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Breed'n Besty Used To Help Vet Students Who Get Behind

The Breed'n Betsy cow rectum simulator gives vet students a chance to get a feel for just what they're doing before they try it out on Betsy herself, much to appreciation of live cows everywhere.

Jeans That You Can Sport For Sports

Jeans that are comfortable enough to wear for any of your adventures, or functional sport pants that are stylish enough to wear out to dinner--either way, you win.

Clouded Thinking? - Qatar's World Cup Soccer Stadia To Have Artificial Clouds

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department at Qatar University have worked out how to keep their stadia cool for the World Cup: build a cloud.

Auqaglide Revolution Brings Playground Fun To The Water

The teeter totter was always my favorite piece of playground equipment.  If you share this love of teeter totters and enjoy water sports then you will probably be impressed by the Auqaglide Revolution.  This 10 person water teeter totter provides outdoor excitement for adults and kids alike.

Tai Chi Moves Improve Moods, Fight Depression In Elderly

A team of researchers at the Univerity of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have, for the first time, scientifically demonstrated the benefits of Tai chi in the management of late-life depression.

Fatigue Preventing Sunglasses Don't Need A Prescription

Did you know that our eye color fades as we age?  Well, it does, and that's another dirty trick nature pulls on us. But more, or just as, important as our dimming eye color, the same pigment reduces its eye protection features.  Here's a pair of sunglasses which can't restore the protection, but can substitute the protection, and you can get them without even having a prescription.

 

Hoodie That Holds Beer = Radness

A hooded sweatshirt designed to hold and open cold beer. What could be more comfortable?

Unicycling Made Easy And Efficient: The Self-Balancing Solowheel

A unicycle that balances itself and gets you around town.

Relief Yourself - A One-Stop Disaster Relief Center

A new application has been designed to provide as much disaster relief as possible in one place.

Daily Inspiration: Sit-Skier Does First Descent Of Jackson Hole's Corbet's Couloir

Adaptive skier Chris Devlin-Young recently went where many skiers have failed to go: into the iconic Corbet's Couloir at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Windsurfing Goes Snow, Land, Ice And Then Some

Harness the wind and get more power, lift and control for sports on nearly every type of terrain imaginable.

Radiation Exposure Readiness: Part 3, Preparing For The Worst

Somewhere in the millions of InventorSpot pages is a blog about a luxury underground survival community being built in California for the kind of disaster that millions in Japan are facing now.  I hope that project is ready for the special 200 families who can afford to pay for accommodations there. For the rest of us, we'll just have to get prepared step by step.

Radiation Exposure Readiness: Part 2, When Your Health Is At Risk

How do scientists determine when your health is at risk due to the amount of radiation in the air?  First they measure the amounts and translate those measurements into levels that they know have caused biological harm in the past.  They have learned from longitudinal studies of people in the paths of Hiroshima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and many smaller-scale, but serious, incidents of radiation exposure.  Here is a look at the basic radiation measuring scheme and how other variables can affect biological dangers from radiation.

Radiation Exposure Readiness: Part 1, News & Information

The events in Japan and the weather patterns in the Pacific can change from one minute to the next, and that is how our information sources are dealing with nuclear fallout news.  Sitting here in Southern California, I can tell you that it's no comfort being advised all day that California is safe from nuclear fallout and suddenly, in late afternoon, reading that  "Nuclear fallout has arrived in California," as one Google News headline read on March 18.

For He's A Jolly Google Fellow - Google Takes A Stance On Climate Change

Google announces 21 Google Science Communication Fellows, who have been charged to spread the word about climate change.

Good Hydro - Getting Power From Waterways

An efficient, easy-to-install hydro turbine is more effective than wind or solar power in the right places.

Cardio From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Bicycling while watching TV, drinking beer and eating fatty foods...what could be better?

Metals Can't Slip On Past These Banana Peels - Water Purification Goes Fruity

Often researchers are regarded as bananas for their long and tireless dedication to a very narrow space of subject matter, but now sane scientists at Brazil's UNSEP have discovered a way to use the classic banana peel as a way to purify water.

Snowshoes Without The Bindings: Easton V60 Racing

A new bindingless snowshoe from Easton delivers a lighter, more ergonomic fit.