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Bizarre 'Liquid Lamp' Puts Fright in Your Light

The Liquid Lamp from Caina, a Japanese design retailer, adds a touch of film noir surrealism to any room. Depending on whether you select white or red, the lamp appears to be spilling milk or blood.

Cell Phones in Russia: Nokia Leads The Way

Russia has a passion for cell phones, especially glitzy and different ones that enable them to keep up with the Russian equivalent of the Jones’s (whoever they are anyway.) Read on and learn about Nokia’s cultural hold over the Russian people.

HAL’s Ancestors are Fighting in Afghanistan

Can you imagine what HAL’s great, great grand-daddy looked like? You remember HAL, don’t you? The computer that ran the onboard operations of the doomed spaceship in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the 1968 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Arthur C. Clarke. This was the movie that gave us a futuristic romp and startling insights into human evolution and artificial intelligence.

Innovation Is a Long and Bumpy Road for China

Can China become an innovative manufacturer of goods and rise to the top of the technological food chain? Will it be able compete with the rest of the world or will it remain a mid-level producer of products that other people design and engineer? Read on for some answers.

Long Range RFID's Coming to an Epidermis Near You

RFID chips, like the ones you find in a lost pet, may not be used on humans.

Sukhoi Superjet 100: Fatigue Tests in Siberia

Sukhoi Superjet 100, a test plane formerly referred to as the Russian Regional Jet, has been transported to SibNIA (Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute) in the city of Novosibirsk for the express purpose of fatigue tests, which will confirm the increased operating life of the airframe amounting to 70,000 flight hours. Read on for details but…take a nap first.

Angel & Devil Earphones are Wicked Good

Feeling somewhat schizoid when it comes to your music? Green House has the perfect cure: cute "Angel & Devil" earphones that come in 5 color combinations though the Angel is always white.

Support Sustainable Tibetan Culture - Put Yak on your Back

Shokay offers a huge variety of clothing and accessories made of natural Yak and bamboo fiber, made by indigenous peoples in Tibet who are able to maintain their traditional lifestyles.

Matching Collars for Dog and Owner: Great idea?

In keeping with the most honored tradition that dogs after a long while begin to resemble their owners and vice verse, Patent# US D504984, Matching Collar for Dog and Owner, offers a way to publicly display your affection for your pet, (which is also sometimes referred to in polite circles as making an ass of yourself). Read on for details, but resist the urge to bark.

Solar Power May Become Uniting Force Between US and China

Everything in this life has a beginning, and that includes this new agreement between the United States and China concerning solar energy research. Read on for details and let the sun shine through!

COLAPhone iPhone Color Case Looks Cool, Acts Tough

Custom designed to fit snug & secure, this full metal jacket comes in 5 cool colors and guards your iPhone to the Corps... that is, the core!

6 Who Died In 2008 Commemorated In Precious Finger Puppets

The Los Angeles designer of adorable hand-made stuffed animals and toys, I Golfini della Nonna, also creates some of the most detailed sets of finger puppets you'll find. This year, in addition to its precious animals, monsters, dinosaurs, and bugs, IGolfini della Nonna has created a grouping of six finger puppets of famous persons who passed away in 2008.

Make Some Green Going Green...Ten Top Green Jobs Today

With the top three automakers groveling for hand-outs, a financial crisis wreaking havoc with our life’s savings and an untested new President about to take office, we may all want to consider seeking out greener pastures where the “land is spreading out so far and wide…(you can) keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside!” Unfortunately a escapist retreat is not a viable option in today’s world. “Going green” yesterday means something entirely different as we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st Century. Check out the top ten green jobs in the US today, that just might be our best work options in 2009.

 

Zillow.com Brings A New Trend To Real Estate With User Interactive Website

Zillow.com is an interactive Real Estate Industry resource that helps people get the most out of their home investment once they're ready to sell. Prospective sellers can post their homes with a Make Me Move price, which with no obligation to put their house on the market, allows them to assess if they can get the price that would make selling worthwhile.

7 Car Safety Products For Your Pets Recommended By Bark Buckle UP™

Eighty-two percent of dogs travel in the car on a regular basis and on vacations. Fifty percent of dog owners consider their pet's comfort when buying a car. But how many pet owners consider their pet's safety when buying a car?

Tokyo Metro's Manner Poster Series Scolds Subway Slobs

Tokyo's subway system is the envy of the world, thanks in part to the millions of thoughtful passengers who ride the trains each day. Not everyone is doing their part, however, so a  monthly "Manner Poster" campaign has been instituted to remind city commuters to be on their best behavior.

China Wages Never Ending War Against The Weather

Every year, China launches thousands of rockets and artillery shells into the sky in a duel without end against the powers that be, otherwise known as the weather. Read on if you dare, but not without knowing the precise location of your umbrella.

Russian Bulava Missile Hits Bulls-Eye

The Bulava, which is still under development, is a submarine-launched ballistic missile designed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology. Its purpose is to possess defense capabilities so advanced as to make it nearly impervious to existing and future missile-defense systems. Read on, but look over your shoulder intermittently.

Attention Entrepreneurs: Learn From The Top 5 Companies To Work For in 2008

Each year Fortune Magazine releases the 100 Best Companies to Work For; a list that every company on the up and up strives to land on. The businesses on the list set the standard for their industries, so it is a great resource for entrepreneurs to learn what has made their competitors a resounding success.


Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers is Music to Shoppers' Ears

Gwen Stefani has branched out from fronting hit band No Doubt to become a master marketer and stylish trendsetter. Now with her Harajuku Lovers brand of apparel & accessories, Stefani channels chic Japanese fashion culture from Tokyo streets to America's avenues.