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Stem Cell Treatment Heals Spinal Cord Injuries In Mice

The prospects for people paralyzed by spinal cord injuries just took a great leap forward, as Japanese researchers have succeeded in restoring the damaged spinal cords of mice using pluripotent stem cells.

Workplace Aggression Causes Mistakes, Even In Operating Rooms

We've all been there.  Every workplace seems to have one or more agressive employees or supervisors that behave agressively or rudely on the job.  A new study conducted by a psychologist at the University of Aberdeen in Great Britain, shows how harmful that behavior is to the performance of workers.

Solar Impulse May Set Precedent in Solar Flight Tomorrow

A solar-powered aircraft, shaped like a dragonfly, called Solar Impulse is attempting to take a 24-hour solar powered flight today. The goal is to fly through the night. The plane took off early this morning fueled only with solar power.

Hanging Hooks From 3M Are A Little Too Happy To Help Out

Got hangups? 3M has got something for that - cute animal hanging hooks that are either eager to carry your coat, or just very happy to see you.

Gowalla & NJ Nets Score Major Upset Against Foursquare & NY Knicks?

How can a town dominated by Foursquare and the the New York Knicks get a major upset by Gowalla and the New Jersey Nets on real-estate that faces the home of the Knicks - Madison Square Garden?

A Social Media Crowd-Sourced Film Documents 'Life In A Day' As Time Capsule

July 24th could be one day in your life like no other. If you were to capture something compelling about yourself on film, movie producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin MacDonald might edit you right into their experimental documentary titled, 'Life In A Day.' 

Foodies Rejoice! 33 Fancy Foods Win The 2010 Gold SOFI Awards

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) had its annual Fancy Food Show in New York City late last month and, low and behold, it awarded 33 Gold sofitm Awards to new specialty foods, beverages, and food lines. Foodies, get your Christmas gift lists out.

 


Flattr, Social Media That Comes With A Pricetag

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, how come a new startup that goes by the name "Flattr" seems to have a business model like no other. While it's somewhat reminiscent of Digg's and Facebook's 'digg' and 'like' icons - this ecosystem is all about making real money every time someone clicks on a 'Flattr' button.

Have iPad, Will Travel, Airlines & Apps Take To The Friendly Skies

In a post titled, "Which Airline Will Be The First To Offer Passengers Inflight iPads," I polled my readers two months ago as to which airline they thought would be the first to embrace the iPad as part of their inflight entertainment system. Just this month, the Australian budget airline Jetstar Airways was named the first.

Scientists Identify Triggers Of Sudden Cardiac Death During Sleep

Scientists at the University of Manchester and the University of Bristol in Great Britain have discovered what happens during sleep to cause suddent cardiac death (SCD), a discovery which may lead to preventative treatments.

Did The Fireworks Spook Your Dog? Thundershirt Is The New Dog Anxiety Treatment

Nevermind a dog psychiatrist; here's the Thundershirt Dog Anxiety Treatment.

The Ribbon Ceiling Fan: The Coolest Next Generation Air Cooler

A design student from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia not only came up with an aesthetically pleasing design for his Ribbon Ceiling Fan, but a more functional technology than typical blade fans.  The Ribbon Ceiling Fan recently won an Australian Design Award in the student design category.

Whrrl Adds Game Of Chance Spin To Social Media Loyalty Program

Traditional loyalty programs based on discounts earned as a result of transactions are being re-examined. The value proposition is generally very costly for the brand and doesn't necessarily lead to a deeper relationship with the customer. At least that is the belief of Whrrl, the latest location-based social network and what is behind their goal to rework a dated business model.

Fueled By Social Media,'Groupawn Man' Lives Off The Kindness Of Strangers

There is a man who's traveling across this great land of ours, supplied with a fistful of coupons but nary a penny to his name. His task is to travel to 15 US cites over the course of one year leveraging social media as his sole means of support and sustenance. Is 'Groupawn Man' today's real-life action hero - and will you help him reach his ultimate goal of a $100K Grand Prize?

You Have To Give Up Sugar, But You Could Invent Its Healthy Twin!

Sugar is the last 'food group' I want to give up, believe me.  But it seems that no matter what health problem is being investigated lately, they find sugar as a major contributor.  Not surprisingly, this time it's hypertension. Hypertension has a blue ribbon in heart disease, stroke, aneurism, diabetes, and other life threatening diseases and events.