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Research Prooves Romantic Music Enhances Prospects For Dating

Would you be surprised if I told you that French researchers were involved in the study of romantic music and its effects on getting average-looking men a date?  It's good to hear that romance, even the inclination to study romance, is still alive in France.

Bicycle Escalator Helps Cyclists Climb Stairs

Call it a Bike-O-Lator - they do in Japan, where a series of innovative bicycle escalators help cyclists negotiate steep stairways leading to and from city subways.

Great Student Designs: 3 Fantastic Chair Designs By Rahul Shirbhate

Rahul Shirbhate has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, but his creative energy is being poured into his design work.  While now in a Master's program in design at IIT Guwahati, India, his early works predict a successful career in furniture design.  In a period where so much design is imitative, Shirbhate's imagination is unbound, fresh, and spirited.  Here are three of his exciting chair designs.

Red Bull Takes A Whrrl On Location-Based Social Network For Air Race

While airplane racing might not have the cred or fan-base of the World Cup, it has found a way to promote itself through one popular social media channel. Whrrl, a location-based social network app will provide fans with events up close and personal, even if you are not watching from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ - one of the race's major vantage points.

Will The Internet's 'Kill Switch' Kill Social Networks?

It's hard enough dealing with Twitter's Fail Whale on a daily basis, and the number of phishing attacks occurred on Facebook - now, we might have to contend with the possibility of both networks being turned off with one flip of a switch? When did Big Brother relocate to the States?

X-Ray Pinup Calendar Is More Than Just Skin Deep

An innovative pinup calendar by Berlin's Butter Advertising Agency makes no bones about true beauty being on the inside.

Outdoor Cat Enclosures: How To Go From Patio To Catio

Take the 'P' from 'Patio,' substitute a 'C' and you get a suitably named Catio, an outdoor cat house. Catio is where indoor cats can hang outside of their houses or apartments in an outdoor enclosure that safely keeps them in and predators out.  If you have time to build a catio, you can do-it-yourself, but there are several options.

Icelandic Law Seeking To Become Epicenter For Journalists' Safe Haven

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange and his flight from the authorities pertaining to his whistleblowing expose on the US military's classified documents gives one pause for concern about the safety of journalists and whistleblowers globally. Iceland is one of the first countries to propose international law to provide journalists with a safe haven.

World Cup Fans From Japan Are A Soccer Shocker

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is once again bringing out the best in football fans worldwide. If loud means proud, then these supporters of Japan's team have finally found a way to drown out those annoying vuvuzelas.

HuffPo & The 'Wisdom of Machines' Crack Open Semantic Web Portal

Looking forward from the confines of our Web 2.0 perch, we are beginning see signs of the Web 3.0 portal open slightly. While a lot of folks still think semantic technology is a lot of hype based on theories and suppositions attached to artificial intelligence, the reality is "it's in the works" and the Huffington Post is one of the first news outlets to test the waters.

Robot Baby Simulates Real Infant, Stimulates Nightmares

A cute but creepy robotic baby designed by researchers at Tokyo University in Japan is helping behavioral scientists learn how babies respond to sights and sounds.

Accidents Happen! Here's Something Smart And Kind Of Sexy To Prevent Them

Do you know how many of us old folks have bad knees, bad hips, bad vision, and terrible problems with balance?  A lot of us, and though I admit I don't know the exact numbers on these old-age infirmities, I can tell you that this S2 Liner designed by Cheol Min Park is what we need to protect us at home.

Researchers Ask 'How Well-Adjusted Are Children Born To Lesbian Parents?'

Though studies have been conducted on social development and adjustment in teens raised by same sex partners, many of those children started out in heterosexual families.  In the first research published on 17 year-old kids born and raised by a self-identified lesbian mother, scientists have had the opportunity to compare the groups on equal terms.

 

 


How To Live With Just One Piece Of Furniture: The Form_Z01

Furniture designs are getting more compact and multi-functional.  Have you noticed that?   As 70 percent of the world's population is projected to be living in metropolitan areas by 2050, it's just assumed that space will be tight.  I believe that Russian architect and designer Vladimir Yuzbashev has beat the pack so far by designing nearly a full apartment into less than 200 square feet.

Hold The Pickle, Hold The Lettuce, 4Food Offers Social Media Burgers!

Most of us are now familiar with user-generated content, and how the 'wisdom of crowds' to a large extent determines our 'likes' and 'dislikes' of brand initiatives, products and services. A unique restaurant chain is building on that premise to actually allow customers to assist in the marketing of their fast-food eateries.