Recent Discoveries and Breakthroughs

Curious to find out about recent discoveries and breakthroughs in health & medicinescience & spacetechnology, our environment and our living world?  Interested in the latest research findings? Please visit us often to get the most interesting research news and updates.

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Interactive Dictionaries - More Than Just Definitions

Welcome. Invited. Accept gladly. Accommodate. Not sure exactly how these terms relate? Interactive dictionaries Visuwords and Lexipedia display the connections between words and phrases as a visual web.

NASA Finds The Baby Boom Galaxy!

Naturally, NASA named the new-found galaxy after us, calling it the Baby Boom Galaxy. And, of course all the babies are stars! (We were always over-achievers!)

Online Scrabble Goes Legit

Facebook features a wide variety of applications that allow users to play games like Tetris and Duck Hunt. Now avid gamers will soon be able to add Scrabble to that list.

Colorful Sanitary Napkins Cheer Up a Blue Period

Feminine protection – whether it's pads, napkins or liners, this essential women's hygiene product has been the last frontier for marketers who seek to embellish every product with “designer” cachet. No longer, at least not in Japan where new colorful pads sport stylish designer prints.

This Scarecrow® Really Works!

Have you exhausted your options when it comes to getting rid of pesky animals (not your own, of course) from your backyard?

Well, here's a Scarecrow® that really works!


The Almost Complete Guide to Voice Changers

Voice changers offer anonymity for whatever reason you choose to use them for.

SIDS May Be Linked To Serotonin Levels

New research has shown that SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) may be caused by an imbalance in serotonin.

Shopping Robots Crawl the Mall So You Don't Have To

Imagine having your very own shopping robot who crawls the mall while you relax at home? Even better, you remotely control your robot shopper's movements and see through its electric “eyes”. You can also stop imagining... robo-shopper is (almost) here!

Beer Buddy from Asahi: It Can’t Drive You Home

Asahi is the name of the new beer buddy robot gadget from Japan. He can be your own private beer pouring, beer-storing pal if you cough up 36 seals found on special bottles of the beer by Asahi. Read on if you need some new drinking buddies.

New Laser Can Target Single Cells in Surgery

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a "microscalpel" that targets individual cells while preserving other cells around the target area.