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Dan Brown Puzzles The Internet Before All Is Revealed

The viral marketing campaign for Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown’s new book will set new promotional ground by teasing his fan base with a series of innovative puzzles, hidden codes and games scattered across the Internet that are bound to intrigue as much as any of his mystery novels.

Samsung Innovation Quest 2009 Now Open For New Widgets!

Samsung's Innovation Quest (aka Samsung IQ or SIQ) is now open for competition, this year being devoted to building the Samsung's new GT-i8910 home screen widgets. Samsung is also being innovative by giving you lots of resources and technical tools that were not available in prior years -- including teaching you all about widgets!

Magnetic Nanoparticles Used To Draw Cancer Cells Together

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have completed a fascinating study using magnetic nanoparticles to gather metastasized cancer cells to a central location, thereby curbing metastatic spread of the disease.

China's Netizens Declare they will Fight Back vs Censorship

With the protests in Iran, there has been a lot of discussion in the news of late about the power of technology in circumventing government control and censorship. Of course no one knows this kind of censorship better than Chinese netizens, especially after these past few weeks that saw the blocking of popular social media sites and the introduction of the 'Green Dam' filtering software.

in the face of such censorship, some more creative Chinese netizens (I have no idea who, or how many) have used Google Docs to release a declaration of war against this government imposed internet filtering.

New Artificial Heart Biomimics The Heart Of A Cockroach

Did you ever wonder what makes the cockroach so resilient?  Maybe it's the cockroach heart that has as many as 13 pumping chambers, as opposed to human and animal hearts that only have four pumping chambers.

Prius Hearse Makes Your Last Road Trip a Green Ride

Think "hearse" and a long black Cadillac is what usually comes to mind. Toyota has a better, greener idea however: the Prius Hearse.

Free iPhone App For The Mobile Dog: Eukanuba's OFF LEASH

Buddy's getting restless.  He's been crated in the back of the car for two hours and that's a long time for a dog to be cooped up; but where can you stop to get him some exercise?

Wood Biomimics Bone For More Functional Prosthetics

For the first time, inspired by a tree's hierarchial structure of growth, Italian scientists have created bone prostheses from wood.

Good News And Bad News About Humans VS Chimps

There is great genetic similarity in humans and chimpanzees, but there are notable differences between them that are observable; particularly increased brain size and cognitive abilities in humans.  Could these factors possibly have anything to do with an increased incidence of cancer in humans?  Far-fetched, perhaps, but the researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology wanted to find out.

Top Five Twitter Analytical Tools

What kind of footprint have you made in the Twitterverse? Do you know your Twitter ROI, your Twitter influence or stats that determine your Twitter psychographics? In the social media world, this data is becoming easier and easier to access as new analytical tools become available... and now you can track it.

Facebook Revolution Ratchets Up

Not to take a back seat, Facebook is driving its social network headlong into the streets of Iran. As witnessed last week when it hastened to make 'real-time search' a major priority, Facebook, not to be overshadowed by Twitter wants to be perceived as a major player on the national scene. Evidence of how it looks to achieve that goal are surfacing in the US and the Middle East.

Call For Inventors! Lifetime Brands Seeks Innovative Barbecue Products

This Edison Nation/Lifetime Brands Innovation Contest sure is timely.  It's the perfect season for barbecuing, so get your chef's hat on and cook up some ribs, chicken, vegetarian... even a pie, so you can get inspired to invent.  Not a bad way to be inspired!

One Man's Mecha Is Kind Of Heavy On His Feet

Sarah Palin may have put Wasilla, Alaska on the map, but she and her family are not the only thing that's newsworthy there.  Wasilla just may be the home of one of the heaviest "mechas" in the world -- not the kind you'd want to partner in a ballroom dance class, that's for sure!

Thumbs Up For Texting Champion!

"OMG BFF I have the fastest thumbs in the US!" could have been the rallying cry from Kate Moore, a 15 yr old from Des Moines who received $50,000 in prize money at a Texting Championship. Beating out 250,000 people for a spot in the finals, her digit dexterity crowned her the winner and bragging rights of being the fastest texter in the land.

A Memory Improvement Program Gets Big-Time Test... And Passes!

With so many marketing "specialists" trying to get at our supposed savings, all advertising directed to the boomer is straining my credulity.  But there's a memory fitness program that's been independently studied and been shown to roll back memory ability by an average of 10 years and improve mental processing by 131 percent in subjects over the age of 65!  I hype you not!

Facebook Revolution vs. Twitter Revolution!

Like Bill Maher and Twitter, Facebook thinks it needs to move its big tent to a real-time format! Facebook will renovate its News Feed and Search capabilities to real-time format, just as soon as they finish beta testing. Not to be outdone by the Fail Whale, Facebook is launching new real-time search functionality that will allow members the opportunity to search for links, news updates, photos and videos of registered users, and get those results in real time.

Remote Control LED Light Bulb Offers 7 Shades of White

"Any color you like, as long as it's white!" No, it's not a bizarro version of Henry Ford, just Sharp's new LED light bulb. Using the included remote control one can dial through 7 different shades of white light - without any white heat.

Iranians Revolt on Twitter, Facebook And YouTube

"Iran Elections," "Iranians," "Tehran" and "Mousavi" (also spelled "Moussavi") were the trending topics on Twitter for a whole day on Tuesday, June 16. When four out of ten trending topics are all about the same issue, you know the world is focused. This blog is testimony to how the social media tools of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube can help fight back censorship in the 21st Century.

Laughs Will and Testament: Japan's New Manga Will Kits

Estate planning goes from exhausting to exciting as Kokuyo's manga style will kit explains tough legal issues in classic comic book style.

DIY Solar Charger Wins United States Of Efficiency Contest

Jerome Kelty of Boulder County, CO was so concerned about how much carbon dioxide was being released into the air simply by the charging of iPhones® and iPod Touches®, that he decided to build his own solar charger for them and a range of other devices with USB ports.  He won a new 'green' Mac computer, and you win his DIY instructions for the solar charger!