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China's First Space Station is a 2020 Vision

Skylab, Mir, ISS and... 'Heavenly Palace'? China's Manned Space Engineering Office has confirmed longstanding rumors by stating that the nation's first orbiting space station will be completed in the year 2020. The announcement is in keeping with China's firm vision as one of the world's foremost spacefaring nations.

Casting The Counters - Improving Radiation Monitoring In Japan

Safecast want your help to deploy up to 600 more Geiger Counters in Japan.

Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome Makes Google Street View

Nothing interesting on your street? Google begs to differ... if you live on a certain street in Hiroshima, that is. The Japanese city's iconic 'Atomic Dome' is the latest well-known address to make the leap to Google Street View.

Love Meets Money in Wenzhou's Multi-Million Dollar Wedding Motorcade

Forget the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, the REAL car show took place recently on the streets of Wenzhou as over two dozen luxury cars rolled down public thoroughfares in one of the Chinese coastal city's most ostentatious weddings yet.

What Have You Been Up To? - Find Out With Daytum

Daytum charts everything and anything about your life.

One Plug, 10 Phones: Shanghai Donya's Multi-USB Charging Cable

Busy travelers not only take a variety of mobile phones, smartphones and Blackberry-style PDAs with them on business trips, they also need to lug along each device's specific charger. Shanghai Donya's Multi-USB Charging Cable changes all that while charging 10 different mobile devices.

Chinese Car Theft Prevention Program Leaves Drivers Flat

Tired of waking up tired? An odd anti-theft program instituted by police in Chengdu, China, has both car thieves and drivers feeling more than a little deflated.

Japanese 'Power Lunch' Curry & Pizza Bars Add Spice to Your Busy Life

Healthy nutritional power bars? You're probably guessing fruit, nuts, granola, chocolate, honey – often in combination. Japan's House Foods has another, very different idea for their new “Power Lunch” bars.

Piano Stairs Play Soothing Sounds in Nanjing's Subway

An innovative set of Piano Stairs - steps that look and sound like a piano keyboard - has subway commuters in Nanjing, China, opting to take steps to physical fitness instead of riding the escalator. Who knew good health could sound so good?

Wheeled Art: Unique, Handcarved Skateboards

These skateboards belong in an antique store or fine furniture shop rather than a skate shop.

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

Earthquake Early Warning App for iPhone Will Rock Your World

Is that your iPhone vibrating or is it just another earthquake? Find out one way or another with Yurekuru Call for iPhone, a push notification app that just might save your life.

Mount Your iPad Anywhere With Mount Me Freedom

Tired of having to prop up your iPad on your legs or on some other surface when you're using it? Using odds and ends that you find on your table to position it upright when your hands get sore? Look no further because the Mount Me Freedom has arrived.

How Sweet It Is - The Benefits of Growing Sugarcane For Biofuels

Scientists have discovered that growing sugarcane reduces the temperature.

US Tourism Mission Takes Social Media To China

In an era when Americans can learn a lot from the Chinese pertaining to various business practices, the Chinese also are welcoming new ideas from the West. A Tourism Mission scheduled for April 22- 29, 2011 will bring together educators and tourism professionals who are travel industry veterans. In addition to topics such as green energy, cost containment and management systems for the travel industry, the itinerary for this mission will also include the new field of social media.

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - A Probe That Flies Into The Sun

The Solar Probe Plus has one ultimate goal: crash into the Sun.

Motorized Roller Skates: Skataz Take The Legwork Out

Watch and learn how you make something bad much, much worse.

No Bike Lock? Use Your Handlebars

The Handlebar Bike Lock is built right into your bike, meaning no lugging a lock around in your backpack or on your frame.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

Since "4 Squared" Is 16, "Foursquare Day" Must Be 4/16

While Silicon Valley has more techie start-ups than you can shake a stick at, NYC always seems to have to work a little bit harder to earn its geek cred. However, on April 16, that will change, when Foursquare, one of New York's standout home-based LBSs receives a special honor. On that symbolic date, Mayor Bloomberg has declared it "Foursquare Day."