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Water Tank Becomes 'Spaceship' On The Streets Of Madrid: Infomab 2010

.... The Infomab project began as an experiment by the Kawamura Ganjavian Studio to see how the water tank's material - glass fiber reinforced polyester - could be repurposed.  Not a bad outcome!

Contact Lenses Correct Your Vision Overnight: PauneLens

Before I knew that you weren't supposed to sleep in your contact lenses, I did.  And boy, did it feel fantastic to open my moist eyes in the morning and see clearly without having to search for my specs. Now, a Spanish optometrist has patented a contact lense that can correct your vision problems. And he wants you to wear his lenses overnight!

 


Five Pointed Eraser Keeps Your Work Looking Sharp

The Mirikeshi M700 five-pointed plastic eraser from Kokuyo has five different erasing heads to help you rub out your errors - and nothing else.

Canadians Live Longer In Better Health Than Americans

In 2002 and 2003, the U.S. and Canada participated in a joint survey to compare the impact of health care in both countries.  The findings,about to be published in BioMed Central's journal Population Health Metrics, favor Canadians for health and longevity.

'Conceptual' Looks Like Too Much Fun For Designer Rolf Sachs

For a man who's created perfect designs all his professional life, Rolf Sachs seems to have become bored with beauty and more focused on a conceptual approach, perhaps one where art imitates life and all its imperfections.  That's cool, because he's clearly having so much fun conceptualizing furniture, he has even actualized a Smart ForTwo car, and he exhibited both in Milan.

 


Hugo Chavez & The Devil Will Fight On Social Networks

The Twittersphere is known for a lot of things  - but using it as a battlefield seems like an oxymoron. Yet, that seems like the case, now that the likes of the socialist President of Venezuela has joined its ranks. Long known for fighting opponents aggressively in the real world, Hugo Chavez is now seeking weapons of virtual destruction.

Pepsi Baobab - Out Of Africa, Onto Japanese Store Shelves!

Pepsi Japan continues to shock and surprise our taste buds with weird special editions, this time bottling the 'refreshing spicy' flavor of the bizarre-looking Baobab tree.

Mount Sinai Medical Makes Important Finding In Alzheimer's Disease Causation

Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that the real culprit in Alzheimer's disease is the Amyloid-Beta (Abeta) oligomers in the brain, and not the Amyloid-Beta plaques as many believed.  Though this is not the first finding that supports Abeta oligomers as the cause of Alzheimer's, the Mount Sinai results are hard to dispute because of the methodology used.

 

The Kug - Kettle & Mug - An Invention We All Can Use

Just yesterday Ben Millett and Alan Harrison, inventors of the Kug, were recipients of the Arthritis Ireland Easy To Use Design Contest for their invention.  As it happens, the pair did design the Kug for persons with arthritis, but in fact, the Kug has a much wider audience.

 


Redesigning The Work Space: Four Works By Swanique Design

Danish design studio Swanique, has designed a most compact workspace, perfect for part-timers or workers on the run, who just need a place to plug into when they're off the road.  Called Four Works, it also makes a great home office for apartment dwellers, or others who lack the space for a full home office.

 

Study Reveals Serious Internet Addiction Among College Students

.... After a 24 hour withdrawal from all media, the students described that period using literal terms of addiction, the same terms associated with drug and alcohol addition - withdrawal, frantically craving, very anxious, antsy, miserable, jittery, crazy...  Others said they were lonely, sad, alone, secluded, isolated...

Is Cyberwar The Next Cold War?

If 'war' connotes huge conflict on a grand scale between nations, and 'détente' is a harbinger of intermittent periods of calm and high tension - could Cyberwar be the 21st Century's version of the Cold War?  George Orwell who was the first to coin the phrase "Cold War" sourced the ideological confrontation between the US and Russia. Today, Cyberwar is of equal threat, but the enemies aren't just confined to nations.

Augmented Reality Flashmobs Bring Hallucinations To Life In Amsterdam

Do you need LSD or just a delusional state of mind? It appears that neither is the case, since all you were required to bring to an Augmented Reality event in Amsterdam was a smartphone.  As a first-time 'flashmob' of this type, AR gatherings like this could become a tourism trend for other international destinations to emulate.

Poodle Skirts Are Back... For Dogs

Poodle skirts went out in the 50's!  Or, so I thought.  Whether women are wearing retro or not, dogs are, and you clearly don't have to be a Poodle to wear a Poodle skirt!  Some of the 10 dogs shown in Poodle skirts look just like they were born to wear these skirts - like real 1950's dogs, and others... well, let's just say they're from another generation.... Here are ten absolutely adorable dogs in poodle skirts for you to enjoy:

 


UC Davis Team Wins Microsoft's U.S. Imagine Cup 2010

This past weekend at the new Newseum in Washington, DC, Microsoft sponsored the finals of its eighth U.S. Imagine Cup, one of the nation's toughest student software competitions.  After three days of demonstrating their new technologies, a few dozen team finalists were pared down to one grand prize winner....