Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

LATEST NEWS

Eco-Choco, The Sustainable Sweet Treat

Can environmentally conscious, eco-friendly chocolate succeed in the marketplace much the way fair trade, sustainable practices coffee has? Lotte thinks it can, and the confectioner's new Eco-Choco lets them put their money where their mouth is.

Scientists Discover Cancer Stem Cells Killed By Common Virus

Scientists have studied and proved that a common virus can infect and kill breast cancer stem cells.

Russia and India Collaborate on Future Space Missions

It is expected that Russia and India will collaborate in future manned space expeditions. India plans to use Russian experience and equipment in its space program to send a man into orbit within the next five years, and considering the Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Activities in the Field of Human Spaceflight Programme, which was signed by both countries last year, it does seem much more than just a pipe (or in this case, space travel) dream. Read on for more details.

'Baby Fat' May Lead To Treatment For Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

If researchers can discover how to manipulate the growth and activity of brown fat cells, present mostly in babies and children, they may just find an effective treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Coming To A Theater Near You: Your Backyard

Think about all those live concerts on video, outdoors, in the moonlight, in your own backyard...  Will that get you kicked out of the neighborhood?!

Sushi: Dutch Designer Blends Japanese and Moroccan Design For Italian Design House

One of the more global and intriguing furniture designs I've seen this year is Moroso's Sushi Collection, designed by Edward van Vliet Studios.

Radioactive Hot Spring Leaves Guests Glowing - With Good Health

A century-old radioactive hot rock spa resort in the town of Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan has now attracted its youngest visitor, 8-year-old brain cancer patient Nanako Murakami.

10 Cutting Edge Medical Devices Recognized For Excellence In Design

The 2009 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) were announced this week by the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. There were 32 award winners and every one of the winners contributed a medical device that advances their industry and  provides cutting edge technology to improve patient care. Space and time don't allow me to introduce all of these devices to you, so I randomly selected 10 just to give you a sampling of medical inventions that may be significant to you some day.

Japanese Market 2010 Toyota Prius Prepares to Take Charge

While GM teases impatient carbuyers with the Chevy Volt and takes aim at the popular Prius, Japan's Toyota refuses to sit still. Instead, the new 2010 Japan-market Prius has raised the bar for new hybrid cars - and is preparing to take charge!

How To Make Sure You're Not Eating Contaminated Food: Fit Wash

At least once a month in the U.S., we are warned of another salmonella or E. coli infected food. At the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety, a team of researchers has developed a product to combat these bacteria... a natural spray that can kill these bacteria in less than a minute: Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash.

Japanese Child Robot With Biomimetic Body Learns Social Skills

Meet CB2, aka, Child-Robot with Biomimetic Body.  He is watching your every facial expression, interpreting, assimilating.  You touch him tenderly while you smile; he assimilates the combined expressions.  He's a two-year old robot and he's doing almost everything a two-year-old child does.

Designer Drinks Packaging Sports Fresh Look

Imagine pulling a ripe banana, strawberry or kiwi fruit off the vine, plunging in a straw and drinking up the freshest fruit juice you ever tasted. These delightful designer fruit juice packages bring us one step closer to doing just that.

An Early Test For Genetic Alzheimer's Just Jumped Its First Hurdle

ApoE4 is a mutant gene known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease. A new study conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London have discovered that ApoE4 is responsible for hyperactivity in the hippocampus area of the brain in younger persons, as young as 20.

Eating Baby Broccoli May Prevent Stomach Cancer

Looks like Mom was right to push those veggies on you as a kid. A new study shows that eating broccoli may protect against stomach cancer.

Dung Beetle Game Helps Homeowners Monitor Carbon Footprints

Japan's NEC and BIGLOBE have added a little fun for those trying to go green at home:  a neat, CGI "Carbon Ball" video game design that uses bright blue Dung Beetles to illustrate your (and your neighbor's) progress in reducing those messy carbon footprints.

Watch Free Video Downloads On Your TV With ROKU

Are you still paying to rent freebies from Netflix rather than having to watch them on your computer screen?  Take your head out of the sand ... you don't have to do that.  There's an inexpensive and easy way to get your money's worth from your Netflix subscription and Amazon's Video On Demand service.  It's called Roku.

Russian Scientists Discover New Anti-Epileptic Agent

Patients afflicted with epilepsy always desperately need new, effective and reasonably priced anti-convulsants. Scientists from the Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry (Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences) are currently developing less toxic and cheaper drugs to treat the disease. Read on for more information on a very serious subject.

Los Angeles Pavilion Luxury Dog Show Awards: Spring 2009

"March madness" was tame compared to the excitement generated by the Luxury Pet Pavilion Show in Los Angeles, a few weeks ago. The exhibitors were luxury dog product companies and dogs themselves, dressed to the nines, walking the famous Pavilion red carpet. Three contests were the highlights of the event: Best Dressed Dog, Best Booth, and Best New Product.

Student Creates 'Boomer' Mobility Aid That Climbs/Descends Stairs

A student at Monash University in Australia has designed and fully prototyped the Boomer, for all of us up-and-coming mobility aid seekers. Designer Daniel Molloy has won the recognition of the Australian Design Award committee, which selected Boomer as one of 13 finalists in its student award competition. The Boomer's futuristic styling and lightweight manufacturing technique make it more bearable to think about moving into a walker... but its safety aspects may cinch the case.

Indulgence Blossoms Into Sensual And Unique Cantilever Chair

Dima Loginoff is not shy about expressing sensuality in his designs, thankfully so. Indulgence may be the most sensual of his works yet. Unlike chair designs that easily satisfy the eye but not the body, Indulgence is not just visually appealing with its robust, Rubenesque, fluid hollows and curvaceous peaks; Indulgence is viscerally satisfying. It calls on you to sit and indulge.