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Design Boom's 2008 Green Earth Design Winner: "Greening"

After evaluation almost 4,000 designs from 91 different countries, the judges of the 2008 Green Earth competition, sponsored by Design Boom, came down to one winner: Greening, by Ji Yoon Yang from Korea. It looks pretty simple, a green "fingerprint tree," but there's more to it than meets the eye....

Tomato Soap Leaves You Clean and Stress Free

Vege Table Soap from WenBee washes away stress with the powerful antioxidant phytochemical Lycopene. What makes tomatoes red when ripe now leaves your skin glowing pink with good health.

Inventor's Hall of Fame Picks 2008 Collegiate Inventors Finalists

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation announced the 2008 finalists of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Sponsored by the Abbott Fund and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the competiton winners were undergraduate and graduate students whose inventions were found to meet pressing needs in our society.

Popular Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise For Alzheimer's Disease

Valproic acid, used in the treatment of epilepsy and other neurological and psycho-neurological disorders, has been found to improve memory and reduce brain lesions in mice with Alzheimer's symptoms.

New “Liquid Smoking” Drink Promises Instant High for Smokers

A company has created a drink that claims to have the same effect as smoking cigarettes.

Capturing the Leasing Market: Profit from Shared Office Space

In Good Company, located in New York’s Manhattan, is attempting to take the shared workplace to a new level by offering space solely to female entrepreneurs. Cubes & Crayons, in Silicon Valley, provides childcare for parents who share their office.

'Reflection of Mineral' House Proves Urban Design is Hard

Tokyo is a nice place to visit and you WOULD want to live there - especially if your home was the 'Reflection of Mineral' house by innovative urban architect Yasuhiro Yamashita.

New Purple Tomato Could Help Fight Cancer

Researchers at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have created a genetically modified purple tomato that could be used to help fight cancer.

Buzz Aldrin: Mars Pioneers Should Remain Permanently On Mars

A trip to Mars could take years and cost billions of dollars. If NASA and the European Space Agency are going to commit to such an ambitious endeavor, they should try to get the most out of their investment. That's why, according to astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the first Mars pioneers should stay there permanently.

Save The Trees, Use Leaves! VerTerra

VerTerra just won the Natural Products Expo East's 2008 Best New Green, Environmentally-Friendly Product Award for its paper plates -- items that are generally considered wasteful! But see how not-wasteful VerTerra is and you will understand why it won this award!


Don't Mind That Smell, It's My Blood Pressure Going Down

This is true fact; I read it on the Internets. The gas that comes from our bodies, our rears, our behinds... That gas that the boys used to set on fire, and laugh, and run from? That gas. Our smelly, embarrassing gas... is being researched as a possible medication to lower blood pressure!  I am not kidding.

Scientists Able to Erase Memories in Mice

Remember those movies that show devices used to erase the mind? Well, now researchers may be one step closer to that process. Scientists have now been able to remove certain memories from mice.

Bigfoot Goes East? Yeti Footprints Discovered by Japanese Researchers

Abominable snowman or improbable snowjob? Researchers from Yeti Project Japan have discovered a set of odd footprints that just might be from the Yeti, Bigfoot's mysterious Asian cousin.

Scientists Discover that Scotch Tape Produces X-Rays

Scientists have found that the everyday Scotch tape you use to tape paper and other household materials has another use: it produces X-rays.


Liposuction May Some Day Save Your Life!

Two researchers at the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Australia have discovered a method of getting stem cells from fatty tissue and converting them to living heart muscle cells. The stem cells from the fat tissue actually begin beating in rhythm to the heart cells when they are placed together.

TeleNav GPS Navigator™ Wins 2008 Mobile Internet Innovation Award

GPS systems are tough to follow while you are driving... not to mention dangerous. The TeleNav GPS Navigator provides both a visual map and voice driving instructions through your cell phone. Yesterday, the visual-voice navigator received xchange magazine's Mobile Internet World Innovation 2008 Award, adding to the list of TeleNav's awards and recognitions.

Drinking Coffee May Shrink a Woman's Breasts

A new study shows that drinking three cups of coffee a day may shrink a woman’s breasts.

New Cure For Dog iPhone Envy: The iBone!

Let's face it: Buddy's getting less attention these days, now that Mom and Dad have iPhones. iPhone® is now the child that they never had... the child that Buddy used to be.

Origami Post-it® Notes Fold Under Pressure

Stuck with sticky notes and tired of trashing them? SUCK UK has the solution to problematic Post-it® notes: fold them up into neat origami designs anyone can do!

The Next Must Have Mobile Device: The PicoP™

Tech reviewers are still writing about the fuzzy line between mobile devices and personal computers. Yes, it's a fuzzy line. Get over it; the line's about to get fuzzier.