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How To Make Sure You're Not Eating Contaminated Food: Fit Wash

At least once a month in the U.S., we are warned of another salmonella or E. coli infected food. At the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety, a team of researchers has developed a product to combat these bacteria... a natural spray that can kill these bacteria in less than a minute: Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash.

Russian Innovation:Revolutionary Car Engine

It was certainly an American, Henry Ford, who got the whole thing started with his assembly lines in Detroit and his famous Model-T, but it is a Russian who today has developed a car engine which is sure to revolutionize that industry. Read on for more amazing details.

Japanese Child Robot With Biomimetic Body Learns Social Skills

Meet CB2, aka, Child-Robot with Biomimetic Body.  He is watching your every facial expression, interpreting, assimilating.  You touch him tenderly while you smile; he assimilates the combined expressions.  He's a two-year old robot and he's doing almost everything a two-year-old child does.

Designer Drinks Packaging Sports Fresh Look

Imagine pulling a ripe banana, strawberry or kiwi fruit off the vine, plunging in a straw and drinking up the freshest fruit juice you ever tasted. These delightful designer fruit juice packages bring us one step closer to doing just that.

Is This A Lamp Or A Plumber's Worst Nightmare?

Ever have really intense day or an intense few days of doing what you do non-stop?  You can't sleep or, if you do, you have obsessively weird nightmares. The worst example of this for me was when I used to play in week-long bridge tournaments... I was so crazed that people in my dreams were all Jacks and Queens and spades and hearts! 

That's why when I saw the KOZO lamps, I immediately thought, "Plumber's worst nightmare."

No Child Left Behind By The Republic Of Tea!

Everything you always wanted to know about tea's benefits to your health can be found at the Republic of Tea website, even links to the latest medical studies. It's tea-totally impressive! The Republic of Tea has even introduced its Little Citizens' Tea so that kids can get plenty of antioxidants in healthy, caffeine-free and sugar-free, organically-grown teas.

Fail Whale Killers

Now that micro-blogging has had its day in the sun, what is the next big "shiny" thing to capture our imagination? Ahoy me maties, who is the next Captain Ahab to take on the Fail Whale? Big thinkers have been hard at work struggling feverishly to be the first to market with an innovative new product that will knock the twitter bird off its perch! with 1000s of roll-outs tripping over themselves to organize a coup d'etat, I have surfaced the "Top Three" I feel have the best opportunity for success...

Russian Doctors Suggest Hadron Colider Can Cure Cancer

Is it possible that a cure for dreaded cancer is finally in sight? Will there soon come a time the human race will recall its devastation with the same distant nostalgia as the bubonic plague and other disasters of eras long faded into antiquity? Read on, be hopeful and most of all be…amazed!

Dung Beetle Game Helps Homeowners Monitor Carbon Footprints

Japan's NEC and BIGLOBE have added a little fun for those trying to go green at home:  a neat, CGI "Carbon Ball" video game design that uses bright blue Dung Beetles to illustrate your (and your neighbor's) progress in reducing those messy carbon footprints.

The 4th Bin Design Contest: Help NYC Get Rid Of Its E-Waste

What's a city to do when it creates 500,000 tons of electronic waste a year? That's the amount of e-waste projected in New York City for  2010, the year the Big Apple will have a dedicated waste bin - the 4th Bin -- specifically for all the obsolete or broken electronics... the computers, DVD players, tape players, TVs, even batteries... all the stuff New Yorkers and everyone else has been throwing in the trash that ends up as toxic waste, leeching into the soil and poisoning the underground water.

Watch Free Video Downloads On Your TV With ROKU

Are you still paying to rent freebies from Netflix rather than having to watch them on your computer screen?  Take your head out of the sand ... you don't have to do that.  There's an inexpensive and easy way to get your money's worth from your Netflix subscription and Amazon's Video On Demand service.  It's called Roku.

Will Russia Be Mining on The Moon in The Next Twenty Years?

The Soyuz spacecraft may prove to be a model for a future excursion that might culminate in the establishment of Russian moon-base by 2025. According to Nikolai Sevastyanov, the president of Russia’s Energia Rocket and Space Corporation, the mining of raw materials from the lunar surface of the moon may soon be a reality. Read on for more details.

Bada Bing...is Microsoft putting a Hit on Local Search?

Like a scene out of the Sopranos, the Microsoft family might be setting their targets on an area of the search engine arena that has the greatest potential of becoming monetized..."local search!" If they are successful, "Bada Bing" they are back in the big leagues, bucking the Don of Search...Google, itself!

Who Am I? Ask My DNA Bookcase!

A bookcase tells your story... who you are... who you became after your genetics determined your hair and eye color. In MYDNA, Mexican designer Joel Escalon has designed an altar-like DNA strand that lets you tell your own unique story through the things you love -- your personal treasures and the books, music, and movies that entertain or inspire you.

Russian Scientists Discover New Anti-Epileptic Agent

Patients afflicted with epilepsy always desperately need new, effective and reasonably priced anti-convulsants. Scientists from the Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry (Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences) are currently developing less toxic and cheaper drugs to treat the disease. Read on for more information on a very serious subject.

Los Angeles Pavilion Luxury Dog Show Awards: Spring 2009

"March madness" was tame compared to the excitement generated by the Luxury Pet Pavilion Show in Los Angeles, a few weeks ago. The exhibitors were luxury dog product companies and dogs themselves, dressed to the nines, walking the famous Pavilion red carpet. Three contests were the highlights of the event: Best Dressed Dog, Best Booth, and Best New Product.

Student Creates 'Boomer' Mobility Aid That Climbs/Descends Stairs

A student at Monash University in Australia has designed and fully prototyped the Boomer, for all of us up-and-coming mobility aid seekers. Designer Daniel Molloy has won the recognition of the Australian Design Award committee, which selected Boomer as one of 13 finalists in its student award competition. The Boomer's futuristic styling and lightweight manufacturing technique make it more bearable to think about moving into a walker... but its safety aspects may cinch the case.

Does The Russian Army Inflate Itself With Fake Tanks?

In the case of so many things appearances are everything, although who would have thought this would ever apply to a nation’s security? Perhaps the Russian army is correct and power truly is, like beauty, in the eye of the beholder? Still, wonder and read on before you decide to throw down the gauntlet.

Indulgence Blossoms Into Sensual And Unique Cantilever Chair

Dima Loginoff is not shy about expressing sensuality in his designs, thankfully so. Indulgence may be the most sensual of his works yet. Unlike chair designs that easily satisfy the eye but not the body, Indulgence is not just visually appealing with its robust, Rubenesque, fluid hollows and curvaceous peaks; Indulgence is viscerally satisfying. It calls on you to sit and indulge.

OCZ Wins Intel Mobile Innovation Of The Year Award For DIY Computers

In recognition of its leadership, quality products, and service, the OCZ Technology Group's DIY Laptop Program has just won the Intel® Mobile Innovation of the Year. A computer memory developer, OCZ Technology Group launched its DIY Laptop Program just a year ago to respond to demand rom gamers and hardware enthusiasts.