbers, Facebook Trumps All Social Networks?

Statistics often color our perceptions, and in the sphere of social networking this is most certainly true. We like to make assumptions based on the numbers. However, most often when 'pacing' is omitted from the equation, we lose our perspective as to what the numbers are really telling us. Is Facebook the dominant player in social networking or does its growth numbers tell us something more about where it will be a year from now?

Indian Curry Breaks Up Dementia Plaques In Mice

Don't throw away your curry jar; it just may keep you from developing Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.  People from India and other cultures in the east where turmeric grows have a very low incidence of Alzheimer's, an observation which led to some recent mice experiments at Duke University.

Glubble Turns Social Networking Into A Family Business

What's a Glubble and why are families queuing up? Glubble turns the Internet from a personal activity into an experience for the entire family. As a new type of social network, Glubble offers an online activity center where families with children under 12 can play, share, discover and learn.

Talk About Timing - Michael Jackson 'Live In Japan' DVD Released June 23

Timing is everything when you're a performer and nobody knew it better than the late Michael Jackson. Timing is also essential in business, as Amazon.com is surely realizing - the new "Michael Jackson: Live In Japan" DVD was posted on the Amazon website a mere 2 days before MJ's untimely demise.

10 New & Exotic Foods Coming To NYC's 2009 Summer Fancy Food Show

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) is holding its 55th Summer Fancy Food Fair in New York City this weekend (June 28 - 30, 2009) and my mouth waters just reading about some of the luscious new foods premiering at the event. If you can get there, here are ten tasties I'd love you to try for me! (This list leans to the sweet, I warn you.)

Feeling Blue? Japan's Got a Beer for That

Feeling blue? Japan's got a beer for that: Okhotsk Blue to be exact, a foamy brew made with water sourced from icebergs, tinted icy blue with seaweed.

Top Ten Real-Time Search Engines

With Google and Facebook racing furiously to enter into the real-time search market, Twitter remains dominant on the world stage as to how news is obtained and consumed by the "wisdom of the crowds". From the immediacy of an airplane losing control over the Hudson River to the horrific moment-by-moment cries of revolt on the streets of Tehran, real-time search has dynamically changed news dissemination.