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New Solution For Tooth Decay: Just Grow A New Tooth

The main treatment for cavities - drill and fill - has given the dental profession a bad rep.  Ask people what they hate to do most, and I bet half of them will say "Going to the dentist."  But now, French researchers at the National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Paris have developed a painless and simple method that could very soon put an end to fillings.  You know - Novocaine, water, air, drilling, sore mouth, and chemical taste?

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists: 8 Brilliant Designs For The Space Age

For the last few years, the Electrolux Design Lab has called for student design submissions that prepare for the 'space age.'  This isn't the outer space age, it's the interior space age, ones that millions of people are predicted to inhabit by the year 2050. 

 

Social Media To Allow Ask.com Users To Ask More Soul-Searching Questions

Asking a search engine a question doesn't always surface exactly what a online searcher is looking for. Just ask Ask.com. They have been trying to answer that question for almost 15 years. Overshadowed by today's search giant Google, even the mightiest in land has not been able to devise an algorithm that actually answers a question with the most accurate search results.

Sniffing Device Is Major Development For Severely Disabled Persons

A sniffing device developed by Israeli researchers is probably the best invention to restore motor and communication functions that severely disabled persons ever thought would come about.

 

Quirky Community Develops The Ultimate Dog Leash: Kōsoku

Quirky, the first successful online 'social product development' company has just released its 60th product in six months.  The product, which Quirky named the Kōsoku, "a dog leash so fly it gets a fancy schmancy Japanese name," is pretty cool, and it does seem to fit its billing of 'A new leash on life.'

Social Media Goes GTL With Jersey Shore Facebook Game & iPhone App

Love them or hate them, MTV is utilizing social media to promote the second season of its reality hit TV show, Jersey Shore. This week, the network is hyping the much anticipated return of the guidos and guidettes with a Facebook game and an iPhone app.

Social Media Won't Help Chase Feelings Of Loneliness

Studies conducted by University of Arizona (UA) suggest that it doesn't matter how many 'friends' you have on Facebook or Twitter... If you are lonely, they aren't going to make you feel less so.

 

Zaha Hadid's Design For The Hague's Cutural Center Is A Finalist

Yes, I know it looks like a pile of ventilated soft paper dinner napkins in this photo, but in the images of the city, The Hague, Zaha Hadid's vision of The Hague's Dance and Music Center, looks like a huge pile of napkins with space and light between the layers. And you have to love it.  Because it will symbolize a period in the illustrious, prolific life-work of perhaps the most famous architect in the world right now.

Google's Android Phones In China Could Become Google-less

As ironic as it sounds, Baidu - China's number one search engine is negotiating with smartphone manufacturers to pull the ultimate coup - replace Google Search with Baidu Search on all Google Android phones in the country.

Biomimetics Of Caterpillar May Lead To New, More Flexible Robots

Tufts University researchers have developed an elegant understanding of the biomechanics of the Manduca sexta caterpillar that, hopefully, will lead to a revolution in robot biomechanics - a flexible, crawling robot.

Dogs Go To Pubs... Why Not Serve Them?

In Britain and Europe, people go to restaurants, bars, and pubs with their dogs.  In most places, dogs are allowed inside the establishments as well as outside on the patios.  Man's best friend is allowed to enter, but is not served by the restaurateurs. Until now...

World's Most Expensive Sushi For Those Who Chews Gold

Want to impress someone special with a dinner as good as gold? Angelito Araneta, Jr., the so-called "Karat Chef", serves up shiny sushi fit for royalty - and with a price to match.

Social Media Reveal For 2011 Ford Explorer Does Not Connect The Dots

At 7:40AM EDT on July 26, the Ford Motor company introduced a major departure in unveiling a new car with the launch of the 2011 Ford Explorer on Facebook. Departing from the "Mad Men" Days of traditional advertising and revealing a new car on the floor of an Auto Show, Ford chose Social Media to motivate buyers.

Tabnabbing, A Hacker's Latest Phishing Expedition

How many of us leave a half-dozen or so tabs open in our browser throughout the course of the day? Apparently this is the new breeding ground for hackers to lie in wait. The latest malware to hit the digital airways is called 'tabnabbing' and it seizes on an opportunity to steal passwords when users log-in to email or banking accounts, and leave the tabs open for a period of time.

Does Social Media's First President Need To Go Back To The Well In 2010?

The presidents who have navigated and adapted to new technologies during their campaigns and while in office have helped distinguish these successful U.S. leaders. From FDR to JFK to Obama, each embraced new mediums that gave them a greater opportunity to communicate with their voting constituencies in more meaningful ways.