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Location-Based Social Networks Need Sheriffs, Not Mayors

Foursquare has been known to hand-out Mayoralships as an incentive for followers to increase their check-ins activity. Since those mayors aren't doing anything to quash crime in our cities, perhaps Foursquare should think about appointing "Sheriffs" instead - to keep a little law and order in the location-based Wild West.

Golf Course Mandatory for Chinese School Kids

These aren't the Tiger Cubs you were thinking of. First & second grade children at a posh Shanghai private school have added a 'tee' to the three R's since golf was made a mandatory subject.

The Spade Hacker: Severing Armenia's Internet Access With Nothing More Than A Spade

She set out to find some copper wire to scavenge. Instead, a 75-year-old woman from Armenia inadvertently hit and severed fiber optic cables that cut millions of users in Armenia and Azerbaijan off the internet for a good twelve hours or so.

Snakes And Ladders Lawn Game Puts Kids Right In The Action

Pretty much everyone played snakes and ladders as a kid.  Kids today continue to enjoy this very old game, but can now put themselves right in the action.  The Snakes and Ladders Lawn Game is the same basic game on a giant scale. 

Beer-Tastic! It's The Remote Controlled Cooler

A cooler that not only keeps your beer cold, but also brings it over to you.

Branson Gets Deep - The World's Deepest Diving Submarine

Richard Branson is making it possible to explore the very depths of the world's oceans.

Belt-Mounted Geiger Counter Monitors Microsieverts While You Jog

Fear of radioactivity cramping your active lifestyle? Over-reacting to reports of overheated reactors? The small, lightweight and portable GC-S1 radiation meter from System TALKS clips onto your belt and tallies up the microsieverts while you go about your daily routine.

Warm Embrace - A Baby Wrap That Saves Lives

A simple new product could save the lives of thousands of babies in the developing world.

STEM Sells Research - Selling Science To Kids

The USA Science & Engineering Festival wants you to help them make science cool.

Anti-Allergy Mask & Goggles Combo Keeps Out Pollen, Dust and Germs

Tis the sneezin'! This apocalyptic looking mask & goggles combo may look cumbersome (not to mention scary) but demand from Japan's growing legions of allergy sufferers has been so brisk retailers can't keep them in stock.

That's Heavy - Mapping Gravity On An Imperfect Sphere

The European Space Agency has mapped the Earth's changing gravity better than ever before.

A Better Way of Bike Travel: BIKND Helium Suitcase

Enjoy the ride and protect your bike with an air-cushioned travel bag.

Up Close With Birds 'N' All - A Hummingbird Feeder For Your Face

The best way to experience hummingbirds is in your face!

Another Motorized Skateboard: The Fiik

A 22-mph, 800-Watt motorized skateboard that rides anywhere you want to go.

Woozie Keeps Your Drink Chilly And Your Fingertips Warm

Oh those icy cold drinks; they are so refreshing on hot summer days aren’t they?  Too bad they don’t stay that way for long.  Woozies are brightly colored neoprene wine glass insulators.  Now you can take your time enjoying a chilly beverage instead of having to slam it back before it heats up.

Solar LED Lanterns and More Aide To Help Japan's Earthquake Victims

Almost 3 weeks after the Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan survivors are still living without basic necessities: food, water, electricity, etc. Panasonic is doing what it can to help. Among all the aide they have sent so far, there were thousands of Solar powered lanterns sent to Japan just a few days after the earthquake.

Historical Icon Snowboards

Add a little more cachet to your snowboard cache.

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.