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The Complex Aromas Of French Fries... Ironing Board?

If you never made it as a wine taster, take heart; one day there may be a job for you as a french fry taster.

Up In Flames: The Path of Digital News Out Of China

Last night, the CCTV building in Beijing caught fire at around 9 pm, the result of an unfortunate New Years' fireworks blunder. Not surprisingly, no news report appeared on television in the initial few hours after the fire began.Anyone who pays any attention at all to China will know that bad news faces many obstacles on its way to reaching the rest of the world. But in recent years new social media tools ensure that information can spread (pardon the pun) like wildfire. Here's the path that this particular story took.

The 10 Best Digital Innovators Of The Year: 2009 Netexplorateur Awards

This weekend in Paris, Netexplorateur announced its ten top picks for the most influential digital media programs. The winners, chosen by a global committee of pioneers in business and media, will be promoted during the next year in an effort to obtain global understanding of new ways to conduct digital activities and business.

Robot Mini-Me Looks Like You, Speaks With Your Voice

If humans will someday be replaced by robots, then thanks to a Japanese company that day is drawing nearer. Don't say "Hasta la vista, baby" yet though. Little Island's talking "Look A Like Doll" robots don't look for Sarah Connor, they just look cute.

New NEC Mobile Processor Brings 12-Megapixels, HD Video to Phones

NEC Electronics is in the thick of the game today in regards to development of a state of the art image signal processor for mobile phones. It is unveiling with this latest processor the ability to enjoy full HD imaging on phones.

Want To Know If You've Found Your Soulmate? Ask Someone Around You

With Valentine’s day quickly approaching, what better way to celebrate than with a study on romantic interests? Researchers have found that when it comes to observing two people on a first date, it may be easy to tell whether or not they are interested in each other.

Electrolux Design Lab '09 Call For Entries: Design For 90 Years!

Every year the challenge gets steeper for designers entering the Electrolux Design Lab competition. Design Lab '09 is no exception. The theme: "Designs for the next 90 years." The deadline: May 31, 2009. If you are planning on entering this competition, I suggest you get started.

Sweethearts®, British Style: Love Hearts Go Gold And Silver!

Love Hearts candies are definitely the sentimental equivalent of our Sweethearts® when it comes to the role they play in the Valentine history of a Brit. That's why Suck UK's sterling silver and gold plated versions of the Love Heart make gifting so sweet!

Reverse Chocolates Say It's Good to Give Back on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day in Japan has always been about girls giving to guys. Now candy makers are hoping to double their business with chocolate packaging printed in reverse.

Finally! Inexpensive And GREEN Cat Furniture In One "Caboodle"

You'll have to forgive my exuberance about the new Caboodle™, Corrugated Habitats for Cats. You see, I've been waiting forever for this product!

Is Alzheimer's A Diabetes Type 3? Insulin Acts Like It Is!

In a study that tested the efficacy of an insulin enhancing drug in slowing or reducing the impact of Alzheimer's disease, Northwestern University has reported findings that insulin and an insulin enhancing drug can slow or prevent memory loss from Alzheimers caused by toxic proteins.

Going To The Beach May Increase Skin Cancer Risk In Children

Thinking of going to the beach this summer? Well, think again. A new study suggests that going to the beach may not be a healthy form of fun for children.

Inspired By The Lotus Leaf: Lotusan® Paint

The surface topography of the lotus leaf interacts with water molecules so that the water rolls off the leaf and takes the dirt with it. That was exactly what Sto® Corporation wanted for its Lotusan® sealer and paint.

A Breakthrough In Pre-Testing Effectiveness of Chemotherapy

When chemotherapy is recommended as a cancer treatment, no one knows how effective it may be. One simply hopes. But in this month's journal of Radiology, researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University describe a method of assessing whether a tumor is a good candidate for chemotherapy or not.

10 Best Gourmet Hot Chocolates To Get You Through The Winter

Old, or should I say very old, Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole today and declared, on this 168th US observance of Groundhog Day, that there will be (at least) six more weeks of Winter. To all Winter sports enthusiasts, this is great news. You and the rest of us can drink to it with a cup of fantastic gourmet hot chocolate, because we will all need something yummy and hot to stay warm. Here are 10 of the best cocoas for drinking... and the bonus feature is my favorite hot cocoa recipe!

 


High Hormone Levels in Women May Lead To Cheating

A new study has shown that high levels of the sex hormone oestradiol may lead to a woman having an affair.

The "Holy Grail" Of Light Bulbs: One Bulb Will Last For 60 Years!

Within two years, we could all be paying 75 percent less for home lighting than we are now, with $3 light bulbs that last 60 years and could reduce emission of carbon dioxide by 5 million tons a year! And they're bright!

Study Shows Women Have Nightmares While Men Dream Of Sex

New research has shown that women have nightmares more than men do, but men dream about sex more often than women.

Just 10 Of John Backlund's Awesome Guitar Designs

You don't have to know diddly squat about playing the guitar to recognize how awesome these designs are. If you've ever admired the design of a Fender® or a Parker guitar close-up, you would want it displayed somewhere in your home where others could admire it. Wait until you see the electric guitar designs of John Backlund!

Room Light Saves Energy by Adjusting its Own Brightness

Saving power is the green way to go these days and Panasonic is making energy conservation ever more effortless. The new "Auto-eco Light-control Twin Pa" automatically adjusts its own light output to keep rooms evenly lit, day or night.