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NASA's New Triumph Sends Back Never Before Seen Images Of The Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), launched in February, is sending back high-resolution image details of the sun and its activities that have never been seen before.  NASA's expectations are that the SDO will have a huge impact on science, similar to the impact of the Hubble Space Telescope on modern astrophysics.

 

Marty Cooper, The Alexander Graham Bell Of The Mobile Phone Points To The Future

Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone finally proved successful on March 10, 1876, when the first complete sentence was transmitted: "Watson, come here; I want you." Almost 100 years later, looking like an updated version of Maxwell Smart's shoe phone, Marty Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone made his first call using the device, on April 3, 1973 from the penthouse suite of the New York Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

13 Million Hits Turns Into 'Book of Awesome'

It's the little things in life we savor. It's snow days, a cool pillow on a hot summer night, or finding money in your pocket. These are the things that bring a smile to our face, if only for a fleeting moment. And while we all can relate, it took an office worker by the name of Neil Pasricha and his award-winning blog, 1000awesomethings.com to write about them.

Who's Not Evil Now? Facebook's Social Connections vs Google's Hyperlinks

The gauntlet was officially laid down when Mark Zuckerberg announced at his F8 Developers Conference that "going forward social connections are going to be equally as important as hyperlinks were for the Web previously." While Google's brain-trust has been ingenious in perfecting their algorithms over the years, where Facebook may have a leg up in the weeks and months ahead is "stickiness." To fracture an old axiom, "you can lead a horse to link, but you can't get always get him to click." Zuckerberg, on the other hand, thinks his 400 million horses will be prompted by his Open Graph to do both.

'Facebucks', First Social Networking Currency To Roll Off The Facebook Mint

In a previous post, titled, "Facebook's 'Open Graph' Targets Google Ad Dollars," I half-heartily hinted at the  possibility of "Facebucks" becoming a new currency to be established by the world's number one social network.  And today, I'm here to tell you that my off-the-cuff attempt at humor is becoming a reality! The Facebook Mint is ready to print their own money, and dissimilar to the Federal Treasury, I think they'll be running in the black from day one!

Restless, Dreamy, Itching To Fall In Love? You've Got Spring Fever!

Huck Finn had it. "It's spring fever," he exclaimed in Tom Sawyer, Detective"And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"

Axe Canada's Showerpooling Speeds Past Carpooling To Save The Planet!

Carpooling may save gas, but what about water, our planet's most fundamental resource? Take action. Take your clothes off. And Showerpool. With tips and tools to help keep our planet more and more sustainable, products the world over are looking for new ways to become environmentally friendly. Axe Body Wash, on the other hand  has taken that message literally with the release of their new video "Axe Showerpooling."

Volcanic Ash: Bad For Jets, Great For Your Face!

Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano may be making as ash of itself but a Japanese cosmetics company has found a silver lining in those ominous dark clouds.

Call For College Inventors: Alternative Energy Technology Competition

Inventors Digest has partnered with the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) to host the the 2010 Collegiate Alt-Energy Challenge: Help Save The World One Kilowatt at a Time.  The challenge is seeking ideas for innovative low-cost, alternative energy technologies, products, solutions, and services that will help assuage the cycle of poverty, malnutrition, disease and death among peoples of the world that live without electricity.

 

The New $100 Bill With Enhanced Security & Design Flair

Back in the old days, it was the U.S. Treasury that issued new currency designs, but yesterday three government agencies - the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Secret Service - unveiled their design of a $100 U.S. note.  As with recent releases of our new currency, the new $100 note is keeping up with design trends in general, adding more bold colors to the bills.

 

Talking, Singing Robot Gets New Lips And Nose, But Remains Creepy

Even the teaching of speech to hearing impaired kids has become robotized in Japan.  But though the Talking Robot, first prototyped in 2007, has had a more recent nose job and its lips plumped up, it still sounds really creepy.

 


Facebook's 'Open Graph' Targets Google Ad Dollars

If the intent of Facebook's Open Graph any different than Google's Ad Preferences? Both are open source and both want to drill down to an individual users' 'likes' so they can customize advertising to the pages you visit on the Web. The only difference - with Google you can option not to have your cookies tracked or OPT-OUT - while with Facebook, its an OPT-OUT on your INSTANT PERSONALIZATION settings and an OPT-IN process every time you hit a Facebook LIKE button (which according to Facebook insiders, will be populating on Web sites faster than bunnies on a hot summer day) .

Social Networks & Online Communities For Moms On Mother's Day

When you acknowledge that special Mom this Mother's Day you might want to change it up a little and introduce her to a network where she can socialize with others that share common interests and who face similar challenges. No matter what her age or where she resides, there are many social networks and online communities that address the needs of first-time Moms to those that juggle career and family.

Truckers Love Them & You Will Too: Tree Frog Pads

Although this gadget may have been made the size of the iPad as a stand and protector for it, there's a whole lot more the Tree Frog Pad can do.... Just ask a trucker.

A Pet Carrier With Climate Control By Komfort Pets

Suppose you want to go sailing for a few days or take a ski weekend?  You hate to leave your bird, rabbit, or cat at home, but you're afraid the winds will be too strong or your ski villa too cold for them.  Even at home, you may be able to tolerate more heat or cold than your pet.  Well, Komfort Pets has just the answer: a Climate Controlled Pet Carrier that will maintain the perfect temperature for your pet, no matter what the external temperature.