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'Author Rank' Separating Small Business Bloggers vs Small Business Ghost Writers

While the blogosphere spawned thousands upon thousands of writers who in many instances lacked the opportunity to write for legacy publishers, ironically the major criticism levied against them came from those traditionalists. Traditionalists who critiqued bloggers as less worthy of acclaim because they were not vetted by the established press. Traditionalists, the likes of noted playwright Aaron Sorkin who agreed with Sarah Palin when their combined condescension labeled them, "pajama people."

Anti-Snooping Apps For When Everybody's Watching You

When the rock group, The Eagles first penned their iconic top-forty hit, "New Kid in Town," with lyrics that spoke to: "talk on the street. . . everybody's watching you," the year was 1976, predating the Internet by almost two decades. While spot-on prescient as to what was to come, surely Don Henley, Glenn Frey or Joe Walsh couldn't have known the level of surveillance that's blanketed the world we NOW live in...

Need This New Invention? Glass Box Suspended Over The Alps

A new attraction in the French Alps opens today. It is a not-so-simple glass box that is suspended more than 3,200 feet above the valley below. The attraction, known as Step into the Void, is billed as the tallest in Europe.  The box is the newest addition to the viewing platform at the top of Aiguille du Midi. The box is glass on top and bottom, as well as three sides, so that you can see everything -- including straight down!

French Implants First Bioprosthetic Artificial Heart

The first French Artificial Heart Implant took place successfully this week in Paris using a Carmat Bioprosthetic Device. It weighs three times a real heart, is built with bovine surfaces, and powered by lithium-ion batteries. It's designed to beat for 5 years, mimicking the real heart with sensors that adapt the blood flow to the patient.

Stop Hurting Your Back - Use Home Cargo Lifts To Move Objects Between Floors

Whether you live in a house with more than one floor or in an apartment inside a building with several floors, you almost certainly experienced the (literal) pains of moving heavy objects from one floor to another. Not only it can be dangerous, it also demands a lot of physical effort which, in the long term, can cause irreversible damages to one's health. Fortunately there is a way to avoid all this - let's meet the truly helpful home cargo lifts.

Are We Over-Engineering Hospital Sanitizer Solutions?

The total cost of treating all healthcare-associated infections in the United States is $35 - $45 Billion. IntelligentM is a hand hygiene compliance solution where clinicians wear wristbands containing Bluetooth, RFID and accelerometers that vibrate when they forget to use hand sanitizers in hospitals.

Woof To Wash: Laundry Machines Controlled By Dogs

Those of us with pets are aware that they live pretty cushy lives. They spend their days basking in the sun, chasing squirrels while out for walks, and barking when someone comes to the door. The average dog has few responsibilities - all we expect of them is to be semi-obedient and do their business outside. One company believes that dogs should play bigger roles when it comes to the maintenance of their households than simply licking fallen crumbs off the floor.

Money & Betrayal Play Key Roles In Silicon Valley Tomes

It appears when Ben Mezrich penned his tell-all book about the early beginnings of Facebook and included the bon mots "money" and "betrayal" in its title, he had paved a path for another to follow. After all if one social network could be launched on greed and deception, couldn't others? Good ole Machiavellian ethics may be as old as time, but it appears to be the common denominator for both...

Need This New Invention? Using Bees To Detect Cancer

Bees are amazing little creatures that provide us with so much -- from honey to pollination. Now we can add one more thing that they can do for us. Portuguese scientist Susana Soares has created a device that allows specially trained bees to detect cancer in a human based on the scent of their breath. Remarkably, it only takes a mere ten minutes to train the bee to perform this valuable service.

The Female Condom Is Making A Come Back

Female condoms are making a come back. The FC2 protects women from sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and even increases their pleasure. It competes with with more than 7 other female condoms, like VA Wow, the Woman's condom, and soon, the Origami. Popular in China, Colombia, and South Africa, they are available in 138 countries around the world.