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International Space Station: A Ten-Year Anniversary

Exactly a decade ago on November 20, 1998, a Russian Proton rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, initiating the world’s most ambitious space project, which is due for completion in 2011. Read all about its amazing history.

What Will You Look Like When You Are Older? Thats My Face.com Free Facial Analysis

ThatsMyFace.com satisfies the curiosity of individuals by analyzing their faces and showing them what they would look like if they had been born as a different person or in twenty years when they are older.

Sterling Engine Works Wonders in Th!nk City Car

Sterling engines have been around for almost 200 years, although their use has been somewhat limited. They are usually reserved for high power applications that don't require much speed, but after some reengineering, Dean Kamen managed to install a sterling engine into a Th!nk City Car.

Caring For Sick Spouse May Lengthen Your Life

A new study has found that older people who spend at least 14 hours a week caring for an ill spouse tend to live longer than others.

Russian Bellona Project: Technology to Capture and Store Carbon Dioxide

Russian scientists have developed a new technology that will capture and store carbon dioxide as a solution for climate change. Researchers claim their method is the only effective way to reduce carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere, thus stabilizing Earth’s volatile climatic changes. Read on for details, but bring along both mittens and sunscreen, just in case.

Scythe based Mustang Bows at SEMA

Not too long ago, we brought you the story of a specialty vehicle, dubbed the "Project B" Mustang. A completely redesigned body and drivetrain were the main changes, with dozens of others surely hiding underneath the new exterior. As expected this one-of Mustang showed up at SEMA and got quite a bit of attention.

Hov Pod Offers Hovercraft Fun to Everyone

When summer rolls around and it's time for some "fun in the sun," many people will flock to the nearest lake or ocean and go on a little boating excursion. While this is perfect for some people, others would like something a little more fast paced and exciting. For those people, Reaction International Ltd. has provided the perfect solution in the form of a personal hovercraft.

London's Double Deck Buses Go Green

Among other things, London is very well known for its double-decker busses. The have been in operation for many years and thanks to improving technology, it looks like they will be around for many more. This confidence comes as a result of the delivery of the first hybrid version of the iconic bus, with more to follow.

New Device Gets Rid of Pain and Speeds Healing Process

PainShield™ MD is a pocket-sized device that is used to stop pain and speed the healing process.

6 Gadget Gifts Grandparents Will Love

Grammy and Gramps love gadgets as much as you do, but maybe Xbox 360 is not exactly their thing. Knowing a few grandparents myself, I asked some what kind of gadgets they would like as presents from their kids and grandkids. Most of them said, "I'd like them to visit me more often...."