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Turtle Shell Style EDAG Genesis Concept: 3D-printed Auto Body Of The Future?

The EDAG Genesis displayed at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show is to road-ready cars what a preserved turtle shell is to a living, breathing turtle. The comparison is more than cosmetic since the 3D-printing technique used to create the seamless, one-piece body was inspired by one of nature's toughest tetrapods.

Getting The Right Color Of Make-Up Is Easy With The Inventive Mink 3D Printer

Ever bought a shade of lipstick or eyeshadow thinking it's the right color, only to realize it's a little off by the time you get home? Testing on hands or looking at it in different light changes make-up's look, and now you've spent a lot of money on something you won't use. With Grace Choi's inventive Mink 3D printer, you can print literally any color you want, and it will be the right shade everytime.

Could Swarms Of Tiny Disposable Robots Soon Act As Cleaning Agents For Oil Spills? These Researchers Think So

As electronic components become less expensive with each passing day, the notion of disposable robots becomes more and more realistic. I'm not just talking individual bots, either - I'm talking swarms of hundreds, maybe thousands, with capabilities beyond any single robot on its own.

Small Business Advertisers: Facebook Wants You!

If you question Facebook's motives as to their current push to bring on SMB (small and medium-sized business) advertisers, you're not alone. Small business operators with small marketing budgets should be cautious about investing in a social network that up till now favored big brands over the little guy. So, questioning whether this current shift in focus is advantageous to your needs or theirs is a legitimate one.

Night Shift Sleep Study Is Novel Use For Crowdsourcing

How much would you pay to be involved in an international study registered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in which you are testing a new sleep apnea device?  Would you pay $269? $539? $1299? $2499?  Those are some of the pricings of the packages being offered by the makers of Night Shift, a new device that promises to correct your snoring problems - problems that can lead to serious health consequences such as memory loss, chronic fatigue, and even heart failure.

The Luggage Weighing Handle: No Scale Required

Have you ever had to remove some of your belongings from your luggage during check-in for a flight?  It's not a pleasant task, particularly since you may have to say a permanent goodbye to some your possessions just to lighten your load.  A new concept developed by French designer Selma Durand will help you weigh your baggage at home, easily and accurately, without having to place it on a scale; it's a Weighing Handle!

Of Mice And Men: Study Finds Mice Stressed Out By Male Researchers

... It was found that the male researchers and their (worn) t-shirts brought on stress responses from the mice equivalent to 'forced stress' responses, such as restraining the mice in a tube for 15 minutes or forcing them to swim for 3 minutes....

Small Business LinkedIn For 21st Century Customer Engagement

As foreword-thinking folks who've been in business for a number of years will attest, 20th Century business practices no longer cut the mustard. Ushered in by a hockey-stick uptick of Internet usage, small business operators saw the need to seek out new strategies and tactics to achieve more of a competitive edge in the new century. From 'cold calling' to 'glad-handing,' to '3-martini lunches' and other Mad Men type of . . .

Researchers Learn Optimal Working Conditions For Therapy Dogs

More and more, dogs are being used in the management of human health and rehabilitation situations. Dogs are trained to help blind persons identify visual cues in their sphere, to help hearing-impaired persons identify auditory cues, to be companions to heart patients and cancer patients, and buddies to soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder and other debilitative conditions.... But what needs do therapy dogs have to keep them happy and alert?  Specifically, what can humans do to reduce any stress these dogs might experience?

Nissan Self-Cleaning Car Features Innovative “Ultra-Ever Dry” Paint

Nissan's slogan is “Innovation That Excites” and their latest innovation is exciting indeed: “Ultra-Ever Dry” paint that repels water, oil and dirt. While this is great news for car owners, car wash operators might worry they're being given the brush-off.