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Track Your Wikipedia Pages with Wiki Alarm

Recently, Irish sociology student Shane Fitzgerald fooled numerous reporters by inventing a fake quote just hours after the death of French composer Maurice Jarre.  The quote, originally posted on Jarre's Wikipedia page, wound up in blogs and publications around the world.  Fitzgerald says this was done to teach journalists the importance of double checking the facts listed in Wikipedia before publishing them.  Maybe some of these writers would have been hip to the hoax if they had used Wiki Alarm.

Call For Inventors! As Seen On TV Innovative Product Search

If you've had product concepts simmering on your mind's back burner, but didn't have the impetus or the money to start developing them, here's your chance to get them going.  Edison Nation has partnered with some of the best direct response firms in the country to find the best innovative products for 'As Seen On TV Innovative Product Search.

Call For Inventors! PetSmart Innovative Product Search

Most inventors have pets.  I can be safe with that statement, because most people have pets, whether they're dogs or cats, rabbits, fish, birds, snakes, geckos, etc.  PetSmart knows this and instead of turning to its usual providers of products for new ideas, it's turning to us: inventors who know how to create innovative solutions to improve life! 

Japanese High School Students to Use Radiation Before Graduation

A group of science students from Japan's Hitachi 1st Senior High School may get to live out the ultimate geek fantasy by using the JRR-3 research reactor in Tokaimura to perform a set of experiments. No word if the students are pushing for a test ban treaty.

MIT Develops Cancer Monitoring Implant To Get Instant "Lab Results"

... If your cancer is starting to metastasize, your doctor needs to know now, not four days from now, after the lab returns your tests.  By then, there's more activity going on.

Forget Sniffing! Try Whiffing Le Whif Chocolate

You may not believe this story, and I'm not even going to tell all of it, because I don't claim to believe, or even understand, how this product came about.  But Le Whif is proported to be a real product, so if you want to try it, you don't really need the story of its origination, which is terribly convoluted and seems as if written while the developers were very high.  High on Le Whif chocolate?  I don't know.  Take a whiff and see!

Alzheimer's Risk Indicator For People Over 65 Proposed By New Study

Though the research needs to be validated with further studies, a new study published in the online issue of Neurology today, proposes a 15 point scale to identify persons at risk for Alzheimer's disease, if they are over 65 years old.

Inspired By A Nocturnal Gecko: Possible Strange Visions!

A nocturnal gecko, the Helmeted gecko (or Tarentola chazaliae), that is native to the west coast of Africa, has caught the attention of Swedish researchers, who gazed into the eyes of the little lizard looking for the secret to his powerful and colorful night vision. What they found may help them to create better camera lenses as well as multi-optical contact lenses for human eyes.

Machine Used For Research Keeps Animal Hearts Beating

Scientists at North Carolina State University have developed a new machine that is designed to keep animal hearts beating so that they can be studied for research.

Softening The Loss Of A Pet With A Huggable Soft-Hearted Pillow

After nearly two years of writing this column, I have yet to touch on the subject of the death of a pet. Oh, I've seen some lovely, very personal gravestones and urns for pets; it just hurt too much to write about them. But today, when I read about Soft-Hearted Pillows, I knew I had to share these with you... perhaps because a Soft-Hearted Pillow is the most gentle way yet to let our pets "go," and know that they will still be with us.

Moss Can Be Used As 'Surrogate Mother' To Human Genes

Moss, that dark green, short, furry plant that seems to grow spontaneously in dark, moist spaces, has unexpectedly shown up as a kind of surrogate mother to human genes, able to read human genes and manufacture the proteins encoded on them!  This finding, made by  Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich and others at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, is a 450 million year old reversal of fortune!

Doggles Designs More Fashionable Protective Eyewear For Dogs

I've been a big fan of Doggles® first innovation, Doggles goggles for dogs.  But now they've come out with another fashion first: Doggles Mesh Eyewear for dogs, that can be worn inside the home as well as outside -- if it's not too sunny or windy.

Kneeling Bench Keeps Toilet Splashes (and Pride) to a Minimum

Urine trouble now... Responding to complaints from homemakers about messes made by micturating males, Japanese bathroom engineers have brought their toilet talents to bear on the problem and have come up with a solution that will bring proud men everywhere to their knees.

Heart-Shaped Watermelons Show How Love Grows

The heart-shaped watermelons grown by Japanese farmer Hiroichi Kimura and his wife are more than just a labor of love, they are products of the Kimura's passion for farming - and each other.

Nintendo Famicom Art Plays On Retro NES Game Themes

The best games never created? That's the theme of Meteor's Famicase 2009, a celebration of wishful gaming designed to pay tribute to Nintendo's influential Famicom home game console.

Biofuels Or Bioelectricity? Miles Per Acre Are Compared In New Study

What is the most efficient way to use farmed crops to power our vehicles -  biofuels or bioelectricity? Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science, University of California, and Stanford University studied these issues as well as their relative impact on the environment.  Guess which one fared miles better per acre than the other.

Alzheimer's Reversal: Is This Genetic Discovery The Medical Miracle We Need?

An MIT research team has pinpointed the exact gene responsible for memory recovery and restoration in mice with Alzheimer's disease: the HDAC2 gene. Remember that gene, because it is one of the major genes responsible for brain plasticity, and now it is thought that drugs that target the HDAC2 gene may help Alzheimer's patients reverse long term memory loss and regain the ability to learn new things.  It worked on mice.

Go With The Flo™ A Transgenerational Squat Toilet

No.  You're kidding, right?  You think that boomers are going to squat on a toilet?

The designers of Go With The Flo, from Arizona State University (ASU) Design School, say that their squat toilet is a toilet concept for baby boomers to help them get Yoga exercise.  Not this boomer!

New Kindle DX Reads Better, Faster, Cheaper, And Louder Than A Book!

Today's the day you can pre-order your new Kindle DX, the latest generation of Kindle readers by Amazon.  The only question you'll have, providing you have the spare change to pay for it, is how many books, blogs, textbooks, and newspapers you want downloaded to it.

Bizarre Weight Loss Solution Lifts, Separates, Disturbs

Overweight in Japan and not a Sumo wrestler? Not to worry, there's a new weight loss solution that's easy to wear but hard to look at: the bizarre Boneless Belt.