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Prime Minister's Loud Shirt Selling For High Price

A loud, five-colored checked dress shirt once worn by Japanese Prime Minister raised a few eyebrows among Japan-watchers. Now ShirtsMyWay, a Shanghai-based company, has turned a media frenzy into a marketing opportunity.

Trash To Treasure Is His Design MO: Eugenio Menjívar

Eugenio Menjívar studied design in his native country, El Salvador.  Proud of his country, he wanted to use its natural resources as material for his designs, but El Salvador lacks industrial raw materials, so he decided instead to use his country's garbage.

"Terry & The BP Pirates" Dig 10 Times Deeper Than Oil Giant In Gulf Of Twitterville

Impostors are infamous in the Twittersphere - from celebrities to politicians - to even the Dalai Lama.  And while most of us find nothing funny about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, America's not-so-favorite oil company is being impersonated by a Twitter account that obviously feels that parody and satire are necessary tools in continually exposing the source of this disaster … namely, BP America.

Rock Your Summer With The Top Ten Latest Beach Holiday Gadgets

Loads of gadgets - ideal for the beach, an island holiday or that next Caribbean cruise. All items can be easily tucked away in your luggage or sports bags to make your days in the sun a whole helluva lot more enjoyable. Whether you are a gadget geek, a sportsman or sunbather, this TOP TEN list can accommodate all of your active and leisure pursuits.

New Stem Cell Technology Can Re-Grow Your Teeth Right In Their Sockets

Dracula may soon get a run for his... fast-growing canines!

 


Social Media Upstarts, AllMyBiz & Pip.io Challenge Facebook

More than 30 days have passed since Mark Zuckerberg launched his first Open Graph salvo across the bow of the USS Facebook at the F8 Developers Conference. During that time over 30 million search topics relating to "facebook privacy concerns" are now registered on Google. 

Mr. Zuckerberg Goes To Washington -Shouldn't Facebook's Privacy Briefing Be …errh Public?

Facebook has invited members of the House and Senate to attend a special privacy-centric briefing. Based on the ongoing backlash from its user-base and the blogosphere, Facebook will be facing off with perhaps its toughest critics, namely Senators Begich, Bennet, Franken and Schumer.

Soap Tablets Raise The Bar On Portable Personal Hygiene

Soap to go, wherever you - that's the idea behind these ingenious soap tablets that let you lather up and leave nothing but suds.

If You Think You Stink, You May Have ORS

Are you always wondering if you smell bad?  Well, maybe you do.  But there are some people who are so concerned about their body odors or bad breath that they take things to extremes, like using a whole bar of soap in a several-hour shower, or shutting themselves off from others for fear that they will overwhelm them with their odors.

 


7 Works In Progress From SIAL 2010 Food Design

Food design is not just about creating a pretty plate these days.  Like any art or design form, it can be an expression of despair as well as hope, of decay as well as growth.  So don't be shocked when you read what is influencing today's student food designers as we preview 7 designs from the upcoming SIAL 2010 Food Design Show. 

 

Inspired Fish Lover Creates A NIKE Aquarium For NIKE78

When Nike 78 was launched by advertising student, Paul Jenkins, I bet he didn't think that an aquarium shoe would be one of the entries.  But challenge "creative talents, design studios, and related organizations to come up with a concept that will challenge the functionality of sneakers," and don't be surprised.

Bacteria Found In Cow Dung Can Make You Smarter

... Mycobacterium vaccae, so named because it was first discovered in cow dung in Austria, is naturally found in soil, and it is inhaled when people spend time outdoors, especially where there are plants and trees.

An Efficient Solar-Hydrogen Powered Water Purifier: The HYDRA

A trio of inventors from The Essential Element (hint: H2O) have unveiled the first working model of an invention that has the potential to affect peoples throughout the world, especially people who do not have access to the a basic need that most of us take for granted... clean drinking water.  Additionally, the Hydra, can reach people in disaster situations and clean the sludgiest water on site to make it potable.

 


Chocolate Is The New Face Cream: The Acticoa Discovery

The Swiss-based Barry Callbaut, the largest chocolate distributor in the world, has discovered a process to extract the flavanols from cocoa beans and reintroduce them into processed chocolate.  The formula is called Acticoa© cocoa, and it's one of the richest known sources of flavanols.

Roll, Roll, Roll Your House... Rollit, Experimental Mobile Micro Housing

Students from several departments at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have designed and constructed a most interesting prototype of a circular micro home: the Rollit.  The simple, elegant architectural design provides the most efficient use of space one is likely to achieve.