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Study Shows Brain is Affected by Seeing Family Members

Do you have a positive or negative reaction when visiting your family for the holidays? A new study shows that seeing or spending time with your family can trigger activity in your brain that affects how you feel about them.

Showerhead with Removable Electronic Media Device: Great Idea?

Patent# US 682353, which refers to a Showerhead with Removable Electronic Media Device is probably as silly as any invention can be. This combination shower head and electronic media device is a space saver in its own quirky way, but that does not change the fact that the concept is absurd. Read on and sort of cleanse to the music of your favorite mp3s!

Digital Voting and Security Possible for Overseas Americans

US Citizens Abroad may soon be able to vote digitally.

Brush Less With "Breath-Less" Toothpaste For Pets

While I can't say that I like the name "Breath-Less," as bad breath is better than no breath at all, I'm willing to give this stuff a try.

Year 2036: The World According To Garth

African designers and artists are bringing their own unique talents into international design exhibitions, and the 2008 biennial St. Etienne (France) Design Show was no exception. One of the most interesting exhibits was Garth Walker's, a South African who was asked by the event organizers to create his vision of St. Etienne in 2036.

Asthma Inhalers Go Green, But At What Cost?

... Though the "green" inhalers have been on the market for a few years, and many doctors have been prescribing them, there is a sizable group of asthma patients who say they are ineffective. As the timely use of an Albuterol inhaler may make the difference between life and death, you can imagine how impassioned these patients are.

Remote Plastic Surgery: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6843793 known mysteriously only as a Surgical Instrument, is a highly complicated medical apparatus that entails the principle of remote plastic surgery. No, this is not done via a television remote or on an operating table in the rainforest in southwestern Borneo. It is, instead, a rather silly attempt to perform plastic surgery as a sort of game, like painting by numbers.

China's Solar Cell Industry: A Sunny Forecast?

While experiencing a period of stable and rapid growth over the last few years, China’s solar cell industry like so many others affected by this year’s global financial crisis, is now going through a difficult time. What’s in the forecast for 2009? Read on and reach for the sun as well as the sky.

Toothbrush With Enclosed Electronic Game: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6850167 also known as the Brushing Behavior Reinforcement Toothbrush and Enclosed Electronic Game Switch with Grid may or may not be just what the dentist ordered. It’s a reward system for brushing effectively but all in all, that doesn’t change the fact that this is one silly invention.

'Element Girls' Pretty Up the Periodic Table

Chemistry can be a tough subject for students more interested in games and girls, which makes "The Periodic Table: Learning Basic Chemistry through Moe" a bright idea indeed. Which element do you love the moe-st?