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Like Baboons, Men Are Hot For Ladies In Red

Psychology research is ever turning up more ways that humans are like animals. In the particular study I'm reporting about today, the human male, in particular, is being compared to the baboon, chimpanzee, and other nonhuman primates. It's about the color red. It's sexy.

BMW's New Smart Key Should Make Paying Easier

As I'm sure we all know by now, technology never ceases to impress us, and BMW has given us another breakthrough that does just that. It seems they have been working a smart key system that will do more than remember your seat settings.

Tommaso Colia's Spaghetti Gadget Trims Waste and Waist!

Clever Milanese designer Tommaso Colia has made a definitive "Spaghetti Gadget" for measuring pasta. It's not a scale; the Spaghetti Gadget weighs your dry spaghetti on the basis of how much space it takes up.

The Egg That Keeps Sleeping Babies Safe

Designed in Australia, the grobag® egg™ is simply a digital room thermometer that keeps your baby safe by changing the color of its display if temperatures reach a potentially uncomfortable or risky level.

Bulldog Interactive Fitness Center: Combining Mobile Video Gaming with Exercise

Bulldog Interactive Fitness has found a solution that gets kids off your couch at home, without actually taking away their number one obsession; video gaming.

Mouse Hand Warmer

Do your hands get cold while using your mouse? Apparently it’s a big problem, a problem that was solved by IGM Products with the Mouse Hand Warmer. So if you ever find yourself in the artic and you have to use your computer outside, your hand can still be warm. In their words it’s the computer mouse companion.

Tomato Soap Leaves You Clean and Stress Free

Vege Table Soap from WenBee washes away stress with the powerful antioxidant phytochemical Lycopene. What makes tomatoes red when ripe now leaves your skin glowing pink with good health.

Inventor's Hall of Fame Picks 2008 Collegiate Inventors Finalists

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation announced the 2008 finalists of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Sponsored by the Abbott Fund and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the competiton winners were undergraduate and graduate students whose inventions were found to meet pressing needs in our society.

Popular Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise For Alzheimer's Disease

Valproic acid, used in the treatment of epilepsy and other neurological and psycho-neurological disorders, has been found to improve memory and reduce brain lesions in mice with Alzheimer's symptoms.

New “Liquid Smoking” Drink Promises Instant High for Smokers

A company has created a drink that claims to have the same effect as smoking cigarettes.