Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

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Where There's A Wiggle, There's A Way

Jelly is best known for its various shapes and colours, but at the Architectural Jelly Banquet, they’re more known as music superstars.

Ford Focus RS Coming to North America

Euro spec vehicles always seem to be built better and offer more than that ones available on this side of the big puddle. This has been a wonderful point to complain about for a long time, but Ford decided to bring that to a halt and offer up something that is right on par with the cars available in Europe.

Sorapot’s Glass Tea Pot: For The Tea Voyeur and Connoisseur

The newest teapot from Soropot is quietly beautiful and unique. Read on and learn how its elusive properties make the ritual of tea preparation a voyeuristic rite for all tea lovers to behold.

Watermelon Could Possibly Work As Well As Viagra

A cool, juicy watermelon is a refreshing fruit for many. However, watermelons may have the same effect as Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Foosball Gets Automated

If you’ve been looking for a partner to play foosball because your friends won’t join in on the fun, then your search is over. Thanks to a group of students, lonely foosball all-stars now have an opponent that’s not a human being.

Saleen's New Racecraft Brand is Official

Saleen has been spilling information about their new "value-oriented" line of performance kits. However, the official word came on the 4th of July in the form of a press release that outlined the new line as well as the first product from the new brand.

Wine Compound May Slow the Effects of Aging

Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and grape skin, may slow the aging process, researchers say.

Muscle-Sensing T-Shirt Improves Athletic Technique

As countless coaches have advised their athletes, often the best way to improve technique is to break things down into one movement at a time.

A new T-shirt that measures muscle output could take this strategy to the extreme. The shirt, which is embedded with small sensors, enables athletes to find out which muscles they're using at different moments, and how hard. The invention is part of the ConText Project.

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Puff Politely: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' ads. With a total of 73 ads making the rounds of Japanese ad space, it's unlikely you'll see the same ad twice – but you'll definitely get the message that smoking demands consideration. Here are ads 21 through 30...

Nissan Effis Getting Closer to Production

Nissan has been very actively researching alternative fuel vehicles for the past few years. One of the promising areas is known as Fuel Cells Vehicles (FCV) and a new concept vehicle called the Effis may be on the road using Nissan's fuel cell technology very soon.